Brilliant Mum Feature Week 69

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Geraldine from It’s Ethan and Me. Geraldine says: “I am Ger, wife to D and mother to our three boys, Ethan, J and D. I am fixer of toys, kisser of bruised knees, doctor , nurse, PA, occupational therapist , speech and langauage therapist , physio therapist, key financial adviser five… [Read More]

But doc, can I still run?

Oh the frustration of being a runner, or any sportswoman or man for that matter, is when you’re injured. This is made even more frustrating when everywhere you go, everyone appears to be doing the sport you’re currently unable to do! In my case, running! Whilst training for my first half marathon last year I tore the adductor muscle in my right leg, and ever since then I seem to be injury prone! I ran a 10k earlier this year whilst injured, and ended up having to rest for 3-4 weeks, and now can you believe it, I’m on the… [Read More]

Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

Is Body Positivity Making Obesity the Norm?

I’ve recently seen an increase in the number of social media posts about body positivity. Women and men of all different shapes, sizes, ethnicities, ages etc, sharing images of themselves with captions about body positivity. Whilst I think this is great in some aspects, other aspects make me wonder if what this movement is actually doing is normalising obesity? I’m all for loving your body the way it is, and I’m no stranger to being overweight. I’ve lost two stone, taken up running, am more aware of what I eat and I’m now considered a healthy weight for my body… [Read More]

5 Tips to helping a family member with a chronic illness

People suffering from chronic illnesses especially friends tend to be secretive about it. They see it that all hope is lost and engaging you into their problems would be unfair. In this case they opt to suffer in silence. On outward appearance, they seem fine but the illness is killing them inside slowly. The results are fatal as the illness progresses faster and by the time you realize it, it is already too late. This however should not be the case anymore. There is hope and good news to all those affected. The struggle no longer has to be their… [Read More]

4 best ways to stay fit forever

Exercise is like a lubricating oil for the fitness of homo sapiens. But it’s not that easy as it seems due to our life style. In this world of competition and comparison, people are struggling hard to beat the heat of life standards and luxuries. We strenuous people barely have a time for ourselves. Following are some easy ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Morning walk We people find escapes from doing physical work. This ‘z’ generation has a strong addiction of luxurious things. Numerous exercise machines are developed, but none of them can dominate the superlative after effects of… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

5 Laundry Hacks to Make Life Easier

Put your hand in the air if you enjoy doing laundry? Yup. I didn’t think many people would actually say they enjoy doing their laundry, but you never know! If you’re anything like me, and you’re pressed for time, then you’ll do anything to make sure your laundry is done quickly, and properly. Sometimes a rush job can mean that you don’t get stains out properly, or that your whites aren’t quite as white as they used to be, but it doesn’t need to be that way! It is possible do your laundry quickly and properly! Here are 5 laundry… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 68

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Amy from All About A Mummy. Amy lives just outside the M25 in a nice green bit of the Surrey Countryside. She’s been married for 10 years this year and has two daughters aged 7 and 4. Amy works freelance from home as a PR and Marketing consultant which she says… [Read More]

Five Basic Ideas to Create A Cozy Home

Most people have seen those nasty home transformation shows during days gone by. You already know the variety, wherein a hyperactive variety of designers and then builders blitz their objective into an ‘unsuspecting’ civilian’s home, getting just an hour to confirm a fantastic make-over. The make-over designer snatches up certain worthless cushions, whips up the carpet, and then presto, the overall part is an amazing palace. Don’t we tend to desire that our bored houses might be awoken with such type of quick and electrifying fervor? We are not pushing you to create your house your own ideal mansion, however,… [Read More]