01 Dec

1st Day of Advent – Tips for Calm

If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know I’ve written a book called “Balance and Calm Toolkit for Christmas Calm”.

So I thought I’d share day 1 for you – in case your book hasn’t been delivered 🙂

Advent Countdown Day 1



Indoor Activity


Baking and Decorating Cookies


This is a quick recipe to make biscuits which can be decorated with either icing tubes or plain water icing with sprinkles. Let your little one help with weighing and tickling the butter into the flour


Measure out with your little one:


Fridge Cookies: makes approx. 50


–  250g plain flour

–  1 teaspoon baking powder

–  125g butter (cut into small cubes)

–  175g caster sugar

–  1 beaten egg

–  1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • Sift flour with the baking powder in to a bowl.
  • Then rub the butter into the flour/ baking powder, so it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add in sugar
  • Add in beaten egg with vanilla extract. Then mix to a smooth dough
  • Make the dough into a cylinder shape and wrap in cling film or foil.
  • Chill for 6-8 hours
  • Lightly grease baking sheets
  • Slice into thin discs and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C fan for 10-12 minutes, until golden
  • Cover the dough and store in fridge for another day’s baking


When cool you can decorate the biscuits – snowflakes, snowmen, Christmas pudding or presents or anything you love!



Outdoor Activity


Go for a Walk


Go for a walk where you can have several options:


  • Look for a branchy stick that you could hang homemade decorations on (even spray/paint gold or white)
  • Look for pinecones for another project later in the advent coutdown
  • Create a “can you spot” list before you go for each person to tick off (e.g. fir tree, school road signs, stop sign, bird, robin, dog, cat, bobble hat, person wearing glove). Add in anything you know is likely to be seen.



Calm Activity




  • Collect all your favourite story books and get a blanket for everyone
  • Get all of your Christmas stories (or movies) in one place so you can read them together. Create a story corner in the room or on the sofa
  • Sit and snuggle and read together
  • Maybe have one of the biscuits you decorated earlier J


Calm Activity




  • Have a good shake of your body, arms and legs whilst standing up.
  • Jump up and down to release any surplus energy
  • Lie down together on your back (so they can copy you)
  • Use a blanket if you want to, to be super warm and cosy
  • Wiggle fingers and toes
  • Take a deep breath in and out to relax. Notice how your tummy rises and falls with each breath
  • Close your eyes and imagine the bed/sofa you are lying on is hot toast and you are butter
  • Imagine that you are melting into the bed/sofa as you relax
  • Can you feel your legs melting and your back becoming part of the bed/sofa?
  • Feel the warmth of the toast warming your head and neck and arms, as they relax more and more
  • When you are ready open eyes and wiggle your fingers, toes and nose
  • How did your body feel? Nice and warm and relaxed?



Gratitude Exercise


Each day spend a few minutes with your child and share something that you are grateful, glad about, enjoyed during that day. Try and share 3 things each. It can be cuddles, activity, food and more. Simple things are perfect – doesn’t have to be seeing Santa or buying a present.


Today I am grateful for….

Today I am glad about …



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24 Nov

Need to Organise Some Christmas Calm

Is December approaching too quickly?

Kids counting down to the advent calendar?

The “should’s” building up and mild panic coming in?

Wondering what you’ll do to keep the kids amused or CALM through December

I have a little something for you – The Balance and Calm Toolkit for Christmas Calm Action Pack Read More

30 Oct

8 Tips for Balance and Calm

8 Tips for Balance and Calm

Here are a few quick tips from my book!

  1. Think of a positive affirmation for the day – “I am good enough” or “I am joyful” or “I am lovable”. Repeat three times throughout the day.
  2. Spend a minute breathing in a rainbow of colours – the full spectrum – close your eyes, relax and feel your body fill and glow with a rainbow of colours. Was there a colour that stood out?
  3. Create a calming roller ball – perfect for your handbag to calm and relax your or for headaches. Buy a glass 10ml roller ball bottle from Ebay or similar, add in 4 drops of CPTG lavender oil and top up with fractionated coconut oil or a flavourless oil such as sunflower oil. Then use on pulse points.
  4. Sleep issues? Try the Dr Bach Night Time Rescue Remedy. Simply spray under tongue before bed – check the usage guide for more info.
  5. Lie down and imagine you are butter melting onto a piece of hot toast as you relax your body completely.
  6. Spend a minute listening to your heart – close your eyes, relax and feel your heart space glow with pink; allow this colour to swamp your whole body – feel the love and calm.
  7. Next time you shampoo your hair, take an extra minute and give yourself an Indian Head Massage. Rub all over your head, then with conditioner stroke from forehead to neck. As you dry, you can do the gentle hair pull. Great to calm and stimulate growth.
  8. Tension building? Put your hands at the back of your head, rub your thumbs across the bony base and then “shampoo” your head all over with your fingers. Mini Indian Head Massage – so relaxing.

For another 152 tips and a full chapter explaining the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, flower essences, crystals, and affirmations, why not check out my book – http://amzn.to/2cyl3nI


Romella Jones – Chief Calm Creator @ Create Family Calm

Romella is an award winning holistic therapist and energy practitioner based in Shropshire but available to support parents globally.

Since 2012 Romella has focused as a more family oriented therapist, the catalyst was her son starting school. Since then  “Create Family Calm” has been developed, offering a wide range of therapies to parents and their children. Solutions to bedwetting, sibling rivalry, separation anxiety, anger management, tantrums, toilet issues, food control issues, nightmares, lack of self esteem and more.

Therapies included SleepTalk (A self-esteem program for children as they sleep), Relax Kids coach,  Infant/Baby Massage Instructor, The Balance Procedure practitioner and Teacher, Story Massage, Aromatherapy all alongside Reiki & energy/crystal healing, aromatherapy and other tools from Cariad Therapies.

Many families have been supported through  her  offering in person and through skype.

For more information please contact Romella on www.createfamilycalm.com