What To Expect From A Home COVID Test For A 4 Year Old

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 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 begun

Fat And Definitely Not Fit

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

The Case Of The Missing Cervix… An Update

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

Playing Find The Cervix – When A Smear Test Doesn’t Go To Plan

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

Taking Care Of Our Teeth With Humble Co.

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

Being at Your Best as a Mom by Taking Care of Yourself

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.

Preparing Your Child For Their First Trip To The Dentist

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

5 Ways To Boost Your Mood

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