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}

When Medical Care Goes Wrong

Most of us at one point or another will have had to rely on medical services or intervention for an accident, emergency, diagnosis or treatment in some way shape or form.  When we do seek medical help, we expect to receive the best possible care from knowledgeable and well-trained staff. The NHS is a lifeline to so many people and I’m so grateful that we live in a country where we have access to good medical care regardless of our {Read More}

ThePhoneCloud PX1 Children’s Mobile Phone : Review and Giveaway

It seems to me that younger and younger children are being given mobile phones of their own – whether it’s an older sibling or a parent’s old handset or whether they have been bought a brand new phone, young children seem to be sporting mobiles like fashion accessories. We’ve been looking at the PX1 a children’s mobile and putting it to the test. Now there is nothing to say that younger children shouldn’t be allowed mobiles but as a parent, {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}

5 Tips for Parents to Create Balance Between Work and Life

It’s hard to be a working parent and then spare time for family life; that work life balance just seems so elusive. Earlier, women used to remain at home and husbands go to work to earn their living. But now, as per the recent surveys out of 10, nearly eight mothers go to work either part time or full time. Being a working mother can make you feel proud, but still, there is a feeling of guilt about the divided {Read More}

myBURGERbox Gourmet Burgers : Review and Giveaway

If you love a good monthly subscription box and you love eating delicious burgers, you need to try out myBURGERbox! myBURGERbox is a monthly gourmet burger subscription service that send you seriously tasty burgers and other delectable ingredients right to your door! Each month, you will receive an assortment of products and flavours to create your own seriously juicy 6oz burger. However, the great taste and amazing service doesn’t stop there. Oh no, you also get sent some sweets for {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}