Trying Out ModiBodi Period Pants

Features gifted items Since having Benjamin four years ago and having the mirena coil fitted, my periods have been quite light and manageable, which is a relief. I do, however, continue to bleed, which some women don’t with the coil fitted, and I’ve been looking at alternatives to using tampons and pads during my time of the month. I recently worked with Modibodi on an Instagram post, and was sent...

Switching to Electric with the Fairywill E11 Toothbrush

Gifted item I’m embarrassed to admit that I have been using a manual toothbrush up until a few weeks ago. I actually have an old electric toothbrush but I never really got on with it, finding it big, bulky and annoying to have to charge so often. I was recently sent over the Fairywill E11 toothbrush to try out and it has been a total game changer. For a start,...

Is CBD the Remedy for Period Pain?

Sponsored Post  I used to be really lucky with my periods, they were never that heavy and I didn’t tend to have much pain either. After I had my children, I had the Mirena coil fitted and my periods are now very light and don’t bother me much at all, other than some cramping and my hormones go all over the place too.  I was offered to review Our Remedy,...

How I am Picking Myself Up After a Bad Mental Health Day

I won’t lie, I have been struggling more over the past week or so with my mental health. Since lockdown began, my mood has been generally better than I expected, but it will, without fail, dip every few days and I will have a day when I feel like the world is against me, where everything just feels ten times harder and it is difficult to smile. Those days are...

How I’m Coping with Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

I have written previously about my anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak but I wanted to put down some more thoughts, since the situation worsened. I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder a few years ago, after the birth of my youngest child. Mental illness wasn’t new for me, as I had first suffered with depression aged 12, following the death of my beloved grandad, and had battled with it on...

Coping with Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment. The virus, which originated in China and has since spread the globe, affecting people in the majority of countries and leaving chaos in its wake, has been all over the World news and social media. With everybody talking about it, it is near impossible to avoid hearing about the virus and how many people have now contracted the illness. As...

What to Expect from a Smear Test

Last Friday I had a pretty packed agenda for my day off. Amongst the swimming lesson, big food shop and house tidy was an appointment at my local doctors surgery for a smear test. I had received the letter inviting me along around Christmas and had booked up straight away for the next suitable appointment. I know for some people smear tests (also known as cervical screening) can be a...

How I Am Beating the January Blues

I have made no secret of the fact that I suffer with my mental health. I was first diagnosed with depression when I was twelve, and my doctor confirmed I had generalised anxiety disorder following Benjamin’s birth three three years ago. I have been taking antidepressants for my anxiety and low mood for just over a year, and they definitely help even out my emotions and give me the boost...

Trying out Recipes from a Pinch of Nom

One of my goals for the new year is to eat healthier and move more, and in a bid to make a positive start, I bought myself the Pinch of Nom recipe book on Amazon. I have heard so many positive things about Pinch of Nom, and have followed the account across social media so that I get some ideas, but having a physical cookbook has always helped me to...

Contraceptives – What Options Do You Have?

•Contributed Collaborative Post• When it comes to birth control sadly there’s no one size fits all, and knowing which to choose can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular forms of contraceptive but bear in mind that the best person to speak to when deciding which to choose is always going to be your doctor. Condoms For those...