this family life episode 5 : on finding the right part time mix

In this week’s episode I am super proud to be able to introduce you to my sister Steph. Steph is married with two boys aged four and one and she works part time outside of the home. While I am older than her and have five kids, I still learn from her organisational skills!

Steph has so much great stuff to share and here are some highlights of the wisdom you will pick up:

  • Choosing part time days to work best for you and your family
  • Managing meal times with little ones while working
  • How to capture photos and stories of your kids
  • The importance of managing your own expectations as a parent

Blog posts mentioned in the episode:

Other useful links:

  • Save our sleep – Tizzy Hall – this book made Steph realise she needed to trust her own parenting skills. Just because this book was recommend to her and has sold lots of copies, didn’t mean she had to follow it – it just didn’t feel right for her.
  • Using a slow cooker – tips on using a slow cooker and how it can help make cooking family meals tastier and easier.

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