The Benefits of Using Essential Oils

Essential oils have many different uses, but do you know what they are and what the benefits are of using them? If you answered no to this question, then read on to find out! Essential oils are natural oils which have been obtained by distillation (the action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling). They have the characteristic odour of the plant or other source from which it’s been extracted from. Now that we have know what essential oils are, let’s talk about what they can be used for and what benefits they can offer us. In… [Read More]

Be Sensible: Care For Your Senses

Not many of us enjoy the prospect of aging, but it happens to all of us, and short of freezing our bodies there is not a lot we can do about it. One of the most frustrating facts about getting older is the diminishing of our senses. Sitting at home and watching the latest blockbuster movie is great, but if you have been turning up the volume more often recently, you know your hearing may not be as good as it used to be. In this article, we will be considering our eyes and ears. Make sure you always visit… [Read More]

Down In The Dumps? Try These Remedies

Credit Millions of people will suffer from depression at some point during their lives. Knowing how to deal with the condition is often difficult. For that reason, I wanted to release a post that offers some tips and advice. In many instances, you need to visit your doctor and explain your illness. They will then prescribe medication that will stabilise your mood. However, there are lots of holistic methods you could try to get back on track. Today, I’m going to mention some of them in the hope of pointing you in the right direction. The advice on this page… [Read More]

How To Find Out If Your Diet Is Making You Ill

We are what we eat. It is an old saying but a very true one. If you have a niggling health problem that just won’t go away it may be down to what you are eating. Diets are not only about losing weight. They are about ensuring that your body gets essential nutrients in the right quantities at the right time and this varies throughout your life. Our bodies rely on what we put into them. If you are not giving your body what it needs, or are giving it something that it does not like, it will react and… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

A heartfelt thank you to NICU Nurses on International Nurses Day #ad

Today is International Nurses Day. #IND2017 A day that I simply cannot let pass me by without saying a massive, heartfelt thank you to the NICU nurses who helped care for our twin girls when they were born six weeks early. Following on from my post about Pampers Preemie Protection nappies, I wanted to take a moment to thank the nurses that helped our daughters, as well as my husband and I during the difficult time that our girls spent on the neonatal unit. NICU nurses are truly amazing. Not only do they witness just how delicate life can be, they… [Read More]

SlimFast Stars with Alexandra Burke

It’s not every day that I wake up to an email inviting me to lunch with a celebrity, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago. I was invited to join SlimFast and their ambassador, Alexandra Burke for a healthy lunch to find out more about some of their new products. I’m currently trying to lose weight. Something that I feel like I’ve been trying to do for years now with varied success. One month I’ll stick to plan and the next it’ll go out of the window. With SlimFast though, it’s different. I have tried SlimFast before so… [Read More]

Is Your Child Ill? Don’t Panic!

Image Source All parents know the terrifying moment when your child appears to have fallen ill. This can be surprisingly distressing, and sometimes it can even be difficult to figure out exactly what you need to do. In some cases, the worry even clouds the decision making, and sometimes this can lead to a poorer decision being made than you would normally go for. If you are in this situation at the moment, then you are probably wondering what you can do. The truth is, it is relatively straightforward. Let’s take a look at your ultimate steps. Relax No matter… [Read More]

The fading of time. A poignant post about losing mum to cancer and reflecting on memories that are fading all too fast…

May of this year marks 12 years since mums passing. She had ovarian cancer and died when she was just 50 years old. My sister and I were 18. It’s hard to think about what life would be like now if mum was still around. Actually, it’s pretty unbearable to think about. However I do often find myself thinking up things that I think we might have done together. We’d go shopping and try on ridiculous outfits then laugh at one another. We’d enjoy a spot of lunch and have a chat about our lives. I might even ask her… [Read More]

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

22nd May 2005. A date that will haunt me forever. The day that my sister and I lost our mum to ovarian cancer. The thing about ovarian cancer though, is that the date of her death isn’t the only date that haunts me. There where the days where we witnessed mum fragile and weak. The days where we witnessed her loosing her hair. The days where ovarian cancer showed itself in all of it’s brutal form as sickness and pain took over. Those days may haunt me, but it’s the days where mums strength and inner happiness shined through that… [Read More]