Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day!

So I started writing this blog at 3 am this morning when I had woken up worrying about world book day costumes and  the lack of bread for the kids' packed lunches today.  I really should have written my thoughts down as it all sounded much better in my head  in the middle of the night than it does now I am sitting typing in daylight! Anyway, lying awake with motherly duties going round in my head made me think about how hard we are on ourselves as mothers.  I know that is probably what makes us better mothers ultimately, but I can’t help but think we could sometimes give ourselves a break.  Guilt is such a destructive feeling, but as a mum we inflict it on ourselves all of the time.  We don’t just punish ourselves with the guilt, but we leap ahead 10 years to punish ourselves with how we will ruin our child's life.  I see it all the...
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Tempted to follow the ‘Fast Diet’ or ‘5-2 Diet’?  read my thoughts!

Tempted to follow the ‘Fast Diet’ or ‘5-2 Diet’? read my thoughts!

If I had a pound for every person who has recently told me they are following the 5-2 diet (also known as the Fast Diet) , I would be a rich lady!  But not  quite as rich as BBC presenter  Michael Mosley is undoubtedly becoming as a result of the latest dieting craze.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez have apparently joined the thousands of people following this diet regime. If you are one of the few people who are not familiar with this diet sensation - let me enlighten you........ Although Intermittent Fasting is not a new concept, the 5-2 diet became an overnight sensation as a result of a BBC programme presented by Mr Mosley last year.  The program claimed that by severely restricting the calories we consume for 2 (non-consecutive) days each week, we would lose weight, and enjoy many other long term health benefits.    The other 5 days a week have  no restrictions and it is encouraged that we can...
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