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  • 8 Nov 2014

    Getting fit with kids

    Kids don’t worry about keeping fit. They naturally spend their days running around and burning up any excess energy. You don’t see a toddler slumped in a chair for eight hours of the day, wondering why they feel so sluggish and tired. Our kids have a lot to teach us about the joyfulness of moving our bodies. Without the self-consciousness of adulthood, they dance freely to music, run effortlessly around the garden, and scale scary-looking heights without fear. Watching the way children move and use their bodies can help us remember what it felt like to be free and without excess baggage. […] more

  • 8 Nov 2014

    5 natural cold remedies

    It’s a magical time of year, memories of Halloween still dancing through children’s minds and fireworks bursting through the evenings. Christmas twinkling on the horizon but what’s that sound coming from the upstairs bedroom? Oh no, one of your littles has the sniffles. It’s THAT time of year again. Coughs and colds are unavoidable and are, according to a growing body of research, actually important for our long term health. But that doesn’t make them any more pleasant or bearable when the whole family is struck down at once. Instead of reaching for the Calpol, Tixylix or antibiotics why not try to find relief naturally, without any chemicals, to help give your body the best possible boost it needs. […] more

  • 8 Nov 2014

    5 reasons to choose reusable sanitary products

    Making the switch from disposable sanitary products to reusable can be a little complicated seeming at first. The logistics seem complicated, initial outlay looks pricey and simply getting your head around menstruation not being a dirty thing to throw away with disgust can be the biggest internal battle for most. For many mothers, however, using reusable sanitary products is the next logical step after introducing cloth nappies to the home. Wherever you are in your journey, we have 5 convincing reasons for you to take the plunge and make the switch today! […] more

  • 7 Nov 2014


    Become part of the ethical beauty revolution and WIN a deluxe skin care hamper from PHB Ethical Beauty, a pioneering family run business dedicated to offering the best in natural & ethical beauty products. You can win a deluxe Brightening Skin Care Hamper including 8 skin boosting products that will have your skin naturally glowing and looking its best for the festive season. […] more

  • 7 Nov 2014


    Greenfrog Botanic Bodycare products are made from the Nature’s own amazing cleanser – Soapberries. Soapberries, also known as soapnuts grow naturally in Sapindus Mokorossi trees in the hills of Himalayas. Harvested by villagers, they have been used for centuries as natural gentle antibacterial cleanser. Greenfrog Botanic have harnessed their qualities in a new premium range which leave your hands and body silky and refreshed. […] more

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