Articles written by Valerie Hazelrig

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Making kids eat their greens

If only they tasted nicer….. As I sit and write this, I’m scowling at a series of stubborn green stains on the wall. The splodges are a reminder of a fierce battle, not from an alien invasion, but from my youngest daughter, who up until very recently, absolutely refused to eat her greens. But now,

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obesity and pregnancy

Obesity and pregnancy

Getting pregnant and obesity It was my favourite-ever excuse to pig out. ‘I’m pregnant, so I’m eating for two,’ I would say, as I loaded my plate with improbable portions of crisps, pies and chips. I thought nothing of eating two or three jam donuts in one sitting. Guilt free snacking, at last! Or so

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Top 10 educational apps for kids

How to raise children and study at the same time

Wondering how to raise children and study at the same time? At some point in your parenting career you may find that you need to study at evenings & weekends to keep your career on track. Completing a professional qualification on top of bringing up kids and running a house may sound impossible, but other

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Greggs Company Overview

Greggs Company Overview

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, often while scoffing my face in a shopping precinct – the best sandwich on the high street is not a fancy pre-packaged affair from Marks & Spencer’s, it’s from Greggs the Bakers. There’s something about the freshness of the bread, the surprising and creative

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Costa Coffee company overview

Costa Coffee Company Overview

Costa Coffee – the brand we all know and love. If brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa had known what was going to happen as they poured their first cup of coffee in London, 1971, they wouldn’t have slept for days, lying awake on a buzz to rival ten espressos. Their first coffee was sold to

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Work from home scams: Be aware!

Work from home scams seem to be everywhere at the moment and we’ve all thought about it at some point; you’re incredibly busy, you have bills coming out of your ears and your wages don’t seem to go anywhere. So you start to entertain the idea of working from home.  Although more and more people

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