#SellOneThing – My fundraising campaign for #TeamMum @Childdotorg

Motherhood. Here in the U.K. it’s finally become okay to open up and talk about how tough it can be. The sleepless nights, the never ending nappies, the loss of identity. Let alone the unexpected health issues which can crop up along the way – breastfeeding troubles, tongue tie, post natal depression, constipation, lactose intolerance…I could go on but let’s face it, we all know the score.

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Three steps towards better health

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Health treatments are a continuously evolving machine. What we don’t see as patients, is the work that is going on behind the scenes to make products that are designed to help us; ranging from creams treating excessive facial hair in women to new immune system supplements.

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Fighting away those January blues in South Aylesford M&S Food Hall of dreams,

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January is a long, dark, cold month, there’s no escaping that. That said, I have a lot of love for January. It’s a time for new beginnings, reflection on where you’ve been and for getting your mindset into how you could take steps to get yourself in the best shape for the year ahead.

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The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas

Apologies for once again, banging on about the new found life sans alcohol. I realise to some folk this is a total turn off, however I’m relishing in the amazement that I actually chose to spend a whole Christmas (well, five months and counting to be precise) declining any alcoholic beverages. It’s frankly the shock of the century, and to no one more than me. So forgive me whilst I celebrate my own achievements, humour me whilst I enjoy the ride on the sober train, albeit being a total trainspotter bore. more “The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas”

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Having myself a merry, sober little Christmas

Regular readers of my blog will know that back in the summer I embarked on a bit of a surprise journey; a twist in the road that nobody (not least me) saw coming. I made a decision to try life without alcohol for a while, to see what it would be like, to give my body a break and to ultimately, start taking better care of my 37 year old self. more “Having myself a merry, sober little Christmas”

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The time to be happy is now

Having just finished Fearne Cotton’s book ‘Happy‘, I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately about where happiness lies. Looking back over the years passed, I know I have been guilty of putting a huge amount of emphasis on the next milestone on the horizon. In truth, I think many of us fall into that trap of pinning our happiness on just reaching that ever moving goal post. more “The time to be happy is now”

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The down sides of giving up booze

Yep, I’m still banging on about the no drinking…sorry! This has however been quite a life changing revelation for me so feel free to skip on if you’re uninterested, or if, like me you were a little sober curious, I’m sharing today a slightly different angle on how it’s going being alcohol free. more “The down sides of giving up booze”

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Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018

Today, October 15th marks the last day of International Pregnancy And Infant Loss awareness week, marked by a international wave of light at 7pm local time in honour of babies gone too soon. One of the main objectives of this week is to remove the stigma associated with baby loss, and encourage people to talk openly about baby loss; to break the silence. more “Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018”

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How to throw the perfect Baby Shower

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Here in the UK throwing a Baby Shower is a relatively new tradition. Over the years I’ve attended many, hosted a few and even had one of my own. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the very traditional to the almost not-a-baby-shower-at-all, so getting git right can be a lot of pressure especially if it’s your first time. The pressure doubles when it’s your friend’s first baby. Don’t let the task overwhelm you, though. Throwing a baby shower is very much like organising any other party —except traditionally you play baby-related games. If you don’t know where to start, here’s some help to throw out the perfect baby shower. more “How to throw the perfect Baby Shower”

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#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity

All cards on the table here guys. I don’t know what it is; the change in seasons, the leap in development of the kids, or even just because I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, but over the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit low. more “#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity”

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