Baldwins herb art

Baldwins Inside Out Beauty

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll probably know that I’m a Herbalist and love to use the medicinal power of herbs in my every day life. Here’s a few posts I’ve written on the modern day uses of herbs for the whole family; 3 herbs that help your child sleep better Nettles for hayfever […]

Melissa eating gluten free tacos

Father’s day Gluten Free Tacos

As you probably well know, it was Father’s Day yesterday, and we took the opportunity to have a gluten free food extravaganza. Having made a new friend here in Oxford who is originally from El Salvador, I was recently shown the perfect way to make Corn Tacos simply with Masa (Corn) Flour and water! It […]

Melissa and Mummy Brilliance in Blogging picture

My BritMums Live Sponsor

You may remember that I attended BritMums Live in London last year, and was honoured with winning a Brilliance in Blogging Award coming top in the Health Category. The picture to the side is capturing the moment when my daughter Melissa, then 3 years old, found out her ‘clever mummy’ (her words not mine) had won […]

happy baby child play fun in bed

Is your child an early riser?

Summer is finally here! BIG WHOOP! But with it comes an early sunrise. I don’t know about you, but we’ve been seeing the wrong side of 6am for a few weeks now. We even had a 4.45am start one morning. Bright and breezy, full of energy and life, Melissa seems to need so little sleep. […]

5 shocking symptoms of gluten sensitivity

5 shocking symptoms of gluten sensitivity

When we think of gluten sensitivity we think Coeliac disease – digestive problems, IBS, cramping and bloating. However an interesting review of the latest research, recently published in the Lancet Medical Journal, showed that gluten can set off all kinds of reactions in the body unrelated to the gut.  This Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) […]

Practical solutions for colic

Practical solutions for Colic

Okay, so we’ve all been there. You’ve fed, changed, burped, swayed, rocked and even driven your baby round the block 10 times but she still won’t stop crying. Could it be colic? Colic is the medical term for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It is thought to occur […]