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While I love spending time with Joshi I also love having some time ‘in’. For the past 7 nights I’ve left Joshi with Simon for about 3 hours every evening except one.  I spent 4 nights on the Sri Sri Yoga Course, ran a free Art of Living workshop on one and then took and attended a sudarshan kriya session on the other two.  Last night when I told Joshi I was going to kriya he said really firmly but sweetly, “Not going out mamma.  Everyone stay home.”...

Mums Tired! If you’re not a tired mum, you can count your lucky stars, because many mums out there are really exhausted. Waking several times through the night to tend to your kids and then either working during the day or staying home and looking after your kids is demanding.  Unless you’re particularly mindful around taking care of yourself, it’s bound to take its toll on your energy levels.  So, what can you do to avoid being a tired mum? Well, I think...

If you’re not sleeping well at night then you’re probably spending a lot of your days feeling irritable and wishing you had more energy.  It’s not rocket science and you’ve probably heard it before – but getting high-quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  So, as a parent who regularly wakes through the night to attend to your child, what can you do to reduce the debilitating feeling of having your body’s natural...

Joshi asleep on mum’s dressing gown I’m still in shock – Joshi (who’s 15 months old now) slept 7 hours in a row for the first time ever.  It’s probably coincidental, but that same day I started Dr Sears “Baby Sleep Book,”(affiliate link) and decided to implement some of his toddlers sleep tips. Since then our evenings have quite a different feel to them. Usually we’d do a huge evening clean-up until Joshi shows tired signs, and then take him out for...

I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked this question in the last 14 months.  There’ve even been times when meeting another mum for the first time she’s skipped the ‘hi, what’s your name and how old’s your baby” stuff and gone straight for the big question.  What everyone’s really asking is, “Does your little darling sleep through the night?”   Joshi’s almost 15 months and ever since he was born he’s...

Sweet, uniterrupted, blissful sleep … Again, (and this probably won’t be the last time you hear me say this), I have no idea what was going on or what caused it, but this is what happened… On Thursday night I got home at 9pm after attending my weekly session of yoga, sudarshan kriya and meditation, my weekly prana hit.   Joshi was fast asleep.   Simon and him had been for a walk while I was out and he’d fallen asleep in the baby carrier.   Anyway,...