Welcome to the second part of my Mama Slay List, a compendium of kick ass New Year goals, tips and resolutions by a bunch of kick ass mamas. If you missed Part 1, check it out here.

EMMA CARR, Personal Stylist, Wardrobe and Image Consultant, CRAVE PERSONAL STYLING

Mums That Slay New Year Mama Slay List Emma Carr Crave Personal Styling New Year Goals
Mum of 1, Emma Carr runs her personal styling business Crave Personal Styling

In a world that is becoming every more frantic it’s getting harder and harder to be ‘present’, especially when you’re a working mama – there’s always something to do, somewhere to be. I must confess as someone that’s a bit of a perfectionist and planner I’ve always had trouble with this, but it became very noticeable over the course of last year that I needed to look at some of my habits. 

I’m not big on “New Year Resolutions”, I always think you’re setting yourself up for a fall waiting until the clock strikes midnight to start making changes, so I started laying the foundations ‘to be more present in 2017’, in the final weeks of last year. I switched off all the notifications on my phone, removed all my social media apps from the home screen and took regular breaks from posting, all of which I felt the benefits of immediately.

I’ve also invested in a Danielle La Porte Deisre Map weekly planner, which is a weekly diary that incorporates your soul and your to-do list; your gratitude and your goals; your deepest desires with your day-to-day, because there’s nothing like seeing things in black and white to help us focus and be present. The truth is I’m not going to be turning into the Dali Lama anytime soon, but it’s the smallest changes that can make the biggest difference and when you think about it the only thing we can be certain of is now – so we should all be making the most of it.”



Mums That Slay New Year Mama Slay List Leonie Freeman Kids Fashion Photographer
Leonie Freeman is a mum of 2 and a kids’ fashion photographer
Being a self employed mum of 2, I often feel like my working life is 24/7, like I’m a multi-tasking machine – juggling work emails, shoot prep, retouching, kids and the day to day running of family and work life. It’s really hard work having a new baby in the mix again! Mylo and Nancy are my absolute world, but boy… My multitasking abilities have been put to the test!
I often drop everything to reply to work emails straight away, often not taking time to properly think before typing, just doing everything in a rush on my iPhone… Its insane! I need to put in some boundaries and allocate separate times for my family and my work, rather than doing everything all at once and giving myself a headache!
That means quiet time, with a clear head to concentrate on work emails and sit at my desk, rather than doing everything on the run.  And for my family…. putting the iPhone away and when I’m having quality time with my little ones – ignoring other distractions and put them first. I don’t want them to think my iPhone is a permanent part of my anatomy, even though it sometimes feels like that!!!
I also want to drink cocktails and go out dancing more with my girl friends. Easy to forget about doing fun stuff for yourself like that when you are a mum.


Mums That Slay New Year Mama Slay List Sareta Fontaine Blogger Kiki Blah Blah New Year Goals
Sareta Fontaine is a mum of 3 and the founder of parenting and lifestyle blog Kiki Blah-Blah

It feels as if the last few years have been a struggle. I’ve somehow lost myself in the notion of what a good mother means. Recently a lightbulb came on and I gave myself a mental kick up the bum and just decided to stop being so hard on myself. No one is perfect so why even try? It’s easier to be yourself then try to be someone you’re not. If the people around you can’t deal with that, then they’re not your people!

So, my New Years resolution for 2017 is to LIVE. By live I mean live life to the fullest, to do more of what I enjoy and less of doing things to please others. I’m on a path to happiness and only want positivity and good vibes on the way.







Mums That Slay New Year Mama Slay List Alex Ellis Haus of Mono New Year Goals
Alex Ellis is a Mum of , and the Founder of online store Haus of Mono

SELF. CARE.  I cannot stress this enough.  You can’t pour from an empty cup and too often we run on fumes whilst trying to build our empires and raise the future. Every morning I set my alarm for 5AM, and with a bit of luck this usually gives me on average two hours where I can grab a couple of coffees and listen to music.  Music is my therapy, without it I wilt. So every morning I try my hardest to get some solo time with my ear phones and a coffee cup in hand before my toddler wakes, this allows me to get into a good head space for the day.

Have you got any resolutions for this year or tips on how to slay it? Why not share them in the comments below?

Yvadney x







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  1. Fabulous post Yvadney! Some really great insights and thoughts to start the year off right. Thank you for linking up to #sharethejoy if you could add the Share the Joy badge to every post linked up that would be awesome! Lizzie xo

  2. I love these! My thing for 2017, is work smarter not harder/longer. I know that when I hit my peak working hours I can get a lot done, yet I found myself, trying to churn things out – because I felt like I had to, not because it would be my best work. So far (haha day 4), I feel like I have got my next month under control in terms of my blog, instagram and for the clients I work with. I’ve even found space to cook with the kids and take photographs! Hurrah for this Mama Slay list, so much positivity. Thanks for linking up!

    1. Self care is the only way to survive motherhood intact, but always bottom of the list eh? Thanks for checking this post out x

  3. Brilliant inspirational tips for the new year! I keep toying with the idea of switching off notifications on my phone and I really should as I constantly feel like I’m a slave to social media. Self care is so critical and such a fantastic thing to embrace as a resolution. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at #DreamTeam. x

    1. Thank you, I have started doing that since putting this post up. It’s great as I’m a bit of an addict really. Thank you for hosting xx

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