I honestly felt like the past week I have been thrown back into the very early newborn stages of parenting. I am sleep deprived and I have gone stir crazy from not getting out of the house! So I thought I would give you a few "tips" on how to survive or at least scrape through when your toddler is ill.
I'm sharing how I used the 'Konmari Method' to help me organisation our daughters wardrobe and drawers in her nursery.
How many mums out there think that they're a bad mum? So many of you! I am not the only bad mother out there! Rejoice. So many of us beat ourselves up over the littlest of things when it comes to parenting. "Am I doing it right?" Who knows!? All I know is when I write these little (okay big) lists they actually help because I realise how ridiculous they are! How ridiculous I am being! At the end of the day we're only human and we're doing the best we can.
One of my favourite days is coming up in just over a weeks time. World Book Day! It helps bring children together to celebrate the joys of reading throughout schools all over. They provide book tokens for children all over the world so that they have the opportunity to own at least one book themselves. It helps to bring out your child's creative side and provides a fun activity for all of the family.
After having a mini person attached to you all day, every day! It soon get's a little bit (a lot) on your nerves.
Even now the words, silent reflux makes me shudder and I feel hot prickly tears spring to the backs of my eyes. As a parent being thrust into the world of a newborn is hard but then reflux is also thrown into the mix.
I'm sure I'm not on my own when I say soon after you have your precious newborn you start to have a bit of an identity crisis. "Is this all that I am now?" "Am I just a mum?" "Who am I now?" are just a few of the thoughts that will run through your sleep deprived brain during the two am night feed and the three am night feed, oh and the four am night feed and so on.