Getting your body back after baby is so much more than the physical appearance. Post-baby fitness can do wonders for recovery. A lot of muscles and joints become loosened and being consistently active can help to re-strengthen them leaving you feeling stronger. And while getting into a routine can be beneficial to your postpartum recovery, it can also become an…

Trigger warning: This topic discusses eating disorders and may be sensitive to some readers.   I remember when I first walked into the GP’s office of my university’s medical practice. I don’t recall what made me do it, just that I felt the sudden desperation to be noticed or heard, all the while doing everything I could to hide from…

Stop Asking When I'm Going To Have A Baby

  So, when are you going to have a baby? It is one of the most personal decisions a person can make, so why are we always asked about having children? You get engaged, "when are you having a baby?" New house, new baby. I've even had friends be asked on their wedding day. Stop asking when I'm going to have…

You are laid in bed  after a small midnight snack.  A secret snack.  You are a secret night time eater to be accurate.  Practically choking on your own acid because your shitty reflux pipe doesn't close properly and now actual acid is leaking out. Not actual acid like the battery sort but the stomach sort.  The burning sensation in your…

Grey and green tent pitched next to green bush ferns as the sun sets in Dartmoor national park.

I personally really love camping. There’s something about sleeping outdoors and getting closer to nature that I really enjoy but you have to be prepared and plan well. As someone who slept either in a tent or a very cold van on and off for about a year, here are all my tips and lessons learnt. There are a few…

Standing in Morrison's at the till the other day, with a trolley full of shopping. The man behind me is literally breathing down my neck like f***ing Dracula. I kindly told him to step back so we could maintain an acceptable distance, and what do I get? An eye roll and a sigh. Yeah mate, I don't fancy you breathing…

When I told my parents I was going travelling and specifically going to be doing lots of hiking in New Zealand they thought it was somewhat amusing. As someone who really hated participating in P.E. at school and also moaned when having to walk anywhere as a child, it was safe to say that I was a complete beginner when…

When I found a breast lump last year, time momentarily stood still. There were a few different  ways this could pan out so before I let my imagination run wild I rang my doctors who were super helpful and surprisingly quick off the mark in securing me an appointment at the breast clinic within a fortnight. As a general rule…

Beginner's Guide to SUP

I’ve well and truly caught the SUP bug lately and I’m loving every minute of it. SUP – or Stand Up Paddle-boarding – is one of the fastest growing water sports, and there are lots of good reasons why SUP is so popular now! Why SUP? So, why are so many people taking up paddle-boarding? If you haven’t already considered…

I'm going to put it out there guys - I've always never been a massive fan of my teeth. Especially the big two at the top. It's caused me such a confidence issue ever since I can remember. Being called chipmunk and being referred to having rat teeth in school didn't really help matters either. Weirdly enough though, when I…