This week saw the start of Mental Health Awareness week 2017. Mental health affects so many people in many different ways, and it’s a subject I’m passionate about raising awareness of. I breezed through life without suffering from any mental health issues – but that all changed after I had my son in June 2016.
Picking the perfect glasses sounds easy doesn’t it? But it’s actually a bit of a minefield and something I’ve always struggled with. I have quite a round face so there’s certain styles that I tend to stick to. I choose glasses that are wider than they are tall, as wider frames give the illusion of a slimmer face. Also glasses adorned with prints, bright colours and other embellishments all add contrast and definition to the face.
I’m sure when your little one catches a case of the chicken pox, soothing the itching, aches and pains are likely to be at the top of your to-do list, as they are mine. So, how do you ease your kids suffering while the virus runs its course? From shop bought remedies to at home soothing soaks, here’s how I plan to help Max when the dreaded chickenpox strike.
Fashion is a huge part of my life. From a young age I spent every Saturday in our local high street with my mum, picking out a new outfit. That’s a tradition that is still going strong today (much to my husbands dismay). I like to think I have a good sense of style and my wardrobe is bursting at the seams with the latest trends.
I think we all know by now the importance of a great night sleep. It makes you feel better, that’s a fact, but its importance goes beyond just boosting your mood or banishing those pesky under eye circles. A great nights sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and much more.
Hey mate, so today is the day that you turn 11 months old. The next update will be the biggest yet – your 1st birthday. But before I start crying bucket loads at just the mere thought of you turning one, I’ll push that to the back of my mind and fill you in on everything that has happened this month
They say a girls first love is their dad – and for me that’s true! Growing up I remember how hard my dad worked to provide for his family, striving to give us the life he wasn’t lucky enough to have himself growing up. He’s kind, gentle, funny, honest and loving and I consider myself very lucky to have him. I knew I wanted the father of my children to be every inch the man my dad was.
Bathtime is a pretty big deal in our house, you could actually go as far to say it’s the main event of the day! No matter how tired and grouchy Max is getting, as soon as we pop him in the big tub full of warm H2O his little face lights up, the whinging stops and the splashing begins.
Dementia is overwhelming, not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families. I’ve experienced first hand the strain that having a relative with dementia can put on their loved ones. My nan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2001 and the speed of her decline was frightening.
I remember my first ever rollercoaster experience like it was yesterday. It was 1996 and I was 13 years old. My mum had convinced me to join her and my sister on one of their favourite rides, Kumba at Busch Gardens, Orlando. I wasn’t what you’d call a thrill seeker and my nerves were steadily building as we waited in line.