Eat what you preach. Healthy eating and weaning.

Since Arlo's journey with food began he's taken to it like a dream. I'm that annoying mum whose baby eats anything you put in front of him (bar couscous and quinoa Arlo can't stand either of those!) I have made such an effort to ensure he gets a good start with food and he eats … Continue reading Eat what you preach. Healthy eating and weaning.

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RECIPE: Slimming World cheesy melt in the middle, sweet potato and cod fish cakes.

Ingredients - makes 4 fish cakes to serve 2. 2 medium sweet potatoes 3 small cod fillets 4 babybel light Chopped chillies Garlic 20g golden breadcrumbs  Method - Peel and dice sweet potatoes then boil until soft. I used three medium sweet potatoes to make four fish cakes. While the sweet potatoes are boiling, cook … Continue reading RECIPE: Slimming World cheesy melt in the middle, sweet potato and cod fish cakes.

Why I am ditching the group and giving Slimming World online a go.

Yesterday morning I found myself once again researching local Slimming World groups after a shocking encounter with the bathroom scales. Well not that shocking let's face it you can't eat pizza, cake and a Chinese takeaway and not expect to gain a few pounds. Even though I've been piling the food in 75 per cent … Continue reading Why I am ditching the group and giving Slimming World online a go.

How it felt to fail at breastfeeding: My very brief breastfeeding journey.

During my pregnancy the only thing I was dreading apart from the inevitable pushing the baby out of my vagina part, was breastfeeding. It is the most natural thing in the world and yet the thought of my baby sucking on my nipples literally made me shudder. Regardless of my feelings towards it I still … Continue reading How it felt to fail at breastfeeding: My very brief breastfeeding journey.

When is the right time to take people up on their offer of babysitting?

I'm going to keep things short and sweet. The right time is whenever you feel ready. I know mums who have left their baby (in good hands) after a week. I also know mums who have waited until their baby was 12 months old. It all depends on how you feel. There is no right … Continue reading When is the right time to take people up on their offer of babysitting?

Finding my feet: What type of mum am I and who am I now that I’m a mother?

Here I am ten weeks in and still waddling along struggling to find my feet on this journey of motherhood. Arlo and I are smashing it. Mission keep my tiny little human safe and happy is a go and I am confident in my capabilities of being a parent. The real issue is who am … Continue reading Finding my feet: What type of mum am I and who am I now that I’m a mother?