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Breastfeeding and IQ study

Have you heard that a long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence? The research in Brazil published in The Lancet Global Health traced nearly 3,500 babies and found those who had been breastfed for longer went on to score higher on IQ tests as adults. I am not

How to think slim and lose weight

Do you struggle to shed the pounds? Are you like me with stones to lose? Do you want to strive for your best weight loss? I would like to tell you how to think slim and lose weight. I started on a Thinking Slimmer programme in late January this year.

Losing the Muffin Top – a weight loss linky

Let’s get this week’s Muffin Top Monday started my blog hop for mums who are trying to shed stones and pounds. You can post about weight loss as you see fit and if my headings help do use them but don’t feel constrained by them. 1. How was my weight loss journey

Mum of the Year 2015 – Kate Geeson

I am delighted to tell you a little about Enterprising Tesco Mum of the Year 2015 Kate Geeson You can read about Kate here Kate runs pioneering work experience that helps people with learning difficulties gain self-confidence, qualifications and jobs. These are the very things that help us move

Should I take a risk?

Here is this week's Striking Mums post and better late than never. Should I take a risk? How often do you ask yourself that question. Striking Mums is a campaign to get mums to think of themselves a little bit more. We believe that mums really can rediscover

Support for weight loss for mums

I think it is important to give and find support for weight loss for mums. I started a weight loss linky last week called Muffin Top Monday although be aware you can link up on any day of the week with your weight loss related blog posts. If you don't blog, please

Do you feel life is passing you by as a mum?

Do you feel life is passing you by as a mum? Are you feeling a little fed up? Is you self-esteem a little low? Do you feel it is too often more about them and less about you? Do you feel a little frumpy? Are you feeling isolated with the challenges you face? Have you given

Christmas memories

Christmas is a time to think of loved ones and to miss those who are no longer with us. I lost my Mum in 2009 and my Dad in 2012. I seem to have moved to that stage of grief where you enjoy the memories so much that the pain

My Christmas message to bloggers

I like to take time out as things settle down on Christmas Eve to write a message for bloggers. You see bloggers are a bit of a special breed who take time out to share goodwill online throughout the year. If you are lucky enough to meet them

Win lingerie – treats for mum

Do you feel good about yourself? There are so many ways for us to grab hold of life and make it more positive. One simple way is to ensure you treat yourself every so often. Treats vary from woman to woman. One will want chocolate. Another will

Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015

Do you think mums deserve to be recognised for their efforts? I had no idea of the challenges that come with parenthood when I embarked on motherhood 14 years ago and I know compared with a lot of mums I have had it very easy. Parenting can be

Tricks for mums

This post was supposed to be written on Halloween but ill health kept me away from creative blogging. Better late than never and if anything, the whole Striking Mums concept says it is OK to take a break when we need to and to forgive ourselves if things don't

Mums and labels

Last week's Striking Mums post was about style but when I talk about labels this week I am not talking about designer ones. I am talking about the labels used about us by ourselves and others, the things that I said to identify us. Like other mums, I carry the

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

I can't quite believe it is time to do my weekly reasons to be cheerful post again. Funny old week in which I lost Internet access for a few days which is not good news for a blogger. Anyway I am back whether you missed me or not. Here

Being different is good

Today I am talking about how being different is good for my Striking Mums post. For most of my life, I hated feeling different from other people. Odd because I was adopted, strange because we visited London and other far-flung places at weekends, not normal because I liked learning and