Transitioning from work mode into “Mum-Mode” {share your tips to WIN!}

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It’s that time of the day where you need to log off from work, prep your to-do list for tomorrow, and get the hell out of there in time to pick up the kids.

But isn’t it hard sometimes to leave your work at the office door?!”

Yet as working women, it’s important to find a way to leave the stress of paid work behind so we can shift into our other job of being great mums to our kids.

The job where we need to be attentive listeners, squeezy cuddle dispensers, and sometimes patient punching bags to grumpy, hungry kids at the end of their action packed days.

So it’s a good idea to do something for yourself after you leave the office to help shrug off the work day, clear your head, reboot, and relax.”

I call it my ‘transition period’: a period in the day of me-time where I treat myself. I do something that’s got nothing to do with my work, nothing to do with the kids, or chores, or friends, or family. Something that’s just for me.

And if I give myself that ‘transition period’,  by the time I’m nose to nose with my little guys I’m ready to give them my full attention because I’ve brushed off the work day, and had a bit of an escape.”

Here’s some of the little afternoon transition moments that have worked great-guns for me lately:


If I’m working from home I’ll take a walk, and breathe in that fresh air.

Even just 10 minutes walking around the neighborhood packs a real punch. The fresh air is like a mind-sweeper that clears out the junk of the work day.

 A walk and getting fresh air



If I’m driving to pick up the kids I’ll crank up the cheesy music and sing my heart out.

The transformative benefits of a great track can never be underestimated. And after a duet with Elton John (I do the Kiki Dee part), or a window smashing version of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’ I’ve forgotten the details of work and am ready to transition into ‘Mummy Mode’. If you ever see a woman in the car using her hand as a microphone singing her heart out, beep and wave. It’s probably me.



Wherever I’m based, I’ll have something to eat or drink to restore my energy for the evening of playing/cajoling/cooking/washing/brushing/reading/cuddling that lies ahead.

coffee break

Wasabi peas, organic dates with dry roasted almonds, or a Vanilla Moccona Flavour Infused Coffee have been on high rotation lately. Consuming something that’s high on flavour wakes up my taste-buds and also carries me over till dinner time.

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And after I’m in the right frame of mind thanks to these things, the chatter of the day is gone, and I’m better equipped to be the kind of mum I’d like to be.”



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What do you do to help transition your mind from paid work to your other job of being a mum?

Do you treat yourself to something tasty, do you do a special activity, do you sing along in the car like me, or is there something else that works wonders for you?


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