In My Arsenal

A working-mum's arsenal

As a full-time working mum I need “amo” to keep house and head in order.

Time Management for Manic Mums by Allison Mitchell.

I found this book fantastic! And if it weren’t for the offence I fear I’d cause by the title I’d buy it for all my friends, my sister and all my sisters-in-law. None of them are manic mums but life sure is fast paced, just trying to chase your own tail.

Mother Daughter Wisdom-: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health by Christiane Northrup.

It’s a strange blend of eastern philosophy and alternative medicines with western rationality. It’s a bit “trippy” at times and not everyones cup of tea. But it has some fantastic points to make when I’m able to listen.

How Clean Is Your House? by Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie.

I often have daydreams of getting these two ladies in to give a talk as part of our tenant induction courses. Not to cause anyone offence of course but I think we’ve all forgotten the art of cleaning. They certainly helped me to de-mysitfy the concept and to realise it doesn’t take forever if you do a little at a time.

BabyTalk by Sally Ward.

I make a point of picking this up occaisionally, just to check on what should be happening in my kids development or what we should be doing to keep all on track. I don’t quite manage the 1/2 hour-a-day of undivided attention with each that she recommends but there’s a lot here that we have been able to do and that we found invaluable.

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