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A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

A guide to enjoying “me time” as a parent

Whether you are a first-time parent, or you have several children of varying ages, one of the challenges of parenthood is ensuring that you are always there for your child while retaining your identity as an individual parent. Considering this, making the most of “me time” when your child is asleep or busy with other activities is essential to recharge your batteries in this demanding role. Here are some ideas of how to enjoy “me time” as a parent. VIEW the POST

Coping with stress during lockdown

Coping with stress during lockdown

Stress can affect your mind, your body and your behaviour. Being able to recognise how it can make your feel is important. Stress can manifest itself in your body in many different ways, for certain people it can mean back ache, some head aches and some hair loss. It is really scary when your body is acting out the stress that you feel, and it is important to do something about it. To help your brain and your body get back to a normal state. Here are some ideas on how to deal with stress during lockdown.  VIEW the POST

This has been the most stressful week for parenting!

I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn’t get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY! …

Are you stressed at work?

Are you stressed at work?

I was recently asked to provide the following research with my readers and it got me thinking about stress at work and if I in fact feel stressed at work. The research included the results:VIEW the POST

Our trip to Cornwall – 25 weeks old

Our trip to Cornwall – 25 weeks old

My little princess is now 25 weeks old, yes that is very nearly 6 months! EEK! Isla has been loving our trip away, she has been enjoying the beach and making the most out of the room to commando crawl across the place and pinch all of Noah's toys.   So the commando crawling is going really well, she is getting very strong and can make it across the room extremely quickly. She pulls herself up on to both hands and both knees now and does the classic baby rock. She has used her arms a few times, but I don't think she quite realises what she is doing with them yet. Her quickest manoeuvre is to pick her self up on to all fours, rock and body slam to a free falling position! She's doing her sky fall James Bond impression, its quite funny.   She is weaning really well, she absolutely loves ...