Can you remember the last time you had the flu? Perhaps you had pain in your glands, a sore throat, a blocked nose, aching bones, exhaustion, a headache or nausea. Maybe you had to go to bed or perhaps you had to battle through because you needed to care for your children. Whatever your circumstances […]
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Has determining when and if you want to have children been an important decision in your life? Of course. That might seem like a silly question — after all, it’s one of the defining decisions of women’s lives. Yet it is far from recognised as a fundamental right for women around the world. For […]
We recently had a health scare with Elizabeth, our youngest daughter. I’d received a phone call from her nursery to be told she was presenting some very worrying symptoms. The staff thought it could be very serious indeed but a fraught dash to our GP for an emergency appointment proved it was, thankfully, a false […]
As a new parent, one of the first things we need to learn is how to keep baby clean. The eyes can be a particularly challenging area especially as tear ducts develop, while a baby is weaning or when baby is poorly. Dentinox Eye Wipes, a new product, are a sterile way to help gently […]
I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]
Did you know that breast cancer can run in families? There’s been a lot being said about this in the media right now. Last week, Angelina Jolie spoke out bravely about choosing to have a double mastectomy. She’d discovered that she had a genetic fault (which can be passed down from one generation to the […]
There has been a lot of adjusting going on this month; or not, as the case may be…I have been adjusting to being back in the swing of things after being out of action due to my health. The kids have been adjusting to mummy being around again instead of daddy. This has made for […]
Tamsyn Wood is inviting everybody to the Winter Wonderland Ball as she desperately needs your help, if you can’t go maybe you can make a donation and maybe you could help spread the word far and wide so all her efforts have the longest possible reach. The story so far “…So we lived in France, […]
In one part of the world, people clear out their refrigerators every week, throwing out vegetables, meat, fish and more that they didn’t eat before the sell by date. In another part of the world, families fill their bellies with low-nutritive meals or go hungry. The food issues affecting the world are frequently in […]
Happy New Year to you all. It was a relatively quiet month for political posts, I think most of us were too full of mince pies to worry about much else. That’s all over now tho, it is currently 8.30 am and I have already stripped Ian Smith of his right to an extra i in his […]
Rebecca Dodd is the North West and North East Community Fundraiser for the Meningitis Trust. She needs to spread her important message wide and far please help her. Find her on Twitter and Facebook Meningitis can strike in an instant but its impact can last for a life time. Meningitis seems like one of […]
It’s been about two weeks since Michelle Pannell and I returned from Ethiopia on our trip with the campaigning organisation ONE. We were there to see how foreign aid is spent on programmes on the ground, on a trip arranged by ONE. For much of the time we’ve been back, I’ve been incredibly ill. In […]
You may have noticed a pink tinge to most magazines this month with boobs being the talk of the town more than ever. That’s because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (although I’m sure you already knew that). Breast Cancer is a serious issue – over 46,000 women and around 300 men are diagnosed with […]
Today UNICEF UK has released a report showing that by encouraging and supporting breastfeeding mums the NHS could save £40 million Kate Buckley from Life Love and Living with Boys is here to tell us more. If you’d have asked me what I thought about breastfeeding 3 years ago, I would have told you […]
Victoria Lindop is a mummy to two young children she is also Corporate Partnerships Director for UNICEF UK today she has a very clear message to get across saving children’s lives by improving their sanitation facilities, the word to Victoria I am a mum of a three year old girl and a five year old boy. They […]
The BritMums round-up editors have been encouraged to get creative with their posts this month. I have taken that advice to heart *ahem* and done the politics round-up in the style of an acrostic poem. I hope you enjoy it. P is for Prime Minister: Here is a letter to David Cameron, from Mutterings of […]
BabyLovesChelsea is a light-hearted account of life of a new mummy with her Mini, in beautiful Chelsea. Experiences, thoughts and opinions, she shares all she’s learned so far about being a New Mum in the area – the fun & the practical. A varied blend of tales and tips; enjoy the read! How to Lose […]
The Olympics countdown is well and truly on – only 8 days to go! Are you looking forward to it? Are you hoping team GB will walk away with a treasure chest full of gold medals? If I’m honest, I’m hoping for an uneventful games. Don’t get me wrong, I’m backing our Olympians all the […]
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