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Want a bit more mindfulness in your life? Here’s how

Bernie Leonard mindfulness expert We all want a bit more mindfulness in our lives but with work, children and everything else life throws at you it can be a struggle. One formerly stressed-out busy mum, Bernie Leonard, believed mindfulness was so important she gave up a successful teaching career to completely focus on it. Mum… Read More Want a bit more mindfulness in your life? Here’s how

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No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

Phone anywhere when planning your nuptials and just by dropping the word wedding into the conversation the price of food, flowers and clothing miraculously doubles. Look at any wedding literature and it is likely to use the words ‘best day of your life’ pushing you into buying those £200 shoes and that £1,000 cake you probably… Read More No thanks to ice sculptures, £1,000 cakes and gold embossed invites for our wedding

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The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line

Have you found out which secondary school your child will go to this September? Six months ago I stood at a bus stop sobbing my heart out as my ‘baby boy’ went off to big school – here’s what I’ve learnt since then. There’s a lot to remember For seven years my son sat in a… Read More The big move to secondary school – lessons I’ve learnt six months down the line

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Struggling to get the kids to eat veggies? This just might be the answer

Getting children to eat healthy food is a daily battle for many parents as we are constantly bombarded with adverts for sweets and chocolate. The Guardian reported earlier this year on average children see up to 12 adverts for junk food an hour* and you only have to walk around a supermarket to see some… Read More Struggling to get the kids to eat veggies? This just might be the answer

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Think triathlon is for the toughest of the tough – you’re wrong.

There’s no doubt since the arrival of the Brownlee brothers the popularity of triathlon has exploded. The number of people now taking part in the sport has grown by almost 40 percent since 2014 and almost half of these are women. Despite having a reputation for being only for the toughest of athletes, triathlon is… Read More Think triathlon is for the toughest of the tough – you’re wrong.

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My wheat-free week

I’ve eaten wheat for years with no real problem but too much can leave me feeling bloated and sluggish. It’s such a great convenience food that toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta in the evening means its easy to consume wheat at every meal. So as part of a totally non-scientific experiment I… Read More My wheat-free week