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Which Reusables Can Help You Through The Coronavirus?

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Well, um, where do I start, eh? It all feels very surreal right now. I have literally just returned from a shop where people are grabbing the toilet rolls that have just come in and then frantically asking the staff when more is coming. I saw a man wearing a face mask and a woman wiping her hands over and over with a disposable wipe in her car after shopping. I must admit, I did feel quite calm knowing that I was buying washing powder so I could go home and wash my reusable nappies and wipes and that under my bed I have enough Who Give’s a Crap toilet roll to last me around 3 months or more! Being more eco-friendly seems to have its benefits during a crisis Continue reading “Which Reusables Can Help You Through The Coronavirus?”

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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 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu

Autumn might be a beautiful season but she can be a cruel one too! It’s the season for bugs galore and the dreaded influenza. Flu can strike any of us, from the healthy gym goer, through to the elderly parent. It can wipe us all out, irrespective of our age and fitness. When you have flu, you will know about it. Continue reading “5 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu”

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The Side of Pregnancy You Aren’t Always Told About

When we envisage pregnancy we imagine those stereotypical pregnancy symptoms of a glowing face, a blooming bump and having to eat for 2. I found that I was very naive about what pregnancy could actually entail and I still feel that a lot of areas are not discussed enough or if they are it isn’t in the appropriate detail that we need. We have come through times where talking about personal issues is a no-no but I feel we are now in a society where we want the information, where we need to hear the truth and want to be far more prepared for what will happen during pregnancy, Continue reading “The Side of Pregnancy You Aren’t Always Told About”

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7 Chicken Pox Survival Activities Tried and Tested

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that last week we were hit with the dreaded chicken pox. I knew it was going to be a tricky period because I have one of the most active children I have ever met and he wasn’t unwell with the spots. He had been pretty run down in the lead up to it but this had passed and he was still his usual ‘ants in his pants’ self. With that in mind, I turned to some fellow bloggers to find out what brilliant chicken pox survival activities they had previously written about or could recommend Continue reading “7 Chicken Pox Survival Activities Tried and Tested”

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When Chicken Pox Strikes

Chicken pox has finally reached us after knowing quite a few people coming down with it in the last few months and it hitting pre-school just recently too. It is inevitable when your child comes into close contact with so many other children but it was still a surprise and then the realisation hit that we didn’t actually know anything about what we needed to do. Continue reading “When Chicken Pox Strikes”

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10 Endometriosis Facts That Sufferers Want You To Know About

Before I begin I want to say that I am not an endometriosis sufferer. I am, however, directly affected by this disease because my sister was diagnosed with it 4 years ago. I have witnessed the condition taking its effect on her body over the years. I have seen her in pain and discomfort. I have supported her through 5 operations and seen it take so much from her but then watched as she has battled back… more so in the last year

The disease itself is a frustrating one. Continue reading “10 Endometriosis Facts That Sufferers Want You To Know About”