The Ultimate Hand-Luggage Packing Guide

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Yay! It’s holiday time! And if that means travelling by air or car, then this podcast is for you.

Trying to keep the kids fed, watered, entertained and attending to emergencies on a plane, while trying to enjoy your holiday travels doesn’t need to be daunting.

This is the geekiest packing guide you’ve probably come across, but if you want to be super-organised when you next fly or take a road trip, join me in this weeks’ podcast.

In my podcast I mention the Airpocket Bag (non-affiliate link), by an Australian company.  It’s made our lives even more organised!

Face-Painting the Easy Way

Free Tutorial

This is a free 51 minute video tutorial that will get you face-painting in minutes. To be correct, this is actually cheek art, as we will be avoiding painting eyes, noses and mouths.

This is a very basic tutorial using minimal equipment – just one or two brushes and a one stroke paint pan.  I am using TAG brand paint and Global FX glitter glue in this demonstration.

Another short video will follow that walks you through on-location logistics and how to adhere to Australian Government health standards.

011 Recharging Your Batteries

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_podcastTemplateThere are a lot of facets to our lives that get depleted and require frequent replenishing.  Some of them include: sleep, nutrition, fitness, relationships, creativity, learning and emotions.

Join me in this week’s episode to discover aspects of your life that are important to you and to understand areas which require some attention and recharging to decrease your stress.


005 Gratitude and Generosity

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_podcastTemplateThanksgiving and the festive season has me thinking about Gratitude and Generosity.

How do we instil gratitude and generosity in our children who may never have known true need?

What do you consider the pillars of your life that you are thankful for?

How do you give your children an understanding of the monetary value of things?

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002 Space In Your Calendar

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_podcastTemplateIn this second episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums, I elaborate on the topic of making space.  This time, we look at creating space in your calendar.

I show you how you can visualise the commitments you have on your calendar and proactively space out them out so you are not trying to do more than you can cope with.

Building on the boundaries we talked about in episode 001 about how we gift the time we have to others, I encourage you to not fear changing appointments around to make your days more manageable.

001 More Sleep & More Time

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_podcastTemplateIn this very first episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums I talk about what a crazy day looks like compared to one where we start well rested.  I give suggestions about how to get to bed earlier and be better rested.  I also talk about one important strategy to de-clutter our day to make space:  saying “no” to taking on more projects than we want to.