Manifestation, and how to create the life you want!

By Fran Grant | 20th August 2018 | 206 Comments

Manifestation, and how to create the life you want! I first came across the concept of manifestation and the Law of Attraction many years ago when I read ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. I’ve read it twice, and I guarantee I’ll read it again in the future. This book will have a lifelong place on…

How to make time for exercise in the summer holidays

By Fran Grant | 3rd August 2018 | 144 Comments

How to make time for exercise in the summer holidays School’s out for summer, and that means one of two things – you’re a mum who’s juggling work and kids, or you’re a mum who’s juggling, er, kids (I’ve done both roles and they’re equally as demanding). Whichever camp you’re in, the summer holidays can…

Guest post: How to clear mental clutter by Kate Ibbotson (A Tidy Mind)

By Fran Grant | 17th July 2018 | 165 Comments

Guest post: How to clear mental clutter – by Kate Ibbotson, Professional Organiser at ‘A Tidy Mind’ You can do anything but you can’t do everything – David Allen. Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I do. We live in a society where there is an abundance of choice. From the type of bowl from which…

How to deal with Gymtimidation (it’s a thing!)

By Fran Grant | 15th July 2018 | 211 Comments

How to Deal with Gymtimidation Yep, you read it correctly – GYMTIMIDATION – and yes, it’s an actual thing! Have you ever felt too scared to join a gym? Self conscious about the way you look (or the way you think others will perceive you), embarrassed by your less-than-olympic fitness level, or intimidated by the…

My WHY’S for living a healthy lifestyle

By Fran Grant | 10th July 2018 | 170 Comments

My WHY’S for living a healthy lifestyle I never used to concern myself about health and fitness. As a young girl I was always as skinny as a rake, same as a teenager. I always assumed skinny meant healthy, and took for granted that I could just eat whatever I wanted with no consequence. The…

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO)

By Fran Grant | 7th July 2018 | 207 Comments

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO) Mum. Wife. Business Owner. Friend. Family member. A multi-faceted life means so many responsibilities, so many demands, so many expectations, so many people to keep happy. I’ve spent years trying to please everyone –  not wanting to offend anyone or let anyone down,…

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat

By Fran Grant | 4th July 2018 | 206 Comments

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while. I’ve had it all my life – as a young kid I was naturally thin, and I got used to the endless skinny remarks and the name calling – string bean,…

My tips for getting quality shut-eye

By Fran Grant | 30th April 2018 | Comments Off on My tips for getting quality shut-eye

My tips for getting quality shut-eye I bloody love sleep. Shame I don’t actually get a whole lot of it having 3 young boys, but I do try (every now and then) to bank up some quality zzz’s. I’ll try and keep this post short as you’re probably as zonked as me. We all hear…

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

By Fran Grant | 23rd April 2018 | Comments Off on Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…) Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are – Dr. Robert Holden I’ve always been a striver. Forever in pursuit of a new challenge, diving into another project, constantly looking to attain happiness or achieve success.…

Launch of the blog!

By Fran Grant | 16th April 2018 | Comments Off on Launch of the blog!

Launch of the blog! When a woman realises how much potential she’s got, she’s ready to go out and do anything! Hello, I’m Fran. 38 years old. Wife. Mum to 3 gorgeous little boys. Previous career woman slash business owner. Gym addict. Bookworm. Vegetarian. This is the dawn of an exhilarating new chapter for me,…

ABOUT FRAN GRANT

Wife to a very lucky husband. Mum to 3 beautiful little boys. Gym, yoga and self care enthusiast. Lover of food, coffee, wine and gin. Self confessed bookworm and book hoarder. Advocate for keeping the magic of reading alive for today’s children. And last but not least - Writer (currently trying my hand at kids fiction and rhyming stories). Thanks for visiting my site - expect to see posts mainly related to reading and writing, with occasional musings about family, parenting and life in general. Oh, and plenty of book reviews! Hope you enjoy! Much love, Fran x