lifestyle · parenting

14 Things That Change After You Have a Baby.

I'm embarrassed to admit that in my naivety, I always envisioned having a baby to be just a positive addition into my life, who would happily squeeze neatly into whatever plans I had with a giggle and a chirp. No problem. Boy, oh boy did I get a rude awakening. Don't get me wrong, my… Continue reading 14 Things That Change After You Have a Baby.

Mains · Recipes

5 Minute Spicy Houmous, Tomato and Goats Cheese Pasta.

Full disclosure: I am tired and really, really, REALLY could not be bothered cooking this evening. I have already prepped tomorrow nights Spaghetti Bolognase but for some reason my initial plan of cottage pie for tonight seemed like way too much effort to even contemplate. I had a quick rummage in my fridge and found… Continue reading 5 Minute Spicy Houmous, Tomato and Goats Cheese Pasta.

Mains · Recipes · Uncategorized

Red Wine and Balsamic Steak with an Easy Mushroom Sauce.

A fast and easy way to cook a delicious steak.

lifestyle · parenting · Reviews

A Review of ‘Mum Boss: The Honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home’ by Vicki Psarias.

Disclaimers: There may be spoilers in this post and I may also use affiliate links. Twitter is a marvelous thing. Not only does it allow a level of procrastination that lengthens my already substantial list of chores significantly, (it's fine, I blame the toddler) it also connects me with other parents who often enough have… Continue reading A Review of ‘Mum Boss: The Honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home’ by Vicki Psarias.

Mains · Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Curry

An easy and incredibly healthy chicken curry.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Chocolate Mousse

This traditional pudding is both quick and very indulgent. They are best made a good few hours before serving so that they have time to set properly in the fridge. I don't recommend that pregnant woman or small children eat this dessert due to the use of raw eggs. Ingredients: (serves 2) 40g 70% Good… Continue reading Chocolate Mousse

Mains · Recipes

Birthday Steak and Beer Pie, Topped with a meat feast Pizza.

Not sure what possessed me to do this other than as the ultimate birthday treat for my wonderful partner. He is one of those weirdos that doesn't really like cake, so I decided that I would create him the savory equivalent. As usual I decided to let my creative heart take over my more rational… Continue reading Birthday Steak and Beer Pie, Topped with a meat feast Pizza.

Health and Beauty · lifestyle · Mental Health · parenting · Uncategorized

Why I’m proud of my mummy tummy.

Back when I was a child I really couldn't have given two hoots about how I looked. I was well aware that I was (and still am) disabled and unable to do the most basic of tasks such as apply make-up or style my hair (unless I fancied a shaky two-hour attempt at uselessness.) I… Continue reading Why I’m proud of my mummy tummy.

Health and Beauty · Mental Health · parenting

Why we shouldn’t judge mother’s who formula feed their babies.

A look at why we should't judge mothers based upon their feeding method.

lifestyle · Mental Health · parenting

Welcome to Parentville.

'Parentville is a place filled with tired growls and coffee breath being unleashed from two parental dragons. It's a paradise hidden in layers of fog created from stress, self-doubt and loneliness. Relax, have yet another coffee and read about my little journey. It's just a few steps out of the door, a few leaps onto the unknown and yet it's terrifying to the extreme. '

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A quick introduction before we dive right in. Welcome!