2020-04-06

Options for Healthy Snacks

I’ve spoken to lots of friends over the last few weeks and every single one of them has said to me that they feel as if they are putting weight on.  Of course we are all in the same boat, our movement in general has been reduced drastically, which is bound to have an effect
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LGO – Growing Kitchen Scraps

A lot of the waste that we have from our kitchen, that comes from fresh food, can actually be used to grow more food and its surprisingly simple. Spring Onions If, like me, your partial to a spring onion or two, then you may have wondered if there is anything that you can do with
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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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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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“Kill yourself!” Dealing with the fallout of internet trolls

Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. No one said it was easy and no one is always a 100% a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s normal, what isn’t normal is trying to shame parents for sharing their stories and hopefully making others realise that they are not alone. I recently featured on national
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Life Update – What’s the tea?

Yes, I know, I have not published in what seems like FOREVER! But, there have been good reasons. A lot has been happening here at The Motherhood HQ and it is only now that I can actually catch my breath slightly and sit down and let you know what’s been going on.  So here goes,
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Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
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The stigma around mental health – speak up, speak out

Mental health awareness is something that we should all discuss more. The Facebook wall posts asking “if you read this, repost now” trying to break the stigma of talking about mental health, but in a way that’s not actually talking about it. Reposting something via Facebook does not honestly reach those who are suffering. Those
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Things I need to cope with chronic illness

Five years ago I was diagnosed with my first chronic illness. Fibromyalgia. Two years later I had various tests as I believed that my body was telling me that something more was happening underneath. I was told that it was all just down to fibro, and from then on, everything was down to fibro. Fast
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Fed up in a hospital bed

Living with Crohns Disease

Quite simply, it’s shit.  Yes, I am talking about both the illness and the fact that having crohns is a pain in the… neck! If you do not know already from following my hospital and toast updates via social media, since the end of July I have been rather poorly. To date, there have been
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