Crying it out

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It’s been three months since I last cried. Three months. I’ve never ever gone this long without crying and it feels so wrong. For the last three months I would say I’ve been in survival mode. You know how adrenaline kicks in when you’re expected to fight or flight? That’s how I’ve been living of late. A newborn baby, sleep … Read More

The longest month of all

37 weeks pregnant

You know that saying that each month has roughly 30 days…except the last month of pregnancy which has approximately 4,567? Yep…I’m living it. I’m officially down to my final few weeks (3 to be exact) and to say I’m limping over the finish line would be an understatement. My body is achy, my mind is in overdrive and my mood, … Read More

30 weeks down…

30 weeks pregnant

So here I am. 30 weeks pregnant. Where on earth did the year go? I remember finding out I was pregnant and sharing the news with you all at 13 weeks, and now suddenly here we are, well and truly into the final trimester and dare I say it, onto the home stretch! I had thought this pregnancy would by … Read More

Are you coping?

me stressed

Cos I’m not. But then I am. But then I’m not. I realised this today, that my level of coping, fluctuates a lot. Right now I’m coming off the back of the entire family (including myself) being sick with head colds. My 3 year old was the last to be hit by the bug and has spent the last three … Read More

What about me?

Sick me

Recently I’ve been living in a house of sickness. Nothing life threatening, just your every day, run of the mill, head cold/cough/snot-fest. It did the rounds, with each child suffering through with the usual demanding-ness of a sick child. You know, lazing around on the couch and yelling for stuff 24/7. Then my husband got sick and I was all … Read More

Some very BIG news!

My new bub

You know I’m all about keeping it real and being 100 per cent honest with you at all times, don’t you? Well then you would have to know that this secret I have been keeping has been very, very hard not to share. But now that I can, there really is no good reason to beat around the bush is … Read More

Looking after yourself through pregnancy

Miracle months

This post is written by Libby Nuttall from Miracle Months When I was pregnant with my first son. Whoah! Morning sickness hit me like a tonne of bricks. Exercise quickly fell by the wayside. I then won a scholarship to travel around the UK for a month. Not a bit of exercise to be seen there either. By the time … Read More

Being sick with kids SUCKS

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Right now I’m battling one hell of a sore throat and snuffly nose. Sounds like nothing a ‘normal’ person couldn’t handle, right? But I’m here to tell you I’m no normal person. You see, I am a person, for whom three little, one big and one hairy creature, relies on. The hairy one being the dog, if you might’ve needed … Read More

Chicken and Lemon Tagine

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Now that the weather is starting to cool, I’m always looking for yummy and hearty recipes to keep us going. I came across this Julie Goodwin ripper through a fellow blog The Motherload which I of course highly recommend! It had all of the kind of ingredients our family loves and looked easy so I whipped it up that night. … Read More

SCRUMPTIOUS Apple and Berry cake!

Delicious apple and berry cake

I love an easy cake recipe. You know the ones where you just chuck everything into one bowl, mix and pour and you’re done? Yep this is it. This is a Donna Hay recipe and an absolute winner. I have changed it a few times depending on the fruit I have in the house, and it always works. Any stone … Read More