Mary Poppins?

If I was Mary Poppins…. Forget that I’m the Sanity Nanny if I was Mary Poppins and you were a child again, what would you ask for? Would you still long for that pony your parents never bought you, the house with a swimming pool or would it be a certain toy that gave you…

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7 Ways to have a STRESS-FREE Christmas

7 Ways to have a STRESS-FREE Christmas I know you are busy and probably already feeling the build-up to Christmas, so I thought I’d give you a few Sanity Nanny ‘quick tips’ to help keep you smiling and your feet firmly on the ground. 1. Don’t plan too far ahead -everything is bound to change…

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How to be a non ‘shouty’ Dad

Do you often play around with your kids and enjoy a bit of rough and tumble and then something happens that causes you to snap and become a ‘shouty’ Dad within moments? Often in these circumstances, it further exacerbates the situation and your child still doesn’t do what you request. Instead, they go off to…

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Family Life Summer Haven for Busy Mums

It is summer and isn’t it a joy to have this wonderful sunshine, it certainly makes family life and looking after children a lot more fun for mums. Having a baby or toddler to look after or school age children off school is not a bed of roses for everyone though. As a parent, you…

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Baby will not Sleep

Life for a new parent is very busy and when you have a baby who will not sleep, it can cause immense concern. Naturally you want to protect your child and when they continue to cry and will not sleep day or night, you may find it hard to know what to do next. Some…

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Whitsun Bank Holiday-New Baby Book

Today is the start of the half term and Whitsun Bank Holiday, I’m really excited not because I’m going camping or on holiday, it’s because my new book ‘Wits’End to Wise Parent’ is about to go to print. Like anything new and certainly those expecting or who have recently had a new baby, it brings…

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