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Kids Lunch Boxes – are we failing them? Live Sky News Feature

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In a back to school special earlier this year, charity Action for Children set out to help parents improve their kids lunch boxes, and asked me to help.   As a parent myself it’s a cause I care about – kids need good nutrition to have energy, learn, grow and behave well. Yes the studies […]

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Daft Things We Do as First Time Parents (that never made life easier)

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Having a baby is a massive decision for anyone, but for first time parents? THE biggest overhaul life will ever take.   With constant pressure to keep up with those parents who are breezing through it getting everything perfectly right, combined with Mother Nature’s blessing in disguise that makes us mothers settle for no less […]

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When Food TV Shows lead to Poor Food Choices (podcast)

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Why, despite there being new food TV shows on healthy eating every week, do people continue to make poor food choices?   Information is everywhere. Granted not all of it is fantastic or totally accurate, but the basics are pretty common sense. Eat mostly natural whole foods, get a good variety, eat lots of vegetables […]

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Fun and Creative Ways to End Bedtime Battles

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Bedtime battles are a tedious and less pleasant part of parenting, but it doesn’t have to be that way!   Sleep is so important to our physical and mental health, but unlike child free adults, our broken or late nights aren’t always our fault!   So when I hear fitpro’s telling women that to have […]

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Pregnancy Book Review; Your No Guilt Pregnancy Plan

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It’s a right of passage to read a pregnancy book from cover to cover for every first time Mum. There’s no huger life and body change than becoming a mother and naturally we want to be as prepared as possible.   Aurora was born in 2009 and of course I read not 1 but three […]

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Habits That Will Get You Healthy & Fit For Life

Being healthy and fit is about more than just looking great. It means feeling your best every day! A lot of people are discouraged from living healthier lifestyles because they imagine having to commit hours of each day to going to the gym while eat a restrictive diet. In reality, this type of living can […]

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Do Natural Sleep Aids Work?

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If you’ve ever been on sleep tablets you’ll know they can come with some unpleasant side effects including drowsiness the next day and addiction, but do alternatives like natural sleep aids actually work and are they safer?   Your doctor should have informed you that sleeping pills and mood medications like antidepressants and anti-anxiety medicines […]

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We Enter The World of Beatrix Potter

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This Summer I achieved a childhood ambition of visiting the magical world of Beatrix Potter by booking a holiday to where she lived near Lake Windermere in the Lake District.   Not only that but a quick google led me to a special ‘Beatrix Potter Experience’ holiday run by the Lindeth Howe hotel, the only […]

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Mummy Bloggers You Should be Following

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Motherhood is wonderful but very tough. So when it all gets too much and you feel like you can’t cope, here’s a list of the top Mummy Bloggers to help you realise you’re not alone.   Whether it’s teething tips, healthy after school snacks, you’re feeling guilty because you forgot the tooth fairy (again) or […]

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Why Do We Have To Make Lists For Daddy?

Every time I go out for longer than half a day, child-free, I have to make a list as long and comprehensive as the NHS budget report just to make sure the  day runs smoothly.   Yep, a little off topic from my usual body-health-food-fitness rants, but this was a piece I wrote on one […]

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