Just a couple of days before her 5th birthday, Erin told John that her teeth felt wobbly. He didn’t really believe her at the time, thinking 5 was a bit too young for baby teeth to be falling out. Then, when she told me I just had to check and there they were, two wobbly teeth on the bottom row. Immediately, I thought back to her very first birthday, which was the day that both of these teeth came through. Erin was a little bit worried to begin with, I think not really understanding what might happen to her teeth.
AD | Paid collaboration Since March we have had it drilled into us that we must take a lot more care on a daily basis; wear masks outdoors, wash our hands more and also use hand sanitiser. I don’t know about you but I have found that a lot of hand sanitisers are either sticky, smell awful or can sting if you have the tiniest of cuts on your hands. I recently discovered Steril-eeze though and it’s a real game changer! Steril-eeze is a hand sanitiser with a difference as it is alcohol-free. Instead, Steril-eeze uses something called Hypochlorous Acid, which
A few weeks ago we got the call that we had been dreading. Erin’s school phoned to say that her cough wasn’t going away so based on Government guidance, Erin was no longer able to stay at school and we had to go and pick her up as soon as possible. I’ll be completely honest, at this point I had a bit of a breakdown. It wasn’t that I was worried that Erin had COVID 19 because I wasn’t. Erin gets coughs quite often and they sometimes last quite a while so I knew what was wrong with her. I
I think I’ve been overweight for most of my life, at least from being a teenager. During secondary school I always remember being a size 14-16 and in the years since that has slowly gone to an 18, then 20 and now 22/24. That last bit of weight and change in dress size seems to have happened over the last 6 months (some of lockdown) and I can definitely feel it. Although overweight I don’t think I have ever struggled too much with every day things. I don’t know whether it is the latest weight gain or the fact that
A few weeks ago you might have seen a post about my most recent smear test. If you didn’t here’s a quick update… The smear test didn’t really go to plan and long story short, it took two nurses to try to do it but neither could find my cervix. Yes, I was just as shocked about that as they were. I was there for a good 20 minutes or so and there was a lot of searching going on but really, my cervix was nowhere to be found. Instead of carrying on, it was decided that I would make
I’m sure we all know how important it is to book and go for our smear tests. I will admit though that I put mine off for quite some time and I wish I hadn’t. In the past I have had abnormal results which has resulted in a colposcopy and treatment. It’s not really something I want to have done again so since then I have booked in for my smear on the day the letter arrives. This time, things were quite different though. I turned up for my appointment as usual, although wearing a mask which did make things
AD | Gifted items About a month ago while cleaning the bathroom I started to have a sort out of our toothbrushes and realised it was about time we got them all changed. It was only a year or so ago that I realised that you’re supposed to change your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. I’m sure a lot of us are guilty of leaving it a lot longer than that. If that’s you, know that you’re definitely not on your own! An email came through just at the right time and we were offered a brand new set
AD | Collaborative post Being a parent is a wonderful journey. While it certainly has its stressful moments, it is well worth the effort when you see your kids smile or when they hug you. However, it’s important that, in your goal to be the best mom to them, you don’t neglect your own health and well-being. You must have heard by now the adage that you can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself first, and that’s very true. These 5 tips will help you practice self care to be at your best for your family.