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 →

Threadworms are extremely common in school age children – it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of children less than 10 years of age may be infected. They are very easy to transmit from one child to another and require meticulous hygiene measures for up to six weeksRead More →

When children return to school after the holidays we often see a real uplift in requests for advice on detection and treatment of the dreaded head lice! Head lice are tiny grey/brown, wingless insects and are the size of a pinhead when hatched and of a sesame seed when fully grown.Read More →

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight then a great place to start is your local pharmacy for advice and support. Your body uses food for energy. When we eat more food than we use up during a day’s activities, we store the excess energy as fatRead More →