So you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant and you couldn’t be more excited to become a mum. However, as well as excitement, you also feel a little anxious about what to expect from being pregnant and how your body will change. Of course, you know that your stomach will swell up as your baby grows, but you are most probably wondering what else will change while you’re pregnant.
We’ve all heard that with pregnancy comes cravings, morning sickness, and swollen ankles, but what else can you expect? To help you prepare for what’s to come, below is a list of seven surprising ways that pregnancy impacts the body and changes it. Have a read of this and ensure that you’re prepared for every aspect of pregnancy.
- Your teeth become more prone to decay
When you’re pregnant, your teeth become more prone to decay. When you’re pregnant, the increased hormone levels in your body can alter your body’s response to plaque, which can lead to your teeth becoming more prone to damage and decay. This means that the likelihood of developing a cavity, for instance, is higher.That being said, as long as you take the correct calcium supplements throughout your pregnancy and take good care of your teeth while pregnant, you can keep them as healthy as possible. Even so, it’s still a good idea to go for dental checkups throughout your pregnancy – every four months or so, to ensure that any problems are spotted early. If you aren’t already registered at a local dental practice, resources like dentist.24hourly.com could be worth using to find a suitable dentist in your area.
I feel so lucky to be able to review the new Stick to Stigu planner. Earlier on in the year I was grateful to review the 2016 version. Now here is the bright shiny new 2017 version. I’m a HUGE fan of Stick to Stigu. I just had to get that in before I follow with my review!
I have used my 2016 planner every day. Planning out not only blog stuff but I also use it for my personal life as well. It’s fantastic to add all of baby girl’s appointments in as well as my own.
At the weekends I love to sit down and plan out my week ahead. Seeing my week on one page makes it so much more manageable.
The planner is full of ideas, inspiration, things to do and tips to make your life more relaxed. At the beginning there is a page to write down your goals for 2017. This is fabulous for looking back over from time to time throughout the year reminding yourself of the goals you have set.
Christmas has a habit of sneaking up every year. If you’re a little behind on the Christmas band wagon this year, you’ve come to the right place. It can be scary if you haven’t considered preparations or presents at this stage, but you still have time. The trick is to stay calm and think through what you need to do. Make a list and get going as soon as possible! No one ever needs to know you left things to the last minute. These pointers should help set you off in the right direction.
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Your last minute Christmas shopping behaviour will be slightly different to your usual. At this late notice, it’s risky to order online. Some sites provide last delivery dates before Christmas. If you’re feeling brave, order from these. Though, bear in mind that items sometimes take longer than expected to arrive! If you can’t find dates on a site at all, it’s safest to assume that they won’t come in time. The only thing for it is to hit the shops! Plan your shopping carefully, to ensure you get it done as fast as possible. Plan where you need to go. Bear in mind that those shops are bound to be full now. Most towns have late opening hours over the two weeks before Christmas. Check if your chosen town does this, and take advantage. It may still be busier than you expect, but you won’t have to fight the crowds quite so much as you would during the day.
Today I’m sharing with you some digital marketing strategies that can help your business or in my case helped me to grow my blog. It takes time and lots of effort to build up a blog/business and it certainly won’t happen overnight.
Here is my little story of how I’m growing my blog.
I started my blog over 21 months ago. At first I was a complete novice in anything to do with the digital online world. For months I didn’t even know how to track my page views. I suppose I was just plodding along and used my blog as a space to write my thoughts down.
It was a hobby. Nothing more.
Fast forward to April this year and I was on maternity leave, eager to start learning how far I could push my blog. After all I had time while baby girl napped and when she bed to bed in the evenings. Now here I am in December and this blog is now my business. I’m astounded how quickly it has grown. I’m not talking hundred’s of thousands of page views each month and definitely not earning £1000’s of pounds each month either. But I’m truly happy with where it’s heading. As they say hard work does pay off in the end.
Over the past few years I have gotten into making my very own Christmas cakes. Last year I made one. This year I’m attempting two! I always use the same easy Christmas cake recipe. I’m not sure how I came about it. I think over the years I have added my own bits to it. Now it really is the ultimate easy cake recipe. I think the most effort needed is to weigh out all the ingredients.
Ingredients for your Ultimate Christmas Cake
- 525g Currents
- 225g Sultanas
- 225g Raisins
- 110g Mixed Candied peel finely chopped
- 165g Glace Cherries halved
- 300g Plain Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 300g Butter
- 300g Soft Brown Sugar
- Zest of half a lemon
- 6 Large eggs
- 3 tbsp Brandy
I have always had large wide feet. When I left Primary School my feet were a size 6. It wasn’t much fun. All my friends had cool shoes but mine were just big and clumpy.
Now I’m a size 9. It’s not much fun as an adult trying to find shoes that fit either. Most high street shops stop at size 8. At work I have to wear safety boots and mine are the men’s ones. I couldn’t squeeze my wide and rather long feet into the women’s safety boots.
I know there are women out there like me who dread the high street shopping for wide fit shoes. But lucky nowadays with online shopping, it’s opened up a whole new world that is so much closer to home. With just a few clicks you can find the perfect pair of wide fit shoes in an instant, and have them delivered straight to your door.
I always look for comfort when buying shoes, more than what they look like.