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Toddler Feeding; Bedtime snacks and calorie needs (Mother and Baby Magazine)

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Toddler feeding advice is hard to dish out (see what I did there?!) as all children are different, but I offered my best advice to Mother & Baby Magazine when three Mums asked for help.   What works for one child won’t be relevant to another, and as a Mum you may have your own […]

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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 even […]

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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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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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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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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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How to be a Healthy Mummy with Kids Party Characters (podcast)

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Every mother wants to be a healthy Mummy and have the energy to keep up with the demands of Motherhood.   But that’s so much easier said than done, with all the challenges and work involved in being a Mum, let alone work, housework, and everything else we take on.   I was interviewed by […]

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Why I Eat Fish Fingers and Drink Diet Coke as a Health Professional

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If you’re a devout follower of wellness bloggers, spend hundreds on superfood powders, and believe preservatives will give you early dementia then we might not get along.   Look, there’s nothing wrong with chia seed coconut milk maca overnight oat-less oatmeal. And I agree those edible flowers Waitrose have started selling are rather pretty.   […]

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Kid Friendly Indian Food

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Kid friendly Indian food is hard to come by in most take-away outlets and restaurants in my experience.   And many busy Mums consider making your own curry from scratch way too complicated. But that’s all changing now that reknowned cookery writer and chef Hari Ghotra is helping turn Indian food into simple every day […]

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10 Healthy Snacks For Kids

Offering healthy snacks for kids is extra important because since they have smaller stomachs than adults and can’t eat as much in one sitting, they tend to eat little and often, making snacking an important part of a child’s diet. But as any parent will tell you, getting kids to eat a healthy, balanced and […]

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