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Breastfeeding Support during Covid 19

It is World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, and this year's theme is about encouraging more support for breastfeeding mums, to get started and keep going with what is the best and most sustainable start in life for your baby. Breastfeeding is natural, so it should be easy, right? But for many women (myself included), getting started is a bumpy and often painful journey. Whether a first-time mum or a third time mum, things can crop up which make breastfeeding more an act of will, than the smooth and nurturing bond we all hope to share with our babies. And the Covid 19  Pandemic doesn't exactly make things easy. It can already be an isolating time for new parents, but Covid makes...

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Conscious Consumption

One of my first thought after the quarantine was announced was: Now, I am going to have time to tidy my wardrobe! And one week later there I was, facing up to the task. I don’t know why but I felt very emotional when I opened my wardrobe. First, I felt brave to deal with the beast, second I felt afraid of what I would actually find in there. Finally I took a deep breath and dived in.   I read that one of the best tactics is to take everything out, and give the space itself a thorough clean. At that moment I almost gave up – I couldn’t see through the mountain of clothing and accessories heaped on...

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Staying Fit and Flexible During Confinement

A great stress reliever, good for your body and mind, exercise in some form is of huge benefit to us all. This week I spoke with Paris-based pre-and post-natal fitness professional Alison Ham of Yogamamanbebe.com about keeping fit and flexible while pregnant or with a new baby during lockdown.

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#Stayhome Feeling Good! Colours to boost your mood

It is often said that happy mum = happy family, and this is true at any time. But right now, when there is a lot of fear and uncertainty, one of the best pieces of advice I have come across is to look after your emotional wellbeing. Personally, my first source of help for mood boosting is colour! I have spent years working with colour as an interior designer and have a very acute sense of how it affects mood through physical spaces, I am also keenly aware of its effect through how we dress.

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