Making me-time for mums

Welcome! We're Pippa and Penny of Story of Mum, a social enterprise changing the world, one beautiful brave exhausted mama at a time. We support amazing busy mothers who are trying to do it all but often feel inadequate, to bring more rest, joy and fulfilment into your life - even when that feels completely impossible. 

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Good morning! Have I mentioned how much I like getting in here in the morning...?! Maybe just a few times, but oh my goodness that was good. 
Today I woke up feeling foggy, and grumpy about having my period, going to bed too late, and stressing about all the the things on my list. 
And then I got in here. 
Wishing you that burst of vitality and light and a warm hug from someone who loves you afterwards. Best way I've ever found to shift the mood of the day.

#goodmorning #braveinabikini #beatyourinnermeanie #storyofmum Turnstones taking flight. This is a photo from a morning walk earlier this week as sadly there was too much swell for a swim this morning - lucky I had yoga instead! 
I love seeing the turnstones skimming low above the waves whether I'm in the sea or not: they transform from a fleet of dark wings to bright flashes of white when they all turn and reveal their underbellies. The thrill of their flight seems to take my heart with them for a moment before it lands back in my chest. 
Wishing you beautiful flights and heart-lifting moments this week. 
#storyofmum #turnstone #flight Not a swimming day. And not much protection from the wind now that the council have taken away the walls of the shelter. So that it offers some pretty picture framing, but makes a bit of a mockery of the name... no longer sheltering anyone from the weather.

Just had a lovely belated Family in the spotlight! (or in this case, the slightly less glamorous inside car light...) Spot my happy exhausted 9 year old boy and some of our very proud family heading home from his class's first ever performance of a Shakespeare play on a proper theatre stage for @ssf_uk! 
He was Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and right now, I'm so full of pride - just seeing the effort and commitment and confidence and resilience and teamwork of his whole class. And their pride in themselves at the end was so beautiful to see - long may it last. They were AMAZING.

I don't think I ever studied Shakespeare at that age, let alone attempted to perform any. They are so lucky to have their engaged thoughtful hardworking teachers. 
And what a brilliant initiative the Shakespeare Schools Festival is, I'd never heard of it before this term! 
#storyofmum #proudmum #happyfamily #teachersareawesome #shakespeare The sea didn't look very welcoming this morning. But I went in anyway. 
I gave myself permission to just have a quick splash about to clear my head and prove to myself that I am brave enough to look after my body and my mind, even when I don't feel like I am... because I know how much better I feel afterwards. 
And that's exactly what I did: quickest swim ever! And then guided smoothly back in by my wave expert husband so that I didn't bash my knees on the stairs in the choppy swell. Phew. 
I think it all seemed a bit scarier than normal because I was up til 1.30am working on a new offering for Story of Mum that has got me all excited (more news on that coming soon!!) but also left me a bit dopey and droopy this morning... Wishing you the little bit of courage you need to move forward today, even if you haven't had enough sleep. Xx

#storyofmum #goodmorning  #bebrave ...And tickets are now on sale for January's Mamas' Retreat: precious mama me-time! (Link to book your place in Insta/Twitter bio and 'learn more' on FB). They've only just gone on sale this afternoon, and half have sold out already. It's a fantastic feeling knowing that lots of beautiful brave mamas will be treating themselves to much needed nurturing and a very special start to 2018. Will you join us too?

If you're dreaming of some time for yourself but can't make it to Cornwall, we can still help - we love hosting individually curated online retreats or creative coaching days too, so just ask - we'd love to help!

This is another picture from yesterday capturing a little taste of the courage, connection and creativity of some of the awesome women who joined us. 
#storyofmum #mamasretreat #lookingaftermummy