Should Bounty Reps Be Banned From Maternity Wards?

Over the last week or so there has been a lot of talk in the media about Bounty Reps and whether or not they should be allowed on maternity wards and I have heard quite a lot of opinions on either side. Erin was born at 7:56am on 1st January 2016 after what felt like a really long induction (admitted on 30th December). I ended up having an emergency section and I don’t remember most of it. I remember being half awake in my room and having a couple of family members there. I also remember the EDP (local newspaper)

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

Self-Care Is More Than Just A Bubble Bath

It took me a long time to admit it but after Erin was boring I had post natal depression. I didn’t want to admit it for so long but sometimes, things build up and up until you blow and that’s exactly what happened with me. Since then, I am so much more mindful about taking time for myself, looking after me and listening to my body and what it needs. I used to think that self-care was taking a nice soak in the tub or an extra 30 minutes in bed once in a while. It’s not though, it’s a

Pregnancy Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

You’ll notice drastic body changes within the first few weeks of getting pregnant. This is the body’s reaction as it tries to adjust to the new being growing inside you. With time, these symptoms should persist and you should get more comfortable into the pregnancy. While there are pregnancy symptoms like nausea, mood swings, weight gain and food aversion you should expect, you shouldn’t ignore some warning signs during your pregnancy that could lead to serious complications for yourself and the baby. Most of these if detected early, can be easily managed for a smooth pregnancy and child birth. Bleeding

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.

Looking After Tiny Toes With Dotty Fish & Giveaway

Way back when I was 17 I worked for a very well-known shoe shop and I was also the assistant manager of a children’s shoe shop when I lived in Toronto. During these times I measured and fitted so many children with the perfect shoes so I know how important it is to look after children’s feet. Recently, I discovered a brand who feel the same way. Dotty Fish have a gorgeous range of soft soled baby shoes and you can find out more about them, and their benefits below. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of

Travel Essentials For The Whole Family

In just a few days we will be going on our first family holiday abroad and I am so excited it’s unreal. Going abroad seems to be a much bigger operation that staying somewhere in the UK because there’s a lot more than you need to take with you. I do the packing in our house just so I can have the peace of mind of knowing we have everything we need. I like to make lists and John would pack last minute if he had his way so it works out well for us. To help others in a

Much Needed Pamper Time

It’s very rare that I take some time out for myself. During the week Erin is home from Saturday-Tuesday and then the other three days a week she is at nursery. The rest of the time I am either doing things around the house or working. Being self-employed means not having regular working ours and sometimes, having to work every day for long hours. I get so tired sometimes that my eyes hurt so much and I find it hard to keep them open and to concentrate on anything! Recently I was sent a Thera-Pearl Eye Mask from Feel Good Contacts so I