Listening to our children

Words are powerful and convey many messages.  As humans we use words to express how we feel and sometimes our choice of language can be hurtful to others.  Other times it might not express the true problem but is the only way we know how to express our feelings.  How...

How being organised saves my sanity

I do like a list, I always have done.  I have lists for my lists.  It makes me feel good and like I’m in some sort of control by having everything written down (I usually forget it if I don’t write it down).  It also takes it out of my head so I can focus on other...

Believe in yourself!

Before I became a parent my confidence was pretty good.  I knew who I was, I was good at my job, had a successful career and mostly felt comfortable in my own skin (as long as I wasn’t looking at myself in the mirror in my underwear!).  Life was pretty good.  I chose...

Have you got support?

Having people around us who can help us and understand our needs is important. The phrase ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ is still very relevant but so often when I’m talking to parents they don’t feel like they have any support around...