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Body Changes After Baby

There are a lot of things you give up when you become a mother. Freedom, spontaneity, sleep and drinking are just a few of the casualties. These are the sacrifices that mothers bond over at mothers’ groups; exchanging childbirth war stories and early mothering woes.

Once you’re initiated into motherhood, it’s perfectly acceptable to complain about the accompanying losses and life changes. But few openly discuss the changes that have occurred to them physically. You hear that “your body is never the same after childbirth” but you have no idea how much. Some bits get crinklier, some parts get more elastic and some parts take on a new form altogether but it’s best not to look “down there” unless you have to.

I accepted that my body would change with motherhood. There are some subtle changes and some not so subtle changes. A line here, a stretch mark there and a crinkly pouch are all “souvenirs” of my pregnancy. But perhaps the most upsetting physical change has been the noticeable loss of my breasts. And I am not talking reduction or sagginess; I am talking about a disappearance! Admittedly they were not voluptuous to begin with; they were petite in keeping with the rest of my body. But they were ample – a B+ or sometimes a C.



BOO!!! Halloween Ready…With *Primark




What is Halloween without dressing up, and without that perfect costume? Every year there is a mad scramble for finding something they like, and then add in decorations and making the whole celebration fun without being too scary for the small ones! 

The season of spook is almost upon us, and if you're planning on dressing up your little one for Halloween, then you've come to the right place.

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Upcycling Tin Cans For Kids

Upcycling is free. Upcycling is versatile. Upcycling can be done with things you have on hand. Tin can crafts and activities are a great way to upcycle!

Tin cans, tin packaging … I have a lot on hand, at all times!

Tin Can Crafts – you know, your bake bean  cans or your tuna fish cans? Quite sturdy and strong… with tricky tin can properties – how do you best apply paint? How do you get holes into them? Can you avoid the sharp tin can edges? Well, as in the past, we have created a little video discussing some of these properties and looking at a great set of tin can upcycling ideas. And then, to make it even better, I have scoured the web for more great tin can craft ideas – I have to say, there were more out there than I expected! So, I do hope you ENJOY.





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Living With Migraines

Living with migraines can be a difficult challenge. Almost one-third of migraine sufferers experience moderate to severe disability. The head pain and other migraine symptoms make it difficult for many to function during attacks. Migraines are a leading cause of disability around the globe. Despite that, half of those with migraines aren’t under a doctor’s care for the condition.

Migraines impact almost every facet of a sufferer’s life, and people with migraine or severe headaches are even at increased risk for suicide.


If I Won The Magic Numbers

For some unknown reason, my already pretty bad spending habit ( I'm a spender not a saver) has got out of control! It's like I just keep seeing things I like and have absolutely no will power. Now this spending spree would be fine if a) we had a massive pay increase b) hadn't just started building our dream house and should be literally be eating bread and water or c) if I had a lucky lotto windfall.





There’s a lot of talk about the many benefits people enjoy when they make the switch from smoking regular tobacco cigarettes to vaping electronic cigarettes. But before you choose a vapid, such as Vape AYR you know that changes can start immediately?


8 hours after you quit smoking, your body will begin improving. In fact, within these first few hours is when the very first noticeable effect of no longer smoking is seen: the amount of oxygen in your blood will begin to return to normal levels, even if you’re already vaping.

This is possible because the vapour that’s produced by our electronic cigarette doesn’t contain any carbon monoxide, which is found in tobacco cigarettes. This gives your body the opportunity to begin detoxifying the carbon monoxide that you had inhaled so that you can enjoy a greater amount of oxygen in your blood, and this means you will feel better in many other ways as well.


Corduray……Why The Love Affair Continues Through Generations

CORDURAY It may be most closely associated with the ’70s, but the ribbed fabric’s pedigree goes back many centuries.

Autumn has returned—calendrically, anyway—and with it a host of seasonal, perennial favorites. Football graces once again our Sundays, rakes are pulled from the backs of old sheds, and as warmer clothes are rescued from under the bed, a beloved fabric makes its triumphant return: corduroy. The sweetest zip-zip sound two thighs will ever make.

Corduroy’s roots are in the ancient Egyptian city of Al-Fustat. Located near the Nile river, the city became something of a ground zero of tough woven fabrics around the second century.


Worried About Money?

It might not be December just yet, but that doesn’t mean that a lot of us parents aren’t already stressing about Christmas. For children, the festive season is a magical time and the most exciting part of the year. There are lots of Christmas events to look forward to, yummy food, and, of course, all those presents to open on Christmas morning. However, for us parents, Christmas can sadly be a highly stressful time, because the festive season can get so expensive.



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Nursing As A Career, A World Of Choices



"Nurses….Jack of all trades,Master of none" well I concur, yes we are jack of all trades but we can absolutely be masters of them all too.


One of the greatest aspects of nursing as a profession is the ability to work in many types of environments and in many different roles. It is a field which is constantly evolving. For me, I've done a mixture of jobs and many post graduate courses, but over the last 14 years I have primarily worked in Emergency departments between Edinburgh, London and Ireland. It's where my nursing heart lies, but I've always been keen to develop skills and dip my toes in other roles from time to time.


Vegetables You Can Grow In October For Healthy Home Cooking

Now that summer is well and truly over, and hopes of an early-autumn heatwave dashed, it’s easy to forget about your garden until next year. However, after spending all of that time getting it ready for summer – it seems a shame to waste your beautiful space. Growing your own vegetables is a good way to make use of your garden and ensure that you have fresh and organic produce to cook up some healthy meals during the winter months. Make the most of your garden this October and try your hand at planting some of these tasty vegetables.



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