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A Message To Fitness Fanatic Expectant Mums

If you spend your life in Lycra and trainers and the gym is your happy place discovering you are pregnant can be quite overwhelming and some women, myself included, can find it hard to adjust workouts accordingly and more importantly change their mindset to allow this adjustment to be done guilt free. Read More

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What You Say to Your Child Becomes their Inner Voice

Have you ever listened to the voice inside your head that tells you that you cannot do something, you’re not good enough, you don’t deserve it or you can’t do that?  You know that little voice of doubt and self-criticism that loves to give you endless reasons why something you desire is not possible?  Read More

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Mum - You're Body is Amazing!

Mother nature and the female body is truly amazing and sadly far too often I hear mums beating themselves up about the way they look both during pregnancy, whilst their body shape is changing and also once their bubs have arrived. Read More

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Boob Time - Top Tips to Maximise Your Milk Making Magic!

When I was pregnant I remember looking at my boobs thinking how on earth are they going to make milk and wondering how it would feel or if I would even be able to produce milk. When my son was born he instinctively knew what to do plus my own maternal instinct kicked in (finally!) and it felt like the most natural thing in the world, creating one of those perfect cliché moments I will treasure forever. Read More

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Being a Mum Hurts ..... The True Pain of Motherhood

There are a number of things other parents fail to share to newbie parents, such as how you will never sleep again or in this case how much it hurts you emotionally as a mum. Even if they did share, true understanding only comes with experience. I have loved and lost, been rejected, ecstatic, lost and alone yet the rollercoaster of emotions you experience as a mum is second to none. Read More

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Phew ........It's a boy!

It was during a recent weekend of cold, blustery freezing weather that I truly began to appreciate the difference between having a boy toddler compared to a girl. My little guy has always been a bundle of energy, loving nothing more than running around and pushing anything with wheels. It’s a daily habit for us to get outside, kick a ball or play in the park and whilst this is great fun in the warmer months, in the middle of the winter it is most unpleasant, especially with icy sleet falling rapidly! Read More

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Are You Pregnant & Exercising? Here’s What You Need to Know

Pregnancy is not the time to kick start a brand new training program nor is it the time to start one if you have been sedentary for a while. Pregnancy is a time to look after yourself, nourish your baby whilst nurturing each phase of growth and adjusting to the developments that come with it. Now is not the time to be sweating it out in a spin class, pounding out miles on the treadmill or lifting excessively high weights in the gym. Read More