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The Power of Small Habits: Finding Moments of Connection with Our Kids.

Hey, beautiful, busy mums in the corporate hustle, let's talk about the small moments. The ones that might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of our chaotic lives. I believe that creating small always-on habits will create a more stable environment for both you and your little ones, even when shit gets crazy. Because let's be honest, one of the things we worry ourselves over most as working mums is that we aren't present enough for our littles.

One of my favourite routines I have with my son is reading together each night before bed. We've done this all his life and he's now nine and no less keen. Only difference is now he continues reading by himself afterwards, devouring numerous books every week. His love of reading was built on something we did together no matter what, regardless of how busy work and life got. So something that seemed small, grounded us during hectic times and ensured that we had our regular time together. In the midst of deadlines, meetings, and endless to-do lists, it's easy to brush these moments aside as too small to make a difference, but here's my take: it's not the big ticket items that matter most, it's the seemingly insignificant rituals that hold more power than we realise. They're not just bedtime stories or post-school walks—they're anchors in the storm, moments of connection that ground us in the midst of chaos.

When we take the time to do something as simple each evening as reading a bedtime story with our kids, we're not just sharing a tale—we're creating a sacred space where time stands still, where the worries of the day fade away, and where our only focus is the bond between parent and child.

Truth is, it doesn't matter what the ritual is, I encourage you to make one. It doesn't mean it's all you do, far from it, you're a super-woman and I know how hard you're trying, but a ritual gives you an anchor. In those moments, we're not corporate warriors or jugglers of endless tasks—we're simply mums, spending uninterrupted time our most precious treasures.

So, to all the mothers out there who feel guilty about not being present enough amidst the chaos of work and life, I want you to know this: you're doing your best, you really are, and it's not always about the quantity of time we spend with our kids, but the quality of the moments we share.

So, to give both you and your little ones peace of mind, find yourself a ritual/s - and infuse it with love, presence, and intention. Whether it's reading a bedtime story, taking a walk after school each day, or sharing stories over meal-time — because in those moments, we're not just going through the motions—we're building memories, strengthening bonds, and laying the foundation for a lifetime of connection.

This post is your reminder, that not everything can be perfect all the time, but you can embrace the power of small habits, knowing that even in the busiest of times, there is always room for moments of connection with our kids. Because in the end, those are the moments that truly matter. ❤️


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