school holiday ideas :)

My children broke up this holiday only days before Christmas, this meant that we have a long time between the whole Christmas New Year buzz and school going back. This can feel like a bit of a drag after the hype of Christmas, without mentioning the expense involved meaning the last thing you want to […]

Free Family Christmas Ideas

Christmas can be such an expensive time of year. When really it should be about making memories, it seems to be more about the ‘stuff’ every year and the pressure and expense around this. Plus for children the hype starts so early that it is no wonder children can get a bit Christmassed out! I […]

The Stress and Magic of Babies First Christmas.

It is your babies first Christmas, the excitement is at fever pitch. Family and friends cannot wait to spend it with your bundle of joy, and everyone wants to know what to buy.   Arrgh…..what do you buy a baby? They have everything! Plus they often don’t really care if they get presents or not […]

Why do I take a holistic approach to parenting?

That’s easy, I have many professional qualifications that enable me to practise traditional parent coaching methods however I have three children all of which have had their personal struggles and I wanted to take a new approach. I wanted to look at new ways of working especially when it came to some more complex sleep […]

Using Parent Coaches is finally becoming more of the norm but why?

Using Parent Coaches is finally becoming more of the norm. Why? It’s easy. If you wanted to improve your fitness, you would hire a personal trainer. If you wanted to learn new recipes you would join a class or buy a book. If you needed help with your animal’s behaviour, you would hire an animal […]

Natural Remedies, Yes or No?

How many of you have considered using a natural therapy or natural medication? I have been surprised by the number of people I have spoken with recently who have or who would love to find out more about natural alternatives, this got me thinking. A while ago I did some training in using homeopathy and […]

What is in your child’s skincare?

So I started chatting to a few people who worked within the health and wellness industry and also a selection of parents to compare notes. What I found was a pattern which was shocking.

Messy Play – love it or hate it??

Its so easy to forget as parents how the little things can occupy children, for example one child who’s mum explained “she never sits still, she wont concentrate and so we wont be here long.” was the last one to leave after her daughter sat in a tray of lentils and bird seed 5 minutes after arriving and didn’t move for an hour and a half, she was just sat watching the seed run through her fingers, feeling the textures and watching how she could make it move.

Sleep and being a parent!

Sleep…..its one word that means so many different things once your a parent. It is no longer what you do all Sunday morning after a late Saturday night, it becomes what can control your life. From daytime naps to restless nights, to getting your teenager to bed on time, sleep is on every parents mind.

Is My Toddler Eating Right?

Trying to get your toddler to eat properly can be a minefield and just as you think they are starting to become less fussy it all changes!