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Pregnancy

It Takes Guts

May 12, 2017
digestive health

*This blog contains advertising from the makers of IMODIUM If you believe the media and Hollywood, pregnancy and birth is one big beautiful rainbow-covered process. Conceiving generally happens without a hitch, pregnancy involves nine months of glowing skin and beatific wonderfulness, and the birth is an easy affair in which nobody gets sweaty, loses sleep or poos themselves. Spoiler: the real life entry into motherhood is NOTHING LIKE THIS. For me, pregnancy was a cacophony of unpleasant symptoms. First there…

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Are You a Cyberchondriac?

March 17, 2017
Mumpreneur

When you’re a person who doesn’t have much time on their hands, the most mundane and essential tasks can feel like the most awkward and time-consuming. One of these for me is any kind of medical appointment. With Elfie requiring regular check-ups at hospital, any visit to the GP for me feels like something I just don’t have time for: I will do literally anything to escape the inevitable germ-filled waiting room where you’re usually penned in for at least…

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Life

Working On Wellness with David Lloyd

June 21, 2016

I‘ve been thinking a lot lately about the correlation between mental health and physical health; exercise, food and wellness. I don’t think I’ve realised before just how intrinsically linked our physical wellbeing is to our mental. The thing is, I think we all have our mental ups and downs. I know I certainly do. I’m 80% shiny happy people, but that other 20% of the time I find tough, whether it’s through work stress, child worries or plain old depressing…

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Food

The Complete Green Smoothie Recipe

June 20, 2016
complete green smoothie recipe

I’m a real juicing purist. Lots of people are on the juicing train and I think that’s brilliant – juicing, sildenafil in conjunction with a healthy diet, is SO good for us. Though some, like me, drink smoothies rather than juices it seems to all fall under the same umbrella of ‘juicing’ (actual juices are created by pressing the fruit or veg): blitzing my veg and fruit leaves the fibre behind which is more filling and nutritionally complete. My weapon…

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Life

Vaginas, The #GetComfortable Campaign, and WIN a £50 John Lewis Voucher

December 24, 2015

We all know that I don’t mind talking about things that might be seen as slightly risqué. Sex, bladders… none of it is off-the-table. As far as I’m concerned, we all have bodies: why not discuss them? Life is confusing enough without having to feel shy about bodily functions that are completely normal. Thrush is one of these things that happens to almost all of us: three quarters of women will experience thrush at some point in their lives. I…

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Motherhood

Talking Bladders: The Last Female Taboo

October 28, 2015

One of my favourite people on Twitter is MammyWoo, firstly for her hilarious Tweets but also for her VERY accurate profile: I used to be cool, then I had a baby. Now I wee when I sneeze… Because it’s true. When you have children so many weird and wonderful (but mostly not so wonderful) things happen to your body and you know what? They don’t get spoken about. At least not unless you’re with your absolute closest friends, you’ve had…

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Food

MTT: Asian Turkey and Lettuce Wraps with Stir-Fried Broccoli and Mini Sweetcorn (Turkey San Choy Bau)

April 7, 2015

I fell off the health wagon. Somewhere between not sleeping and a bit of boy trouble I totally lost my will to paleo. I’m talking serious discrepancies here: I’ve been eating bread, pasta, Belgian chocolate cookies, fish and chips. I re-discovered what it meant to eat for comfort, to get to the end of the day and crave nothing more than a bellyful of carbs. Special thank-you to my dad (from hereon in known as ‘The Enabler’) for bringing me two…

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Food

MTT: The Ultimate Green Juice

June 11, 2014

There are many things I’ve unexpectedly become in the last few years, things that have surprised me. Young mum, gym goer, yoga and meditation fan. Juice lover is one of those things: who would have thought 10 years ago when I took a can of coke to be an acceptable breakfast beverage that I’d become one of those people chugging on green juices first thing? Not me. Yet here I am, daily blitzing up enough fruit and veg to feed a family.…

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Life

An Ode To My Gym Memberships

May 12, 2014

During my lifetime I have had four gym memberships. Each and every one of these has been entered into with the purest of intentions: to exercise, swim, take classes, get fit. In fact, fitness has long been a goal of mine, ever since a shameful bus-running incident at the age of 20 when I realised I no longer could pretend I played team sports any more (school being quite some time previously) and that I literally could not sprint 20…

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Life

The Trouble With Bread And A Wheat Intolerance

February 21, 2014

A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. This is slightly concerning to me because three times in the last month I have looked my mum in the eye and said “Mother, I have had an epiphany” and what if we only get a limited amount of epiphanies in life? I feel like I might be using up all of mine on thoughts to do with my lovelife and carbohydrates. I should probably be saving them up for the times…

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Pregnancy

The C-Section Debate: Should We Choose?

November 24, 2011

Before I got pregnant I had thought a lot about giving birth. It’s difficult not to; if you want kids like I always knew I did they have to make their way from your belly and into the outside world somehow. And as scared as I am of pain (I weep at threading appointments, actually weep) a Caesarian section never entered my thoughts. It’s major abdominal surgery and involves slicing through skin, muscle, and uterus, and I have never understood…

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