Summer Holiday Survival Sheet

The 6 week Summer holidays are starting in earnest this week in the UK and I know this might sending a lot of parents into panic mode, thinking about how they are going to fit everything in/keep the kids entertained/stop the house from falling apart!

So in order to do my bit to help I have put together a Summer Holiday Survival Sheet on a single sheet of A4. Meaning you can stick it on your fridge for quick reference! And should you feel that everything is going off the rails you can refer to the sheet, take a deep breath and steady the ship!

It has all the Mind Body Soul stuff on there PLUS all of The Organised Mum Method and there is room for you to fill in an activity each day for the kids. Why not get them involved in picking some stuff they want to do over the Summer?

Watch this space because I will be sharing lots of free/cheap things you can do over the Summer so you don’t have to go into the Autumn with an unhealthy bank balance!

Because you know what starts in September don’t you? Yes, that’s right … it is the return of Organised Christmas !!!!!!

And if you are going away for your hols then don’t forget the Organised Holiday Plan!


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A Letter To Stepdads…

My name is Mike (you might know me as The Slightly Less Organised Dad).

I am a dad, husband, ex-husband and a step-dad.  All of those things add up to a very happy life presently, however, it’s been a roller coaster!

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Father’s Day Ideas! Thrifty but Thoughtful!

Firstly a word to the people who are feeling sad about Father’s Day ❤️ If your dad is no longer with you or your kids’ dad is absent then Father’s Day can be a hard day of the year. I remember when I was a single mum and found Father’s Day really hard. So before we get started on the gift ideas, I just wanted to give you guys a virtual hug first❤️

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Are Kids Sabotaging Your Cleaning?

I have three boys, they have all at one time or other (or all at the same if I’ve been unlucky) tried to sabotage my attempts to keep the house in order … here is how I cope.

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The Organised Holiday Plan

Do you remember Organised Christmas? Well here is it’s little sister … Ladies and gentlemen, I give The Organised Holiday! 

No more last minute packing, panic buying or emergency passport renewals 🤣

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Diet … die with a T stuffed on the end. I mean a T!!


..  tea, food! Not a good start

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that last week I produced a vlog and in it I mentioned that I was doing the 5:2 diet. It was a throwaway comment and the vlog was in no way focused on my food intake.

I didn’t speak about it anywhere else, do you want to know why? I felt a little strange about it. A bit embarrassed. Like I was letting the sisterhood down by embarking on what some people might view as a quick fix diet.

I have never done the 5:2 diet before. Today was supposed to be the first fast day of my third week. I weighed myself at the end of week 2 and I hadn’t lost a bloody ounce!

Not one single solitary bloody ounce! 

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