Using a soother effectively

How many of you use a soother or dummy with your little ones?I have to say I am not a huge fan of them, especially when I see much older children with them and children who are trying to talk with them in their mouths.However, as a mum of four I totally appreciate that it […]

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New Year: Healthy Start?

So then 2015 has begun…not sure where the time goes, too fast that’s for sure.  It’s really common these days for people to start a new year with a new health fad, diet or exercise routine. How many of these last is another story entirely but does that mean we shouldn’t try? Of course not… […]

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Breastfeeding Truths

Breastfeeding in my book has to be one of the best things you can do for your babies. I am proud to have breastfed all four of my children and I find it quite remarkable that not only did I grow them all inside me for nine months (or nearly ten months in my case […]

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Tackling the winter cough naturally

In the winter, humidification levels can drop below 25% in your home, especially when central heating or alternative heat sources are being utilised more. Low humidity can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, dry skin, fatigue, tiredness and reduced concentration. Does any of this sound familiar in your house?In addition to this the winter months can […]

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Considering colouring your hair?

I can honestly say I have never dyed my hair. As a teenager my best friend and I experimented with colour sprays and mouses when we were feeling particularly rebellious but it never developed into anything else.  With dark brown hair I fully accept that there will come a point in time when I need to […]

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How to improve the condition of your skin

Dry skin, flaky skin, eczema, psoriasis and other conditions can really get you down but in fact these types of conditions are very common. They can however become more of a problem  in the winter months. When the heating goes on and you are constantly going from hot to cold this can aggravate underlying skin conditions. I notice that […]

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The Mummy Fever Manifesto

It occurs to me that manifestos exist in order to keep political parties and other bodies from straying from their initial intentions – a declaration of intentions and motives. I think motherhood has taught me that it is important to have in the back of your mind the type of parent you are striving to […]

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Pads and Promises

Breast pads…fiddly and annoying and currently the things that I am most likely to leave the house without…but hugely necessary in my current lactating state.  I’m learning that you get what you pay for when it comes to breast pads. The best ones I have found are the Lansinoh pads, unfortunately they are also the […]

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