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  • 28 Oct 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

  • 27 Oct 2014

    7 ways to encourage healthy eating

    For most families, their child’s food habits are one of the biggest sources of concern - particularly in the early years. What your child eats is important to both their immediate and long term health, it can affect their development and even their cognitive abilities. It is no surprise that food can cause a great deal of anxiety for parents. Whatever your hopes for your child, whether it’s more vegetables or any vegetables at all, there are ways to foster healthy eating habits to set them up for a long and healthy life. Interestingly, some of that involves a little understanding and a lot more faith on our part. […] more

  • 23 Oct 2014

    Get writing for NaNoWriMo

    Yay and hooray, it’s that time of year again! November sees the beginning of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. It’s a time of chewed pencils and worn out keyboards, endless pots of coffee and burning the midnight oil. And what fun if at the end of November you can say I AM A NOVELIST! NaNoWriMo encourages you to throw out all those time constraint excuses and just get on with writing. The aim is to write 50,000 words over the course of thirty days, tracking your progress online and accessing support from other mad writers engaged in the challenge. […] more

  • 22 Oct 2014

    Carrot and courgette cake

    I recently stumbled across my old, once adored, Hummingbird bakery recipe book. I feel a little sad every time I see it since I made the decision to go paleo. Flicking through the recipes I was reminded that I’d managed to replicate their amazing brownies with surprising success. Mostly I try to innovate when it comes to paleo alternatives, however, so I thought I’d take their carrot and courgette muffins and make a delicious real food alterative. Again, the results have been very pleasing so you can expect to see a few more of these over the coming months. Even my veggie hating children loved this, making it a sneaky success. […] more

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Five ways to cope with clocks going back

    It’s a time of year a lot of us dread. Suddenly, on the 26th October at 2am, the clocks go back and we find ourselves entering the darker evenings of winter. Even the brightest of souls can feel affected by the clock shift, and those with a tendency towards Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD may dread the onset of symptoms. Research shows that clock shifts can have a real impact on our health, with the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia abolishing them because of the increase in suicides around this time. Clock shifts impact our circadian rhythms, our individual internal ‘body clock’ that dictates when we feel sleepy and when we wake up. There are several ways to manage this. […] more

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