Hi, I’m Nicky.

I’m your go-to fellow Mum, the real and relatable mum behind The Mum Shift. I’m not some polished Instagram influencer with a picture-perfect life. I’m a 45-year-old working mum raising two amazing teenage daughters with my steadfast husband, Duncan (and a little sausage dog too). I’ve been in the trenches of motherhood for 17 years now, and let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride.

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned on this journey is the power of mindful parenting. It’s not about being a perfect mum or having it all figured out. It’s about showing up fully present for your kids, even amidst the chaos. It’s about responding with compassion instead of reacting in frustration.

And most importantly, it’s about taking care of yourself so you can be the best version of you for your family. Trust me, I know how easy it is to get lost in the never-ending to-do list and put your own needs last. But here’s the truth: you can’t pour from an empty cup. Prioritizing self-care isn’t selfish; it’s a necessity.

When I started incorporating mindfulness practices into my daily life, like deep breathing, gratitude, and self-compassion, it was a total game-changer. I became a calmer, more patient mum, even on the toughest days.

Mindful parenting has been especially crucial as I navigate the challenges of raising teens with mental health struggles. It’s heartbreaking to watch your child suffer and not have all the answers.

But through mindfulness, I’ve learned to create a safe space for open communication, validate their feelings, and model healthy coping strategies. It’s not about fixing everything; it’s about being fully present to support them through the ups and downs.

I’m not claiming to be an expert or have it all figured out. I’m right there in the trenches with you, learning as I go. But I’m passionate about sharing the mindful parenting strategies that have made a difference for my family.

Things like active listening, emotional regulation, quality time rituals, and embracing the imperfect moments.

I believe every mum deserves a judgment-free space to share her struggles and find practical, relatable support. That’s why I created The Mum Shift – to empower working mums to ditch the guilt, prioritize self-care, and parent more mindfully.

Because when we take care of ourselves, we can show up as the present, patient mums our kids need.

So, if you’re ready to make a shift towards more mindful parenting, you’re in the right place. Get ready for vulnerable stories, practical tips, and a whole lot of solidarity.

And if you only remember one thing – you’re doing an amazing job, even when it doesn’t feel like it. Embrace the journey and know that you’re not alone. Let’s do this mindful parenting thing together, one imperfect day at a time.