Healthier pregnancy treat!

I mentioned previously that I was really hungry during my first trimester, so it was often a struggle to stay on track with the right foods when I was tempted to eat anything just to fill myself up!  This lead me to look for healthy snacks –and let’s face it, there’s only so much fruit … read more >

Back to work

When I was expecting Henry, I hadn’t a notion what to do about childcare after the baby came along. I knew that on my meager wage my options were limited. I did have a quiet thought that I might like to be a stay-at-home mum for a few years. I didn’t voice this pet plan. … read more >

Detox Disaster!

As much as I like to think of myself as immune to the diet trends last week I got sucked into the propaganda. Thanks to the meteoric rise of the Nutribullet cult all around me people seem to be drinking rather than eating their calories, of late. Last week, I was sitting next to a … read more >

Take on the Takeaway

For the entire first year of Henry’s life, I realize now, we were operating on a kind of emergency setting. 365 days of uncertainty and chaos. People kept talking to me about making a routine, bed times and budgeting. Unfortunately, this only inspired guilt in me and no real urge to follow any of their … read more >

First Trimester

So you know the bit in the movie when the girl goes “I have something to tell you…” Well for me it didn’t quite work like that. For starters when the moment came I was sadly unable to speak such was the severity of my shock. Tom just kind of had to piece it together … read more >

“It’s just a phase…”

After nearly a year as a parent I have finally learned the one thing you can count on as a parent and that is…nothing! Henry started crawling and I distinctly remember thinking to myself “great this will keep him occupied and I still have time before he is walking”. Wrong! Henry quickly tired of his … read more >

Step By Step Vegetarian Curry

I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more vegetarian dishes in our diet.  Not that I don’t love meat, but it’s nice to have a break a couple of nights a week.  Lentils, beans and chickpeas are all excellent alternatives to meat – they provide protein and are low in fat, but high in fibre.  … read more >