Parenting and Lifestyle

A variety of posts covering all matters parenting related and general lifestyle topics.

What To Pack For A Family Camping Holiday

It’s March and in our household that means only one thing. The start of the camping season. All across the UK my fellow campers are busy dusting off their awnings, servicing their vans, and getting the camping supplies out of the shed.  Campsite owners are opening their gates and bracing…

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World Book Day – 15 Nostalgic Childhood Reads

For those of you that have been asleep for the last few years, World Book Day is an annual event celebrating the joy of reading.  It is a UNESCO recognised event designed to recognise and appreciate authors, illustrators, and books.  In most Primary Schools in the UK the day is…

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The Big Bandana Bake – Brain Tumour Awareness Month

This March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and the Brain Tumour Charity are launching a campaign called The Big Bandana Bake.  Wannabe bakers all around the country are being encouraged to don a bandana, get messy and hold a bake sale.  The goal is to help the Charity raise £150,000. …

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How being diagnosed with epilepsy in my 30’s impacted my life

As the title of this piece suggests I was diagnosed with epilepsy quite late on in life.  Until that point I hadn’t even met anyone with epilepsy nor come across anyone having a seizure.  Ashamedly the only thing I associated with epilepsy was seeing people convulsing on the floor.  Therefore…

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What is a cervical screening test and what happens during one?

Ladies, you should have noticed a lot of coverage recently highlighting the need to book in for a cervical screening test (in old school money this was referred to as a smear test).  This is because in January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.  As it would happen, my appointment was…

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