Shouting, screaming – becoming mindful

We have just returned from a blissful (this is sarcasm) 2 weeks in Italy with the entire family (parents, brother, his fiance and my DARLING children) and I have come back feeling exhausted, like a terrible parent and spent the entire time shouting and screaming at my kids. Going out for a meal with my … Continue reading Shouting, screaming – becoming mindful

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5 things I’ve stopped fighting my kids on

Almost five years in, I am slowly starting to realise that some stuff just doesn’t matter and so I have decided to stop getting bogged down in details that to be quite frank, I don’t give that much of a sh*t about and start focusing on stuff that matters and staying sane as a work … Continue reading 5 things I’ve stopped fighting my kids on

8 tips to encourage your kids to eat well

When people say you never get two the same, I don’t think I appreciated how true this would be until after my son was born, similar babies, both easy and relaxed, Francesco cried more than Adelina, she just smiled at everyone in the world, as they grew however, their wild and crazy differences became more … Continue reading 8 tips to encourage your kids to eat well

Why I won’t stop lying beside my daughter to help her sleep

Another night spent lying on the bed beside my 4 year old until she finally drifts off, it could be 5 minutes, it could be 30, but we do it every night.  Clinging to my fingers, getting as close as she can and demanding cuddles till her perfect little eyes go heavy and close.  To … Continue reading Why I won’t stop lying beside my daughter to help her sleep