Starting The New School Term With Confidence

Every month, in Chatty Club, there is a Smiley Master Class which is not only an opportunity for the Mums to come together and share but also a chance to learn and get support with what they find most challenging. September's Master Class dealt with Back to School. So...

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Is this wrong?

This is what I would ask you if I was looking for your approval. As much as I am opening to listening to what you think, I have to make my own decisions and work out what is 'right' for me. You cannot tell me what is right for me and if you think you know or you can,...

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What is normal anyway?

Would you believe I get asked 'Is my child normal?' more than I'd like to admit. I like to think it roughly translates into: 'Please can you reassure me that everything is OK here.' For me, normal is about meeting a required standard and being a certain way that is...

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You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

This week I've been having major insecurities about my physical appearance. I'm not digging for compliments and I genuinely appear to have some sort of body dysmorphia. To overcome this, I've been doing more videos and studying Ruth Langsford's Instagram videos so I...

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How to Find Your Summer Smile and Keep It!

We usually associate the Summer with down time and a break from school. A chance to have fun and relax. How about this year, we use the extra time to create new habits which serve us long into the new school term and prepare us to face September? If I said: it's fun...

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The One Thing That Guarantees Connection With Your Child

When I observe Mums with their children, sometimes I cry. I literally get a lump in my throat as I can feel how much love there is between them. Yesterday I wanted to cry but it felt like a knife to my heart because I saw something which really upset me I was waiting...

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What Makes A Perfect Mum?

One that doesn't try to be perfect! Sounds obvious, but so often I see people hung up on the way things look (instead of looking how it makes them feel) feeling bad about making mistakes not being able to admit they are wrong comparing themselves to other Mums and...

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How to Find Calm in a Crisis

"I just can't cope with the meltdowns" they say. It's delivered with a heavy sigh and an unspoken desperate plea for help. "Smiley at your Service!" I say. Happy to shine a light on this very common problem. There are so many families who struggle with anger.......but...

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The Sure- Fire Way for Mums to Power Up Their Confidence

Let's use our imaginations to be anything we want to be! "Don't be ridiculous, that's just pretending Smiley!" chant all lovely Mums across the internet. Yes, that's right! It's just pretend. Or is it? Your brain doesn't know the difference between what is real and...

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10 Ideas to Shake Up Your Family’s Morning Routine

I'm a morning person. What about you? Maybe you were before you had children. Maybe these days you are hankering after an extra snooze before you wake up smiling. “On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy....

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