health

As a mother of two active boys I have a particular interest in family health matters such as breastfeeding, vaccinations and medical intervention.

Active: A game of jeopardy

I wrote this five page feature for Active magazine on the value of allowing children to assess danger for themselves. It explores the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of risk taking to children's development.  

Kinbox: Why it’s good to let your toddlers take risks

I came across this idea for an article when I attended a workshop on children and risk at my sons' nursery. I thought it was a fascinating area and was relieved that I wasn't the only one that thought a hands off approach was the best way for a child to develop. It...

G2: Exercise through the ages

I wrote this sidebar on exercise through the ages for the Guardian's G2 supplement whilst ironically lying in bed full of cold. It turns out lots of exercise is good for you, at any age. My piece complemented a three page feature by health editor Sarah...

Meet the woman trying to cure cancer through breast milk

This is a piece I wrote for Telegraph Women online after initially being contacted by a PR agency about it. I secured an exclusive interview with Professor Catharina Svanborg and found it to be a fascinating story of dogged determination and scientific discovery. Read...

Winning the sugar war featured in The Telegraph

I am a strict mum when it comes to sugar. I value my sons' teeth and don't want them to end up as a terrible tooth-rotting statistic. I wrote about my battle to police my sons' sugar intake for The Telegraph's online Women's Section. They aptly published it on Pancake...

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