It’s National Walk to School Week – are you taking part?

Walk to School Week 2015 began today, the annual initiative by charity Living Streets which aims to encourage families, children and teachers to walk to school. The initiative is running 18th-22nd May and is all about highlighting the health benefits of walking. The Living Streets website contains lots of free, interactive activities to encourage people […]


Ironkids UK

Thousands of steely youngsters become Ironkids

Many of us have heard of the gruelling Ironman challenge but now children with a steely determination are being inspired to take part in the spin-off Ironkids event. The popular race, which takes place each year ahead of the main Ironman event in Bolton, aims to encourage children from as young as three to enjoy […]


Fit as a family

How we lost 6 stone & got fit as a family!

The Joinson family share their inspirational story with My Mum’s Diary… Encouraging our children to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle is important to most of us as parents. But as any busy family knows, it can be a challenge to get off the couch and start pounding the pavement in a bid to become […]


Brushing teeth

Parents blamed for rotten baby teeth

Tooth decay is now the most common reason for children aged 5 to 9 to visit hospital, new figures show. Almost 500 children a week are having rotten teeth removed and in the worst cases, dentists say children need to have all of their baby teeth taken out! The shocking figures, which have been revealed by […]