Home, Health And The Future

When John and I bought our house 4 and a half years ago we did so thinking it would be our forever home. I found the house buying process so stressful that I really don’t want to do it again for a very long and that’s partly why we bought somewhere that needs a lot of work doing to it that we can do over time. I could make a list a million miles long for what we need to do to our house right now and sometimes, it feels like it’s an impossible task to put everything in order

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep As An Adult

A few days ago you may have read a post sharing some tips for a smooth bedtime routine for children. I love that Erin has such a good bedtime routine and she goes to sleep easily most nights but I wish I could say the same for myself. Over the years, I have had quite a few problems when it comes to sleeping and sometimes I can really struggle. There are nights where I can go to bed quite early but still be laid there wide away 3 hours later. There are nights where John’s snoring keeps me awake but

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