Not just a spoonful of sugar

Earlier this month the much talked about “sugar tax” came in to effect in the UK. Known by its official title the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, its aim is to help reduce the dramatically increasing levels of obesity in the population, particularly in children.

Girls, Girls, Girls

Somehow March is here, and nearly gone, making us a quarter of the way through 2018 already! How does that happen? Last month I talked about gratitude and what you are grateful for. I’d love to know if the article made you think about what you have and what you are grateful for. Let us […]

You are enough

I’ve just returned from my perfect start to a day; an hours yoga class followed by a good run along the seafront, with the view above to keep me company. How stunning is that? How lucky am I to live in a place like this?

Happy New Year

Decide. Commit. Succeed. Be Kind. Happy New Year. How did your Christmas go? Did you manage to keep the eating and drinking to a sensible level of over-indulgence? Maybe, Maybe not! So here we are in January, a month that, I think it would be fair to say, lots of people find tough! The dark […]

Don’t let Christmas be your excuse

Christmas means different things to different people. It seems that one of the givens about Christmas is that you will over-eat, consume a few too many sherries (does anyone actually drink sherry or is it just Dot Cotton’s favourite tipple!) and ultimately put on weight! I don’t think this has to be the case!

Encouraging Calm

There is no denying that children age you! I have evidence. You know when you start getting older and you wish for your twenty-year-old body, that you totally despised at the time, but actually, now, looking back, it wasn’t so bad? Well my evidence is similar to that. I had professional pictures done of myself […]

New Start, New Notebook

I’m not sure that as MuMag’s designated motivational mogul, that I should be admitting this to you. But sometimes I lose motivation……..big style! Yes, I am human!

Water, Agua, Eau, H2O, Woda, Acqua

Are you ready to cast your mind back to school…biology lessons…the human body? Don’t stop reading my article just yet…we are looking at water and importance of water of the health of your body.

Back to Nature

It’s a bit of a risk saying this because I know the weather is so localised, but down here in stunning Devon, the weather has been pretty amazing. Today is particularly nice. I’ve grabbed 20 minutes (NOT my 20mins ME time by the way) to sit in the sun and write down my thoughts.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day. I have a bit of an issue with Fathers Day. It’s expensive! I buy FIVE cards! I have one Dad! I also have a Step Dad, a partner, who has a son and an ex husband, with whom I have two daughters! Who else buys five cards!?

Challenge Anxiety

When I’m sitting on my favourite beach, in the sun, with a coffee, post run, having me-time; life is pretty blinkin’ good! I’m really lucky. I have two beautiful daughters, a partner who loves and supports me in everything I do. My family all live close by, and show me endless love and support, and […]

Me time

  Traditionally Mothering Sunday was the day that children, typically the daughters who had gone to work as domestic servants, were given the day off to spend with their mothers. In recent times, Mother’s Day, is a day dedicated to mums, when they are thanked for all their love and hard work by their children. […]

It’s a time thing…

There is nothing like having small children to make you realise two things about time; a) there isn’t enough of it and b) what there is of it goes too quickly. Trust me I know…..I have suddenly found myself the Mum of a 12 and 13 year old! What? Where did that time go?