Getting Involved Offline – The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

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

Meal Plan Monday – Family Dinner Winners

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

The Slightly Sweary Caesarean Recovery Plan

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

Can We Celebrate Vaccinations?

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?

Meal Plan Monday – Why Weight Watchers?

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?

Welcome To The New Southwarkbelle

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