2019-11-15

Ch, ch, ch, changes! – New developments

All good things grow and change over time, (insert rude joke here…) and here at The Motherhood, we make no exception to the rule. We are developing and growing and are all rather excited by the changes. You may have seen recently the name Vickytoria pop up here and there. This is a new venture
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IBD, the NHS and me – my story of how I need to second guess if I need medical help

I found this post in my drafts folder, I am not sure why I did not post it at the time. This is an account of what happened in January 2018 and why it is important to not second guess yourself if you need medical attention. I am publishing it now as I am working
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My thoughts on the NHS opening gaming addiction centers for teens

The NHS has announced plans recently to offer gaming addiction services to 13 to 21 year olds who might be addicted to games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty and Candy Crush. I was asked to be on Sky News to discuss this but I was dropped as I could not make it to London
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Do seasonal changes effect your mood?

Are you someone who loves the start of autumn? I know I am. The season brings with it so many changes and an abundance of fruit and veg perfect for making warming stews, soups and puddings. We start talking about the festive season, with Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas creeping ever closer. For me it’s
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Can you ditch the weekly supermarket trip and feed the family for less? PART 1

I am a weekly online shopper, for myself, Gavin, Nathan and our horde of cats, I am normally spending between £70 to £120, sometimes up to £175 when stocking up on store cupboard items. We eat well, we have around five scratch cooked meals every week, with the odd pizza or easy oven meal thrown
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13 Reasons Why Season Three – Have I Missed Something?

We all are aware of the controversial series, 13 Reasons Why, with Season One being about the suicide of Hannah Baker and Season Two, continuing the storyline with the discussion of rape culture among high school sports teams and how white, privileged males can seem to get away with breaking the law with no more
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While I am here… – An update and whats coming soon

As you know it’s been a hectic year.  Starting the new year off with no kitchen after our kitchen fire, it took a while to get that sorted. Then life threw a curveball and we realised that with the extra work that The Motherhood and Games Life is generating, we needed to have a proper
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Fed up in a hospital bed

Its not all bad – turning the negative to positive

I am currently sat in a hospital bed, I have been here for five days so far and it looks like I will be here for at least five more.  It would be very easy for me to throw a pity party for myself, complain about how depressing it is to be here, away from
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To the man I thought I would never meet

A year ago I had grasped single life by both hands and I was owning it. I had resorted to the fact I was most likely going to be in the single dating pool for a while, I mean, who wants a plus size, single mum, crazy cat lady, who can’t eat most food because
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Life is short, but your lashes shouldn’t be – Give Away with Wow Free Stuff

Fancy winning yourself a free mascara? One of the things I always carry with me is a good mascara, a quick flick over your lashes and it can make a huge difference, from looking like you have had no coffee, to five in a matter of seconds! Beauty bloggers and YouTubers are going crazy for
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