Articles written by Shani Fowler

Dating guide for single mums

Dating guide for single mums

The dating scene can always feel a bit daunting, even nerve racking – all that getting to know someone again. And you can feel even more exposed when there are children involved as everything has to balance perfectly. Whether your children are young and at home or whether they have flown the nest, the kids

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Love the skin you are in

Love the skin you are in

How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you always happy with the reflection peering back at you? Do you worry how others see you? Body image is about how we see ourselves and how we understand others to see us, but it can be influenced by attitudes and beliefs as well

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A mystical start to the New Year

A mystical start to the New Year

As the New Year establishes its foothold, we often look to rid ourselves of any negatives of the last year and start the new one with a fresh and dynamic approach. There are many of us who are open to a few non-conventional methods to get us feeling good and help us kick the New

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Is there any truth to Man Flu

Is there any truth to Man Flu

The merest sign of a sniffle and off he will plod to the sanctuary of his bed; clutching a hot water bottle, declaring there couldn’t possibly be anything worse that what he has. Who is it and what does he have? Oh yes it’s my husband and he has only gone and got man flu!

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four types of parenting styles

Four types of parenting styles

As parents we encounter many of the same situations, but we may deal with them very differently according to the style of parenting we have adopted. Experts say there are four types of parenting style and the different approaches can influence a child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Here we examine the different styles and

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Why kissing is fun

Why kissing is fun

There are endless songs about kissing – ‘mummy was seen kissing Santa Claus’, we’ve been ‘French kissing in the USA’ and ‘kissed him goodbye’ to name a few. But did you know scientists in the Netherlands have found that we share around 80 million bacteria in the space of a ten second passionate kiss?! No

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