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 […]

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.

Exercise and New Mums

I am Lesley-Anne Mum to two children and a fitness instructor, I work a lot with Mums and Mums to be offering classes where the children can come to or fit around family life.
We all know the advantages of exercising but for new mums it can have even greater benefits:

And then there was 4!!

I am very excited to announce that my little Mr is here – Reuben Jordan Gerard, 8lb 5.5oz, at 20:49, on 19th February. I don’t really have an awful lot of wisdom to pass on so instead I’ll let you know how it all happened and how I have coped now that I am out numbered in the daytime!

The start of our health and wellness month!

To kick off our month of health and wellness I will have several blogs being released on various issues.

So this is the first of many!

I previously wrote a blog about the importance of time for you, which you can read here ….
However recently I had stopped taking my own advise,

Unique Nannies!

Childcare is a minefield of options and choices, how, where, when, how much, will they be happy? The list goes on……. Choosing the correct option one for your family can be a difficult, time consuming and a costly task. We recently wrote for Mothers Mean Business on the various childcare options, you can find the […]

‘The Motherhood Penalty’

Being with these mums got me thinking about ‘The Motherhood Penalty’.

To what extent does motherhood ‘ or being at ‘ that stage of life penalise women in the workplace?

Chickens and New Parent Worries

In the car last week during one of our regular chicken discussions my daughter went into complete meltdown and after much coxing she finally announced “I can’t get more than one chicken because I only have enough love for one, it won’t stretch to two.”

This reminded me of when I had my second and third child thinking there is no way I can love another child this much, but I do.