The Things This Sleep Deprived Mama Does to Get Through Her Day

The Things This Sleep Deprived Mama Does to Get Through Her Day

“How do you function?” This is the most common question I’m asked. When people learn that I’ve spent the last six years plus existing on a minuscule amount of sleep, they are shocked, because I always seem so energetic apparently (they should see me at 3am!) I used to love my sleep, and in my younger days had an uncanny ability to nod off just about anywhere – as demonstrated in the photo below. Nowadays, because I’m so very sleep deprived, there are lots of little things I do to get through my day. So here we go… in no …

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Changing my Attitude

How changing my attitude was vital for turning family life around December last year was a dark time for me. My little family were on a constant loop of illness, both the baby and the 5yo’s sleep were in dire straights, and our girl’s behaviour was at an all time low. After a disastrous Xmas Eve Hubby and I read the fantastic book 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child. We spent the entire Xmas holiday doing everything in our power to eradicate our own negative parenting behaviours, which were without a doubt having a massive effect on the kids. After a week of being super …