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Groovy Monday seems to have arrived very fast. Five mums shared their thoughts on taking positive steps to change their lives last week. Do check out their stories and leave a supportive comment - that's how Groovy Mums works best. I have looked at the 5 ways to well being and
Dear Matilda Mae I imagine I am not the only one today who wondered whether to write you a letter at all. I am not a relation or a friend. I don't live near your family. It feels a bit uncomfortable to know what to do for the best.
What is the perfect bag for a busy mum like me? The first thing to reveal is that there used to be battles when I was a teenager. My late Mum felt a handbag was an essential piece of kit for all girls and women. She had lots of
How much do your children understand about money? Do they focus on spending, saving or a mix of the two? I aim to educate my children about the importance of managing money well. As a former advice worker, I have seen numerous individuals and families struggling to manage their finances.
Have you heard of the 5 ways to well being? I think they fit in wonderfully with what Groovy Mums is all about. They are ... 1. Connect 2. Be active 3. Take notice 4. Keep learning 5. Give You can read more about them here I connected this week by spending quality time with my husband. It
I can't quite believe my word of the week this time. Does this image give you a clue? After months of stumbling on day by day trying to second guess the right moves to make, I sense we have seen a breakthrough. A little easing of financial pressures. The ability to relax
Here is my week in pictures. We experimented with selfies and this is the one that makes me look least awful. Still awful but less so than on the other attempts. This photo is a bit of fun and celebrates some quality time together as a couple this week. Things
I have had a disappointing week on the healthy eating front. Due to being busy and a lack of planning it has not really happened. I know it is important to acknowledge this rather than hide from the fact. This allows a fresh start. I must focus on getting the house
The media tell us that today is Blue Monday. How can you get your groove back on days that are blue? I have had a less than ideal week and sometimes felt distinctly like my groove was missing in action. The key to being a groovy mum is not to accept feeling
Are you good at taking time to indulge in imaginative play with your children? I think it is important to do so as those sessions make for happy memories that last for years. I still remember playing shops with my mum back in the Seventies. I had a little
How has Wednesday got here so quickly? I have had a good week on the healthy eating front. Obviously, the lack of alcohol is doing me a power of good both physically and emotionally. Have you sponsored me yet? It's all in a good cause for Cancer Research
I used to advise people who were experiencing debt problems. I worked in several Citizens Advice Bureau across the United Kingdom. Sometimes people who are in debt find it incredibly difficult to deal with. It is common for debt to result in threats to mental wellbeing and a number
Groovy Mums launched last week encouraging mums to think of themselves a bit more. That might involve rediscovering who you are and having a go at things you used to enjoy. You might want to take on a new project altogether or just to incorporate some little changes to liven
My word of the week is Reprieve. Just like last week the word came to me very clearly and strongly. We are still here thanks to the generosity of someone special. We stumble on trying to work out if we should move, when and how whilst also trying to sort