Ah the first week of a diet, so much hope, so much enthusiasm. I can totally do this, think how slim I’ll be by summer! The food is different and interesting and the first weigh in is like an enormous pat on the back. And then there is week 4. The night before this week’s weigh-in… Continue reading Meal Plan Monday – The Tricky 4th week
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 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?