Hello! I wrote a thing for @selfishmother
about surviving the first school term because, let’s face it, we’re a week in here and everyone is already oscillating wildly between excitement and exhaustion: the first term struggle is real. I will pop the link in my bio - would love, love you to read it and comment! And let me know what works for you in easing first term stresses. (Other than 🍷 ) #startingschool #reception #kindergarten #themumandthemom #selfishmother #blogpost
Day 16 of #thebeinginbusiness
how am I feeling today? I'm flakey with feelings. We had a wonderful sling meet this morning. That makes me feel very content.
I had a great run very first thing today and that makes me feel like I've topped up the cup a bit.
But we had a terrible nights sleep, one of Samuel's hearing aids has broken, Luke had a headache, I haven't done any food shopping, I'm paranoid I'm hearing a noise in my car and I'm feeling the weight of the juggle and that familiar feeling of anxiety in the pit of my stomach right now.
I crave peace, and I feel a bit like a deer in headlights, but really, I'm happy and grateful, with a dose of exhausted. #peaceplease #grateful #babywearing #selfishmother #anxiety #feelings #deerinheadlights @thefreestylecoach @thefmlystore
What am I listening to? 🎧 Only a podcast with @hollytucker
& ME! Yes that is my name next to @deliciouslyella
✨💋💥 I just had a listen to this CONVERSATION OF INSPIRATION & felt a little bit proud of myself (is it ok to say that?!)... was so stoked that Holly asked me to do this as she is such a driving force herself (this is the mega lady who founded @notonthehighstreet
) 🙏🏻 And also I am so excited to talk at @congregationofinspiration
NEXT WEEK! (Bag a ticket if you haven’t already as it will be very inspiring) but in meantime have a listen to the podcast in ITunes! Link in bio💯 & let me know what you think of course.. 💋 #selfishmother #conversationsofinspiration
It's Monday and so that means the next episode of Conversations of Inspiration 🎙✨ (link in bio) is ready! This week I chatted to Molly Gunn founder of Selish Mother and The FMLY Store.
Conversations of Inspiration🎙✨ is all about those who are founders of businesses that are 'stand out'. That doesn't mean though, I'll always be speaking 💬to those who've been in business for a while or are household names. I believe there's so much to learn from the incredible acorn stories - those who've not yet turned into the huge oak trees🌳, I know they’ll become.
Selfish Mother began life as a blogzine after Molly left her 9-5 as a fashion journalist👠, which grew with the success of the 'Mother' Tee👚 in 2014. These tees, that support charities have now raised almost £1M 💷 for charity! Molly is paving the way in the belief and proof that you can create cool, successful businesses that makes incredible impact in the world 🌍
I sat with Molly in her new offices, a converted chapel in Bruton in Somerset, down the road from her FMLY store, to talk 'mumpreneurs' (3 children no less!), flexible working and raising money for amazing causes. She is a really wonderful woman 👩🏻💫
I do hope you enjoy this Conversation of Inspiration 🎙✨ where I wish that what you hear, helps you feel inspired. Dreaming 💭 of running a business, running one or just someone who loves a story that inspires - I do hope this helps.
I HAVE LOVED 😍seeing all the reviews coming in. It's touched my heart❤️! It means the world to me if you like what you hear👂🏻🎧! If you haven't already, could I ask you to rate, review and subscribe on iTunes, or your favourite podcast app? By doing this, it means that the podcast will be more visible 👀to other people so that they too can find it and be inspired✨.Can't wait to hear your thoughts 💭 #conversationsofinspiration #podcast #selfishmother #inspirationalstories #hollyandco #smallbusiness #entrepreneurlife #natwest #NatWestBoost
New undies kind of day💥 Friday off with Liberty, prepping for a little house party, which I may be a *little* excited about because my social life is slim-to-none these days... & I do love a good party. 😍 Tom has prepared a playlist of hits including 90s classics such as Baseheads, Raze & Gat Decor (just in case there is need for a kitchen Disco) & I’m going to hide things like the Lego & Highchair so my usual responsibilities are out of sight, out of mind.... the kids are equally happy that they get a weekend at my parents house, so really it’s a win win. What could possibly go wrong?! ✨💋👍🏻 #41 #40thsAreSoLastYear #birthdayweekend #selfishmother #41stbirthday
PS: These amazing undies are from cool Bruton shop @roseandlyons
by a Dutch brand, but I have cut the label out, so don’t know who.
Self Love and Care Tip No.7 ‘Done is Better Than Perfect’ 👌 This affirmation I borrowed from @selfishmother
this week and it has helped me massively in navigate through another busy week 🤹♀️ I am sometimes the victim of my own perfectionism and it can be so destructive, not only to my own well-being, but also that of my families 😢 So this week, it has been my mantra and I’m happy to say that it’s working and helping me to let go of the things that really don’t need to be perfect. Think I’d better get this bad boy framed and put on the wall 🤩 Do you have a mantra that helps you navigate through the week? I’d really love to hear 💕 Happy Thursday everyone ✨💖👌 #overwhelmed #perfectionist #selfcare #selflove #nobodysperfect #lovewhatis #liveinthemoment #selfishmother #smmasterclass #loveyourspace
Feeling slightly less than the jumper suggests after my youngest woke me in the middle of the night (she’s 9! Years, not months!) The bloodshot eyes match the coral jumper. But along with my Winging It jumper this has already established itself as a wardrobe favourite. Maybe ‘Zombie’ would be more apt today?! #human @thefmlystore @selfishmother #selfishmother #goodtees
Wow this week has got it all going on... it took months to get the SM Masterclasses ready & now they’re ‘out there’ it is SO COOL to see them being well received & to hear how people are feeling motivated to do good stuff! The FB Group is buzzing & everyone is interacting & sharing know-how. I feel so super happy that people are embracing the whole vibe... Oh & I’m happy as it’s my birthday week (& I have a party on Friday followed by a night away!) 💥Ace pic by Masterclass partaker @catharine_bailey
🙌🏻💋 PS. You can still join in, there is no time limit & this is an inclusive thing! So have a peek if you are tempted 👀 link in bio. X #smmasterclass #selfishmother #sharethelove
Feel like I'm #wingingit
a bit tbh.
Work is 👌. I'm the right side of busy and have awesome clients right now.
However woody is sick and I think he might be missing the beard 💔. We still don't have wardrobes or bins (thanks for that Cornwall council) or grass... But all is well when your sister tracks down this leopard pleated skirt of dreams. 🐅 🦁.
[Working lunch] Back in 2014 and on maternity leave, I started my own business selling eco friendly party ware. It did ok, but it never really got off the ground. After going back to work full time and being a Mum to 👦🏼👦🏼, I wasn’t able to put the time into growing it. I was tired and being the designer, the buyer, the photographer, the accountant, and everything else you need to run a small business was proving too much. In truth, I didn’t really know what I was doing 🤷🏼♀️.
Now it’s 2018. I still have a day job and am *slightly* less tired 🤔 but I feel ready and excited to start a new business venture. Thank goodness then that @selfishmother
has launched her #smmasterclass
providing me with all her tips and tricks on creating and running a business and how to manage it whilst also raising small people!
From what I’ve seen so far, her classes are interesting and engaging and I can’t wait to get started! 💪🏻
#masterclasses #selfishmother #learnfromthebest #iammany #momboss #momlife #smallbusiness #momsinbusiness #mumpreneurs #nevertoolate #lovetolearn #londonmum #mumssupportingmums
I love seeing people getting started with painting and having fun with it! I have a Painting Facebook group with an idea for something to paint each month. This month is birds and this fab bird was painted by @sixtyvintagethings
- love her idea of meeting up with a friend for an art and wine evening! If you’d like to paint at home but struggle for ideas contact me to join the free group! #Repost @sixtyvintagethings
Look what @beinartoxford
just got me to do! 👏🏻👏🏻 . I’m clapping her, not myself 😁. For the past 7 years I’ve been helping tots mess about with paint. It’s no masterpiece but I got the paints out and actually painted something for the first time in forever. And later this month I’m going round to a friends house for 3 hours of art and wine. The thing I love most about this is how much I can still surprise myself. I think I’m going to have a go painting my own versions of all the vintage prints I’ve collected! #vintagebirdprint #amateur #kidspaints #parentscanpainttoo #bird #whatkindofbirdisthis #ornithology #art #justforme #selfishmother
Yesterday on our retreat our yoga teacher @nicoleroseyoga
asked us to think of 3 things we are grateful for. Inevitably my mind jumped straight to my 4 boys and Paul, who I am grateful for with all my heart. And then I thought about my body and how lucky I am to be able to move and do yoga which I love, and then I thought about my health and how precious it is, and then I thought about my mind and how much I love to think and read and learn, and the list went on and ON (a bit like this post😂!) And so now I am just grateful for the opportunity to be on this retreat and have time out to be grateful for it all.... especially this BEACH how amazing does that sea look?! #yoga #yogaeveryday #forrestyoga #retreat #timeout #metime #gratitude #grateful #body #mind #health #selfishmother #beingpresent #heaven
Parents, nanny's caretakers- LISTEN UP! 💃💃💃
Let's face it, caring for children is such a blessing but it can be damn hard.
💕The true uncensored, down to earth, honest reality is no simple task.
💪Yes, we F-up! And this is okay!! Nothing we do has to be by the books!
It is okay not to go the extra mile! It is okay to go out of your way to take care of you.
It is okay to put you first!!
I know so many Nanny's and parents who will run themselves into the ground so we are not judged and appear to be doing everything perfectly.
It really is quite beautiful seeing how far our love for our children take us.
But please! Put 2 things on your to-do list today!
💗 1- Whatever your doing, however, you're doing it you are amazing!
💗 2- Doing something for you. Whatever it is, be selfish today!
On it this morning before the kidlets woke up 😴 How dark is it now? I miss the light mornings all ready ☹️ #smmasterclass
You know when things go... right? Well Liberty here slept until 7am this morning. The longest she has slept in - ooh, since birth! And it was the morning @teemango_millionhands
& I were up at 5am to launch the Masterclasses, to 287 people! 💯👍🏻 Thank you Liberty for letting us do this without gorgeous you climbing over our laptops. For once we didn’t start the day with Hey Duggee. 😂😍 #selfishmother #sharethelove
PS. If you are one of the people who received a few mails from us this morning, I can’t wait to hear what you think! See you in the FB group? 💋
Pushing GO on the SM Masterclasses with my partner in crime, while our baby intermittently screeches upstairs & we take turns to settle her 😂 & yes we *did* break open the Champagne (the good stuff that had been in the fridge for 6 months) because it IS a special occasion (Dutch courage?)💋 Thanks to everyone who has signed up. So many of you! Look out 👀 for courses to your inbox tomorrow morning 8am + invite to the closed FB group - which will be an ace space to connect with each other. Am very excited to see what you all think! In the meantime just a few loose ends to tie up... #selfishmother @teemango_millionhands
I talk a lot about the importance of being selfish sometimes when you're a parent. It's not an invitation to neglect your kids, but it is an invitation to take good care of yourself. Not just physically, but mentally and spiritually too. This week I'm walking my talk. This is day 1 of a week long yoga retreat in Greece. #restorative #beautiful #dreamcometrue #selfishmother #wonderfulkids #lovelyhusband
Unconvinced about selfish parenting? My blog may change your mind. Link in bio