Being Body Positive Whilst Also Losing Weight

I’ve been a bit slack of late. Since dental surgery a few weeks ago, my diet hasn’t been that great as I try to find things to eat that doesn’t cause more injury or harm- it’s quite difficult! Along with it, I’ve been terrible at the fitness side of things. Not sure if the weather…

Weird habits I’ve gained since having Emily

There’s certainly some weird habits us women pick up when we’re pregnant but they get weirder once your child is born, something even 20 months on, I still do. I wake in the middle of the night to double check she’s still breathing It’s a habit I’ve had since we brought her home. I can’t…

A new game to help reduce anxiety? Sign me up!

Anxiety if you’ve ever experienced it, is unpleasant. It can affect people in different ways, at different times, can last a moment, or a lot longer and can be due to a number of different factors like work, relationships, financial worries and more. I’ve experienced anxiety for a number of years but have managed it…

The NHS Hero Awards should be watched by all.

The other day I watched The NHS Hero Awards, and yes I did cry, it most definitely wasn’t allergies. If you didn’t watch it, try and catch it on the ITV hub, as it should be seen. It’s an awards show honouring the NHS staff and dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly at the heart…

The skincare edit: Caring for your skin as a mum 

When we’re pregnant, our skin goes through amazing stages to compete with those crazy hormones and can sometimes take its toll on our skin. And then our gorgeous bundle of joy arrives and yet more craziness happens. Trying to cope with little sleep, and up and down diet, feeling stressed and getting used to a…

Emily is such a water baby, I want to get her into swimming

Last year with friends, Sam and  I went weekly to a swimming group in Margate. It was fun and Emily loved it. She looked so adorable in her little swimming outfit and loved kicking her little legs in the pool with daddy. But the swimming group didn’t last long, not for the little babies anyway….

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

Choosing contraception after birth

So, I’ve just had to change my contraception after a bit of a reaction to my pill. Pretty sure 2 periods in a month, bloating, weight gain, bad skin and tummy cramps that make you vomit are not a sure sign that your pill intake is going swimmingly. After Emily was born, I was put…

UK clothes stores, we need to talk about women’s clothes sizes

Before I was pregnant, I was a size 10. I lived in skinny jeans and leggings and could pretty much eat whatever I wanted. It didn’t matter where I bought my clothes as I could generally buy the same size in each shop, except Primark, for some reason unless you had a reasonably good sized…

Dieting: The Milkshake Way 

Back in March I had a fab idea where I wanted to try one of those milkshake diets that a few celebs swear by, in a bid to start losing my baby weight. In Boots, the starter pack was on offer for £19.99 instead of £24.99 so I decided what the heck, I’ll give it…

Trying to shift the baby weight

They say you should eat 3 meals a day, eat 5 pieces of fruit and 5 pieces of veg a day, washed down with at least 2 litres of water a day. The thing is, realistically as a new mother that’s pretty far-fetched. When Emily turned 2 months old, my diet had got better, I…

It’s normal to have anxiety as a new parent 

Since we took Emily home from the hospital, tucked her into her crib and everyday until this very moment, I’ve been nervous, panicky. For 9 months she was kept safe inside my bump and now she’s out in the open in a world where a businessman with a terrible hairstyle is president of the USA,…