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Motherhood // A sleep deprived Mama introduces the Bruno Mattress

The sleep issue is definitely getting better, but a good, full night of sleep is still an uncertainty in our house. I seem to spend a great deal of time reminiscing about the pre-parent days of Sunday morning lie-ins and drifting off in front of the TV undisturbed in an evening. …Sunday morning lie-ins? Were they a thing? Some days I am quite sure that they were just a figment of my imagination. I make the most of the few hours of sleep I do manage to scrape together at the moment.  ...

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Motherhood // #BathBookBed with BookTrust + Jo Frost

“Sleep deprivation is the most common complaint I hear from parents of young children… But the solution doesn’t need to be complicated regimes or expensive gizmos. A routine as simple as bath, book, bed can get young children to settle so that everyone can benefit from a good night’s sleep.” – Jo Frost. Parenting expert Jo Frost (aka Super Nanny) is under no illusion that she created the ‘Bath Book Bed’ routine, but with over 20 years of  ...

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Motherhood // 7 ways to ease the pain of sleep deprivation

Well, we’re 32 weeks into the land of sleep deprivation here at Make, Do & Push! HQ, and the insanity continues! It’s been seven and a half long months of gaining dependencies (coffee), talking gibberish, and walking into rooms and wondering why on earth we entered said room. I’m beginning to think of myself as a seasoned professional in the land of sleep deprivation. Perhaps I’ll hold seminars and classes for fellow desperate parents in the months to come…  ...

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Motherhood // 10 things I wish someone had told me about postpartum life

With a few friends about to pop out their first (and consequent) babies, I’ve been thinking about birth and what life is like after having a baby. As one of the first in my group of friends to have children, I sometimes wish I’d had someone close around to tell me all of this, so below would be my advice to my friends (and my lovely readers) about to embark on the crazy journey into the Wilderness: 1. First up, there is no such thing as ‘too many’ maternity pads. You  ...

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