Last week our little one was 7 months old, and to say he loves his grub would be an understatement! With Joe Bloggs seeing him eating everything and anything, I often get asked about our weaning journey so far. So this is our foodie story... Being a qualified dietitian I had looked into all sorts … Continue reading Winning at Weaning
Whether it's my farming background, whether it's old age or whether it's the tightening purse strings of maternity leave pay, but I am always watching the pennies when it comes to grocery shopping. And really, good food doesn't have to cost the earth. Here are my top tips for food shopping on a budget... 1. … Continue reading Savvy Shopping
It's just gone 12.30am. My hubby is away to bed in preparation for work in the morning. I'm on the sofa watching pointless TV with the bambino on my chest fighting sleep. Then I look down. He's asleep. Hallelujah he's asleep. But before I get up to creep up the stairs I stop just for … Continue reading Just Stop.
This week, our little bundle of joy was 6 months old. Typing that I can hardly believe it- our baby is half a year old, wow! These last 6 months have been a whirlwind, and whilst at the time I couldn't see any escape from night feeds, millions of nappies and sterilising, it really has … Continue reading Beyond the bump…
This week is WABA (world alliance for breastfeeding action) week, with many cities and areas hosting events to mark the occasion. Even Belfast this weekend is hosting its own Breastival. Whilst breastfeeding is noted to be the gold standard route of feeding your new bundle of joy, and whilst we recognise that it provides a … Continue reading Superheroes without the capes…
As the month of July draws to an end a few closing thoughts linger in my mind. Friends v Family? They say difficult times reveal true friends. I say difficult times reveal true family... The family that pull together to support each other. The family that hold your hand when your heart is breaking. The … Continue reading Friends v Family
Today I met with a few mum friends for coffee and a chat. Mum friends that 6 weeks ago I didn't know. Mum friends with little ones of a similar age to mines As we chatted and compared notes on first time (and second time!) mummy-ing, life, partners and work, I suddenly stopped in my … Continue reading But first, coffee.
This post is one that I have deliberated the most about writing. It has taken me much courage, thought and planning to write. Some of you I know will be shocked. Some of you will judge and make your own negative remarks. But this post, may be the most important one I write and the … Continue reading Faith, Family and Fear
Today my little bundle of love is a big 3 months old. These last 3 months have flown by in a whirl of days blending into nights, nights blending into days, numerous cups of cold coffee and a wheelbarrow full of nappies. Any new Mum will know that you are BOMBARDED with new products, gadgets … Continue reading Newborn Necessities
Having a baby is both the most exciting and scariest experience ever, you have waited 9 long months to hold that little bundle in your arms and nothing prepares you for the complete and utter shock to the system that it is. Maybe you have had the most amazing pregnancy, you have glowed from the […] … Continue reading Re-blog; Maternal Mental Health