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Parenting Burn Out – What it is, and how to heal from it

I thought that ‘self care’ was a bit of a buzz word. I thought it was a good idea, but really, who has time for that? My own version of self care was a hot bath once a week after my babies were asleep – if one of…

Coping as a single mum of two babies under the age of two

When I was pregnant with Alfie, a fair few people asked me ‘How will you cope?!’. I wasn’t fond of being asked that question, because I had no idea how I would cope. But I knew that I would, somehow. It was a more regular occurrence…

Time to unwind…

Being the parent of a toddler is an amazing job, rewarded by the best things in life, smiles, laughter and love. As well as this, it is also completely full on and pretty exhausting! I often hear parents say they look forward to nap times and bed times so they…

Mindful Mama, Happy Baby

As I am about to embark on the great adventure known as ‘mama to two under two’ I was very excited to hear about the new release from Modern Books. Their new title ‘Mindful Mama, Happy Baby’ really is an absolute joy. Mindfulness seems to be…

Welcome to the Sparkle Nest Show!

You’re told that when you become a parent, everything changes. Life Is completely different, and completely wonderful. Well, mostly wonderful, perhaps not so in the middle of the night when your little one won’t sleep, or when he cries and cries for no obvious reason, and…