Author: Emma Wheeler

Busy Mum’s 15 Minute Workout

Yes today we live in a busy world where the clock ticks far too quickly and the ‘to do’ list of chores is relentless.  What with school runs, nursery groups, shopping, cleaning, cooking going to work and bed time routines before you know, there is no time to exercise! Your 15 minute workout Every mum I know would be happy to lose a few pounds and find it difficult to commit time to themselves to do this and worry that they need extra hours each week but I have great news you don’t need to spend all day exercising,...

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Treating a chest infection in babies

Most chest infections are caused by a virus, which is spread from one person to another by coughing or sneezing. Your baby may have had a cold for a while that develops into a cough. Lisa Clegg, author of The Blissful Baby Expert, shares her advice for treating a chest infection in babies. Chest infections attack the airways in the lungs so they become inflamed and filled with mucus. An infection can clog up a baby’s air passages more easily than older children or adults because they are much smaller. It can then be more difficult for her to...

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Travelodge – Value for money overnight family option

By Laura Mason The great thing about Travelodge is that there’s one in every town.  They’re pretty decent value for money and you know that the standard is consistent whether you’re staying in a remote location or in the throws of a bustling city. Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central A recent holiday with long haul flights from Gatwick resulted in the debate of where to stay the night before.  Instead of the clash with rush hour traffic on the M25, when travelling with children it’s so much simpler to leisurely arrive the evening before. This in turn prevents that early...

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Top tips for juggling two (or more!) children

By Karen Dennis In my experience, trying to juggle several children at once is easy – if managed correctly. Just like in the working world, it’s a case of learning how to share yourself with multiple people. Here are my top tips for juggling two or more children: Helping younger children to feel included When my boys were little, I made it my aim to make sure everyone was included and nobody felt left out. My youngest son, Adam, always wanted to be treated as a ‘big boy’ due to the fact that he had 3 older brothers. One...

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Exercise Cheats for Busy Mums

Let’s face it, being a mum means being busy with multiple jobs to do. So exercise often falls to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list and prioritising much needed ‘me’ time is tough. Being active has many health benefits, helps to make you feel more energised plus is essential for getting into shape after baby and feeling good about your new mumma body. Energy-boosting exercise cheats To all my busy mums with no time to exercise – here are 10 ways you can boost your energy levels by sneaking in these easy movements: 1.Help baby get to sleep...

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