How Mums Can Maintain Their Health This Winter

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When you’re a busy Mum it can be difficult taking care of yourself, especially during winter. You spend a lot of time trying to ensure the kids are healthy, happy and wrapped up warm, but if you don’t focus on yourself too your health could pay the price.

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Car seat safety; Resisting the temptation to rush through the stages

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I’ve written before about the minefield that is car seats, and despite being eight years along the road of motherhood, there is still a bit of confusion and ambiguity about the do’s and don’ts of car seat selection.

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The challenges of a chronic health condition

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There are many kinds of chronic health condition that one might have, and any of them are going to cause a considerable amount of distress and upset in a person’s life.

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Big dreams for my little girls #FriendsInternational #DreamsbyMoms @Friends_Intl

As a Mum to two feisty, fun little girls, it’s easy to get lost in the day to day chaos of packing bags for the morning, washing the school uniforms and at this time of year, agonising over what they might like for Christmas.

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Guest post: Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Congrats and welcome to the exciting first phase to motherhood — pregnancy. Now’s the time to celebrate the wonderful journey you have started. However, pregnancy isn’t easy, and you must stay healthy, so your baby is healthy.

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Guest post: Sleep tips for busy parents

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep a night for adults, but this number might seem like a distant fantasy for parents who have to juggle child care, work, and taking care of the household.

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5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober

As I approach fifteen months of kicking the booze, I have to admit, I’ve had a bit of a wobble lately. It just goes to show that ditching ingrained habits is a long road and one to never take for granted. The FOMO can creep up on you when you are least expecting it; hearing a banging tune at 7.30 on a Tuesday morning on your way to work, or feeling like people are avoiding you because of your new found sober status. more “5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober”

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Mum guilt and me pt II; working mum

It was always just a matter of time.

18 months on from the post I published on Mum Guilt as a stay at home Mum and seven months deep in the return to work, and this past week the Mum guilt round two ; ‘Working Mum’ hit like a sledgehammer.

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Everybody needs a little time away…

This weekend I popped the Mum guilt to one side and carved out a few hours to myself to get to a women’s meet up event in central London run by Sunita, the HR coach behind Lucky Things.

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Anxiety, depression and me – How World Mental Health Day changed my life @mindcharity #WMHD

365 days ago, on October 10th, World Mental Health Day, I published a post I had worked on in collaboration with Funky Pigeon and their #BelieveInHappy collection, in support of Mind the mental health charity.

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