Linda Formichelli

Wonderful Women Interview with Author Linda Formichelli

Welcome to Wonderful Women, my regular interview feature which celebrates all the kick-ass, talented ladies across the world! This week, I'm chatting to writer Linda Formichelli, who has written for over 150 magazines since 1997, including Family Circle, Redbook, Health, Pizza Today, WebMD, and Writer’s Digest.
Honest Mum

The Importance of Self-Care

We're all so busy, parenting is 24/7, even if you're not with your kids for 24/7-it's hard to truly switch off.
lavender field

My Top Six Natural Ways To Ease Migraines

Migraines. Don't you just HATE them?! Mine are so excruciatingly painful and although I only get them every few years, they freak me out when they happen.
Vicki

How I Like to Take Care of My Body & Mind

Healthy living can be a bit of a vague term can't it? It's just so subjective. For some, being healthy means only eating organic, seasonal produce and hitting the gym five times a week. For others, a bit of exercise and a balanced diet is enough to lead a happy life.
Blogger

In Answer To Your Blogging Questions

Hey there awesome readers. I've written a post in answer to some of your blogging questions. Each day I receive several emails/twitter and fb messages asking me how to make a blog a business. Here I share a brief post that will hopefully offer some insight.
Beach Club Pool - Morning

A Holiday at the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

I've recently returned from a incredibly relaxing and restorative break at the Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, Portugal, where I spent 5 lush days with my favourite lady, my Mum, Vasoulla.
skincare

My NIVEA Q10 Plus Skincare Routine

I know the advice is to use anti-wrinkle cream from the end of your 20's but I'm a bit of a later starter and have only started recently, at the grand old (not really old) age of 34.
Twinings Camomile Tea

Daily Happy-Makers

Life can sometimes feel like a non-stop rollercoaster can't it, juggling family life, work as I/we try to be everything to everyone. The last few months have seen me take time out more, to relax daily and prioritise on what really makes my family and I happy. I always say, happy parents, happy children.
child sleeping

10 Tips To Help Sleep-Deprived Parents

Sleep-deprivation isn't just for parents of newborns, I'm still waiting for my 5 year old, Oliver to sleep through the night, every night. Really. Both he and Alexander are light sleepers like their Mama and both will usually wake up at least once a night if not more. Good times. ...And it's not just us who are suffering, the majority of parents I've asked recently, seem to be too. It appears we are all relentlessly searching for the holy grail of consistent sleep-argh remember the full 8 hours pre-kids. It's but a distant memory for myself and so many.
healthy food

Changing My Diet, Changing my Life

Ok I realise it's a a BIG Hollywood-worthy TITLE, a grand old statement but it's the truth, really-changing my diet has changed my life! I know, I know, I've written about my relationship and complete and utter love affair with food a lot here (along with sharing my recipes) but hear me out (again) recently I've had an epiphany, a change of heart somewhat, a shake up in my fridge and life.
sleep

Getting ‘You’ to Sleep Through

I'm not the greatest sleeper, I never have been really and in the words of my mother my, "energy has always been boundless". My kids seemed to have taken after me (which is good and bad).
fruit and vegetables

Getting Back to Healthy Eating After an Unhealthy Summer

Please tell me i'm not alone?! This summer has been about indulging for me and it all felt so wonderful and liberating, ice cream on demand, rice flour chocolate cake for breakfast (I know), eating late, not exercising much despite lots of park fun with the kids (but nothing that really raised my heartbeat) and taking life a little easy in general... that was pretty much my life for 6 whole weeks.
bed

Stress Busters

We all get stressed out at times and it's inevitable isn't it, with the constant juggling of kids, work and life. The endless pursuit of finding balance along with precious time out is stressful in itself-I need a lie down just reflecting on it all! ...Some days I want to high five myself for achieving all of the above and other times, I feel like I'm failing miserably. The last few months in particular though have seen me making some small changes to my life that have made a HUGE difference-I feel calmer, happier and more in control than ever before so here's my list:
yoga

Saying ‘Yes’ to Yoga and ‘No’ to No-Carbs

So for those that avidly read this blog (thanks Big Fat Greek Family), you'll know that I've followed a low-carb (sometimes no-carb when super strict) diet for a while to help get me back to my pre-'babies' body and it's worked, really well in fact and quickly (a matter of months)... as to be honest having PCOS means my body dislikes sugar anyway and white carbs (thanks insulin resistance) and I have to work REALLY HARD to lose weight although let's face it white carbs are no good for anyone...
yoga with kids-Honest MUm

Yoga-Transforming My Body & Mind

I've recently become addicted to yoga, a healthy addiction naturally but an addiction all the same, I feel like yoga is a secret everyone should know, I want to scream, "Do yoga it will change your life" from the roof tops people-a bit like when Cameron Diaz informed me to drink more water in her cute but slightly patronising and highly repetitive 'The Body Book' yoga and drinking water equals happiness (pretty much).
sleeping kids

Urgh Sleep Deprivation & Things That Help Me

I'm not a doctor but I sure am (sadly) an expert on sleep deprivation. Give or take 4 flipping whole years of it. Don't be fooled by the picture above, they nodded off together but were soon moved to their own beds and both woke up at least twice that night. Le yawn!