The Surprise Of A Panic Attack

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

How To Look After Your Child’s Ears

AD | Collaborative post At this time of year we see a lot of posts online, whether it be in the news, blogs or on social media, about keeping your children healthy and happy in the colder months. However, something that seems to get overlooked is ear health! Find a solution to any problem With children, it can be dangerous to put off any kind of health issue but ear problems can be really serious. Ear wax can build up quite easily and while some wax is necessary you don’t want a child with blocked ears. Visits can be done

5 Tips For Giving Up Fizzy Drinks

If you follow me on social media then you may have seen me talk about my addiction to sugary drinks. I think it was in 2007 when I moved to Toronto, Canada for a year that it all really started. You see, I used to drink nothing but Robinson’s Apple and Blackcurrant squash before but in Toronto it wasn’t an option. I always found it so strange when I lived there that no one knew what squash or cordial was. Anyway, I really didn’t (and still don’t) like drinking plain water so that didn’t leave me with very many options.

The Shame Of Being An Adult Picky Eater

For as long as I can remember I have had a bad relationship with food. I don’t remember liking a range of foods as a child and honestly, we didn’t have the most varied of diets. My Mum worked long hours in a pub and we were never a well off family. ‘Proper’ home cooked meals weren’t really a thing in our house and if they were, I only sort of remember eating roast dinners. We did always go to my Nanna’s for dinner on a Wednesday and that would be the same kind of thing a lot of the

My Battle With Sugar And Fizzy Drinks

Growing up I only ever really remember drinking blackcurrant squash. I was never a fan of plain water or milk and I might have had the odd drink of orange squash but I never had anything else. I definitely wasn’t a fan of hot drinks either. I’d always take made up bottles to school or college with me and then when I started working I did the same thing there as well. I first went to Toronto, Canada in the summer of 2006 and I spent a whole month there. At the time, I didn’t really think too much of

6 Fantastic Female Fertility Facts

AD | Collaborative post Having a baby isn’t always easy. Did you know that an estimated one in six couples in Britain are actually affected by infertility? Many of them turn to private IVF treatment to help them conceive. Although support is available, if you’re planning to have a baby one day (even if you are already a parent), it’s worth understanding as much as you can about your own fertility. This might help improve your chances of a successful pregnancy in the future. The following infographic  includes six fascinating facts to get you started; some of them might even come

Family Bamboo Toothbrushes From The Humble Co.

AD | Gifted items Did you know that it’s recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months? I know we’re definitely guilty of not changing ours often enough and we need to pay more attention to the condition and how long we’ve had them. Luckily for us, we were recently sent some new bamboo toothbrushes from The Humble Co. The Humble Brush comes in a range of colours with different bristle options. For adults you can choose between soft and medium and there’s even an ultra-soft option for children. John and I were sent blue and yellow brushes while Erin

Pre-School Eating Habits and Nutrition Worries

Last week I took Erin to the doctor’s for her pre-school appointment. I didn’t even really know that this was a thing. We got a letter through saying it was time for her injections and the receptionist on the phone said we needed a 20 minute pre-school appointment. I had no idea what to expect apart from the obvious injections. The appointment was more useful than I thought it was going to be though and I got to have a really good chat with the nurse about anything I was worried about. One of the biggest subjects we spoke about