• 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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  • My Skin Cancer Scare & Recommended Sun Creams for the Family

    The sun is shining, the weather is sweet…. actually it’s roasting and I never thought I’d seriously ever have to consider having A/C installed at home, but here I am too hot to sleep, considering exactly that! I’m not moaning though, I’m just getting carried away expecting the…

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    Natural Birth After A C-Section

    I have read so many times, and I’ve also been told, that you can not have a natural birth if previous deliveries have been by C-section – but this is not true of everyone. I recently spoke about how I had 2 natural births after 2 emergency C-sections,…

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    Why do my periods cause anxiety?

    Are you one of those lucky people who glides through daily life without ever getting the dreaded fear?  If you are, then I salute you!  By ‘fear’ I’m not talking hangover doom, or the “Shit, I forgot the kid’s school fancy dress party” fear, although this one deffo…

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    My week to reset and recoup…. well so I thought!

    I’ve just had a full week holiday from work.  Leading up to it I made plans to spend my week generally being Mum and sorting my house out after my move a few months back.   The thought of chilling out and getting organized again was bliss… how wrong…

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    The Lion, the Witch and a Detoxed Wardrobe!

    Everyone needs this detox in their lives….. You know that feeling when you open your wardrobe and you’re hit with a wall of crap? Completely underwhelmed and uninspired by the tangle of clothes that’s definitely more ‘shabby shabby’ than ‘shabby chic’.   This is me every day! I…

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    Times They Are a Changin’ – but not quick enough if you’re a judged working mum like #MeToo

    In the immortal words of Dylan, ‘Times They Are A Changing’…  Even though, for the first time in my life-time, it feels women really do have a voice, the changes still don’t seem to be happening soon enough.  Especially, if like me, you’re a working mum… I’ve been…

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    No Nappy Nighttimes

    There’s such a fixation on doing things ‘by the book’ and people love to give advice on the ‘best’ way to do things when it comes to your babies.  Whether it be when to stop breast feeding, weaning your baby off night time bottles, taking away the dummy,…

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