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14 September, 2019

A New Mum’s Guide To Childbirth Tears

Childbirth can be a daunting experience for any new mum. But it can be particularly difficult and can take longer to recover if you suffer a tear. Although tearing in childbirth is quite common, the severity of the tear can differ between mums, and some can take longer to heal than others. If you’re about to become a mum, this guide will hopefully help you…

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Not Just Mum: Staying You When You Become a Parent

Becoming a parent changes your life. There’s no getting around that, and you’re not going to be exactly the same person again. But do you feel that you need to rediscover your identity?  Do you miss the ‘old’ you? Many parents pledge that parenthood won’t change them. They will be ‘cool’ parents. But they soon discover it doesn’t turn out that way. However, just because…

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13 September, 2019

Win A Beautiful Welsh Slate Clock From Valley Mill

We have discovered that we don’t have enough clocks.  This is largely because getting the kids out of the door in the morning is a challenge of herculean proportions.  Frankly, my nerves are frazzled and the kids need reminding at least once every ten minutes that playing with the cat or watching Captain Underpants does not count as ‘getting ready’. No, more visual reminders are…

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You Can’t Afford Fear – GO HAVE YOUR SMEAR

This is the story of what happened when I received an abnormal smear test result. It’s fair to say that the husband is fully familiar with many of the University Hospital of Wales gynaecological corridors. (That’s not a euphemism by the way). A while ago he was there to hold my hand (or at least read a book on complex computer coding in the same…

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12 September, 2019

Could Your Symptoms Be The Start Of The Menopause?

When you’re a woman in her mid-fifties like me, you start to view all your medical symptoms with suspicion and you constantly ask yourself whether this is start of the menopause? But what are the first signs of menopause? Menopause is often cryptically referred to as “the change of life.” But as lovely as this sounds, it doesn’t tell anyone a whole lot about menopause,…

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How To Feel Better About How You Look TODAY

Do you want to feel better about how you look right now? If you are currently going through a rut where your appearance is concerned, don’t worry because you are not alone. At one point or another, many of us lose a little of our confidence and joie de vivre when life gets in the way.  Work, kids, caring for your elderly parents – all…

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Planning Your Wedding? Here’s 5 Ways To Save Money Without Sacrificing Style

Even if you’re determined to make your wedding day extra special, you might not be prepared to part with vast sums of money for the privilege. But the fact is, if you’re not careful when planning your big day, costs can quickly spiral out of control.  Organising a wedding on a budget can be a challenge so bear the following ideas in mind. There are…

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11 September, 2019

Where To Enjoy London’s Festive Winter Activities For Families

Christmas time is undoubtedly the busiest time for year for anyone, from parties and events to shopping and seeing all your friends and family, it’s a hectic time of year. But, when you have kids, you know it can be even more stressful. While you’ll still need to do everything else, you need to make sure you make the Christmas period magical for the little…

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Garden Storage To Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Safe This Autumn

Nights are drawing in, as my dad would say and if, like us, you have a whole host of bikes, garden tools, garden furniture and ornaments now is the time to foil any light-fingered visitors and make your insurer happy by securing your outdoor valuables away. Let’s be honest, even at budget prices, the financial value of outdoor products some of us have can easily…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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