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#tbt One from the Archive: To sleep: perchance to dream? To sleep: perchance to sleep, please....!

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#tbt One from the Archive: To sleep: perchance to dream? To sleep: perchance to sleep, please....!

(First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 12th February 2013. With a three year old and a 10 month old in tow, sleep was always on my mind....) To be honest, all I really want to do when I go to sleep is sleep. For the whole night. And wake up naturally. If I could do this for a whole seven nights in a row, I would be in heaven. I would be a new woman. This morning however when the alarm went off at 6:45am I was a tiny bit less tired than I often am. I think...

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14 Top Tips to Boost Your Immune System

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14 Top Tips to Boost Your Immune System

Winter is always the season when we feel like we need to support our immune system against seasonal infections. This year we feel this more than ever! Together with a group of wellness experts, we’ve created a set of Top Tips for boosting your immune system this Winter. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST consult a doctor or health-care professional before consuming ANY supplements, herbs or oils. Each person has individual health issues or conditions specific to their own individual body – what may be health-boosting to someone, maybe dangerous to another. We have divided our tips into four sections: Nourish, Water,...

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🌱 63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱

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🌱  63 Plastic Free & Reusable Products for Plastic Free July 🌱

  Plastic seems to be everywhere. At times it can feel unavoidable (especially in recent months), despite us all knowing that it takes between 500-1,000 years to break down. And even then, what is left is harmful micro-plastics that pollute our environment, water systems, food chains, oceans and ultimately our bodies. But it IS possible to make swaps. There ARE plastic free alternatives out there. Plastic Free July is a personal challenge that is part of a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans,...

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#tbt One from the Archive: Feeding Our Children With Love: I Support You

#tbt One from the Archive: Feeding Our Children With Love: I Support You

First published on The Contented Calf website on Tuesday 13th August 2013.)  A couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the struggles both breastfeeding and formula feeding mums can face with judgement, guilt or embarassment – Feeding our children with love – and how this seemed crazy to me, and it had to stop. We must must must support each other. We musn’t get embroiled in ‘The Mummy Wars’. From The Contented Company you will get no pressure, no judgement - just support of your choice. So when I saw this video on You Tube as part of the ‘I Support...

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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

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UK National Breastfeeding Week 2020 20th - 26th June

To celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2020, I would love to share some amazing mama run businesses that support mamas through their breastfeeding journeys. Please check out these amazing ladies and fantastic products and services... Boo.B Ltd Siaba Tumoe became a first time mum in early 2015. Like many new mothers, her decision to breastfeed didn’t start off as plain sailing. In fact it was a very stressful  period. Luckily for her,  her mother decided to research foods that aid the production of breast milk and she began to incorporate them into her home cooking. With her new lactogenic diet and...

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