How to Deal with Sleep Deprivation Without Sleep Training
My Self Care Routine as a Mum of Two
Sleep deprivation is pretty much a given in the early days of motherhood. If you don’t want to sleep train and you haven’t been blessed with a unicorn baby, you’re going to have to learn to deal with potentially years of broken sleep.
Even if your baby is generally a good sleeper, there’ll be times when they’re teething, sick or going through a growth spurt, where they’ll wake in the night. Often multiple times.
After years of broken sleep, I’ve found ways to feel less like a zombie and more like a functional human being.
Tips To Make Toilet Training Easier
We all know how important self care is. We all know that we can’t give fully unless our own cup is full. But when we’ve got little ones to look after it becomes so hard to find the time or effort to look after ourselves.
And that’s a problem. As mums it’s crucial that we take time to look after ourselves.
5 Nappy Bag Essentials
We recently tackled toilet training our toddler, and it was no where near as painful as I thought it would be.
With a little bit of preparation it thankfully all worked out smoothly. It didn’t take too long for everything to click and now I only have to change nappies for one child.
If you’re looking at toilet training your toddler, there’s no need to stress. It doesn’t have to be super hard. And while I’m certainly not a toilet training expert I want to share the tips that helped make our experience easier than expected.
Trusting Your Mama Intuition
A well-stocked nappy bag is crucial to any mum. Once you've had a baby your nappy bag will go everywhere with you - and if ever try leaving without one, your little one is almost guaranteed to have the biggest poonami ever. Seriously.
But you can easily avoid disaster by making sure you pack the essentials every time you leave the house.
Finding Balance as a Mum
Beautiful mama, this post is for you.
Because I truly believe that the only thing that you should do as a mother, is learn to trust yourself. You know what’s best for your baby.
YOUR intuition and your gut feelings will guide you to being the best mother that YOUR baby needs.
Reflecting On My First Year of Motherhood
Sometimes as a mum you’ll feel like you’re drowning in everything that needs to be done. The washing is piling up, you’ve barely spoken to your husband all week, you can’t remember what it feels like to get a full night’s sleep and the only exercise you get is walking back and forth from the change table.
Finding balance in motherhood can seem impossible. And I think it’s time that we give up the quest of achieving balance.
It’s crazy how much a baby grows and changes in a year. I’ve never spent much time around babies, and this growth has been the biggest surprise of motherhood. In just a year Rory can do more than I thought possible. His personality shines more and more every day. He truly is his own little person. I’m so lucky to get know this cheeky, curious, constantly-on-the-move, cuddly little guy – although it feels like I already know him and I’m simply relearning it all.