Spotlight on … the year

SPOTLIGHT ON…. THE YEAR In that fuzzy period between Christmas and New Years, our family discussed how we can give more purpose to 2018. It started with the pinch that comes in January, after the indulgence of December, the purse strings needed tightening and the waist bands loosened! We talked through many options but felt…

Tip 4 for Festive Season Survival

Tip 4 – Family Time Focus on what is important, family and friends, being together and enjoying small moments. The Festive Season is about creating memories, board games, movie marathons, afternoon naps because you have all eaten too much, I could go on! What can you do to connect as a family unit? Play games,…

Tip 3 for Festive Season Survival

Tip 3 – Get Outside Being outside is energizing, it gets everyone off screens and enjoying the season. Enjoy the crisp winter air; what does your family notice is different about this season, other than the cold weather? How can you plan and build in more outside time, whether it is out in your garden…

Tip 2 for Festive Season Survival

Tip 2 – Delegate You are part of a team, your immediate and extended family are on your side. What can you delegate? This might be a foreign concept as you are used to doing it all, however, when asked I have found that people are more than willing to help and indeed love being…

Tip 1 for Festive Season Survival

Over the next 4 blog posts, I will be outlining my 4 Tips for Festive Season Survival as a Parent. We all want to create memories for our families over the Festive Period but what can you do to not only survive but thrive over this sometimes difficult period? Tip 1 – Forget Perfection For…

Anisa Lewis

Parent Coach and Positive Thinker I am the #girlboss of Parenting Success – Yorkshire which is all about supporting parents and families with tips, coaching and workshops to help take some of the stress out of being a parent. Coming to Parenitng Success with over 18 years experience working in education with teaching roles as…

10 ways to Hygge

10 ways to Hygge your way through the October School Holiday Hygge is a Danish concept or perhaps more a way of life that I have been looking into recently, it is tricky to explain and hard to find a concise definition of what it actually is, which is not particularly helpful when coming to…

Autumn musings

My Autumnal musings as I sit here nursing a cold, this may or may not have influenced some of my choices below: Sit curled up in a blanket of an evening Light more candles now the nights are darker and cosier Drink hot chocolate, possibly throwing in some marshmallows (I know, how daring!) Walk my…

3 Ideas to Help Children Navigate Change

Many of your children will have started back at School this week; some will have sailed back in, full of confidence and excitement. Others will take a while to warm up to the idea of School, routines and change. Over on my YouTube channel, (yep, that is right I have taken the plunge and created…

Pegs

There are things that I do in my daily life as a parent that I have either made up or picked up some where on my travels and thought ‘oh great, I will borrow that idea’, use it and then think nothing else of it. Well, until now! I want to share some of these…

RISK!

Do you permit your children to take risks? Our children today are very well looked after and can live in a ‘safe’ possibly slightly sterile environment as a result. Recently, with friends we visited Brimham Rocks which belongs to the National Trust, in North Yorkshire. It is an adventurers dream, and with this comes lots…

One minute rule

I put this rule in place as I am one of the biggest procrastinators I know! The one minute rule is just that, if I can do, complete or achieve something in roughly one minute then I have no excuse not to do it. Over on my Facebook page, I chat through my #parentinghack in…