health


Let’s talk about Teens and Sleep

Let’s talk about Teens and Sleep is a collaborative post with Simba Sleep. My boys are now 19 and 17 and we have had some different experiences with them both and sleep. As a parent sleep is something that is pretty much constantly on your mind. It starts as soon as they are born and people ask if they are sleeping through. I remember when they were smaller than people always said that the early mornings and sleep issues would be a thing of the past and they would sleep and sleep and sleep.


Boosting Parenthood: The Power of Supplements for Health and Wellness

The journey of parenthood is undoubtedly one of life’s most rewarding experiences, but it’s also a journey that demands resilience, energy, and optimal health. Amid the chaos of parenting, it’s easy for self-care to take a backseat. However, prioritizing your health is not just an act of self-love; it’s an essential aspect of providing the best care for your family. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve deeper into the profound impact of supplements on health and wellness, offering insights into their benefits, guidance on choosing the right ones, and setting realistic expectations for a healthier, more energized you.


Tips To Help You Find The Right Primary Care Provider

Your primary care provider plays a pivotal role in managing your health and well-being. They are your first point of contact for medical concerns, routine check-ups, and preventive care. Finding the right primary care provider is crucial for building a long-term, trusted healthcare relationship. But with so many options available, how do you choose the perfect match for your healthcare needs? In this blog post, we’ll explore some valuable tips to guide you in the process of finding the right primary care provider.


Common Hair Woes And How To Deal With Them

Having a bad hair day is a common source of frustration and, depending on the extent of the problem, it can significantly affect your self-esteem. To help you keep your crowning glory under control, and to help boost your confidence no matter how unruly or problematic your follicles may become, here are some common hair woes and top tips on how to cope with them.


Can menopause affect your pelvic floor?

Can menopause affect your pelvic floor is a paid collaborative post in conjunction with Complete Care Shop to highlight their campaign raising awareness of incontinence poverty. Incontinence products cost on average £1800 a year for people that require them and with the cost of living increasing, incontinence poverty (just like period poverty) is on the increase. This is why along with their partners have secured £150k worth of products to help anyone living with or caring for someone with incontinence and are struggling to pay for products.


Useful Tips To Help You Start Your Addiction Recovery Journey

Addictions are one of the worst diseases that adversely affect the quality of someone’s life. There are a lot of different types of addictions that impair the lives of thousands of people all around the world. While some people might be addicted to alcohol and drugs, others might be addicted to their mobile phones. However, some of these addictions like substance abuse can be potentially fatal to the one suffering and immediate steps need to be taken. Most people wish to quit the addiction that they’re enslaved to but the problem is that they don’t know where to start. In this article, we take a look at some of the things […]


3 Simple Upgrades to Your Family’s Health and Wellbeing 2

There are a lot of often overlooked aspects of health flying under the radar. Maybe you’ve thought about them, but not as much as diet and exercise. A good diet and regular exercise can go a long way to aiding some of these problems, but some of them require a little more forethought and regular upkeep. Read on to find out what you should be adding to everyday life to keep up the health and well-being of your family.


Reduce Your Stress Levels with a Smartwatch

When you stop and think about the number of uncertainties we currently face, then it makes sense that most of the world’s population is dealing with a certain level of stress. If you are in this category, then taking action to reduce your stress levels will not only help you live more happily but it will improve your overall health. Take a look at some of the best stress tracking smartwatches on offer right now and make it your mission to reduce the level of pressure you are facing.


Body Confidence - Has it become an issue of privilege?

Body Positivity – Has it become an issue of privilege? 33

Are you bikini ready and body confident? I’m really struggling at the moment with body positivity. Having gone through a double mastectomy and failed reconstruction, I was always going to have issues with my changed body. However, it has really come to the fore this spring with the influx of social media campaigns declaring that all bodies are beautiful. A large number of these campaigns are run by people who I would consider to be attractive women of an average size. Of course, all women are prone to body insecurity. But I can’t help but feel that when an average-sized woman is presented as the champion of fat acceptance, it totally […]


Putting together a winter health survival pack 8

In the past I have written about strengthening our winter defences naturally and why I think that it is important that we keep on top of looking after our bodies in the most natural way we can.  As someone who has been through a health scare I try and keep our immune systems healthy as possible as naturally as possible and really believe that taking care of myself and the boys is really important, so I will always take preventative measures when possible.

Putting together a winter health survival pack

Strengthening Our Winter Defences

One of the things I miss most about living in Berkshire is my next-door neighbour Louise, who runs her own business Panacea Holistic Health and Beauty.  Louise is one of those people that has an innate ability to make you feel good about yourself and I was lucky enough to be a client of hers. She provides a variety of holistic therapies and beauty treatments, gift vouchers and natural health and beauty products.  Her massages are divine and she tailor-makes her treatments according to your requirements and needs.  She has the ability to put people at ease and make your treatment relaxing and refreshing. She made a superb inhaler and roller ball of a special aromatherapy mix for Mini and his tantrums, which he still […]


Let’s talk about Meningitis 1

What comes to your mind when you think about meningitis? I have to admit for me it is shocking images of children who have lost limbs to this terrifying disease. But what do I know about meningitis, well the fact is not very much at all, so when the tots 100 invited me on an event on unfolding the complexities of meningitis I was intrigued to know more.  The event was set up to demistify the disease, to provide accurate information about symptoms and to answer any questions we may have about meningitis.  The event was attended by the three UK meningitis charitites Meningitis UK, the Meningitis Research Foundation and theMeningitis Trust, in addition to Dr Rob […]


Sometimes Mothering is harder than hard

I have a neighbour, yes we all have them, but I have one who manages to make me feel terrible with just a single glance and a turn of phrase.  She is always beautifully turned out, drives a brand new sports car, runs her own successful business,  has a hot tub in the garden and one perfectly dressed nine year old boy who in her eyes can do no wrong. So this morning when I am screaming at the boys like a fishwife to get in the car or we will be late, hollering my lungs out to leave the drink at home and just get in the car, who would […]


Living with a child with a health condition

When Maxi was 4 months old he became unwell.  He got a cold and was very unhappy, not his normal self at all.  He also fell off my knee and we were so concerned we took him to A&E at 6pm.  The doctor took a look at him and said he was fine and just to keep an eye on him and bring him back in if he was being sick. Maxi on the afternoon before he fell off the sofa We put our little baby to bed at 8pm that night and tried to give him a feed at 11pm, as usual, but he wouldn’t take the milk, in fact […]


drowning

I am struggling at the moment, to find my get up and go, yes as per all the cliches it has got up and gone. I had blood tests last week and I am already anemic again, my lips are splitting at the sides and the junior doctor who discharged me after my last transfusion didn’t order the additional tests I needed, which means I still don’t have a date for further investigations. But my blood results showed that it is unlikely I have pernicious anemia as my B12 level was still up thanks too the injection I had received.  I feel like sitting and crying, I keep asking why me, […]