Author Archives: Elissa @ Mummy Can Do

About Elissa @ Mummy Can Do

Hi! My name is Elissa. I am a teacher turned stay-at-home-mum. My husband, Mr H & I have three beautiful children, Mr 7, Miss 5 and Mr 2 who challenge and inspire me daily. I have recently entered the blogosphere to take on Debra Dane’s 52 week Simplify Your Life challenge. This is my year to step up & take action to create my best life. Looking forward to meeting people, sharing stories, being inspired and having fun! Thanks for stopping by xx

Happy Birth-Day

I recently read a friend’s observation, that many mummy friends are using their child’s birthday to reflect and revisit the moments leading up to their birth. Most weeks I see at least one Facebook tribute to the time, place, feelings … Continue reading

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Parenting Lesson # 612 {chilli}

Whilst it is a GOOD idea to teach your children the value of growing your own food and cooking fresh from the garden, it is a bad- I repeat- BAD idea to touch your eye after chopping chilli. Even a … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions…

WEEK 17 ~ DECISION MAKING Scares the hell out of me… not sure why… can’t decide? I struggle with decision making and the week 17 Simplify Your Life post has given me some strategies and food for thought. According to … Continue reading

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Time, Slow down and Focus

This is my week 15 & 16 catch up post for the Simplify Your Life challenge WEEK 15 TIME MANAGEMENT – PRIORITIES My new priority is to set a task and achieve it. If it takes a day or a … Continue reading

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Parenting Lesson #319 – {opening birthday gifts}

It is a good idea to give your birthday child one present at a time to open, and save the best for last… or risk having your child obsess over his favourite toy and ignore all other guests and gifts. (PS … Continue reading

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Managing time, keeping it simple

SYL Week 14: Time Management & Planning OK so time management is not my forte (completing week 14 challenge in week 17!) Funnily, I am completing challenges in bursts, as I do most tasks 🙂 Anyway, I digress… I am … Continue reading

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SYL’12 – Check In

Simplify Your Life challenge: Week 13: Check in on Goals set in week Six Yay! The Good: Adventures with family – pleased we are making an effort to spend time together. Picnics, playground, friends over, board games and having fun. … Continue reading

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