Mental health awareness week; mindfulness and exercise

Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16) comes off the back of a year which has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging for the mental wellbeing of millions.  The Royal College of Psychiatrists, in an analysis of data from the NHS and ONS, highlighted a steep increase in mental ill health since March 2020 when lockdown…

Parental burnout; Six ways to talk your way to a happier you in lockdown no.3

Many parents are undoubtedly feeling increased stress and exhaustion due to the intense pressure of trying to home-school and take care of their children, whilst maintaining a full-time job, keeping their relationships intact and their home in a modest state. Psychologists have likened the impact on parents to a state of burnout with commonly reported…

New Year, New home in five easy steps

As we look set to continue our new norm of working from home (and spending every minute of the day at home) the increased time spent there can often lead to ‘aesthetic fatigue’. I know I have personally arranged, and rearranged, and arranged again, my downstairs about four times since the first lockdown. Not to…

The PitterPatterPither Christmas Gift guide for Dads

The girls and kiddies can’t have all the fun… Without further ado, here is the dad’s Christmas gift guide. If you have a hubby or partner who is near impossible to buy for, you might find some inspiration in the below. Full disclosure as always; all these gadgets and gizmos were #gifted to us to…

The six books you must read this festive season

It’s that time of year again. Time to cosy up with a good book; time to kick back and relax on the sofa; time to take your mind to another place and step into a different world. Here are my top six books to read this holiday season: Blow your mind: Call me Joe This…

The PitterPatterPither Christmas Gift guide for mums

Mummies it’s time to put your feet up, grab a glass of something cold and fizzy and start writing your Christmas wish list.. and to help out with this onerous task (!!), here’s my list of some of the top gifts for mums this year. So, print the list out and stick it on the…

Mindful parenting

Ever feel like you are about to lose your rag with your little one?! With a very headstrong and vocal toddler, who seems to have a meltdown over me doing something as simple as cutting up her croissant at breakfast, there are definitely times I need to step away and take a breath. Mindfulness and…