Moving Home Checklist

Have you ever moved home? If you have, I’m sure you’ll agree it can be one of the most stressful things you can do which is why Rattan Direct have come up with a home owners checklist to help you out. There are several aspects you may need to consider including preparing for a move. Moving always takes more time than you initially think so considering the timescale you have, especially if you have a set date you need to {Read More}

10 C-Section Myths that Need to Stop

There are many myths that still circulate around pregnancy and birth but when it comes to caesarean sections, there are many more. HARTMANN Direct take an objective look at these myths and why they are untrue. Myth 1: C-Sections aren’t birth Cruel and unnecessary, this myth places women in a position where they feel their pregnancy and birth are less than one which has resulted in a vaginal birth. C-sections are often unplanned and a solution to issues during labour {Read More}

10 top tips to improve your credit score

We’ve all heard about a credit score but to many of us, we are unsure about what it really is and why it’s so important. Well, your credit score can affect more than just your mortgage, credit card applications and loans; if you have a poor credit score, it can actually affect your utility bills, home and car insurance, phone bills and even the APR you are charged when you are given a loan. So what do companies use to {Read More}

5 Things to Consider Before You Travel During Your Pregnancy

Travelling while pregnant is becoming more and more popular, as expectant mothers take the opportunity to enjoy the time before their little one arrives. However, there are a few things you need to take into consideration while you make your holiday plans, so we’ve put together this handy list — you’ll be sorted in no time. Has your doctor cleared you to travel? Always see your GP before planning a trip during pregnancy. They’ll be able to identify any underlying {Read More}

10 Common Pregnancy Symptoms

If you are trying for a baby, you may be wondering what symptoms point to a successful conception. Pregnancy tests are very accurate, giving an indication of a positive test within weeks (sometimes, within days!) of getting pregnant. But what other symptoms could you experience? HARTMANN Direct list 10 of the most common pregnancy symptoms. There are many symptoms that suggest conception has been successful. But of course, it goes without saying that confirming your pregnancy with your doctor is {Read More}

Tips for Choosing a Baby Walker for Your Baby

There are opposing schools of thought when it comes to baby walkers. Some say it’s essential to get babies on their feet, while others believe it can hurt your baby more than if you just let them try to walk on their own. Whichever you believe in, there’s no doubt that baby walkers can help babies learn how to walk. It also keeps them entertained, and prevents them from crawling out the door by themselves. Doctors have also long believed {Read More}

Budgeting for a New Baby: 7 Things to Consider

Budgeting for a new baby – what to consider. Preparing for a new baby isn’t just about stocking up with tiny clothes and framing your ultrasound pictures. If you want to be ready for all the challenges of parenthood, then you’re going to need to think about how you can prepare yourself financially. While some of the most important lessons you’ll need to learn during parenthood you’ll be able to deal with “on the fly”, money is something that you {Read More}

Kids, stop making my hair fall out!

With the never-ending worries that children bring to our lives (as well as the wondrous joy too, of course!) we often joke that we end up pulling our hair out. But for some people, hair loss is very real and can have a huge detrimental effect on their mental health and well-being. While men are typically more likely to experience hair loss, women do experience this too, especially the thinning of hair and it can be devastating. There are many {Read More}

Simplifying the January School Run

January means that not only is it a new year, but it’s also time to go back to school, which means one thing… the dreaded school run. However, there’s no reason why the school run has to be dull and dreary, and even with the damp weather we can all liven things up a bit. Here are some top tips on how to make the school run a little bit easier this January. Play Some Games The school run can {Read More}

20 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for the Family

Like many, January is the time of year we all start looking for healthier ways to live but I find eating healthy during the cold months a lot harder than I do in the warmer weather. So, to kick start my healthy eating journey, I’m compiling a list of some bloggers’ favourite healthy slow cooker meals. Slimming World Pulled Pork Sarah from Boo Roo and Tiger Too has tried this  Slimming World Barbecue Pulled Pork (Slow cooker version). It serves 6 {Read More}