Are you a planner or a free spirit? I must admit I'm more of a planner, I don't do well with spur of the moment decisions and I hate having my routine upset but this week that all changed. I took a few days off work (which is very unlike me) and didn't plan anything … Continue reading Letting Go
This is our second Christmas as a family of four and probably the first Christmas where my oldest girl is really starting to notice what all the fuss is about. So this year we have decided to change things a little, we will still have Santa and presents but as well as receiving we have … Continue reading A New Tradition
I love soup, it's a super quick and easy versatile meal when you are in a hurry, fab for lunches, dinners and even a healthy snack when you just can't wait for something more substantial. I'm going to share with you today my 3 top soup recipes of the moment: Leek and Potato Spicy Butternut … Continue reading Winter Warmers
I shared a little insta-story at the weekend of how I made my apple sponge and I've had lots of requests for the recipe, so I'm popping it here for anybody that's interested. It's so simple and never fails to please. Firstly you need to stew your apples, I have about 6 large ones in … Continue reading Apple Sponge
In today's world there seems to be a constant need for our children to grow up, move on to the next stage and a rush to comment to other parents about our children's progress through life. When I had my first baby everything was a rush, when would they start solids, when could I move … Continue reading Let Them Be Little
I haven't written a blog post in forever! I've started many but have never managed to finish them, be it writers block, life interruptions or illness they clutter up my virtual desktop a jumble of half written, half finished words.A lot has changed here recently, and a lot of it has been hard to deal … Continue reading Finding my Tribe
I've thought a lot this week about what the future holds for my children, what is the world going to be like for them in later years and I watched that horrible news footage of the Manchester bombing and the aftermath.
Having a baby is both the most exciting and scariest experience ever, you have waited 9 long months to hold that little bundle in your arms and nothing prepares you for the complete and utter shock to the system that it is. Maybe you have had the most amazing pregnancy, you have glowed from the … Continue reading When Everything Isn’t Ok – Maternal Mental Health Week
A thought struck me this afternoon as I sat with a coffee and scrolled through my social media (top use of baby nap time right there). Is life always as idyllic as we make it seem on our Instagram or Facebook accounts? I know mine isn’t, nobody posts pictures of that time the baby threw … Continue reading The Instagram life…. is it always so idyllic?