post natal depression

What I have learnt about Post Natal Depression

The arrival of a new baby into a home can be an exciting but stressful time in the life of any mother. As the mother of four children I have seen my fair share of excitement and stress over the years and also moments of personal depression. After the arrival of my…

teletubbies

Happy 20th Birthday Teletubbies!

Can you believe the Teletubbies have been delighting our little ones for 20 years? Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po came to life on UK screens in March 1997 and have since become one of the most successful global children’s brands of all time. Teletubbies episodes have aired in over 120 countries and…

Peppa Pig Movie Review

If your little ones are anything like mine, they would LOVE everything Peppa Pig and promise to be your best friend forever if you took them to see the new Peppa Pig movie. I took my 3yo daughter and 5yo son to see “Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience” over the weekend and it…

Belkin Family RockStar

Her reviews: Belkin Family Rockstar

We have a very high tablet per capita ratio in my family and it always seems that our iPads all run out of charge at the same time. Yes, every device has its own charger, but I really don’t want to be charging tablets from a multitude of different outlets around the…

emotional eating

7 ways to stop emotional eating

Emotional eating is a fact of life these days. Our bodies have become too familiar with the abundance of yummy foods, and most of us have lost the ability to eat only when we are physically hungry. Think about it… When was the last time you felt truly hungry? When…

work life balance

Work life balance – 5 ways to make it a reality

Work life balance is that delicate seesaw of career and home life, of work involvement and family commitment, teetering on the pivot of your mental well-being. We all end up facing stressful situations, day in, day out. It’s inevitable. The key – however – is how self-aware we are: how…

an accidental home birth

The tale of an accidental home birth

It was this time five years ago that I went to bed feeling a few twinges in my belly. I was 38 weeks pregnant with my third baby and I was tired. So tired. Tired to the bone. The kind of tired that you get when it is summer and…

happiness

10 things to remember on the road to happiness

Simple things are often the best. We’re all guilty of over complicating life and losing sight of what really matters. These 10 things are simple, but are important to remember on your road to happiness: Eat regularly (and well) Get enough sleep Stop talking and listen Don’t take anyone’s shit…