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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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Health & Fitness: The thyroid edition

It’s not unusual for women to develop issues with their thyroid after pregnancy. I should know, I’m one of them. It can be a debilitating condition, and not that easy to pick up on unless your Doctor is on the ball. I was initially dismissed as being a slightly depressed, obviously tired-because-new-baby neurotic. It was…

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Review: Holy Lama Soap

Plastic in our oceans is in the news increasingly so ways to reduce our use of plastic is ever more important. Holy Lama Naturals has spent 20 years developing a plastic free soap that is both kind to the skin and the environment. We asked our writer Lizzie Roles for her opinion on this unique…

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