Logo Healthier Mummy
Mail
15 tips for a stress-free birthday party for your child

15 tips for a stress-free birthday party for your child

Throwing your child’s birthday party can seem daunting, but with a few tricks, it can be a relatively calm occasion

Read more

9 tips to help with insomnia

9 tips to help with insomnia

Recently I wrote about how I had trouble with insomnia once my kids were sleeping through the night.

After a bit of a battle with sleep, my GP prescribed sleeping pills, and then eventually I had to relearn how to get to sleep without them. Here are the tools that worked for me.

Read more

Are you suffering from insomnia after having a baby?

Are you suffering from insomnia after having a baby?

For all mums who are having trouble with insomnia once their kids are sleeping through, read on

Read more

Vomiting bugs: why I’m buying shares in disinfectant

Vomiting bugs: why I’m buying shares in disinfectant

Just recently a vomiting bug swept through my children’s school before rampaging across my family.

Read more

Going sugar-free: 11 tips to help you give up sugar

Going sugar-free: 11 tips to help you give up sugar

After over-indulging in chocolate and sweets over Christmas, I had been feeling rather uneasy about how reliant I’ve been on refined sugars to get me through the day. So I’ve been on a no-sugar mission since the start of this year.

Read more

Going sugar-free: why I’ve given up sugar

Going sugar-free: why I’ve given up sugar

It was my daily treat of two squares of chocolate every evening that did it. Over time this indulgence had morphed into three, then four squares, and sometimes more. But what really troubled me was that even when I didn’t fancy it, I would tuck in – as though it was my right.

Read more

Health resolutions for New Year: 9 ways to find wellbeing

Health resolutions for New Year: 9 ways to find wellbeing

You’ve got to be careful with New Year’s resolutions. If you think too big, they can be a surefire path to feeling lousy as, one after the other, they fall by the wayside.

Read more

A serenade to the summer holidays

A serenade to the summer holidays

Here we are – back in the thick of uniform shopping, work deadlines and scrawling dates for upcoming school events on the calendar. And my summer holiday seems a very long time ago.

Read more

10 mistakes parents make when brushing their child’s teeth

10 mistakes parents make when brushing their child’s teeth

Think you know all about brushing your child’s teeth?  I thought it was one mummy job that I was doing okay.

Read more

10 tips for applying sunscreen to your child

10 tips for applying sunscreen to your child

As a mum to three kids, I’ve had my fair share of battles with the sunscreen bottle. We all know protecting our kids’ skin is important, but it’s no mean feat when your little ones wriggle or even run away when faced with the prospect of creamy gloop being smeared over their skin.

Read more

Top tips for a better night’s sleep when camping

Top tips for a better night’s sleep when camping

Hoping to go camping this summer?  There are many things to love about it – the fresh air, great outdoors and letting your children run a bit free to start with.

Read more

How to run your commute

How to run your commute

After a winter under wraps, my running legs have been feeling twitchy in their hibernation.

Read more

Why we need to play catch (and skip) with our kids

Why we need to play catch (and skip) with our kids

Now that the weather’s warmer, my kids are playing in the garden more frequently. The trampoline is seeing more action, and toys are strewn across the lawn. Meanwhile my eldest daughter, who loves gymnastics and goes to a class after school, spends every spare moment doing handstands, cartwheels, bridges and other ultra-bendy moves, most of which are beyond me.

Read more

8 healthy apps every mum should know about

8 healthy apps every mum should know about

I’ve recently been researching a load of healthy apps through work, and I’ve started to incorporate some into my life. A few are helping me to become more organised, while others have the potential to make life a bit calmer in other ways. Here’s my guide to the unmissable:

Read more

To the child with a really high temperature, cough or cold

To the child with a really high temperature, cough or cold

Last week, first one child had a really high temperature, and then the other two succumbed to the same virus too.

Read more

10 tips for a healthier work-life balance for parents

10 tips for a healthier work-life balance for parents

Here are some of the signs that my work-life balance is not up to scratch:

Read more

How much exercise do children need in winter? 10 ways to boost their fitness

How much exercise do children need in winter? 10 ways to boost their fitness

My three kids love playing outside, but they’re not so keen in winter – especially when the ground is getting a soaking or it’s bitterly cold. On those days, getting them to stretch their legs outdoors can feel like an awful lot of hard work.

Read more

10 tips for back-to-work confidence

10 tips for back-to-work confidence

Worried about returning to work after taking time out for your children? Read this guide for help 

Read more

Lost your running mojo? Try these 10 winter running tips

Lost your running mojo? Try these 10 winter running tips

I’m feeling pretty irritated with myself at the moment.

I seem to have lost my running mojo.

Read more