If you’ve never experienced back pain before, pregnancy can bring it on and make life as a mum-to-be pretty uncomfortable. If you add in lack of sleep as a new mum, hunched over breastfeeding, carrying children on your hip and bending over to change nappies and pick up random discarded toys – you can end up pretty sore.
We are living through a pandemic. We have never done this before. We are learning new things everyday about not only COVID-19, but also about the pattern of pandemics in the past. This is all new, this is not a time for resistance, it is a time for listening and responding and considering others in a way you may have never done before.
Something I realised very quickly when I became a mama was that the role comes with worry and stress. Like, constant. There are tons of stressful situations I’ve been in over the years with the children, but by far the most stressful is if one of them has needed to go to hospital, or generally just been unwell. I hate it and I hate not being able to instantly fix it.
An estimated 4 million eye tests have been missed over the last few months of COVID-19 – are you one of them? Looking after your eyes is so important.
The autumn term is notorious for bugs and colds. After a long summer children return to classrooms and share their germs around, taking them home to their families like a new term gift. This year however, well it’s 2020, it’s no normal year and no normal back to school is it?
If you’ve ever had a fussy eater in the family you will understand the frustration and anxiety this can cause. Try this hidden goodness tomato sauce on them.
Elderberries are known as one of nature’s own antivirals. Elderberries have been used for thousands of years as both medicine and in food. Some recent studies have also shown that elderberry is effective at preventing or reducing symptoms of upper respiratory infections.
No one likes to be in pain. While pain is a natural and often useful signal that our bodies send us, pain can become a problem so advanced that it severely limits the quality of life for many people.