Is Tap Water Good For You Children’s Health?

A lot of parents get caught up in the debate as to whether or not they should give their children tap water. Some people swear by it and say it’s cheaper than bottled water, and can actually provide some health benefits. Other people say that bottled water is the way forward as it’s naturally cleaner and safer than tap water. Who is right? Is tap water good for your children’s health or not? To try and suss things out, we should take a look at the pros and cons of tap water: Image Source Cheaper Than Bottled Water I think… [Read More]

How To Stay Energised In The Summer Heat

It’s easy to burn out during the summer. You’re facing some really hot days, and at some point, the energy kind of just sizzles out of you. The summer heat can be so intense that it knocks away any will you might have had to do literally anything.  The good news is that there are ways of energising yourself so that you can withstand the summer heat. It really all comes down to incorporating a couple of small dietary and lifestyle changes that can help prep your body to last longer in the heat.  Want to learn how to stay… [Read More]

My Top Summer Essentials

With summer well and truly here, I thought that it was about time that I got my summer essentials together. Having kids means that the majority of my summer essentials have changed from what they used to be when I was a teenager, but I still have some firm favourites. I thought I’d share some of them with you! It’s also good to know that you can get some great deals on summer essentials at Groupon. 1. Garnier Summer Body Lotion Light Gradual Tan Moisturiser This varies in price depending on what shop you like in, but it’s generally anything from… [Read More]

Know your calories; The key to your health goals!

Many people might describe their diet as “pretty healthy”. Some might even consider their diet to be very healthy but they are still not seeing the results that they want or deserve.  Others might just have a bad diet and don’t know where to start to turn things around.  Whatever stage you may be at, unless you understand your calories you are basically guessing at the healthiness of your diet. If you are in too great a calorific deficit/surplus the implications can be significant. Without going into the science of it, here a few things that can happen if your… [Read More]

Experimental Treatments for Addiction: How Effective Are They?

Alternative medicine has well made its way into the realm of what is considered more traditional medicine these days. In addition to proven therapies such as behavioral therapies and pharmaceuticals, treatment centers and practitioners are including experimental methods as supplements to hopefully improve progress even more. What is considered in this category of experimental treatments? Things such as acupuncture, neurofeedback, horse therapy, hypnotherapy, biochemical restoration, water therapy, yoga, meditation, sound therapy, and ropes courses are all alternative options. One additional method that is still controversial and illegal in the United States, psychedelic drug therapy, has shown proven results in other… [Read More]

10 Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in the 10 Things That Make Me Happy tag by Bound For Somewhere. You can read her post here. So without further ado, and in no particular order here are 10 things that make me happy. 1. My husband and children. Yes, it’s a cliche and it’s the ‘obvious answer’ that most likely everyone will say, but it’s true. Without these crazies, I’d actually be pretty unhappy. Hubby drives me crazy with his constant moving of things around and don’t even get me started on his snoring, but I do love him and he does make… [Read More]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Sunday, 17th June is father’s day! Mark it in your diary! Father’s day is a special day for me. It’s a chance for my children and I to show their daddy just how much we love and appreciate him. He probably won’t get breakfast in bed though. I mean, for starters, he’s usually awake long before I am, and secondly, he doesn’t eat breakfast! That being said though, I like to make a fuss and spoil him! Whether that be with some lovely, carefully chosen gifts or perhaps a nice meal out at his favourite restaurant. Either way, as long… [Read More]

BRCA Genetic Testing for Cancer

Many people throughout their lives have encountered cancer. Whether that’s through having a friend or relative with cancer, or from having cancer themselves. For me, cancer has been a part of my life for over 20 years. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Mums initial symptoms arose whilst she was in her mid-forties. Symptoms consisted of bloating, and mum was told on more than occasion that it was just IBS, or wind. A few years later, mum had a scan which showed stage three cancer that had spread to her liver and bowel. Mum had chemotherapy, lost her hair… [Read More]

The benefits of timber bifold doors

When thinking about making changes to your home, it’s important to do your research. You’ll need to look at different types of materials and ideas, until you find the one that’s right for you. A friend of mine has recently had timber bifold doors installed in her kitchen, and I have to admit to having the green eyed monster! Yes, I was a tad envious! I was amazed at how these types of doors had transformed her kitchen. Not only did it look bigger, it also looked brighter too. Intrigued, I started looking online at the many different types of bifold doors that… [Read More]

Keeping Healthy and Losing Weight

Keeping Healthy and Losing Weight  We all know that keeping physically healthy is great, not only for your body but also for the mind. Being active can reap benefits such as improved sleep, more energy, and reduced weight. Whether you are actively fit, do some moderate exercise or looking to start out and lose some pounds, it is always beneficial to learn more about fitness and weight loss and there are some great tips and online pharmaceutical products out there. Drinking Water  We have all heard the 8 glasses a day, are we getting enough? Many are drinking fizzy drinks,… [Read More]