What to eat when you’re expecting

A few people have sent me direct messages recently to ask me about diet during pregnancy. Whilst I have posted a few times about fitness and exercise during pregnancy, I haven’t really talked much about what to eat when you are expecting. Given I received some great tips from CABA today on just this topic,…

I am 1#10

I am #1in10. I’m not one to piggyback off every awareness day, week or month, but I feel this one needs a special mention. 3-11th March is Endometriosis Awareness Week. I never really talk about this, so this isn’t easy for me, but I wanted to share my story. Firstly let me now tell you…

Q&A with Alexandra Hartley (ITV Wales)

I was so pleased to interview my very good friend Alexandra Hartley today. Not only is she a great friend from school, she is also a very well-known TV presenter and reporter on ITV Wales, where she has worked for four years. H: Thanks for allowing me to interview you, so tell me a little…

A Q&A with new mum Clare about her maternity leave

Holly: Can you introduce yourself to the readers? Hi my name is Clare, I am 38 and I live in Oxfordshire. I work at a not for profit organisation in the IT department. I have worked there for about five years and coordinate a team of six people. Holly: Great thanks Clare, great to have…

Baby loss awareness week 

Each year 9-15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week.  Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives. Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a chance to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and miscarriages.  Pregnancy and baby loss is…

Just being mum (published in PR Week)

My opinion article recently published in PR Week When people ask me about whether I’m excited about having a baby I always respond “yes, absolutely” (well that’s what they want to hear and because, of course, it is true). However what I don’t tell them about is the very next feeling that hits me when they…

Best tips to induce labour naturally

So I was 39 weeks yesterday and ready to pop. Please let me pop soon…?! The last few weeks are really tough and you spend your time watching and waiting for any little twinges, asking yourself if it means baby is coming. But if you want to move things along a bit, what can you…

Best freezer meals to cook before baby is born

Last week I stocked the freezer with some delicious COOK ready meals and this week I am cooking up a storm myself. With a little spare time on my hands now (given I have washed all the baby clothes as well as cleaned and re-cleaned the nursery!) I thought it would be good to get…