Category: Health, fitness & beauty

Chickenpox: A parent’s survival guide with help from ViraSoothe

One of the things that I am dreading about my oldest going to school is the inevitability of illness.¬†Obviously, it’s horrible to watch your children sick even if it’s just with a cold or a 24 hour bug, but the one I’m really not looking forward to is chickenpox. Ridiculously …

Period without the drama: Twelve reasons to use a menstrual cup

At the risk of entirely alienating the 1% of my readership that is male (sorry, guys) today I’m talking periods, voluntarily. Specifically the Mooncup menstrual cup. If this isn’t something you want to read about, I’d probably click away now to be honest. But if on the other hand you’re …

Mother’s Day gift ideas: Lovely things and where to find them

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Whether you think that it’s a Hallmark holiday or that all mums should be spoiled beyond belief, you definitely risk being cut off if you don’t play along and get your mum a decent gift. But what to buy as a Mother’s Day present? Ask …

Fears, tears, abnormal smears: My cervical screening story

Cervical screening… Smear tests. Not great fun, definitely not in my top ten things to do with a childfree hour or two. However, as women, it is something that we all must do. My first experience of going for a smear test was whilst I was still at university in …