My child keep soiling themselves? Could it be faecal impaction?

My 4-year-old has been off school for a few days. She suffers from Faecal Impaction, like her older sister before her. Thankfully, because Rhian also suffered from Faecal Impaction, I recognised the signs in Reese and I knew that it wasn't her being lazy and refusing to go the toilet when she kept pooping in … Continue reading My child keep soiling themselves? Could it be faecal impaction?

How Breathing Space debt help doesn’t help those in hospital

Mental health issues are on the rise, as is debt problems. In fact, debt can often be the tipping point, bringing people who are already suffering from anxiety and depression to the tipping point and leave them considering suicide as the only way out. I've been there. I remember being in that bleak black hole … Continue reading How Breathing Space debt help doesn’t help those in hospital

Guinea Pig Health – Can they get colds? Upper Respiratory Infections URI

Guinea pigs are lovely pets, but being prey animals, they can hide when they are unwell and they can go downhill very quickly. One of the most common illnesses with guinea pigs is a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) which is a deadly bacterial infection that can cause death in guinea pigs. It is also the … Continue reading Guinea Pig Health – Can they get colds? Upper Respiratory Infections URI

NCS – National Citizen’s Service for 16-17 year olds

As a population, we seem to be getting lazier and larger and I worry about the future. The generation we are raising are sheltered and inactive. Playing outside has been replaced by video gaming, sat unmoving eating snack after snack after snack. Parents feel worried about letting their children out. Roads are busier, crime and … Continue reading NCS – National Citizen’s Service for 16-17 year olds

Have you claimed your £900 Marriage Tax Allowance Yet?

Did you know that there is a possible £900 available for married couples or those in a civil partnership thanks to the marriage tax allowance? The marriage tax allowance allows couples to transfer some of their tax-free allowance between them. So if one of you pays tax and the other doesn't, you can transfer some … Continue reading Have you claimed your £900 Marriage Tax Allowance Yet?

Canal Boat Holidays – Why we enjoy them so much!

When my dad was a child, his parents moved him from Kent to Lancashire. Both of my grandparents had grown up in Kent (although my granddad was born in Canada) yet for some reason, they moved all the way to Lancashire. My dad said that grandad opened a business doing maintenance on the trucks that … Continue reading Canal Boat Holidays – Why we enjoy them so much!

Glam Goo Wearable Slime Review

Disclaimer We were sent two sets of Glam Goo, Confetti and Fantasy packs, for free to review and write down our thoughts on the product. The fact that we received the product for free, does not affect our opinion of the product. We will always be honest in all our reviews. For more information, check … Continue reading Glam Goo Wearable Slime Review

Top Tips for an Easier Bedtime

Bedtime can be hectic. You've had a long day entertaining your little darlings and now you just want to sit down and relax and recharge your own batteries without the constant demands from your children. Yet for some reason, bedtime can be the most stressful part of the day. Children seem determined to stay up, … Continue reading Top Tips for an Easier Bedtime

Diabetes and the new sugar tax

From today, the start of the new financial year, there is a new tax on sugary drinks. This new tax, which is known as the Sugar Tax, is added to drinks that contain more than a certain amount of sugar. The Government and health campaigners hope the new measure will cause a decline in obesity … Continue reading Diabetes and the new sugar tax

April is #CSectionAwarenessMonth – My Difficult Delivery

April is C-Section awareness month. It's also my eldest daughter's birthday today. What makes this a perfect match is that Becky, who turns 13 today, is the only one of my children who was a caesarean section. Becky, my 2nd born child, was an emergency section at 41 weeks gestation and Ruby, Rhian and Reese … Continue reading April is #CSectionAwarenessMonth – My Difficult Delivery