Parenting Archive

Top Ten Positive Changes for a Healthier Life

  Positive Changes: Two small words that have the ability to change our lives forever. I use this phrase with every single one of my clients for both Nutrition and Personal Training.  I also use it in everyday conversation with friends and family, or strangers with whom

How to hold a fabulous fairy party – part one

Where has the time gone? I am sorry I have been so quiet for such a long time – a small short list of excuses involve trying to sell / buy houses, visiting in laws, visiting friends, poorly parents and occasional sunshine and school fun! I guess

Freshen up your food!

I have just bought a Breville hand mixer, pistachio coloured – which makes me smile every time I look at it. If an appliance makes you happy you’re definitely onto a winner! For its first outing I decided to let the children whizz up their own pizza

Summer Smoothies

This summer, in the UK, we’ve been blessed with some beautiful warm and sunny weather, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. When we feel too hot and sticky we often don’t want to eat much yet feel the need for something other than water to rehydrate.

Sunshine on a Plate

‘The woman who puts sunshine on a plate’, is the complementary, and utterly deserved, title given to 2012 MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo in this month’s (August) edition of Red magazine. Evoking sunshine from a dish draws us closer to pleasurable memories; of warmth, long summers, holidays and

Five Family Family Fitness Tips!

Wimbledon is on at the moment! Are you watching? I love it! Every year I get totally inspired to become a semi-pro tennis player... haha! But no, seriously, I do love it, I love watching most sports and I would love to get back into athletics and

mothering with heArt

Last week I was here talking about the importance of having friends when you are a parent… this week I want to share something else that is so important to me, but that can also so easily be lost along the way of motherhood… Creativity. I am

Why Having Mum Friends is So Important – with #cbias

Right before I fell pregnant with Jake I had just finished my masters degree, had 3 jobs and lived in a busy town, surrounded by people - adults - all ...

This Boy

This article has been shared through our submissions page, where you can share your own features too. From Thread and Ladle: I have gotten good at the polite nod as other mothers tell me what has worked for them when trying to get their children to sleep, eat, have just

Explore Parenting Through Poetry

We’re very happy to be hosting this guest post from Lauren Wayne. Explore your parenting through poetry: By Lauren Wayne What I love about poetry is how it allows us to view our lives through a different prism: one that breaks apart the pieces of our experience