Sugar and Sweeteners are they bad for you? What’s the alternative?

This week’s chat with the lovely Danny Smith on his drive time show over at Radio Verulam was about nutrition and a few things that people might not know about SUGAR and SWEETENERS. The problem is they are HIDDEN in lots of things that we eat and people don’t know. Plus there are BIG health problems attached to them. But […]

A Hidden Pain and Silent Fog: Fibromyalgia

  I have some news. It has good bits and not so good bits, but that’s life heh! It explains why I’ve been a little quiet (but you may not have noticed). It explains why I’ve been a bit flakey and unreliable (I hope you haven’t noticed). It’s also about the next 6 months         What’s been […]

Is Having Two Kids Harder Than One?

  Things are so much easier now! AND SO MUCH HARDER!   Philosophically I get that life is just different, children change, our challenges change, things aren’t ‘harder’ or ‘easier’, they are just different. But I’m surprised how much more difficult it is. Billie Piper talked about it his week (warning, that’s a link to the Daily Fail).  I feel for […]

I can’t sleep after sex or during the full moon – HELP!

So lovely blog readers I have a problem for you to solve! I’ve googled it, but can’t for the life of me find a solution, so I’m turning to you incredible peeps to find one for me.  Because I have a BIG problem! You know how I wrote my top tips on getting to sleep or back to sleep for […]

Fifteen Top Tips For Getting Better Sleep For Busy Mums And Dads

Sleep, one of the most crucial things for our well being, but so often not that easy to come by!   I’ve not ‘slept through the night’ for 6yrs; i.e. since I first had kids. But to be honest I wasn’t the best sleeper before that either.  The big hairy northern one is a snorer; the waxy ear plugs from […]

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better about it, and normalise it? Or does it make it seem hopeless? Practially speaking, the only reason I can write the tips I write, and the whole inspiration behind my book […]

Exhaustion Tips: Alcohol

We moved into our town house when I just had a couple of months before Curly Headed Boy was born.  It’s a crescent with 14 houses, and half are full of young families whose babies started to appear 6 weeks after Curly Headed Boy was born.  So it was also pretty sociable, because we were all limited by our babies, […]

Video Wed: Exhaustion Tips: To cheer you up if it’s sleep deprivation

This week I’m combining my Video Wed with the Tips on how to deal with Exhaustion! Sometimes we are just exhausted because we are Mums.  Sometimes it’s because of the pressures of life.  But sometimes it’s because our little blighters / gorgeous children are rubbish sleepers! Mine are rubbish sleepers, I haven’t ‘slept through the night’ in 5yrs.  There are […]

Exhaustion Tips – Always start with Physical

I’m pretty much a past master at dealing with exhaustion, having not slept through the night for 5 years.  However, it’s not really as bad as it sounds and only sometimes gets as bad as I described a couple of months ago.  In my situation, it isn’t a case of changing the kids, it’s more about dealing with it, and […]

Exhaustion Tip: Caffiene and panic attacks

The worst thing about being exhausted sometimes is then not being able to get to sleep.  I’ve got several tips on this, but the first is the most obvious; self-inflicted insomnia! Do you ever lie down and your heart is pumping a hundred to the dozen?  It almost feels like you are having a panic attack, and despite feeling awful […]