Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four from Bangor, is making the festive season all about memories rather than presents this year… It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – that’s the feeling we’re getting in our house. And why not? There is so much to look forward to. All theRead More →

The Christmas Collection Andy Williams sang, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ and while, for many of us, Christmas is a time of fun and celebration, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety… From deciding what to wear at all the seasonal soirees, to watching everybody rushRead More →

Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four from Bangor has started giving out chores… Do you remember during childhood when your mum would open your bedroom door, stare into your room with horror and then simply close it again without a word? Well I do. She had a very simple approach withRead More →

Acne is one of the most common types of skin conditions. It is most widespread among older children, teenagers and young adults and affects most people at some point during their life. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest. The symptoms ofRead More →

Guest columnist Cathy Owen says it’s time for the family to step out in style… with a new winter coat. My obsession with shoes and bags is almost matched by my coat habit. At the last count I have more than 30 coats, eek! No matter what I’m wearing underneath,Read More →

Rebecca Reid, author and mum-of-four from Bangor, is braving the Halloween holiday in a castle… No one loves Halloween more than me… well, that’s not strictly true we all love it in our family. Regular readers of this column will know I’m a real sucker for tradition, but this yearRead More →

October 2018  It’s hard to keep loving our clothes and wear them for longer when we are constantly faced with a tempting array of newness on offer in the shops. But before you head out this month to explore those irresistible deals, spare a thought for the impact of fastRead More →

William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI Bank of Ireland UK, has some tips for how you and your family can avoid falling victim to the menace of fraud… Celebrating Halloween may be the main focus for you and your kids this month, but as October is also Cyber SecurityRead More →

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 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 →