Episode 46: Thriving At Christmas 

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares 8 tips for helping children to thrive at Christmas and also 8 tips to help YOU do the same. Christmas is ideally a time of togetherness and connection, rather than one of stress and overwhelm. Listen in to see if these tips are the answer to enjoying time with your …

Stress Less Birthdays

The whole purpose of birthday parties is to celebrate our child’s new milestone. So why do we make it so hard for ourselves? You know what I’m talking about! Staying up until 2am making sure that the house is perfectly clean, the cake is immaculately decorated and the theme of the party is integrated. The flip side for those of …

Why I Don’t Like Santa

I love the Tooth Fairy. I love the Easter Bunny. I love magic and the way that children see it everywhere they look. But I don’t love taking my children to see Santa. We’re going today and I’m already bracing myself for the inevitable. A long line. Complaining. Whinging. And then finally, ecstatic joy at meeting a stranger dressed in …

Your Guide to Thriving at Christmas

Christmas, a time of connection, laughter and togetherness. Well, it’s supposed to be, right? But instead what it’s become for many of us is a time of stress, overwhelm and spending money that we don’t actually have. The intent of this post is to empower you to say ‘NO’, to refocus on the meaning of Christmas and to create rituals …