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This week I crashed…burnt out

This week I crashed…burnt out. I’ve taken a week off work, as my energy was so low I just didn’t have any more for anyone else. I’ve postponed all 1-2-1 sessions (thank you for being so lovely and understanding) and stepped out of my groups. The minute I’ve slowed down I’ve got a cold, so self care is on the menu…in fact it can’t come off the menu again!

A bit of background…

I’m an introvert…I love people, but too much busyness and too much noise is overwhelming for me

I’m really sensitive…with my own emotions and also picking up on other people’s

I need space to process…especially around the time of the new moon!

I haven’t suffered with anxiety for a very long time…until this week

So what happened… (more…)

“Jennie works with Mums and Little Ones all over the world, helping them to have more sleep…the gentle way.”

Three things that make sleep harder

Lots of mums in my groups and on my Facebook page have been struggling with long bedtimes over the past week, with Little Ones really struggling to switch off. The Little Ones are then getting overtired, which in turn can cause more night wakes and earlier wake ups. With the clock change coming up at the end of the month, the last thing you need is an overtired Little One waking up at 5am!

Remember that there is always a reason why your Little One isn’t sleeping and there are things that can also make sleep harder. It’s so blooming hard to work it out when you’re exhausted…so here is a rundown of three of the things that make sleep even harder (and especially for busy little minds) (more…)

“Jennie works with Mums and Little Ones all over the world, helping them to have more sleep…the gentle way.”

When there’s something deeper going on

It’s been a lovely day today for Violet’s birthday…it’s also been bumpy, there was something deeper going on

The first celebration for Dexter as a big brother where he didn’t get as many presents

We still bought him a little something, and we’ll do the same for Violet…but he still struggled

It would have been easy to just look at this on the surface, but I would have missed so much of what was going on underneath

I’m glad we chilled out at home, because it gave me the opportunity to see what was really going on (more…)

“Jennie works with Mums and Little Ones all over the world, helping them to have more sleep…the gentle way.”

I didn’t think my child would be like this!

It’s funny isn’t it that before our Little Ones arrive, we have no idea who they will be. We don’t know what they will look like or what their personality will be like. I didn’t think my child would be like this!

I had no idea that my child would have curly red hair...I thought he would be blonde! Then when we’d had one child with curly red hair, we thought we’d have another…and she’s blonde!

I knew they’d both have a chance of being quite stubborn, as both me and Danny are. And that they’d be quite quick minded, as we are too…however, I never expected that having a bright and busy Little One would have such a massive impact on sleep! (more…)

“Jennie works with Mums and Little Ones all over the world, helping them to have more sleep…the gentle way.”

This simple technique can cut long bedtimes in half!

Dexter’s now on school holiday and I’d worried a little about how it would be having him at home with me getting Violet to sleep three times with no one else there. Since we had that really hot weather a couple of weeks ago, it’s been taking longer and longer to get her down for her afternoon nap and for bedtimes…and now she’s hit Leap 8, it can be a real struggle. He’ll always occupy himself with lego or watching a bit of tv or listening to an audio book, but I don’t want to leave him for long.

I’d fallen into a trap with Violet and was making the same mistake that I’ve talked about time and time again…I had to change it! (more…)

“Jennie works with Mums and Little Ones all over the world, helping them to have more sleep…the gentle way.”