Health & Wellbeing

A series of articles covering issues with your health.

Silvertown Tunnel Gets Go-Ahead

Yesterday Transport for London confirmed that the Riverlinx consortium had been appointed to design, build, finance and maintain the new Silvertown Tunnel. Signing the 1 Billion pound contract with the firm. This twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in … [Read more...]

Let’s get down to the Nitty Gritty

Ahh, the Nitty Gritty, bugs, nits, lice, fleas. Words that will strike fear into the hearts of many a parent! It's a horrible sinking, feeling knowing that your child has brought home little friends and an all-consuming process to check repeatedly and … [Read more...]

Teen Self Esteem

Growing up as a teen in today’s world is difficult.  While they have more access to things we never could even dream of, sometimes this easy access can come with quite the burden to bare.  Did you know that 20% of teens will experience … [Read more...]

The Scourge of Mummy Guilt

We all have our "thing" that one or even a few hang-ups or limiting beliefs that eat away at us and whisper to us with soul-crushing negative self-talk. You're not good enough. How can 'you' do that or your an idiot. Don't eat that you're fat … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Best Hotels for Sex in Greenwich

Sex when you're a parent can be a bit tricky. It's fairly typical to discover that when one of you is raring to go, the other wants a bed, socks and a cup of tea. Finding the right time and opportunity ... well, let's just say sometimes you have to get … [Read more...]

Check into Club Duvet

The Festival of Sleep Day is for people, i.e. parents like you and me or anyone really who would like to get some “shut eye” and relaxation after the Christmas holidays. With all the craziness of Christmas shopping, presents, kitchen mayhem and the New … [Read more...]

Greenwich White Ribbon Day 2018

White Ribbon UK was founded in 2005. The Mission: To end male violence against women, once and for all. If you are being abused seeking help can be hard. You may feel there's nowhere to turn or that no-one will take you seriously. There is help … [Read more...]

Start A September Do Over

January isn’t the only time to feel like you can get a fresh start. September is just as good of a month to begin again, even if you haven’t attended school for years now. The start of the school year gives the feel that you can try harder, be a bit … [Read more...]

Celebrate Positive Thinking Day

Everyone needs a bit of positive thinking in their lives. Being mindful is part of our overall health. When we have positivity in our life, it carries over to many other aspects and areas. Yes, even as a stressed-out parent like you and I can achieve … [Read more...]

September Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month and a great opportunity for you to make sure your little one is surrounded by the safest products you can find. Baby Safety Month is sponsored by Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA). Their goal is to make sure … [Read more...]

Seven Apps Every Woman Needs

Tech hasn’t always been so female-friendly. When Apple released its health app in the autumn of 2014, you could track pretty much anything health related but not follow and track your period. Apple has since addressed this by adding a Reproductive … [Read more...]

Greenwich Creepy Crawley Alert

A native of southern Europe, where the bigger bugs and the weather keep these guys in check the Oak Processionary Moth was first, accidentally introduced to Britain back in 2005, with eggs which had been laid on live oak plants imported from … [Read more...]

Summertime Safety Tips

Every new parent approaches their first summer season with a certain amount of reservation and trepidation. I Know I did! All 3 of our babies were born in darkest January. There were so many things to be wary of, combined with the natural anxieties of … [Read more...]

How Can You Build Your Child’s Self Esteem

As parents, we know building our child's self-esteem is essential. Development specialists always tell us so. But, knowing it is important is not the same as knowing how to give your child a strong sense of self-worth. There is no easy strategy, but there … [Read more...]

Pale and Freckled: Skin Cancer Month

I came to terms with my colouring many years ago - I'm a redhead and proud. My skin, as my lovely old nan used to describe is like peaches and cream and covered in fairy footprints. I've also learnt the hard way to care for my skin and have burnt … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Mum Should Have A Hobby

Do you have a hobby? Mums these days are so very busy, and that's not to say that our mums and grandmothers were not so hard working. On the contrary, mums today, we've never had it so easy have we? Could you imagine dealing with three kids, norovirus and … [Read more...]

What you need to know about Scarlet Fever.

Scarlet Fever is much less common than it used to be but in recent years there have been a number of significant outbreaks and it appears we could be in for a re-run. Figures published by Public Health England  Published in May 2017  showed a total of … [Read more...]

When your pet dies and you have children.

Losing a pet is often the very first experience of grief our children have. Whether your pet is a fish, hamster cat or dog, it makes no difference the feelings are still the same. In the last two years, this has been very real for us too. We've lost our … [Read more...]

Free Mini Tennis for Greenwich Kids

Free mini tennis lessons for 6-11 year olds at Eltham Park South, Plumstead Common, and Kidbrooke Green If you're looking for a great activity for your kids, look no further! Tennis for Kids is a summer long FREE introductory tennis course packed full … [Read more...]

Boost Brainpower with Sudoku!

The Sudoku bug has infected vast numbers of people here in the UK. So why has such a simple logic little puzzle become so popular and how can you and your kids benefit? Well, first published in the States in the 70's and sometimes known as "Number … [Read more...]