I’ve had three caesarean births. I still wish I had a detailed plan about how to recover from one. If you look for the pros and cons of C-section V vaginal birth, the recovery is always a big deal. Caesarean recoveries are much harder we’re told. But that’s about all we’re told. When I first… Continue reading The Slightly Sweary Caesarean Recovery Plan
I am chief cook and shopper in our house. For the most part, I enjoy it. While the world conspires daily to throw newer and more complex demands into life, there is something simple and lovely about getting your family around the table and giving them something nice to eat. But – how does that… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Diet Hacks For Mums
I’m a mum. I’m busy. So far so cliched. I don’t know if it’s true but there are plenty of people who would argue that my generation of parents have more stress, more demands packed into our limited head space, than any before. We should be raising our kids with infinite attention to every aspect… Continue reading Can We Celebrate Vaccinations?
We live in a world overflowing with health and diet advice, you can barely move for superfoods, detoxes and magical formulas that promise massive results with minimal effort or else demand huge dedication, self-control and of course, cash. To my shame, I’ve tried a couple of them. I once attempted a seven-day juice diet that… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Why Weight Watchers?
Notice anything different? Well if I’ve managed to do this properly then southwarkbelle.com will now bring you here, my new WordPress blog. I decided it was time to try swapping over as WordPress is easily the main platform for blogs now and I need to use it for my reviews over on Festivalkidz.com. So it’s… Continue reading Welcome To The New Southwarkbelle
Happy new year lovely people. How are you all? I’m going to be trying to make quite a few changes with Southwarkbelle this year. More on that in a bit but, at risk of being a new year cliche, I’ve also got a few personal changes to make. The first of those is shifting some… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Getting Started On Weight Watchers
I am currently breast feeding a small baby. Which means two things: 1: I spend a lot of time idly scrolling through Facebook. 2: I am constantly hungry. So I was very happy for the random algorithms at face face to offer me a recipe for a “Healthy” chocolate dessert. I am not one… Continue reading Healthy Eating – We Need Honest Information Not Expensive Ingredients
I seem to write endlessly about caesareans on here, it was never my intention with this blog, but hey that’s the joy of having one’s own little online vanity project. Often I’m writing in response to news articles on the subject and almost always those talk about the terrible rise in C sections, how unecessary… Continue reading Choosing A Caesarean, And Having that Choice Refused.
Celebrity chef turned healthy eating campaigner, Jamie Oliver, has been telling us all about the wonders of breastfeeding – Queue backlash and counter backlash but has he got a point and do his stats stack up? Embed from Getty Images //embed.gettyimages.com/embed/543731511?et=hZcAOr2zSqhJ-yDTmFmThQ&viewMoreLink=on&sig=cfSDW1KCjhnIXndtJmZYKsmaCYVUJqwctG_uAb6nqMM= I wasn’t going to, I really wasn’t, but then, yeah, stuff it, it’s my… Continue reading Would Women Be 50% Better Off Not Getting Their Health Facts From Jamie Oliver?
The NHS National Maternity Review has called for women to have more choice and greater continuity in their maternity care – yet it was very quiet on some of the choices many women want or need. So what does choice really mean for pregnant women and will the options recommended in the review ever be… Continue reading The National Maternity Review – What Does Choice Mean?