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Learning To Give Up Parental Control

A fellow parenting blogger asked me recently what the biggest challenge of parenting teenagers is compared to the younger years.  My answer was quite simply, learning to give up control. I say learning because it does not come naturally as a mother to let go, it takes not…

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Review – Paris V London

Christian Dior is synonymous with femininity, elegance and timeless splendour.  It is also, as the title of its V&A exhibition suggests, the “stuff of dreams”. The furore surrounding the Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A has been building to crescendo point since its announcement last…

The Health Screening Tragedy

Public awareness campaigns are a regular feature of everyday life.   Not a month goes by without our attention being drawn by a headline statistic to another condition and the plight of others. January was the month for raising awareness of the need for cervical cancer screening, but…

Fabulous Females Interview – #Pelvicroar

My final Fabulous Females of this first series are three women who make up #pelvicroar.  Myra, Elaine and Emma are a physio led collaboration intent on challenging any taboos surrounding pelvic health and making pelvic exercises as vital as brushing your teeth.  Personally I love to combine the two!…

The True Value of Blogging

Despite my very best intentions I have found myself starting this year in the same reflective state that I finished last, which means that so far I have managed to fail on more than one of my New Year’s resolutions. The irony in this is that I actually…

Farewell To All That

As another year draws to a close it is a time for reflection and for me as I approach a series of milestones that made the end of last year and the beginning of this, the most challenging in my life so far, it is time to say…

The Importance of Family

Christmas is a time for family.  What does your family mean to you? Can you put a value on it?  Do you put them above anything else and where do you draw the line in terms of loyalty and commitment?  After all we all have a breaking point.…