William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI, Bank of Ireland UK believes it’s time to teach our kids the facts of life…about money! According to the Money Advice Service, over half of parents say they find it hard to talk to their children about money, yet 57 per cent* agreeRead More →

Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four from Bangor is wondering where YOU go after mummyhood… This is one for the mamas out there. It’s one thing to be lucky enough to get pregnant and watch, and experience, your body grow and change with every passing month, but what we so seldomRead More →

Summertime brings the hope of sunshine, even if sporadic in nature. Whether you plan to holiday abroad or stay at home, it is important that you take measures to protect yourself and your family from the damage that sun can cause. The sun’s rays are made up of UVA (Ultraviolet A) andRead More →

Summertime and the living is easy… Says who? If you are one of those rare women who is beach-ready and perfectly groomed all year round, requiring little more than a spritz of Clarins Eau Dynamisante before jetting off on holiday then  don’t bother reading this article. If not, you’ve come to the right place… In spite of having taken an afternoon off to getRead More →

Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four takes over a family tradition…   Everyone loves tradition, am I right? Be it Christmas, Halloween, Easter, birthdays, exam results…we make a tradition out of as many things as possible because as kids we love to know what is ahead, and as we grow upRead More →

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects around one in five people in the UK. You can develop IBS at any age, but first symptoms usually occur between the ages of 20 and 30. Women are twice as likely to get it as men. It’s not clear what causesRead More →

Spring Collection Apparently, it is fashion’s hottest craze so maybe my days of fashion commentary are well and truly over… I mean, is it me or is the new trend for mini-me dressing more than a little bit creepy? With a 14-year-old style-conscious daughter in the house, nothing is safe;Read More →

William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI Bank of Ireland UK is learning more about being mindful… ‘Mindfulness’ is a term I’ve been hearing a lot recently, whether it’s in work, at the gym or seeing a news article on the topic. I happened to look up the Oxford Dictionarydefinition whichRead More →

Is it me or are we a bit late embracing the new season? Possibly due to the ‘Beast From The East’ tightening its icy grip on the country followed by Emmageddon whose presence did bring one benefit – the sating of our carb cravings in the form of an actual bread shortage! Anyway,Read More →

Rebecca Reid, local author and mum-of-four, helps her kids find their groove… Ever noticed how, without knowing it or even meaning to influence it, your kids turn out to have their very own individual styles? This was never my intention. I have never been one of those mums who wantsRead More →

Rebecca Reid, local author and mum-of-four has had enough of sickie tummies, runny noses and sleepless nights… Everyone knows that there are two terrible things that can occur when you have children. 1) You accidently lose one (like the time they wandered off in Tesco, or decided it was funnyRead More →

Happy New Year readers and, this year, I’m not going to proudly boast that I’m not making any New Year resolutions because I’m never going to change if I don’t at least try… This year, I’m going to look at some small tweaks to my lifestyle that I said IRead More →