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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 ...

Join our Mamas' Retreat in September

Can you join us for some precious rejuvenating time with other lovely mums? Our next Mamas' Retreat is on 18 September, and we're opening ticket sales today!

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Household mandalas: more fun than tidying up

We hosted our first ever Facebook #somum Mamas' Retreat this month and it was great! I've even managed to storify some of the highlights for you with my all-new facebook storifying skills. ...

Join our #somum Make Date on facebook on Weds

Join us for a catch-up on facebook for our first ever live facebook #somum Make Date on Wednesday 10 August from 8.30pm to 10pm.

Show another mama her courage at #somum

Join us from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on twitter for our monthly community Mamas' Retreat on Wednesday 13 July.

It has been a tumultuous few weeks in the world around us, and that means looking ...

From Film to Motherhood...

I've written a guest post for Raising Films, a website and community set up to share stories from women who also work in the film industry. These stories encourage working mamas forward, as does ...

Join an all day Mamas' Retreat in July

This event is sold out. Please sign up to our newsletter to find out as soon as we open ticket sales for our next retreat in September.

We're having a very special all-day Summer Mamas' ...

Let's bloom together at #somum this month!

SO SORRY my lovelies, but I'm not feeling well enough and I'm going to have to cancel this month's #somum tonight. Feel free to make your own Growing Instructions and to share it with us anyway. I ...