Straight up. No bullshit. Positivity by the bucket load. Ideas, energy and momentum. And a little bit of sparkle. That's the Mindset Mama.

If you are a mama in a ‘WTF just happened?’ time of your life, then this is the place for you. I’m a life and positivity coach that will give you the loving but no-nonsense support you need to love yourself and live your life on purpose.

Over on Instagram @themindsetmama I share tales of the everyday and the ways I make it through my life  – sometimes bedraggled and hanging on by a thread, but always with a smile on my face. I’m a big believer in laughter being the best medicine, and getting through the grind of every day, however and whatever it takes.

Wanting it all is exhausting. But we do it to ourselves anyway right?

Being a mum today can be a minefield, living up to the standards we set for ourselves. And let’s face it, in today’s ‘social’ world comparisonitis, analysis paralysis and the perceived standards that other people set around us, every day are just a part of the parenting obstacle course. It can really suck balls.

I strongly believe that getting your pre-mama mojo back on track is how to get through it, because deep down in your gut you know you gave yourself a little love, and that love catches on and spreads through you and through your life, sparking inspiration and confidence as it goes. Trust me, I’m living proof.

I also believe:

…that a good giggle really can cure all ills. Know yourself enough to know what might make you piss yourself if you laugh hard enough. then do THAT once in a while.

…that gratitude goes a long way. Saying thank you and being generous with yourself is one of the most invigorating things you can do. I’m serious, so try it.

…that life is too short for negativity and the grind.

…that finding a purpose outside of motherhood – whatever that may be – can be the thing that saves our sanity and makes us be better parents. For realz.

…that friends and family are so important in getting through the daily bullshit – but knowing yourself, what makes you tick and what makes you smile (even if it’s only on the inside) is the real doozy.

…that working towards a healthier lifestyle really can shift your mindset (and seriously, ANYTHING is better than nothing).

…that the simple things can make us feel better. It doesn’t have to be hard. Change the sheets. Moisturise. Make a smoothie. Call an old friend. Order your favourite take out. Go for a walk in the sun. Take a break.

Who am I and how did I get here?

I’ve had a few life experiences that have led me to this point and I’m grateful for them all, good and bad. From love to loss to relationships, career and motherhood, I’ve been taught a fair few lessons, which I’m happy to share so you can get to know me better. If you’d like to know more you can read about my life lessons here.

What’s The Mindset Mama all about?

I’m a working mama with two small children. Motherhood has been the best and the worst for my self-esteem and been a real mental battle for me, from the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first child. It is BY FAR the most rewarding experience of my life and I never knew love quite like this until Frankie was born. But it’s also made me second guess myself in a way I haven’t in years. I’m 40 (FAAARK), I know what I’m good at. Motherhood isn’t always it.

What I AM good at is ideas, energy, enthusiasm and momentum. I try things. I believe in change. And I have an infectious way of bringing people around to that point of view.

While on maternity leave first time round, I was able to spend some time thinking about all I have learnt, how it’s shaped me and the way it’s led me to the person I am today. I have been so nourished by the guides, coaches and mentors that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet in my life that I felt the calling to start to give back.

If I was struggling, so were other women like me. If they found it hard to galvanise themselves into action, then maybe I could help. If I could use my experience to really understand the struggles that women face every bloody day just trying to get through life, alongside my boundless enthusiasm then maybe I could actually make a difference. So Feel Better Collective was born and a Beautiful You life coaching qualification came not long after.

Why be a part of The Mindset Mama community?

Let’s face it, we can be a bit rubbish at being good to ourselves, because it can feel like an unnecessary indulgence, or even just too hard.

I want to help you quiet that voice of doubt and start small by doing something every day that makes you feel good. It’s honestly that easy, especially with me cheering you on.

If you need a way through the grind (work getting you down? hate what you see in the mirror? weekend binge guilts? inadequate parent syndrome?) then let’s find it. My blog is a space for sharing tips to make every day feel better, through health, wellbeing, spirit, love, laughs, lovely things and gratitude. My coaching is a way for us to practically work out a plan to make that a reality in YOUR life.

And here at The Mindset Mama there is no pressure to be perfect. Ever. Far from it.

Just some time in your day to feel better. Once it starts to take a hold of you, then why not encourage someone else to do the same?

Find me on  instagram too, where I like to hang out mostly on Stories, sharing my every day and the lessons I learn as I go.