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Mums in Business: Wellbeing & self care for the self-employed

Ola! So I’ve had a small sabbatical from my Mums in Business Round-up whilst I’ve been dealing with mental overwhelm. For a while now things just haven’t been feeling right and I literally couldn’t put my finger on it. But once I STOPPED, read a book, took a deep breath, binge watched a lot of…

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Expat: Expat mental health

As much as I love summer, there’s something about autumn that makes me feel warm and fuzzy. The colours, food, and clothing of autumn are all about being cosy and snugly.  However, there’s a flip side; the shorter darker days can get tough for expats from sunnier climes. Expat life can be adventure filled but…

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How to overcome the most common sleeping problems while pregnant

Whether you’re waking up to go for yet another toilet break, or whether you just cannot get comfortable due to back and hip pain, there are plenty of reasons expectant mothers have for not being able to get the perfect snooze. Sleep expert at Happy Beds, Joy Richards knows all too well about pregnancy sleeping…

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28 expressions to describe periods (& ones we hate the most)

Earlier this year, we learned some of the words and phrases that you use to describe periods in our #LanguageofPeriods Twitter party in May. Following this, Wear White Again has launched the Talking Heavy Periods guide, which aims to help men and women become more knowledgeable about periods and — crucially — feel more comfortable…

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Bumps & Babies: Immunisations

Last week as I went into my toddler’s music and movement class, I heard one of the other mums on her mobile phone talking about her school-aged child, who she also had in tow. “Yeah, she’s come out in this kind of rash, but it’s not chicken pox because she’s had that.” Cue me desperately…

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Health & Fitness: Natural hay fever remedies

Recent news has delighted in telling us that pollen levels are at the highest they have been for 12 years. Don’t I know it. Usually a quick antihistamine is enough to sort my usual hayfever symptoms, but not this summer. Itchy eyeballs, tickly itchy mouth and throat, coughing. Where is it all coming from?! If…

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