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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →