How to stop the night-time wandering

For many parents, getting their little one to sleep through the night is a life-changing event. I know it certainly was for me and my husband. Waking up multiple times a night to the sounds of a crying baby wasn’t just an inconvenience. It was exhausting. I was a zombie, barely able to function, and at times felt like I was taking a risk just looking after both my daughters after particularly bad nights. So once our youngest finally discovered … Read more

What’s all the (white) noise about anyway?

My Dad’s been staying with me recently, and he’s frequently commented on how different things are with kids these days to when he and my Mum were bringing up me and my siblings.  Most of it’s pretty small stuff, really, but one thing he’s often marvelled at is how my husband and I use technology as part of our parenting. Whether that’s asking ‘Alexa’ to set a timer so the girls know how long they have before we leave for … Read more

We wake HOW many times?…

You’re going to have to excuse me, I’m going unleash my inner geek this week!  I think our bodies (and more specifically our brains) are SO clever, that when I get the chance to natter on about any of our natural processes, I get a little excited!  I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible, obvs! You may think that when we fall asleep, that’s it, we stay asleep until the morning, unless we have a particularly bad night … Read more

But I don’t WANT to wake up!…

Don’t you just hate it when you wake up and you’re really groggy.  It can seem like it takes forever to get going. Sometimes the only thing that will get your day flowing is a cup of coffee, or maybe a quick shower.  But did you know, that grogginess actually has a name? Sleep inertia! And it’s not just us grown ups that get it.  I’m sure you will have noticed that your little ones aren’t always in a better … Read more

What about Mum & Dad?…

As it’s approaching Valentines Day, I thought this was as good a time as any to have a little chat about Mum and Dad.  We’re all so focused on our kids, it can be really easy to lose sight of ourselves, let alone our relationships with our partners!  (Mum’s, if you haven’t already, maybe you’d like to have a look at my previous blog about Mummies? Dads, don’t worry, your turn is coming soon!). We all know maintaining relationships takes … Read more

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