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Apr 18, 2010

I would like to say a big thank you to all those ladies who came to visit and support Empowering Mums at the Cheshire Mind, Body and Spirit Fair at the Northwich Memorial Hall on Saturday. It was great to meet you all and discuss your individual situations and needs.

Many signed up to our complimentary newsletter Empower, which is packed with topics relevant to mums, how to overcome life’s many challenges, personal development tips, Empowering Mums latest news and special offers.

Look out for your April issue of Empower in your inboxes this week! The next issue of Empower for May...

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Apr 11, 2010

When we think of de-cluttering, we tend to concentrate on the physical nature of clutter. However, it is often the emotional impact clutter has on your life that makes it so unbearable.

If your home requires attention, you are probably experiencing feelings of guilt and embarrassment, such as:

  • How did I manage to accumulate so many unwanted things?
  • How much money have I wasted?
  • Why can’t I maintain a tidy home?

The first thing to do when addressing your clutter is to rid yourself of the negative thoughts you are harbouring about your situation. All mums know just how easy it is to...

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Mar 22, 2010

At Empowering Mums, we actively encourage our mums to take control of their lives and to take care of themselves. Here are some great tips to ensuring ‘me time’ becomes a reality in your life.

Value Yourself: Value Your Time
If you constantly find yourself taking care of the needs of others but never your own, ask yourself how much you value your time. If you never find time to satisfy your own needs, how can you truly value your own life? It is essential you take time out to relax, revitalise yourself and enjoy life!

Take Care Of You
Imagine if you ran on batteries and suddenly...

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Mar 14, 2010

This Mother's Day, enjoy your day and allow yourself to feel special. Realise the invaluable contribution you make to the lives of your children and allow them, in their special way, to show how thankful they are for all you do for them. Soak up their attention and enjoy the cuddles, hugs, kisses, and special treats they bestow upon you! Most of all, enjoy the opportunity to relax on your special Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day celebrations date back to the times of ancient Greeks. While it was celebrated in a small way during that time, it gained popularity and momentum in the early 19th...

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Mar 08, 2010

As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, 8th March, a new online resource provided by Empowering Mumpreneurs has been launched to enable working mums who face the challenging task of coping with the day to day reality of running a business, supporting a family and managing a home to seek professional support from an experienced and qualified professional coach.  Empowering Mumpreneurs now provides online coaching to help women focus on and develop their business, whilst encouraging, motivating and inspiring them to succeed!

International Women's Day is a global day that...

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Mar 08, 2010

Do you ever:

  • Wonder when ‘things’ will get easier?
  • Crave for some time alone?
  • Wish your life came with a ‘pause’ button?
  • Feel it’s all getting a bit much?
  • Want to get away from it all?
  • Wish life could be simpler?

These thoughts and feelings are entirely normal and common to most mums. Is it really any wonder when we look at all the responsibilities we are carrying on our shoulders, making sure the family is okay and never considering our own needs? Sometimes, it really is okay to say, “Stop! I need some time out!”

Regardless of your role in life,...

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Feb 22, 2010

Life as a single mum can be challenging and exhausting, especially around this time of year when all the shops are filled with heart-shaped balloons! Here are some top tips to help you improve your confidence and take control of your life and its direction.

1. Congratulate yourself for doing an amazing job under difficult circumstances. Children bring us endless pleasure but bringing them up alone can often be demanding and overwhelming. Acknowledging everything you do to ensure your child is happy and content should make you feel proud.

2. Ensure you are happy about your self-image. This...

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Feb 08, 2010

Finding time to spend quality time with your partner is an essential part of any relationship. Understanding each other’s needs and sharing time alone together will strengthen your relationship. Empowering Mums offers you some great ways to find time to spend with your partner and offers tips to keep vital lines of communication open.

Make Time For Each Other

Life as a busy or working mum is very hectic. Between general chores, raising the children, running the household, looking after extended family members such as elderly parents and seeing friends, your partner can quite often be...

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Jan 18, 2010

It is often the case that mums feel like life is one long treadmill of chores, work and planning. We forget to enjoy many aspects of life such as finding time to spend with the family and taking much-needed time-out from the grindstone!

It is also true that mums don’t give themselves enough credit for the good work they do and the success they achieve in life. So here are a few typical events in life that call for the occasional ‘Time Out Treat’ (in no particular order):

  • Getting the housework done on the day you planned to do it. TREAT: a cup of tea and your favourite...
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Jan 11, 2010

1. Commit to your goal
Choose what you really want to achieve and believe that you can accomplish it.

2. Be realistic
The key is continued motivation. If you set the bar too high, you risk failing.

3. Write it down
A simple yet powerful technique that generates commitment and drive. Write your goal on a piece of paper and stick it where you’ll see it daily.

4. Make an action plan
Decide how to achieve your goal. Write down all the steps you aim to complete in order to conquer your ambition.

5. Be flexible
Not everything will go to plan. Don’t be too rigid else the first minor...

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