• I left school at the age of 15. My plan was always to go to performing …

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  • Research by a psychologist and life coach Dr Cliff Arnall from more than a decade …

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  • Happy new year to you all and welcome back to Gurgles and Hurdles first blog …

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  • For years now I have been reading articles on fertility in your 30s.  How dangerous …

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  • Anyone who has children will know that the early weeks and months of parenthood can …

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  • The iPad Babysitter

    Is leaving your child in front of the computer or iPad just for some peace and quiet lazy parenting? My two boys Harry and Alfie have always had boundless energy and they love doing sports.  Between them they do Rugby, Football and Gymnastics.  When the weekend comes they…

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    Back To School

    I love September, I feel like back to school signals a reset not only in the kids, but in my mind, body and soul too. You’ve spent the summer reflecting on everyone’s achievements, and also trying to figure out where things went wrong and how you managed to…

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    Superwoman Breastfeeds

    Ultra-athlete Sophie Power breast fed her child when needed whilst undertaking a Mont-Blanc race.I think any parent will agree that in those first few months of motherhood, although it brings so much joy, it is completely exhausting and emotionally draining.  Throw in breast feeding and you experience exhaustion on…

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    Results day nerves and the outcome

    I woke up this morning with a lot of anxiety and realised that tomorrow is going to be a very big day for my son. He is one of the millions of teens receiving their GCSE results, and I really cannot believe that my eldest is at this…

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    The important things in life….

    For a while now I have felt a shift in myself, what I mean by this is, I’ve really started to analyse my life and look to my future a lot more.  Since signing a record contract at the age of 16, life has been a massive rollercoaster.…

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    What to do when you struggle to fall asleep?

    We all know what its like when any of the school holidays come around. From the moment that alarm goes off or one of the kids wakes you abruptly by jumping up and down on the bed, it is all systems go and that daily relentless chaos has…

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    My first trip to Center Parcs

    It was my birthday a few weeks ago so my lovely partner organised a fun packed weekend away with the kids to Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest.  We left our house handy (early if you don’t know what that means!) on the Friday and decided to take the scenic…

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