Leaving my phone home alone.
A needed day off.
Limiting screen time for the little ones.
What Lucy learnt from going phone-less!
How I stopped having nightmares and sleep better than ever.
#Dadboss interview with author Mark Ellis.
Annoyingly but not surprisingly perhaps, during high-stress periods (every day as a parent, right?!) I often to release my anxiety at night.
My kids, Oliver (4 nearly 5 and Alexander, 2) have never been the greatest of sleepers (they take after me) but sleep patterns seemed to have gotten worse towards the end of the summer with a serious lack of structure, outbreaks of tonsillitis for my toddler and a period of nightmares (my eldest and I to be honest) pre-school starting! We were all shattered! Fast forward to Oliver starting and settling in at school (he's so happy), a more structured routine and a few dietary changes and the boys are sleeping better than ever. So, I wanted to share what has worked for us.
I'm not the greatest sleeper, I never have been really and in the words of my mother my, "energy has always been boundless". My kids seemed to have taken after me (which is good and bad).