How To Look After Your Gut Health This Christmas

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   As a nation it would seem that we can go overboard when it comes to Christmas. This might be in how much we spend on presents, how many times we go for a night out or maybe it’s how much we eat. I will be the first to admit that, as a family, we most certainly over indulge when it comes to food. Last year we had family stay over Christmas and our house was so full of food that we still had loads left over into the New

Health Concerns That Come With Age

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   To a lot of people 32 isn’t old. In my head, I know 32 isn’t old too. This year especially seems to have gone faster than others and it seems like one minute Erin was being born and in the next we’re getting ready for her to turn 3. I’ll be turning 33 in just a couple of months and it makes me think that 40 really isn’t that far away. One thing I worry about with regards to getting older is my health. Existing Conditions I had hip dysplasia

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