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Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!

Remember the days when you were ill pre-babies? (Just?) You called in sick to work, you could pull the covers back over your head and sleep all morning. Then you could get up and have a long soak in the bath, make yourself a lemsip and curl up in front of the telly under a blanket. You were probably only ill for a day or so because you could recover so quickly from all that lovely rest and sleep… Bliss!

And now? Continue reading “Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!”

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5 Exercises To Do While Pregnant

Being pregnant is a beautiful journey, and you want to be at your best to keep you and the baby healthy. There is so much to keep in mind when taking care of your body including how and when to exercise. Pregnancy causes nausea, headaches, back pain and swollen ankles, making movement in general extremely tough. However, staying active is the best way to ensure you are feeling your best and diminish unpleasant symptoms. Gentle exercises are key to ensure you’re getting your blood flowing and strengthening your muscles. Continue reading “5 Exercises To Do While Pregnant”

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What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?

Reflux. It’s a word I’d heard of previously, just as I had done with Colic but when your first child has no issues with these things there isn’t any need to look into it further or discover what it actually means to have a baby with either or even both of these conditions. Well, my wake up call has come– quite literally! My newest addition has been suffering for weeks now and no matter what we try there doesn’t seem to be much let up… Continue reading “What’s it Like to have a Baby with Reflux?”

Jump Out Of Bed In The Morning With A Smile On Your Face

If you’re the kind of person who has to snooze their alarm 10 times every morning before finally begrudgingly making it out of bed, you’re not alone. Getting out of bed to do things we don’t enjoy can be a huge chore. But what about if we’re getting out of bed to do things that we do enjoy? You’d probably jump out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face, eager to start your day! Here’s how you can start doing that sooner rather than later: Continue reading “Jump Out Of Bed In The Morning With A Smile On Your Face”

Questioning A (Lack Of) Diagnosis: A Simple Guide

It is difficult to disagree with a doctor.

We have all spent our lives being socially conditioned to see doctors are miracle workers– which, the vast majority of the time, they are. However, if you have a health complaint and find your symptoms dismissed by a doctor, you can suddenly find your long-held beliefs very heavily challenged.

Below is everything you need to know about questioning a lack of diagnosis; essentially, what you should do if your doctor insists you are well, but you disagree. Read on to learn how to handle this situation, as well as exploring what your options are… Continue reading “Questioning A (Lack Of) Diagnosis: A Simple Guide”

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Guest Post: A PND Story and Why We Need to be Talking About It

I haven’t had a guest post for a while on my blog and I really need to do more because I love hearing other people’s stories and experiences and they can bring new insights into topics that I may not be able to. Today the lovely Ivanka from This is a Mum’s World tells of her battle with postnatal depression, how she came to realise she had it and how she worked through it, whilst providing tips if you are also not feeling the way you think you should be as a Mother…


There were times when I did not understand how a mother can feel depressed after giving birth to a healthy child. ‘How can she feel depressed when looking in those innocent eyes?’ I used to think.

Well, if only it was that simple. Continue reading “Guest Post: A PND Story and Why We Need to be Talking About It”

The Real Way To Lose Weight

If you are struggling to try and lose weight as quickly as you can, then you might well have already tried a number of methods to do so. The truth is that losing weight is mostly about the attitude you have, and much less to do with what you actually do. As long as you approach it in a way which says that you are going to succeed, you will find that you are much more likely to succeed. Of course, it is still helpful to look into the various options that you might have for how to actually lose weight in a decent amount of time. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the really good ways to lose weight. Continue reading “The Real Way To Lose Weight”