Sit down boys and girls and let me tell you a tale. A tale of a time where paper ruled and plastic was, well, not money-fightinvented yet quite frankly. In this time a person’s wages were paid in cash. Cold hard cash. There were no bank accounts, BPay or credit cards. When this money got home, assuming a lack of Robin Hoods and drunken shenanigans, it was divided up to be used for groceries and other household expenses. Again all paid in cash. Once all the cash was spent that was it.Read more
If you are familiar with my budgeting advice then hopefully you will find that there are months where you are likely to be rolling around the floor flinging money in the air like you just do not care. If not, then there will be months where each bill being paid is like pulling a nail out of your finger slowly… using marshmallows.Read more
Nothing can provoke fear in a grown person more than the word ‘budget’…other than maybe the sentence ‘world wide wine shortage’ that is. As daunting as the task may feel, it is one of those things that can become strangely addictive.Read more
Everyone knows that when kids come into your life, as mums, we tend to put ourselves last including our relationship with our partners. Where we were used to having time to focus on each other, we now only have energy for the kids and day-to-day living.Read more
It’s very easy as a mum to fall off the self-care radar.
We spend so much of our time taking care of others that there’s often no time, energy or care factor left to take care of ‘mum’.
I’ve been in business for more than 20 years, and know from experience that being a business owner takes courage, focus and determination. Here’s what I’ve learned from managing four businesses over this time:Read more
Friday rolls around and it’s finally time to let your hair down and enjoy a glass of wine … or two. Sipping on that first glass of Merlot you feel your stress instantly melt away. By the fourth, with cracker and camembert in hand, you’re well on your way to nirvana.Read more
While many of us here on social media are busy trying to build a business or a career there is something else building…up and up and up.Read more
According to recent media Nicole Kidman chooses not to be a stay-at-home mum because it stops her living vicariously through her children. And I don’t think she’s alone. She reportedly told Harpers Bazarre that she juggles her strong career with her tight knit family because everyone is better off for it. I don’t think she’s alone.Read more
Got a flat out busy day? Is that your day everyday? I bet exercise is the first thing to get ‘skipped’ in your day!Read more
‘You’re so lucky being able to work from home.’ I hear that all the time. And yes, I do consider myself really fortunate.Read more
Sedentary lifestyle factors are no doubt affecting our health and fitness and will continue as new technologies are introduced. The body thrives with movement. It isn’t designed to be as inactive as we are. Whether you have noticed it or not, technology is now deeply integrated into our everyday life, from work to communication and how we interact.Read more
High tech fitness trackers are part of the predicted number one fitness trend for 2016 – wearable technology.Read more