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Ways to win a holiday every day

It's grey and cold out there. We're feeling skint from all the extra Christmas costs, overwhelmed and exhausted. And oh my goodness, we need a holiday. So instead of just reminiscing about ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in January 2018

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 14 January for the best possible start to 2018!

It doesn't count

Chatting to some friends this morning, we all realised how much we do every day that we simply do not count.

Somehow, we can get to the end of the day and think, well I didn't achieve ...

Join our next Mamas' Retreat in November

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 19 November 2017 for some precious mama me-time time.

We are returning to Leif's lovely airy studio in Garbo House, Bread Street, Penzance ...

How to overcome mama guilt – and put yourself first

We know how hard it can be to make time for yourself as a mama, especially during the school holidays. So we're thrilled to share this guest post from Dr Alison Pike . It's full of useful (and ...

Join a Mamas' Retreat in September

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 17 September 2017: precious time to be reminded that your needs matter, that taking time out is good for you, and that you're awesome.

Join a Mamas' Retreat in July

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 16 July.

Spend some precious mama me-time letting go of the guilt, being reassured that you're not alone, and reconnecting with what you most ...

For the bad days, words from other mamas

We all have bad days sometimes. And when we do, it helps to hear some words of encouragement from other mothers who have been there...

At our last #somum monthly party in Mamas' Everyday ...

Join a Mamas' Retreat in May in Cornwall

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 21 May and spend some precious mama me-time letting go of the guilt, being reassured that you're not alone, and reconnecting with what you most need ...

Ten one minute ways to reduce mama stress (part 2)

Welcome back to our second post full of ideas for one minute activities to help you towards being a chilled-out, capable, mama me-time loving mama.

Yes, this is a list for when you can't ...

Ten one minute ways to reduce mama stress (part 1)

As a mama, it can be incredibly hard to find a moment of time for yourself. Sometimes the bathroom is the only place you can be alone.

(And even there, you often find yourself with ...

Self care for mamas who want to change the world

The world is always scary, but it seems especially hard to escape from the escalating bad news right now.

As mamas, we are nurturers, we care about others. We want to make a better world ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in March 2017

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 12 March and spend some precious mama me-time letting go of the guilt, being reassured that you're not alone, and reconnecting with what you most ...

What don't you want to change about yourself this year?

One of my favourite discussions this week was about what we don't want to change about ourselves in 2017.

In January, I always feel I need an antidote to all the adverts and magazine ...

The Kids' Construction Advent: Cropping out the mess

An excerpt from this month's newsletter: The kids recently had an awesome (and worryingly ambitious...!) creative idea...

They decided to attempt to make something new and Christmassy from ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in January 2017

Join our next Sunday Morning Mamas' Retreat on 22 January and begin your year with a clear focus, and a reminder of the importance of looking after you.

This retreat is now SOLD OUT - ...

Noticing the overwhelm before it bites

What makes you stop and look after yourself?

How bad does it have to get before you feel worthy of taking a break and putting yourself first?

In recent weeks, I have ...

Join our November Mamas' Retreat

SORRY lovelies, places for the November retreat are all sold out - but we do sometimes have mama cancellations, so if you'd like to go on our waiting list, email Pippa with November Retreat in the ...

My best family activity tip: parenting genius!

With back to school time looming, utter chaos in every room of the house, piles of homework still to be done, and a mutiny from the over-tired over-entertained kiddy troops, today I fell back on ...

Our second Yes Day

On a rainy Saturday, we braved our second Yes Day...

(This is why the 8 year old is currently still awake on the sofa cuddling dad ...