Half Term Over and only 6 weeks left

Hey sorry I’ve been AWOL for a while and to be honest with you it has been because I have been a little confused about the direction to take this blogging malarky. Do I share my life with you, would you be interested or do I speak about serious, information, tips? lol Maybe you could help me.

So today, for now, I am going to share how much I have loved having the kids at home for the May half-term and how much more I have loved them going back to school today. I am not a horrible mum but I do crave and enjoy my own time and I am trying to run my own online business which is involving so much learning yet I love it. The fact that I can earn some extra cash for my little luxuries is a bonus.

The half-term was most enjoyable, helped by the weather and some lazy mornings. Spending time in the garden whilst working from my phone as the kids played was a bonus. But as you can see this from the above title, this is the last academic half term now and only 6 weeks until the dreaded summer holidays. The despair of six  whole weeks to fill  whilst keeping both fingers and toes crossed that the weather is kind.

Generally I do book a few days out here and there and balance it with a holiday and some freebies, like the park. If you are local to me, Manchester UK, and feel the same say Hi and I’ll send you the ‘What’s on Guide’ for children’s activities when I get it. I would love to hear from you if you feel the same as me, looming holidays. However, I do feel lucky though that I do not have to worry about child care these days given that is the main reason I left work but on occasions I do wonder which is the easiest.

On that loving note, any critic of the blog is most welcome. I’m here to learn as well as have fun.

See you soon,

Sharon

Why motherhood is like the fairground. Do you agree?

I thought about this analogy one morning last week, just as I had dropped the kids off at school. I started to question why motherhood is beginning to feel like I am at the fairground, I also found I could relate it to my online business but that’s another story. Let me share my thoughts to see if you agree?

First of all there is the roller coaster; as well all know motherhood has it’s fair share of ups and downs, from the emotional to the physical to the mental challenges it brings daily. However the unconditional love, early morning cuddles and token gestures from school often make me forget about the times I throw them to bed after a tantrum and a long day, hey it’s all about the fun.

Some days it feels like I’m on the waltzers and that I’ll never get off. Hanging on by a thread as there is no way I can get off, feeling green as I simply spin round and round and round and round, feeling like I’m getting nothing done except the feeling of nausea.

Then how about the ghost train? Scary times happen often as a parent, from the first fall to even a stint in the hospital it happens, expect it in motherhood and it won’t seem as scary.

But as they say it really is all about the fun of the fair, from the laughter, the giggles, the treats and the tears, us mum’s wouldn’t have it any other way and some even go back for more.

If you often feel like this, or it has struck a chord, then please get in touch as I would love to chat, I’m always connecting with other like minded mum’s to share insights and strategies for surviving the next few years.

Chat soon

Sharon

Stop the FAD’S

Stop the FAD’s, what do I mean by that?

Fad Diets are something that you cannot sustain, a plan you follow that is short lived and how many times have you found that when you stop you put the weight back on and  often more as well?

I used to believe that doing something for 21 days will help you create a good habit but that is where I have been failing as I have since found it can actually take up to 3 months to make a new habit stick.

Therefore here are my top 3 tips to creating good healthy habits that you will keep and avoid the FAD’s forever.

First; identify your obstacles, then plan a defense. I did a Facebook live on this the other week. If you can identify exactly when you are going to fall off the wagon, which we all do, then you can have an alternative on standby already in your mind of how to avoid this. This is known as the method, ‘If then, then that’
Here’s an example If I go out on a night out, I will make sure every second drink is a non alcoholic one.

My second tip is to be SMART, set yourself some SMART goals.
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Instead of simply thinking, I will just lose weight, State to yourself “I will lose 7lbs by March 20th which is 1lb a week by not eating after 7pm”

The final tip is accountability; share your journey with friends that way you can update them with your successes, stay focused and they can be there for you if at times you find you are struggling. Get a friend to keep you on track and message them regularly, ideally someone that is very positive. Get up early and plan your meals, plan your exercise and write down why you are embarking on this journey everyday. This will help you with your motivation.

I hope this helps and feel free to follow my journey on Facebook @ShazsBeautySecrets

See you next week,

Sharon 

First blog post

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Hi and here we are with my own very first blog post, it’s October 18th 2017 and I have been wanting to blog for so long so to say I’m excited is an understatement.

Who am I?

I am Sharon, a mum of 2, Full Time Carer to my eldest and I gave up my teaching career four years ago when my daughter started school. More on that to come.

Why Blog?

Well I’ve been in Network Marketing for 2 years now and I wanted to share my experience, what I’ve learned along the way with you as well as my trials and tribulations on my journey as a mum.

My mission is to inspire both my children and you to be the best you can be, whatever that means for you.

Say Hi and I’m looking forward to sharing more with you.

Sharon