How I stopped having nightmares and sleep better than ever.
It's great to welcome Laura Clark again as part of her regular column for me: Live Smart Be Healthy. I know all you new mothers and fathers will find her advice invaluable.
Annoyingly but not surprisingly perhaps, during high-stress periods (every day as a parent, right?!) I often to release my anxiety at night.
A good night's sleep is essential to children's health and wellbeing, yet - as many of you guys will know - convincing your little ones to get their '40 winks' is never easy. So much so, my husband and I call our two sons, Oliver, 6, and Xander, 3, 'the sleep thieves'.
They might be invisible to human the eye, but if you suffer from allergies then you'll definitely know all about dust mites. These teeny tiny terrors are the bane of mine and my eldest son, Oliver's ...
It's wonderful to welcome back Dr Juliet McGrattan, GP and friend of mine with her stress relief tips. Stress can mean being busy and a bit late for an appointment but it can also mean sick children, family break-ups and financial uncertainty. We’re all...
I'm hitting the milestone that is 35 in November, and on reflection, this year has been one of not only my happiest yet but in many ways, no doubt the biggest learning curve I've had thus far, as my blogging business has expanded, I've rediscovered yoga, trialled different ways of eating and exercising and have found myself time and time again, pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
If you've found my blog through some explicit adult only Google search (!) let me start by pointing out that, sorry, it's not that kind of post. Today is about my kids sleeping in my bed-both kids, a fair few times a week. We call it 'Musical Beds' here, are you familiar with this 'game'?
I often write on here about my endless goal to achieve a good work/life balance and how it's intrinsically linked to health and well being, because I want to feel my best, for myself and my kids.
So folks, this is day 8 of my vegan detox and it no longer feels like a detox to be honest, but dare I say it, a way of life!
For something so natural, why is sleeping so hard?
On the same day that the nation celebrates one special birth, Pampers partners with award winning director to celebrate #everybaby. Pampers know that every beautiful baby is a prince of princess to their parents, and with 2,000 babies born every day in the UK, each deserve the same joyous celebrations to mark their birthday!
Here are my 5 tips for freelancers juggling work and kids. It really is a juggle too but hopefully these tips will help make you feel empowered and less alone!
We all get stressed out at times and it's inevitable isn't it, with the constant juggling of kids, work and life. The endless pursuit of finding balance along with precious time out is stressful in itself-I need a lie down just reflecting on it all! ...Some days I want to high five myself for achieving all of the above and other times, I feel like I'm failing miserably. The last few months in particular though have seen me making some small changes to my life that have made a HUGE difference-I feel calmer, happier and more in control than ever before so here's my list:
It seems that as soon as kids start school or preschool in my case, another holiday crops up and I'm responsible for the entertainment. I'm not sure we can have another week sponsored by Cbeebies after doing nothing but watch the box and nurse colds over Christmas, so in spite of the weather I'm hoping to get the boys out and about!
I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.
Dear Papa G, You are a brilliant Grandad and 'Manny' (Male Nanny), entertaining Oliver like no other- but there a few things you seem to forget when looking after him. Nothing big, just I thought this li...