mentalhealthMonday

I abandoned the mirror – and you should too.

9 months ago when I moved house, I did something that many would call drastic, or unnecessary. While decluttering and sorting through my possessions, I decided to get rid of my mirror. Yes, that’s right, it’s gone. The only mirror left in the house now is a 20cm round mirror that I use to put […]

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health, pregnancy

Why I refuse to be ashamed about my miscarriage

Unfortunately, my husband and I experienced a miscarriage in May. If you’re close friends or family, this will probably not be news to you, but if you’re not, there you go. When it first happened I felt totally lost. We told only the essential people, and spent lots of time giving our 18 month old […]

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Recipes

The 5 best one pot meals for busy parents

We all know the drill. Dinner time is approaching fast, the kids are being difficult, and there is a mountain of washing up in the kitchen. It happens to all of us. Over time, our household has accumulated a list of one pot meals that we love. They’re quick and easy to prepare, they require […]

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health, parenting

How to save your child’s life

Before I begin, if your child is in an emergency situation, call 999/911 immediately. I don’t know about you, but my worst nightmare is to realise that my daughter is choking. Thankfully so far we haven’t experienced it, but I’m definitely on my guard. All. The. Time. In the last 16 months, I’ve spoken to […]

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parenting

My daughter will be seen AND heard

I was recently trying to enjoy a nice lunch out with my husband and our daughter. What started as a lovely meal ended with me fuming, with my husband trying to calm me down. Here’s why. Here is my gorgeous lady. She’s a happy little soul, she’s usually pretty chilled, but she knows what she […]

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health, parenting

How (and why) to get rid of the dummy

My daughter is 15 months old, and has used a dummy for the majority of her little life. Recently, my husband and I decided enough was enough. The dummy had to go! Here’s why. This is my little one at bed time. What you can’t see from this photo is that she was late to […]

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