Little Princess Trust Hair Donation

A couple of years ago I decided that I would grow my hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust so that it could be made into real hair wigs for a child going through cancer treatment or suffering from hair loss for other reasons. More recently I realised how expensive the wig making process is and so I decided to fundraise to cover as much of that cost…

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Ways to Help Children feel Better with a Cold | AD

Our children don’t get poorly often but we can guarantee that they’ll get at least four colds a year. They get a runny nose, find it hard to sleep and are just not as happy as they usually are. It’s always such a miserable time that I thought it might be good to put together some ways that we help the children to feel a bit better when they have…

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Do you Wear Sunscreen Every Day? | AD

The iconic Australian sunscreen brand, SunSense, have launched a national campaign to inspire regular sunscreen use due to worries that the British public aren’t listening to the warnings about skin cancer. I’m really pleased to be working with Sunsense around this campaign. As a redhead I know too well how harmful the sun can be and it’s something I am proud to be raising awareness of. Since having children of…

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10 Tips for Coping with Colic | AD

When Little Man was tiny he had colic and we hadn’t even heard of it before we were living with it. I remember that time as feeling like it lasted forever, every night being so long and wondering how we would cope. Colic is when a baby cries for no obvious reason. The symptoms of colic can vary between babies but the NHS describes colic as a baby crying for…

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How I Stay Healthy as a Parent | AD

As a busy parent you often feel pulled in different directions and you have so many plates to keep spinning that it can feel like you’re not really succeeding at anything and purely getting through each day. But, I’ve realised since having the children that whatever else is going on, whatever plans we have and wherever each week takes us there are two fundamental things that matter to us as…

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How to Reduce Stress | AD

This month is National Stress Awareness Month and I have seen so many posts about stress shared across social media. There have only been a couple of times in my life where stress has really got the better of me and I remember vividly the impact that work related stress had on me until I gave up my day job. Now, the stresses in my life are smaller and they…

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How much do you know about Pregnancy Health Issues? | AD

It feels like yesterday that I was pregnant with Little Man. The years fly by but pregnancy is something that you always remember. From seeing those lines on the test through to the first twinges of labour. I had a pretty textbook pregnancy with both children. But, I realise now that there were a lot of common pregnancy health issues that I really didn’t know much about. Did I experience…

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