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100 Family Time Activities with Young Kids (21 to 40)

By Kirstie Stockx | Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

This challenge is one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do. My husband works long hours and before this challenge time would pass, like it does, and we would hardly see him. These simple activities bring us together, help us feel connected. I daughter cheers when I mention it’s family time. Feeling connected…

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The one mistake most mums make and why it’s not their fault.

By Kirstie Stockx | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Surprisingly, the one mistake most mums make is forgetting to look after themselves.   But in many ways it’s not surprising at all.   We all know self-care is important.   We have all heard the breathing mask in a failing plane analogy.   We get it!   The thing about parenting young kids is…

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Mum reality: How we are unconsciously creating an unattainable illusion.

By Kirstie Stockx | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m not talking about perfect Insta feeds or carefully crafted Facebook posts. They do play a part but I’m talking about something else. I’m talking about how mums are rounding – making things sound better than they actually are.   Last week I started pondering bed sheets… more precise, how regularly does a family with young…

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Mama Overwhelm: Practical and simple strategies to help

By Kirstie Stockx | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Raising small children can be the most magical, beautiful and treasured time. But in saying that, it’s also a completely crazy time and responsibilities are over flowing at the seams. It’s the relentlessness that starts to wear mums down… eventually leading mums down the garden path towards mama overwhelm.   My name is Kirstie Stockx, I’m…

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How are mums making time for better things?

By Kirstie Stockx | Feb 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a nightmare! Dishes are piled high. Washing is spilling out of the laundry door. The fridge is empty and the kids are getting toast again. Sound familiar?   Parenting young kids is hectic and requires that we are in thinking mode every minute of the day. Lists, events, milestones, playdates… it never ends. The…

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4 Tips to Overcome Mama Overwhelm

By Kirstie Stockx | Jan 31, 2017 | 3 Comments

My husband came home after being away for 4 days. I craved a micro-break, some peace and some uninterrupted adult conversation. I jumped in the car without any plans. I called a friend and asked if she was interested in a child-free walk around the block. She agreed.   As we were walking, I marveled…

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Seriously Effective Selfcare: Four Key Areas

By Kirstie Stockx | Jan 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is a myth out there that self care is getting a little alone time. Needless to say, self-care is currently all the rave, especially in the parenting community.   But what is self-care? A lot of people mistake self care for a nice hot bath, or a hot stone massage, or a few minutes…

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#NoJudging movement is hurting mums in Facebook groups

By Kirstie Stockx | Jan 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m a member of a few parenting Facebook groups and I’m seeing an alarming new trend. Mothers are scared of posting raw meaningful posts (due to a fear of backlash) and simultaneously mums are hesitant to respond for fear of being labeled ‘judgy’.  On a surface level…I can see that the #NoJudging movement sounds like a…

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Q&A with Kirstie Stockx – Self Sabotage is Sabotaging me.

By Kirstie Stockx | Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Sometimes I sabotage myself… I have noticed that I am doing it when I have lots on my plate. I am trying to cut out sugar. This is going great until I have a sugar craving and I basically TALK myself into having a sandwich with Nutella But do you know what happens next?…

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Mums… read this before making your new years resolution

By Kirstie Stockx | Dec 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

New years resolutions have a reputation for being a waste of time. We desperately want to make changes in our lives and what better time to do it then at the beginning of a new year. However, poorly formed and poorly planned resolutions are set up to fail. I often work with mums about this…

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