Two New Bundles of Joy

When I announced back in August last year that I was expecting twins, I fully expected to blog right through my pregnancy. However I ended up suffering from a number of complications and was on bed rest a lot of the time, but I also felt that I didn’t want to jinx myself further by … read more >

Double Trouble!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post and you might find it hard to believe that it’s nearly 2 years since our little girl, Ellen, was born –  I find it hard to believe myself at times.  We won’t be a family of 3 for much longer though as we are starting … read more >

New Friends & Weaning Adventures

This will probably be the last blog post I’ll write whilst I’m on maternity leave, as I head back to work in about 6 weeks. I’m relishing every minute I have with Ellen and not even thinking about work. I just want to enjoy the time I have left!

Getting out and about with baby

Ellen is now 5 months old and great fun already.  Every week sees a new milestone and it’s so exciting to see her grow and develop.  She still throws us a curveball every few days by doing something unexpected or out of routine, so we are constantly learning.   During her first few months I … read more >

Our beautiful baby girl

I’m delighted to announce that our beautiful baby girl, Ellen, arrived into the world 10 weeks ago and has completely captured our hearts.  We have already forgotten what life was like before her!  She is growing so fast and her little feisty personality is already emerging.  I remember saying to my hubby during her first … read more >

Let the batch cooking begin!

It’s my first week of maternity leave and it’s still sinking in that this is the beginning of the rest of my life.  So many changes ahead!  It’s been great not having to get up to an alarm in the mornings as I’m not sleeping well at night.  That’s been very tiring the last few … read more >

Third Trimester Trials & Tribulations!

I’m in my third trimester now and noticing some significant changes – baby is much more active (which is a magical feeling!) and my bump is getting noticeably bigger every week.  I’m also a bit more uncomfortable at night. Baby is growing at a rapid rate now so I do need a little more energy than previous weeks.  The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recommends 500 extra calories per day in the third trimester so I’m adding in more snacks to my daily food intake – like this brown soda bread recipe.

Healthier treats for toddlers

Snacking is an important part of a toddler’s diet.  They need to eat little and often to make sure they get enough energy and nutrients to keep up with their requirements as they grow and become more active.  Toddlers should be having 3 main meals a day, plus 2-3 healthy snacks.  Main meals can be … read more >