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Love is……

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My dear Geeky Husband puts up with a lot from his pregnant wife.  Here's my 'love is' list from him.  It's everything I think...

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

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It's dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don't know...

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

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You might know what it's like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes an...

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

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Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong...

My Mum’s A Bit Mental…..

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OK, I know that's not the most politically correct blog title in the world but when your 9 years old, that's the only way...

It’s Time I Changed……

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My life has changed such a lot in the last 5 years, but I'm not ever so sure that I have changed with it. I've...

Dear Friend…….

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I'm sorry I didn't tell you we were going to try for another baby.  I get that this hurt you, but to be honest...

From Granny’s Kitchen – Spelt and Potato Bread

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I've not always enjoyed cooking.  In fact at some points in my life I have positively avoided it.   One of the people who has...

15 Tips for Coping with a New Baby

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1. Sleep.  Get it when you can, it's now a precious commodity.  If baby takes a nap, you can too.  Ignore those emails, leave the...

Have You Thought About Baby Signing?

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I started a 'Sing and Sign' class with my Daughter when she was about 6 months old.  I hadn't really heard a lot about...

Daddy’s Girl

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Our little Princess is definitely a Daddy's girl.  She follows him round like a lost puppy as fast as her little legs will carry...

My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

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I asked my partner to leave when my Son was 18 months old.  It was a scary time for everyone.  I was quite young,...

Suffering With Pelvic Girdle Pain While Pregnant

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I first experienced pelvic girdle pain in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy.  If you've experienced it I know you'll get how painful...

Tomato and Bean Soup Recipe

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This Tomato and Bean Soup Recipe was inspired when I flicked through March's addition of Psychologies Magazine. The first thing that jumped out at me...

Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

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  Do you get teenagers?  I've got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my sweet little boy,...

Having a Second Baby as an Older Mum

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If you've read How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby, you'll probably already know  I left a bit of a gap...

Giving Birth: Preparing For Labour & Having My First Baby

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Now that I'm pregnant with my third child, I've found myself spending a lot of time thinking about my first experience of labour and...

Easy Spinach and Lentil Soup Recipe

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This spinach and lentil soup recipe has fast become a favourite in our house.  I'm a home cook, who tries to balance a busy...

Easy Spelt Flour Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Chocolate spelt cake could be just what you are looking for if your looking for a wheat free spelt flour cake recipes.  This is...