Hey, baby! Make sure you’re ready for motherhood.

New baby.

  Starting a family can be a daunting time.   It’s a massive life change, and not one that should be taken lightly.   There are lots of people who struggle to become pregnant, while for others it happens all too easily – and sometimes unexpectedly.   Most take it in their stride, but there are …

The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.

  We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, whether the …

When being a mother is harder than you thought: Common post natal issues.

When being a mother is harder than you thought: Common post natal issues.

  You are ready to discharge from the hospital with your bundle of joy in your arms.   You’ve read plenty of parenting books, and you feel ready to survive your first month with your new baby. However, there are some health troubles that may be lurking in the shadows to get you first!   Here’s …

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

Teenage dating vs. going steady.

Teenage dating vs. going steady.

  I’m a fifties child.   I grew up during a period of great upheaval and turmoil on the social front.   Dating in the fifties quickly gave way to the sixties’ free love movement absent any commitment, then in the late seventies, the dating scene changed yet again to the ‘going steady’ concept.   It …

Personalizing your bathroom: 5 tips for homemakers.

Personalize your bathroom oasis.

  Your bathroom should be an oasis, one room in your home where you can always go to get away from it all.   Don’t let your bathroom be boring or uncomfortable! Add some flair to your bathroom with these five tips for personalizating your bathroom.   In floor radiant heating.   If you want …

Exposé: The ugly truth about beauty.

My entire life, the media and beauty industry have dictated whether I’ve been: happy or unhappy; healthy or unhealthy; mentally sound or depressed and anxious. How? By feeding us a constant, unreachable, impossible idea (and huge lie) of what makes a woman beautiful. I do not and never have bought beauty magazines, but enough of this negative …