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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A Year Ago I had Cfast Adult Braces Fitted

This time last year I drove to The Dental Studio in Colchester to have my set of Cfast adult braces fitted. It feels like such a long time ago and I just remember how incredibly nervous I was and how much my whole face hurt after getting the braces put on. I have now been brace free for over six months – the whole process took just over five months…

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10 Tips for Dealing with Chicken Pox | AD

LP and Little Man both had chicken pox last year and although it’s common for siblings to catch chicken pox from each other this wasn’t the case with LP and Little Man. LP had chicken pox at the start of the year and Little Man waited until the Easter holidays to have his turn. Chicken pox is something the majority of children experience and knowing this, Care, the makers of…

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Have you ever thought about Storing Stem Cells? | AD

I hadn’t come across the idea of stem cell storage until a couple of years ago when I heard that it was possible to store umbilical cord blood stem cells and cord tissue following childbirth. It sounded like the sort of thing parents should be considering whilst they write a birth plan, go to antenatal appointments and count down the days until their child’s birth. It made me wonder whether,…

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My Emotional Relationship with my Weight and Food

I’ve realised recently that my weight, and my diet, is very much a reflection of the mood I’m in, how I’m feeling and how life is at that moment. There never seems to be a ‘happy medium’ for me, instead my weight – and diet – seem to fluctuate as the years and months go by. When I left home there were times when I couldn’t afford to eat regularly…

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