My Top 3 Favourite Blog Posts of 2015!

top posts 2015It’s a tradition in our family to pick our Top 3 favourite things – Top 3 favourite holidays, Top 3 favourite dinners, Top 3 favourite movies and so on. So it seems only natural that here on Mummy2mum I’m going to follow in that tradition and pick my Top 3 favourite blog posts of 2015.

When I sat down to write this today, I thought it would be quick and easy, but what’s the fun in taking the easy option?

While reflecting upon the year that’s been, three words jump out at me:

Challenge, change and choice.

I love to find themes that connect things, so I’ve chosen my top three posts that reflect these themes. I hope you enjoy.


The year began with challenge.

Welcoming in the New Year surrounded by good friends was a greater blessing than we knew, because for one of our dearest friends, it was to be his last.

Like a thief in the night, brain cancer stole a little more of him every day. We said goodbye in March, and these were my words for him: You.


This blog was born of change.

A deep, yearning to hold on to that maternal connection between a mother and child.  The change from dependence to independence was accelerating at a pace I just didn’t know how to keep up with and it frightened me.

The theme of change is central to many of my posts, but none articulates it more beautifully than this: The Narrative of Motherhood: Letting Go Whilst Holding On.


The beauty of choice, the agony of indecision.

It’s a constant dilemma, but as a Gemini I’ve always lived like this; torn between many possible futures, all of which sound exciting! This year I tried to do a bit of everything; teaching, writing,  training, parenting, nursing, cooking, entertaining, networking, business building and counselling. By spreading myself too thinly I was rarely present in the moment, always thinking about the next thing.

A return to the girl I was in 1988 helped remind me of the woman I want to be in 2016: Where Love Grows.

My Affirmation For 2016

Thank you to the many followers, readers and supporters of Mummy2mum during my inaugural year of writing. It has been a wonderful experience that has opened many new doors.

In 2016 I am making the choice to be present in the moment, to seek adventure and take risks and to live life with passion and purpose. I hope you’ll join me.

Wishing you a fun filled New Year!


Reflecting On 6 Weeks Of Transformation

change your lifeThe 6 Week Mind & Body Transformation Challenge came to an end last week, and as I prepare to embark on the next 6 week challenge I’m reflecting on the transformation I’ve experienced over the last 6 weeks.

At the beginning of the challenge I spent time finding my why;  when I re-read that post today I realise how far I’ve come. The behaviors that have been keeping me locked in a cycle of negative thinking have changed – I’m no longer getting undressed with the lights off, I’m not eating behind the pantry door and I’ve stopped editing myself out of the family photos!

Fear of No Change

Your life does not get better by chance.

It gets better by change.

Jim Rohn

One of my biggest fears before starting the challenge was that I wouldn’t be able to change. This fear has taken root so deeply in my mind, that the slightest disappointment on the scales sent it into over drive! It felt as if a part of me was just waiting to get confirmation that I can’t change.

Why is it that we’re so willing to accept our failings but so reluctant to believe that we can be successful?

Over the last 6 weeks I lost 5 cm from around my waist but only 1.5kg and guess what? My mind wants to focus on the disappointing weight loss rather than the impressive cm loss!

Moving Forward

Whilst I’m ramping up for the next 6 week challenge, I’m also  reflecting on my previous goals. My main goal was to lose 6kg, but I only got 1/4 of the way towards it. But maybe I should re-phrase that;

I’m a quarter of the way closer to achieving my ultimate goal!

Now that’s worth celebrating!!

I’m approaching the next 6 weeks with more experience, knowledge and self belief. I’ve been inspired by the achievements of the women who I’m working alongside in Advanced Fitness; with they’re support, my determination and planning I’m optimistic that the next 6 weeks will bring me even closer to my ultimate goal.

A Take-Away From The Last Challenge

Here’s the learning I’ll take away from the last 6 weeks.

weight loss and body change

Do you have any more recommendations to help me on the next challenge? I’d love to hear your advice in the comments!

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