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Spending Time Outdoors: Why it’s Important for Your Family’s Health

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Call it a generational gap but kids today don’t spend as much time outdoors as their parents used to. The Independent reported that they get exposed to screens twice as much as they get quality outdoors time. On average, kids get four hours of screen time everyday, much of which is unsupervised. As it turns out, […]

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Baby milk, weaning and boobs!

weaning

Mother and Baby Magazine asked me once again for some advice on weaning, breastfeeding and dairy free infant alternatives, so here’s the reader questions answered below.   You can read other Mother & Baby Mag q&a’s I’ve done here and here.   Click on the picture to go to the pdf of read my answers […]

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Healthy Blog roundup

healthy blog britmums roundup

Last year I became the BritMums health & fitness roundup editor and since then have published loads of healthy blog roundups, tips, recipes and more. Here’s the best for you to enjoy and be inspired from. BritMums is a parenting website and online community to discuss all things motherhood in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. They […]

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Me, where are you? On finding yourself after Motherhood

life after motherhood

It was one dark cosy evening in November when I sobbed and screamed on the sofa while my husband sat there utterly bewildered. Why had this caring selfless wife and mother suddenly changed her mind?    Let’s go back to 1997, with the body of an 18-year-old. An early developer, put me in a mini […]

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When Your Child is Suddenly Admitted to Hospital

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It was a regular cough-cold followed by a regular tummy bug. But nothing could have prepared me as a parent for the trauma of my child being rushed to hospital with severe but undiagnosable symptoms that left her getting sicker by the minute. I originally wrote this for parenting website The Motherload here, but it’s […]

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Will a Baby Sleep Soother work on older children?

aucutee baby sleep soother review

Poor sleepers, I empathise. Some nights I couldn’t fall asleep if you paid me. So I tried a baby sleep soother to see if it help both me and the kids drift off.   Sleep is so important for all aspects of health; it’s when your body regenerates and repairs, and without enough sleep everything […]

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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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Mummy Bloggers You Should be Following

mummy bloggers

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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How To Lose Weight When You’re a Mum

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If you want to learn how to lose weight and actually keep it off, then there’s no two ways about it but you’re going to have to ditch those ‘quick fix’ diets and learn a bit how food, exercise and your body works.   Because unless you plan on living on calorie controlled shakes, ready […]

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