A Sport to Drive Your Fitness

Some may argue that golf is not a sport it is a way of life.  It is certainly a lifestyle choice, and one that will be sure to help improve your fitness levels.  It offers a great alternative to slaving away in the gym, as most people find exercise a real pain in the putt. According to fitness experts, taking up a sport will provide you with better health benefits over a long period of time.  By contributing to your {Read More}

Guest Post From Hubby: The reason I chose to get a vasectomy at 35

I suppose I was very lucky in some people’s eyes to have the option of getting a vasectomy at a relatively early age. My wife and I had have been blessed with two health kids; a girl and then a boy a few years later. So, once we’d got through the sleepless nights stage with our youngest (and let’s just say that took longer than we ever imagined), the conversations started about whether we wanted another child or not. We {Read More}

Top tips for growing your child’s confidence

Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy, both during their childhood and into adult life. Confidence in children may not seem like a big deal for some, but the more confident your child is, the more likely they are to try new things, take on challenges, and have a successful career later in life. Take a look at these five ways you can help to grow your child’s confidence. View mistakes as crucial for learning Everybody makes {Read More}

5 Common Pregnancy Discomforts You May Experience

Pregnancy isn’t always comfortable or easy! HARTMANN Direct walk us through common pregnancy discomforts and the suggestions that other mums have of alleviating them.      I.        Incontinence Surging hormones in early pregnancy affect the pelvic floor muscle. This is the muscle that is the floor of your abdomen. It runs from the front of your body by the pubic bone to the base of your spine. A strong pelvic floor muscle means you can control when you urinate and is {Read More}

A Simple Guide to Getting a Mortgage

While the property market may have experienced almost unprecedented growth until recently, there’s little doubt that the current generation of first-time buyers face an incredible struggle to get on the property ladder. Not only this, but a recent Aegon study found that around 70% of UK homeowners will still be paying off their existing mortgage when they’re 70, highlighting the challenges that exist when owing residential real estate. Still, those aspiring to buy a home would probably love to have {Read More}

Encouraging Young Children to Study

Getting young children excited about learning can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many other distractions. However, encouraging good study habits from a young age will make further and higher learning much easier for your children, giving them a head start for their education. Set a Routine Once your child starts school, put together a schedule that encourages study-time in the evening and when they start having work sent home from school, the time can be used {Read More}

How I manage our time after the school run!

I’ve always found managing the children’s schedule and getting things done stressful after the children get home from nursery/school. In fact, it’s the main reason I reduced my part time hours even further. Last year I relied so heavily on my mum to pick up my children from the childminder and school, take them home and give them dinner three days a week. I’d usually get in around 5:30pm and try to get them to do some reading and spellings {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}