Leyla PrestonFounder of Motherhood Diaries and mum to two boys aged 8 and 9 and two girls (1 angel baby and a 9 month old).
If you have difficulties conceiving, and you have been trying for at least six months to get pregnant, then now may be the time to consider fertility treatment steps. Trying for a baby can be a challenging time, especially if you have been dealing with infertility problems that are inhibiting your chances of getting pregnant. So it is essential that you do your research and know what to expect before embarking upon the next stage of fertility treatment. Many couples try to conceive naturally for months or even years before they seek alternative options, by which point they plan and schedule their sex around cycles and ovulation. If you are considering getting in touch with a fertility doctor so that you can discuss fertility treatment options, then it is important to know what to expect.
It is equally important to care for your child’s eyes as it is any other precious part of them. We would never neglect their teeth or a broken bone, and an eye examination once a year should also be an essential part of keeping our child safe and healthy. The repercussions of not doing this can be life-changing. The child will not necessarily know that they have a problem as they have never known anything else. Here we look at when you should start taking your child for regular eye tests and what they involve.
If you are a new mum and you have time to read this article, congratulations! That must mean your baby is finally sleeping, your partner has taken over, or you are between feedings. Those are all moments to be celebrated, but that also means that your time is probably limited. So, let’s cut to the chase and give you some tips to make it through the next couple weeks!
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Don’t forget about self-care
When you looked at your baby for the first time, your world changed instantly, and you understood what people meant when they said, “your life will never be the same” once you have children. You became a mom overnight and now you have assumed the role with immense pride! Yes, your baby now comes first, and is the most important being in your life, but without YOU they cannot properly flourish and grow. It is vital during this first few weeks to make sure you are keeping your mental health in focus. That means something different for everyone so try to decide what works best for you! Maybe you like to: read recipes, take a moment to meditate, or you want to do a face mask. We know your time is even more valuable than before and sitting to do these things may not seem accessible, so don’t be afraid to ask for help! But, if you are choosing the face mask route, we recommend doing a mask right before bed! This Burt’s Bees Hydrating Overnight Mask allows you to take care of you, while you and baby sleep. That way when you wake up for that 4am feeding, your skin will be hydrated and you will have rested all at the same time! Two birds, one stone!
No-fault divorce will eliminate the need to blame one spouse for a divorce, but how will this affect the children of divorced couples?
The UK has a system of divorce that requires one spouse to prove the other acted in a way that caused the breakdown of the marriage. That said, with no fault divorce, there’s no need for proof, and divorce can be granted by consent alone.
This new system hasn’t been introduced yet but will likely become law by autumn 2021. The question is, how will this new no fault divorce system affect the children of divorcees?
Today, we’re going to give you a brief overview of no fault divorce and how it’s different from the current system. We’ll also dive into how this will affect the children of divorced couples, before giving you some advice on whether you should wait for the law to come in before you get divorced.
What is No Fault Divorce?
As we mentioned in the introduction to this post, no fault divorce is a new system of divorce that allows couples to end their marriage without proving one spouse is at fault. Under the current divorce system in England and Wales, one spouse must file for divorce, and accuse their partner of misconduct if they want to dissolve the marriage. There are three reasons you can use to end your marriage:
- Unreasonable behaviour
Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for mental and physical development because continued poor sleep can soon start to affect relationships, work and family life. For children, it is vastly the same. My eldest suffers from poor sleep due to anxiety, and it has taken us about eight years to find a routine that works for him and which helps him to get enough sleep at night so that they can function during the day. Every child is different of course – some children find it easy to fall asleep at the drop of a hat, like my youngest, and some children, like my eldest, either fight sleep or struggle to wind down, despite trying everything in their power to settle.
In this article, I’m going to share with you not only why sleep is important but my tips and tricks on how to help kids sleep better at night.
My family love embarking upon new adventures, especially when it involves travel and a luxury place to stay, even if for just one night. Back in 2017, we enjoyed a lovely Family Fun Package stay at The Arch London Hotel in Marble Arch, and the kids loved it so much that we secured another stay at The Arch London, this time with an Easter twist. The Arch London kindly offered us the chance to review their Easter Family Fun Package over the Easter weekend (20/21st April) and stay in the newly refurbished Juniper Suite. We also got to enjoy an in-room Easter egg hunt, delicious 3-course meal at the Hotel’s Hunter 486 restaurant, after dinner milk and cookies and complimentary breakfast the next morning. It was a fantastic stay, which we won’t forget in a hurry.
Stay tuned for our extensive review of the Easter Family Fun Package at The Arch London, which includes a sudden unforeseen event which the hotel dealt with promptly!
There are over 2 million freelancers in the UK, and the number is still rising, with a predicted half of the workforce becoming self-employed by 2020. There has been a 41% increase in small and medium business enterprises in London alone since 2010! So, why is this happening? Why are people stepping away from the 9 to 5 work ethic and turning to freelance as alternative methods of earning money?
Since the dawn of the internet and social media, it has become a much simpler process to find alternatives to working long hours in a busy office, which would generally involve travel and less flexibility. A large number of people are opting for a more flexible working environment, and self-employment has now become a vital feature of the UK’s economy. According to the Office for National Statistics, this ‘working for yourself’ trend is catching on quick, with solo workers contributing a whopping £271 billion to the government’s coffers in 2017, of which around £125 – £145 billion coming from freelancers. This is a huge number, and I’m proud to be part of that growing statistic.
When it comes to planning or hosting an event, you want to make sure everything is planned from the very beginning to the very end to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible. Different kinds of events will require different kinds of décor, including flowers.
If you are unsure of where to start with your flower arrangements, this article will guide you on what flowers to select for different types of events