Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Hello TeamTOMM and how are we all doing today ❤️? I hope everyone is having a lovely fun filled Sunday and doing zero housework! Here is what we will be eating next week: Sunday: Roast dinner (we are using the chicken that we were supposed to having last week but Mike...
Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Happy Sunday folks! I hope you are all having a wonderfully relaxing weekend and are spending it with people you love ❤️ Here is what we will be eating Chez Bray this week … Sunday: Beef Brisket cooked in the outdoor oven Monday: Slow Cooker Aubergine and Lentil...
Meal Plan: 16th July

Meal Plan: 16th July

Happy Sunday TeamTOMMers!❤️ I hope everyone is enjoying a housework free weekend? I have had a slight shift around with the shopping delivery. As work is getting busier I am finding it easier to get it all delivered on a Sunday because that way the kids and Mike are...
Meal Plan: w/c 9th July

Meal Plan: w/c 9th July

  Happy Sunday y’all! Here’s what we’ll be eating Chez Bray next week!! Monday: Slow Cooker Spicy Beans with lamb cutlets and green veg Tuesday: Slow Cooker Meat Free Bolognese Wednesday: Oven Baked Cod with Potato Wedges and Peas Thursday: Slow...
Menu plan: w/c 2nd July

Menu plan: w/c 2nd July

Happy Sunny Sunday to everyone that currently has sunshine in the UK! After last week’s catch-all week we’ve used up loads of food in the cupboards and we’ve saved a bit of cash too which is fab! Here is what we will be eating next week …...
Shark v Dyson: The Results!

Shark v Dyson: The Results!

THE MOST frequently asked question on the TeamTOMM Facebook Group is which is better the Shark or the Dyson? So I asked Shark and Dyson to send me their machines so I could test them and answer the question once and for all (I never dreamed they would say yes!!) Here...
Meal Plan: w/c 25th June

Meal Plan: w/c 25th June

Periodically we have a catch-all meal plan! Basically, this means that I will go through all our tinned food and freezer and see what I can make out of what we already have for the week ahead. This does two things: Gives us a week with a low shopping bill, because we...
A Letter To Stepdads…

A Letter To Stepdads…

My name is Mike (you might know me as The Slightly Less Organised Dad). I am a dad, husband, ex-husband and a step-dad.  All of those things add up to a very happy life presently, however, it’s been a roller coaster! Rewind << 7 Years << I have one son...
Meal Plan w/c: 18th June

Meal Plan w/c: 18th June

Happy Sunday everyone!…. and to everyone in the UK Happy Father’s Day! I have been out all morning because Jonny had a karate grading from 8:30am – 12pm. But now I am home to sit down and relax with Mike and the kids for the rest of the day ❤️ Here...
Father’s Day Ideas! Thrifty but Thoughtful!

Father’s Day Ideas! Thrifty but Thoughtful!

Firstly a word to the people who are feeling sad about Father’s Day ❤️ If your dad is no longer with you or your kids’ dad is absent then Father’s Day can be a hard day of the year. I remember when I was a single mum and found Father’s Day...
Meal Plan: w/c 11th June

Meal Plan: w/c 11th June

Happy Sunday everyone! Who’s meal planning for next week? Don’t forget it is Father’s day next Sunday in the UK (17th June) so you might want to pop a couple of extras bits into the shopping basket to save you having to run around like a headless...
How Julia Rocks The Housework!

How Julia Rocks The Housework!

Name: Julia Who lives in your house?: I live with my husband and 2 kids (5 and 3). One is at school and the other is at nursery 2 days a week. How would you describe your working situation?: I work part-time (2 days a week) doing 12-hour shifts. These could be nights...
Meal Plan: w/c June 4th

Meal Plan: w/c June 4th

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! We have gorgeous weather today in Kent, I have just finished the shopping order for next week and now I am going to head outside and soak up the glorious weather! For those of you who don’t know, the daily cleaning playlists are now...
Meal Plan: w/c May 28th

Meal Plan: w/c May 28th

How’s the Bank Holiday weekend treating everyone? For those of you are in the South East of the UK wasn’t last night’s storm something else??? I’ve got a busy week of lots of exciting TOMM stuff! Lots of cool stuff is going on in the background...
I’ve Updated The Privacy Policy

I’ve Updated The Privacy Policy

No doubt that you’ll have been getting quite a few emails landing in your inbox recently talking to you about GDPR, so here’s mine! The new data protection laws are going to come into effect on May 25th and in order to make sure I comply with these laws I...
You Rock! How TOMM has helped Jemma

You Rock! How TOMM has helped Jemma

  Name  Jemma How would you describe your working situation? Full time prior to starting TOMM, on Maternity leave currently and due to go back 3 days a week in 2 months time! Who lives in your house? Myself, my husband and my 10 month old daughter. Tell us about...
The Organised Holiday Plan

The Organised Holiday Plan

Do you remember Organised Christmas? Well here is it’s little sister … Ladies and gentlemen, I give The Organised Holiday!  No more last minute packing, panic buying or emergency passport renewals ? Organised Holiday Free Printable...
Meal Plan w/c: May 21st

Meal Plan w/c: May 21st

Who had an AMAZING time yesterday watching the Royal Wedding? I am not normally the soppy type but I have to admit that it got me a bit teary! I watched it in a bar in London, with cocktails and an amazing group of women. We had a blast! So I am feeling really happy...
Die(t)

Die(t)

Diet … die with a T stuffed on the end. I mean a T!!   ..  tea, food! Not a good start The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that last week I produced a vlog and in it I mentioned that I was doing the 5:2 diet. It was a throwaway comment and the vlog...
You Rock! How TOMM has helped Hannah

You Rock! How TOMM has helped Hannah

Name: Hannah Who lives in your house? Me, my husband, my 2-year-old and 6 month old How would you describe your working situation? Currently on maternity leave Tell us about your typical day Get up around 5:30/6am with the boys (there’s normally at least one...

Meal Plan: w/c 14th May

Hello everyone and the very happiest of Sundays to you all ❤️ Here is what we will be eating next week … Happy meal planning! Monday: Meat Free Bolognese  Tuesday: Cod with roasted vegetables Wednesday: Slow Cooker Red Thai Veggie Curry Thursday: Piri Piri...
Life Hack! Organise Your Bag … EASILY!

Life Hack! Organise Your Bag … EASILY!

Those of you who follow my social media pages will know all about the TeamTOMM Tip of The Week! Members of TeamTOMM will throw their life and cleaning hacks at me so I can cherry pick the awesome ones and bring them your way! Well, this one was so so so so good that I...
Meal Plan: w/c 7th May

Meal Plan: w/c 7th May

Happy Sunday everybody! Who’s got sunshine? We are set to have some lovely weather over the next few days so we are hoping we can make the most of it! It is also Ben’s birthday tomorrow! We are looking forward to a really lovely week. Here is what...
Meal Plan: w/c 30th April

Meal Plan: w/c 30th April

This meal plan is coming out to you a little earlier than normal because I am travelling up to Suffolk to see my mum and dad today. I know that when I get home I am going to be tired and will probably want to just flop on the sofa. So I am being my future friend and...
Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas

Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas

These little balls of sunshine are so versatile and go equally well in a warm pitta with tzatziki and salad or popped onto a skewer (do this after they have finished cooking) with a greek salad. (I adapted Joe Wick’s recipe for the slow cooker! Got to love a bit...
Selling Your Home? Read This First!

Selling Your Home? Read This First!

If you frequent my blog on the regular then you will already know that I don’t think we should all be living in picture perfect show homes. Because quite frankly it isn’t practical. I think a family home needs to enjoyed and it needs to be functional....
Meal Plan: w/c 23rd April

Meal Plan: w/c 23rd April

Happy Sunday evening everyone … have you meal prepped for next week yet? This is what we’ll be eating …  Monday: Leftover Slow Cooker Puttanesca Pasta (we had loads left from last week so I popped it in the freezer) Tuesday: Slow Cooker Lamb Koftas...
Meal Plan: w/c 16th April

Meal Plan: w/c 16th April

Happy Sunday everyone … who’s meal planning? Lots of you have tried the Lush Mushroom Curry from last week and I am getting fab feedback which is great! Here is this week’s offering, I hope it gives you some inspiration. Monday Salmon fillets with...
Meal Plan w/c 9th April

Meal Plan w/c 9th April

Happy Sunday everyone … it is still the Easter holidays here in the UK and the older boys have gone to stay with their dad for the whole of next week. So Mike and I are taking advantage of this and trying out some new recipes. If they are a success the recipes...
Feedback Goals … This Made Me Cry!

Feedback Goals … This Made Me Cry!

  Yesterday I was tagged in a post on the TeamTOMM Facebook Group and I have to level with you … It made me shed a little tear! When you are sat behind your laptop blogging it is really easy to forget that you are actually having an impact on people’s...
Kids Destroying Your Hard Work?

Kids Destroying Your Hard Work?

We are slap bang in the middle of the Easter holidays in the UK and that means one thing … actually two things … kids and kids that are hyped up on chocolate! Here is how I keep it all together and not lose my...
Meal Plan w/c 2nd April

Meal Plan w/c 2nd April

Is everyone having a happy Easter? Eaten your body weight in chocolate yet? I am writing this whilst munching my way through a vegan choccy egg … it is good ? Anyway enough about chocolate (I’m sure you are all sick of the sight of the stuff by now!) ...
Do People Live In Your House? They Live In Mine!

Do People Live In Your House? They Live In Mine!

Yesterday I spoke on my Instagram stories all about the driving force behind TOMM. It is something that is so important to me! And it even made me a little bit emotional! You see it is really hard when you run a blog (that is getting popular by the day) to make sure...
New Printables!

New Printables!

For ages (and I mean AGES) I have been getting requests to condense the printables so that the Friday Focus jobs are all on one piece of paper …this way you won’t have to print out reams of paper anymore! So today I sat down and did it! Here is the new...
Oi! Lurkers! Over Here! We Need To Talk.

Oi! Lurkers! Over Here! We Need To Talk.

I want to talk to you about face creams! Bear with me! I am one of those people who buy all the creams and potions, the nice clothes and the sparkly bling (costume jewellery, I can’t afford the real ice!) but then I never wear them or use them! I bought them...
I’ve Changed My Routine!

I’ve Changed My Routine!

OK! Don’t panic … The Organised Mum Method is still the same but I have changed my days up a bit … find out why/how in my latest YouTube vid...
The Psychology of Stuff: The Right House For You.

The Psychology of Stuff: The Right House For You.

The final part of the mini-series written for us by the truly incredible  The Psychology Mum I’ve looked at four aspects of the complex relationship between psychology and our home environment. But what kind of house makes us happy? There seems to be a growing belief...
The Psychology of Stuff: Emotions

The Psychology of Stuff: Emotions

The next part of the wonderful mini-series by The Psychology Mum …  Us humans have emotions that become entangled in most things, and that includes our house and the things in it. The relationship is complex, and at the extreme end may manifest itself as part of...
Meal Plan: w/c 5th March

Meal Plan: w/c 5th March

  Last week Storm Emma and The Beast From The East meant that I ate my body weight in food every single day .. I was so cold and hungry … I was an eating machine. So this week we are concentrating on veggies and nutrition! Have a wonderful week everyone!...
The Psychology of Stuff: Attachment

The Psychology of Stuff: Attachment

The third part of our mini-series … all about why we have so much stuff … wonderfully written by The Psychology Mum    Attachment It’s quite well known that the acquisition of objects (i.e. shopping!) can be associated with the release of...
The Psychology of Stuff: Control

The Psychology of Stuff: Control

The second instalment of the mini series by Emma The Psychology Mum ❤️ Control The world is a pretty chaotic place and often we have very little control over it. However, we do exert some control over our home and what we put in it. Control is a core component of many...
The Psychology of Stuff: A mini-series!

The Psychology of Stuff: A mini-series!

I am so happy to introduce this mini series! The Organised Mum Blog is getting brainy!!! The wonderful Emma, a Dr. of Clinical Psychology, also known on Instagram as @thepsychologymum is going to be digging deep into our minds, revealing the secrets about the...
Do You Rock? … (you do now!)

Do You Rock? … (you do now!)

So …. if you don’t follow me on Instagram and Facebook then you won’t have got the memo that every day there is new playlist uploaded to my YouTube channel, meaning you can truly Rock The Housework. The playlists last 30 minutes (give or take …...
Meal Plan: W/C 26th Feb

Meal Plan: W/C 26th Feb

  Ooooh the weather is COLD here in the UK right now! So we are going for full-on comfort and nutrition next week! Also a little heads up it is World Book Day on Thursday 1st … so if your little wee ones are at school you might need to arrange a costume (if...
Menu Plan: 19th February

Menu Plan: 19th February

Mike and I went out last night, we had a rather late night and today I am feeling a bit delicate … so next week’s meal plan is HEAVILY influenced by comfort food ? Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese (the recipe for this will be loaded onto the blog...
Dairy Free Lasagne

Dairy Free Lasagne

Dairy free lasagne is so much easier than people think to make. You really don’t miss the cheese and this tastes AMAZING with a crisp salad. Make a double batch and freeze for another night (no washing up!) PRINTABLE Recipe Card DF Lasagne...
Meal Plan: 12th Feb (Pancake Day This Week!)

Meal Plan: 12th Feb (Pancake Day This Week!)

Heads up to all meal planners it is Pancake Day on the 13th! It is my birthday on Friday AND it is Valentine’s Day on Wednesday … that’s a whole of stuff to remember! Monday: Dairy Free Spinach and ‘Ricotta’ Lasagne. I have been working...
The F Word! What To Do When Fleas Invade!

The F Word! What To Do When Fleas Invade!

Last night I was in bed and I heard some foxes having a very nice time (if you know what I mean) in a nearby garden! Cue panic!  It wasn’t the fact that a mummy fox and a daddy fox were making baby foxes, but the fear that they might build a den in my garden...
Dairy Gives Me Acne

Dairy Gives Me Acne

  Lots of you ask me why I don’t eat dairy. You want to know whether it is an ethical choice or an allergy. So here it is … (the title is a bit of a spoiler!! ?) I started with bad skin when I was still in primary school, year 5 to be exact so that...
Menu Plan: Feb 5th 2018

Menu Plan: Feb 5th 2018

February is my birthday month! I am going to be 18 again ? Here is what we are going to be eating this week… Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese (recipe coming soon) Tuesday: Slow Cooker Lamb HotPot (recipe coming soon) Wednesday: Dairy Free Celeriac Gratin...
Meal Plan: January 29th

Meal Plan: January 29th

  You see this is why I meal plan!!! I didn’t get round to doing the meal plan or the online food shop on Sunday and now I am popping into the shop every day. It is such a FAFF! On the bright side, it is nearly the end of January! GET IN! I have been doing...
My maiden name was Green so…

My maiden name was Green so…

I am going back to my roots! Next week I am going to challenge myself and clean ALL WEEK with only environmentally friendly cleaning products. Now those of you who know me will KNOW that this means no zoflora (head in a paper bag … deep breaths!!) We have been...
Meal Plan: w/c 22nd January

Meal Plan: w/c 22nd January

I am still doing Run Every Day January and quite frankly I am ready to eat my own foot come 6pm ?  So I’ve taken that into account and bumped up the protein (and the carbs!!)  This meal plan includes the Slow Cooker Doner Kebab … believe you NEED to try...
New Here?

New Here?

Feeling overwhelmed by housework? Want more time in the day to do fun stuff? The Organised Mum Method has the potential to REVOLUTIONISE your life! So what are you waiting for? All of the information you need to get started is in the Beginners’ Guide...
Meal Plan: week commencing 15th Jan 2018

Meal Plan: week commencing 15th Jan 2018

  We are slap bang in the middle of January … quite possibly the worst time of the year. So we are spicing it up a bit this week and having lots of comforting and colourful food! Monday: Slow Cooker Vegetable Balti (recipe coming soon) Tuesday: Slow Cooker...