Ways to Help Children feel Better with a Cold | AD

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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 a cold.

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Do you Wear Sunscreen Every Day? | AD

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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.

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10 Tips for Coping with Colic | AD

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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.

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How I Stay Healthy as a Parent | AD

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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 a family. Being happy and being healthy.

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

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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.

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A Year Ago I had Cfast Adult Braces Fitted

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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.

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10 Tips for Dealing with Chicken Pox | AD

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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.

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Have you ever thought about Storing Stem Cells? | AD

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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, given the opportunity, I would have stored stem cells following LP and Little Man’s births. We had a home birth, only used gas and air and tried to do things as naturally as possible so we were definitely open to ideas and suggestions. I really wonder if I knew then what I know now whether I would have done anything differently.

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