Remember before you had children when you and your partner used to have ‘biscuits’?
Really good biscuits that you could eat whenever and wherever you liked – in bed, on the sofa or even in the bath.
You would try all sorts of biscuits together; sometimes you would enjoy the comfort of a digestive, other times you would eat a whole packet of Hob Nobs just because you COULD.
Then you have babies and you struggle to find the time or energy to have any biscuits at all. You start to worry;
“What if we go off biscuits forever?’
“Are all the other parents having biscuits?”
“Will my partner eat biscuits with someone else? Someone with more energy and a whole tin full of home-baked cookies?”
“What if we NEVER EVER get to eat biscuits together again?” Continue reading
You meet. You fall in love. You get married. Your life is all love, laughter and romance…
Then you have kids and SHIT GETS REAL. Candlelit dinners and nights of passion take a back seat and you ask yourselves ‘Are we still madly in love with each other?
Here are a few signs that you are so totally in love (and you definitely do not need to read an Internet list for confirmation):
We just got back home after a family ‘holiday’ in Devon. It will come as no surprise to you all that bedtime
away from home is even more of a challenge than bedtime at home. But the husband and I have been burnt before. We learnt the hard way that there is no point worrying about sleep on holiday so we were prepared to bugger up our bedtime routine in order to make our week less stressful.
I kept a little diary of our progress…. Continue reading
Do you hate bedtime? Does it consistently make you miserable? Do you routinely spend most of the night in a dark room with a baby?
Have you been consistently routining your arse off since day ONE, yet your baby STILL won’t sleep?
Then this seven-step method is for you. Continue reading
EXPECTING your first child is an exciting time (when I say an exciting time. Exciting for you and your partner – boring as hell for everyone else).
“We are going to be actual grown up parents,” you exclaim, waving around a urine-covered stick, “to a cute little baby!”
When you have babies it can be a challenge to find the time (or energy) for any postnatal ‘ romance’ with your partner. After all, you are too busy trying to deal with postnatal everything else…
But do not fear. Help is at hand.
Here is my guide on how to have some post-baby action: Continue reading
When you have babies going out in the evening becomes a rare occurrence.
You are either too tired,
too skint or you can’t find anyone to watch the kids. Continue reading