What women never talk about

I mean there are a few things women don’t talk about, but pushing haemorrhoids and weak pelvic floors aside, I want to talk about periods. Not the physical side, I’m sure by now we all have that under control (although side note: I want to try those period pants – have you tried them?) but the mental side and the …

It’s not a mid-life crisis, it’s a liberation!

I’ve always joked that if my husband has a mid-life crisis and leaves me, I’ll kill him. It has always seemed like an unforgivable offence – some crazy hormonal phase that turns people from normal functioning adults into leather jacket-wearing, tattoo-bearing, Porsche drivers (bit like Ian Beale did in 2009 – anyone else remember that?) And believe me, from someone …

What I desperately need you to know

You look at me with those eyes and I know you just don’t get it. I’ve snapped about something stupid and it has come right out of nowhere. And after a busy day at work, you just want to come home and relax on the sofa. But now here I am, moaning again. And it hurts. Because I desperately want …

It’s ok NOT to be ok & 7 tips to help you

Inside: Video sharing 7 ways to help recenter yourself and get the sense of being in control. If you have found yourself feeling down, feeling overwhelmed, feeling exhausted with life, then you are not alone. There is no shame in admitting you aren’t coping and hopefully these 7 tips will help you – especially tip number 7 – talk to …

Want an easy way to strengthen your pelvic floor?

People don’t talk about it. They don’t tell you that the problem is real. And you only find out when there is nothing you can do about it. Your pelvic floor is shot to pieces, and sneezing, coughing, lunging, jumping… all cause an embarrassing problem. Who’s with me? Well, I actually thought my pelvic was fine until a few months ago, but …

How to give your kids an unforgettable summer

The summer holidays are upon us and the pressure is on to give the kids the best summer ever, right? Trips here there and everywhere, craft supplies up to your armpits, days full to the brim – because that is what they want… Except they don’t, do they? They don’t want or need those things. They couldn’t care less whether you plan …

7 Self-care hacks for busy mums

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” “You must take care of yourself before you can take care of others” You hear it said all the time, don’t you? But it is easier said than done – who has the time to sit around relaxing when there is a mountain of washing to do and children making mess quicker than …