8 Tips for overcoming time differences when you travel with your family

Here we are in mid-July, lockdown’s slowly lifting here in England and I think a lot of us are starting to think about going away somewhere for a week or two over the summer holidays.   Maybe just the thought of all the precautions you will have to take because of Covid-19 are enough to put you off?  Or maybe you’re willing to undertake it all just for a change of scene (and let’s face it, who wouldn’t agree with that … Read more

Can you Co-Sleep and Sleep Train?

I’ll be the first to admit there really is nothing quite like snuggling up to your sleeping child – the chance to smell them, touch them and just generally be close to them can feel like an antidote to anything that’s wrong with the world.  After all, we love our little ones more than anything in the world, and frankly, we are their world, so the feeling’s more than mutual. At least, that’s how it starts out anyway.  But certainly … Read more

Sweet Temptation

Not long until Easter.  While it’s not exactly like other years, there’s still lots of little ones who are going to be excited about seemingly living off nothing but chocolate for a day or two (or is that just in my house?…). Nowadays, we’re all pretty aware that letting our little ones gorge on sweet treats isn’t the best thing to let them do for their teeth or waist line, but what about how it affects their sleep?  It’s not … Read more

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

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