Articles written by Fiona Denton

Vegetarian children

Vegetarian children

Vegetarian kids? And you thought they’d got past the fussy eating stage… I spent the first eight years of my son’s life trying to get him to eat vegetables. It didn’t matter how much I rubbed my tummy and licked my lips as I ate mine, or how cleverly I camouflaged them, if he so

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5-A-Day fruit bowl

What exactly does 5-A-Day mean?

Which foods are included? 5-A-Day means the recommended daily intake of certain fruit and veg you should be eating a day. Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5-A-Day, beans and lentils are included too. The only vegetable that isn’t included is potatoes. It’s important to remember that potatoes are starchy foods and because

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Hiring an au pair

On the road with them

A GUIDE TO CHOOSING A FAMILY FRIENDLY CAR Okay, the days of driving around in a two-seater convertible with the wind in your hair are over. You never got around to building a Kit Car and with a family to think of there is no chance of that American classic now.The kids are in the

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Idiots guide to twitter

Using twitter to promote your business

Using twitter to promote your business can give you the kick-start  you need. If you have a Facebook account, but you don’t have a clue how Twitter works, you’re missing out on a sensational, and very quick way to promote your business to millions of people simultaneously. Think of Facebook like going into the same room,

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dressing for an interview

Dressing for an interview

Dressing for an interview is harder than ever for a working mum: The power suits of the 80s are gone, but do you go the other way and look like a total pushover? Are you still even meant to look like a woman, or is it jumpers and trousers all round? Fashions and fads come

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Franchising

Franchising: Join a team to go it alone

Franchising is big business; you’ve long dreamed of running your own business, but you’re not sure where to start. What about overheads, staff training and finding a decent location visible to the public? Don’t let this deter you, because the answer could be franchising: For roughly the price of a market stall outlay, you could

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