Last week was half term. Much needed by everyone. We had a fairly chilled out break, mostly hanging around in our local park, but we did decide to do a proper outing one day. I say outing, but this wasn’t just a fun day for the kids. We visited Down House, the home of Charles… Continue reading A Day Out With Darwin
A quick post this week. I usually try to get my blog posts written well in advance, snatching the odd hour here and there when the baby is napping. But last week was half term so I had the other two around as well and MissM managed to be off sick on the last day… Continue reading The First Stone
No meal plan this week as it’s half term so everything is a bit unpredictable. I’ll be trying to cope with some eating out and improvising meals when we are home. So it’s going to be harder to stick to the points, which has got me thinking some more about my decision to share all… Continue reading You Have To Be Thin, But You’re Not Allowed To Diet
When I was pregnant with MissM I spent two hours waiting for an obstetrician appointment. The clinic was rammed, one of the doctors was off sick. It’s annoying but it happens. The real problem was the video screen in the waiting room. This showed two videos on loop. The first was full of smiling midwives… Continue reading Breastfeeding Fake News
I’ve set myself a few challenges for this, my third (and final) round of maternity leave. With my older two children at school and a severely diminished interest in group singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I’m doing things a bit differently. I’ve ditched (most of) the baby groups. Instead, I’ve been looking for opportunities to get… Continue reading Getting Involved Offline – The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit
Last week I shared what I’ve learned so far about feeding a family on weight watchers and I promised a bit more on my Dinner Winners. I’ve been surprised just how many of the Weight Watchers meals I’ve made have actually gone down well with my kids. They aren’t super fussy but they can be… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – Family Dinner Winners
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’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