What To Expect From Your Child’s 2 Year Health Visitor Review

Last week Erin had her 2 year Health Visitor review. Now, I know they don’t really do them spot on 2 years old but they’re supposed to be carried out between 2 years and 2.5 years. Erin had hers at 29 months so the timing was pretty spot on. She was actually supposed to have it a month earlier but we had to reschedule due to the first appointment falling on one of her nursery days. Before Erin’s appointment I really didn’t know what to expect so hopefully this blog post will come in useful for someone. When we received

The Importance Of Eye Tests For Office Workers

John has been in his job for 16 years now and that means he has sat in front of a computer screen for a very long time on a daily basis. I also now work with a computer and between us, we have really felt the need to look after our eyes better. Sitting at a computer screen for hours and hours every day can really do damage to your eyes, especially if you don’t take proper breaks or if you sit too close to the screen. Both of us have needed eye tests for quite some time but unfortunately, things can get

Developing Allergies As An Adult

I’ve always been really thankful that I haven’t suffered from allergies such as hay fever. Up until this year I have been able to happily enjoy every spring and summer, wearing whatever make-up I wanted and generally just getting on with things. However, this year it seems that my body is changing and I have developed some allergies. I don’t really know if it’s hayfever or whether it’s something else but I find my eyes streaming as soon as doors or windows are opened in the house and taking Erin to nursery has turned into a strictly no mascara thing.

2 Years Smoke Free: The Battle To Quit

Being completely honest here, I never thought I would ever be able to say that I was 2 years smoke free. At one point, I wasn’t ever sure that I would be able to say 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months smoke free. I stupidly started smoking when I was about 14 or 15 and was forever getting caught by by my mum but somehow I carried on. I think I only ever really started because I wanted to see if I could get served somewhere. There’s no way I would get away with that now though as everywhere

Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

I think when you have children you tend to start taking your health a bit more seriously. I may not have done everything I possibly can to be healthier but I have certainly taken steps such as quitting smoking. John and I are currently trying to be a bit healthier with our food and cutting down on snacks and chocolate. However, something I don’t think I’ve ever had checked is my cholesterol. I’m 31 and I really should have done this by now I think. October was NationalAwareness Month and while we may be a little bit late to the game,

C-Sections: The Birth Choice For Lazy Mums?

Recently Kate Hudson has come under fire in the press for saying that the laziest thing she’s ever done is to have a C-Section. This came about as part of an interview and since then, it’s been all over social media and I can’t say that I’m surprised. As someone who has had a C-Section herself, and an emergency one at that, I would never say that this is the ‘lazy option’. Hell, I wouldn’t have even said it before having one myself seeing as the NHS consider it as a major operation. I think I would go as far as

20 Months As A Non-Smoker

If you’d have asked me at 25 if I could envision myself as a non-smoker, I would have said no way. I think I started smoking when I was 15 and by the time I was 30 I had been smoking half of my life. I quit for a few months years and years ago but it didn’t last long and I never tried again. When I got pregnant with Erin it was the perfect opportunity to quit. I didn’t though and I feel bad every single day for that. While I was pregnant my sickness lasted the whole time

Bullshit, Lies And The NHS

Since the beginning of the year I have been posting on and off about the choice John and I made not to have any more children. After a really traumatic pregnancy and birth, we decided that the risk of me getting pregnant again is not worth going through what I did last time. Earlier in the year we made the decision for me to go ahead with a sterilisation and after months and months of waiting for an appointment, I finally got booked in last month. Last Wednesday I received a letter from the hospital cancelling that appointment. Upset is