Archive for the ‘Staying healthy’ Category

Dreading the back-to-school run after the Christmas school holidays?

With children on school holidays for the past two to three weeks, the school run has been on the back burner. If you’re over the in fighting between your children, or the cost of keeping your children entertained, you’re probably welcoming the start of school in the next week. But

Should women get leave for period pains?

On my drive this morning, listening to LBC Radio in the car, I heard an interesting feature asking listeners if they think that women should get a day off for period pains. My initial response was complete shock: isn’t it enough that maternity leave, emergency childcare and just plain old

New year, new you: Time for a change of attitude?

No, this isn’t an article about losing weight, going vegan, or anything along those lines – although there is merit in them (if that’s your thing). This article is about staying sane, and staying happy. Here are five things you can do for yourself to help you keep things ticking

Looking for love this Christmas? What to talk about on a date

Your friends would say you could talk the hind legs off a donkey, but when it comes to going n a date, you find yourself lost for words – and that’s not because you don’t like your date. So how to do avoid an awkward silence? What topics are safe to

No time to read? Don’t be a statistic… find out how to read a book a day

According to a youGov survey almost 4 million adults never read for pleasure. While you might blame technology for taking over where a good book would pass the time, or the fact that we’re just too busy to read, making progress in life requires that you seek knowledge. So how

Save the gym membership – try these calorie-busting chores and lose weight

Spring’s on the way, and that means the bikini season isn’t that much further behind. No pressure, then, for the rush to lose weight and firm up those wobbly bits… But the answer might already be at the tips of your fingers. Yes, believe it or not, housework really can

10 tips to help you function better when you’re tired

Whether it’s a new baby, or just the demands of juggling your family’s commitments with working for someone else or yourself, it can get tiring after a while. Being exhausted with a newborn, and/or work can be unrelenting, and it can make even the most basic and simple of jobs

Get your ship in order: How to lessen the load as a working mum

Forget all notions about being Superwoman. By now, you’ll know that it was fictitious and she didn’t have children anyway! Being a working mum takes some effort. All the juggling of childcare, shopping, work commitments, social activities for the children, and then just taking a breath for yourself can be

Separating fact from fiction: do environmentally-friendly cleaning products work?

Many of us simply want our house to look clean and tidy, so we use products like bleach to help us achieve this aim. The problem with cleaning products that are made from chemicals is that they can be harmful to the environment and potentially harmful to you or your

How to really stop smoking this year

Smoking is usually somewhere  at the top of New Year’s resolutions. If you want to quit but don’t know if you can really break the habit this time, here are some tips to help: