Just one more…

Toddlers and their amazing need for things at bedtime Toddlers are awesome, aren’t they!  Suddenly, they’re walking, talking little people who have a mind of their own but are still completely reliant on you (which never hurts the Mummy/Daddy ego).  However, the flip side of that is…they’re walking talking little people who have a mind of their own but are still completely reliant on you… For those of you who have had a toddler, I’m pretty sure you know exactly … 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

Just One More Coffee…

I’ve just had a friend (who is 7 months pregnant) over for coffee and a catch up.  Although my youngest is nearly 3, it’s amazing how quickly I’ve forgotten so much about being pregnant.  But the big thing I’d forgotten was having to limit your caffeine intake! Freudian memory loss perhaps?… After she’d gone, being the inquisitive soul I am, I thought I’d look into caffeine a little more (yes, you guessed it, with a trusty cup of full-caf’ coffee … Read more

Waking From Hunger

I think it’s probably fair to say for the majority of parents, our biggest concerns for our little ones, especially before they can talk, revolve around sleeping and eating (you know, the things we totally took for granted before we had kids?…).   Obviously, being a sleep consultant, I talk a lot about sleep (well, duh!), but I’m going to talk a little about feeding now (not least because I’ve just finished a really interesting short course in infant nutrition), so … Read more

Falling Back…to sleep?

I don’t know about you, but bedtime always seems a little easier when it’s dark outside, not just for our little ones, but for us grown-ups too.   When it’s cold and dark all we really want to do is climb into our warm beds and snuggle down (my husband would definitely hibernate all winter if he thought he could get away with it!).  Have you noticed bedtime battles are a little less tricky when it’s getting dark before you take … Read more

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