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Browsing Archive: June, 2012

How to stop shouting at my kids so much? Ideas?

Posted by Claire Hope on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Parenting Tips 

I HATE SHOUTING.  Sometimes its good, (e.g. when they do something dangerous), but mostly its a horrid thing, only a few steps from bullying.  So why do I do it? The last week or so I've been trying to track when I get cross enough to shout and why.  I've also been talking to my friends about their shouting habits, and together we have come up with some thoughts on how to avoid shouting so much.


1) Find The Shouting Button: 

Shouting happens when they have pressed your but...

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The Mother of All Mothers....Queen Elizabeth..

Posted by Claire Hope on Wednesday, June 6, 2012,
So its the end of an amazing Diamond Jubilee weekend here in the UK.   I have, like many mothers worked hard to create some great memories for my kids, as the whole country got behind the festive spirit...    After a weekend full of village fair, raft race, Jubilee Parties, a London trip, and kids staying up late I for one am exhausted!

So I am sparing a thought for the mother of mothers ...  our Queen, who must be totally shattered after a weekend of constant dinners, ceremonies, concerts, sa...
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Finding Mum-Life-Balance

Claire Hope Just over 2 years ago, I step-changed my working life. I now have an amazing work life balance with a portfolio career full of things I do for both money and love. Mum-Life-Balance is born out of my experience of spending time with talented women who have great wisdom to share, and my wish to pass this on.