Category: Health & 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: An entirely unsolicited Mooncup review

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 …

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 …

My experience with laser eye surgery

This was written on 12 May 2008, when I’d just had my Lasik laser eye surgery. It’s now November 2017 – nearly ten years later! – but, having had to go searching for this sporadically during the last eight years when the subject of laser eye surgery came up, I …