Acknowledging Grief at Christmas

Losing a loved one at any time of year is hard but there is something about December and the anticipation that Christmas brings that made the death of my beloved Grandad seventeen years ago today seem all the more devastating. My grandad had cancer of the oesophagus, which attacked hard and fast and left him, at the end of his life, unable to eat, drink or even swallow. Seeing such...

Mummy Mondays – Encouraging Good Oral Hygiene Early

I have always been quite nervous about going to the dentist. I had to have several fillings, teeth taken out and a brace fitted as a child and it has made me wary about going for check ups. I don’t want this fear to be passed onto the children, but I also want to do everything I can to ensure they have good oral hygiene to hopefully prevent issues with...

5 Things I Love About December

I know, I know, Christmas is all I can talk about lately but, as a huge fan of the festive season, I wanted to share the five things I love about December. I have mentioned in the past that I suffer with my mental health, and I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which means that I find autumn and winter hard as the days get shorter and the weather can...

Beauty – How Painful is an Epilator?

I think my pain threshold is generally quite high. I have given birth to three children, had nine tattoos and regularly have my eyebrows waxed. I had heard that epilating was really painful, but how bad could it really be? Recently I was sent the Silk-epil 9 SensoSmart epilator from Braun and I decided to put it to the test and find out the answer to the question how painful...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Beccy

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Beccy from Raucous by Nature! Hi Beccy, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on May 4th 2013. The other half is a big Star Wars fan.  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We actually met online – on a dating website. He mentioned a...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Real Christmas Tree

I think it is probably clear by now that I am a huge fan of Christmas. I start getting excited as soon as Halloween is over and I always without fail have my tree up by December 1st. This year, I was fortunate enough to be sent a Christmas tree from The Christmas Forest and it was extra exciting for me as it was actually my first ever real Christmas...