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.
Something I really regret is not looking after my teeth better. I spent month and months in and out of dentists having braces as a teenager and after that I just didn’t keep up the care. I had really lovely, straight teeth that I ruined over the years by smoking, drinking way too much coke and not going to the dentist often enough. We have tried so hard to get Erin into a good routine for brushing her teeth but if you have a child under 4, you will know that this isn’t always the easiest thing. We’ve had times
AD | Collaborative post I’ll be completely honest, 2020 hasn’t been the best year so far. The news has been full of doom and gloom, we’ve had more storms in a short space of time and Coronavirus seems to be taking over everything. While we have to pay attention to what’s going on around us it’s also important to make sure we stay in good spirits and look after our mental health. So, with that in mind I wanted to offer a few ways to help you boost your mood. Lose yourself in a book Over the years I have
AD | Gifted Our feet do a lot for us. They put up with walking in ridiculous heels, they chase around after children and they walk a crazy amount of miles without us giving them enough rest. I couldn’t even tell you how many nights out I had when I was younger where my feet hurt so much at the end of the night so I took my heels off, danced around them and somehow hobbled home in bare feet. They definitely weren’t my best days. The reason why I am talking about feet so much is because it is
AD | Gifted I cannot tell you how many times in a night I shove John or tell him to turn over because he’s snoring so much or so loudly. He sleeps so soundly though so it definitely annoys me more than him and if you ask him, he will tell you that I snore too. I try to tell him that I don’t but the thing is, he can sleep through anything whereas I can’t. We’ve recently been sent a Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring to try out to see if at least one of us can get a better
AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links When I first met John he really into running. He ran a fair few half marathons in the past and he gets out now and again for a run in his lunch break. Of course, life sometimes takes over and he doesn’t run as much as he used to. However, sometimes he gets aches and pains when he does run and needs something to help him with that. In the past he has used various other products and looks for something to sooth his aching muscles. If you are looking for something
AD | Collaborative post Sleep is a huge part of our lives (about 33% actually)—and it should come as no surprise that sleeping well is vital to our overall mental and physical health. And yet for many of us, because of busy schedules, lack of a calm nighttime environment, or a medical condition, getting a good night’s rest is easier said than done. As we age, it’s normal for our sleep patterns to naturally adjust themselves, but getting enough sleep is still just as important as ever. Sleep deprivation also contributes in memory loss in the old. So the more
At the beginning of December I went on a weekend away to London with my Mum. It had been something that I’d planned months before and it was my Mum’s Christmas present. I had a hotel booked, theatre tickets and meals out as well as some exploring time. It was also the first weekend away I’d had without John or Erin for about 2 years so I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, right at this time Greater Anglia had some horrendous problems with the trains in our area. At about 6pm on the day before I was due