Commit To Turning Your Life Around and Reducing The Overwhelm

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or on the brink? Have you already fallen over the brink into depression or other mental health problems? I’ve got a plan to get you back on the first step of enjoying being a mum more and turning your life around.  It’s a bit of an experiment, but worth a shot heh? The idea is […]

Top Tips For Reducing The Stress And Overwhelm

Here are my promised 6 Top Tips for beginning to turn your life around and reduce the stress and overwhelm in your life. When Nick coffer (My Daddy Cooks) asked me to summarise my book of over 100 pages into 6 simple tips on his radio show it made my brain ache.  But this is what I came up with, because without these […]

Surviving Mental Health for #DoSomethingYummy

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  I’ve picked the prompt ‘Something I’ve survived‘.   Yummy Mummy Week is 10th-18th March, so if you haven’t had a chance to add your own post, you still have time. OR just donate a few quid. I […]

How To Reduce Your To Do’s: Dump, Delegate, Do, Delay

There are thousands of time management courses I bet.  Probably a few hundred written for Mums. This is as simple as it gets for you, with a couple of extra twists I’ve added in to spice it up and make it more effective. It can be so difficult to work out what needs doing when there are potentially months worth […]

#DoSomethingYummy: Half Term and Two Year Old Birthdays

Cuteness alert! This wasn’t just any old half-term. This was the one where Little Dimples turned two and totally ‘got’ what a birthday was. So here she is singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to herself!     Oh and if you didn’t get the last few words, we reckon it was ‘and there you go’!   I know that the subject of […]

Is Supplementation Needed If You Are Eating Healthily?

So if you follow all my tips on eating healthily in my ‘Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks‘ Series, does that mean you don’t need to take supplements, minerals or vitamins? The answer is: use your common sense (which isn’t the same as ignoring it or over-worrying about it).  You don’t need every supplement, and health food shops are full to […]

#DoSomethingYummy: A Warning From My Childhood: The Cinderella Complex

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  I’ve picked the prompt ‘What kind of family did you grow up in? ‘ I did some research into CLIC and found this info on their site ….. As the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is […]

Jonny Reborn DVD Review: Baby’s first trip to the cinema

How I love my blog sometimes!  We are on a very strict budget of course with the big hairy northern one being made redundant.  We are OK, but it’s not a ‘good’ place out there in the job market and we are making sure that the redundancy package really stretches far.  So when I was offered to take them all […]

Top Tips For Your 5 A Day On Busy Days For Kids And Parents

In my first post on ‘healthy eating for rubbish cooks‘, I gave you the top 15 rules to aim for 5 fruit and vegetables a day and suggested mixing up the colours?  (The science behind the colours is to make sure that you are getting a mixture of vitamins and nutrients).  Well as I know it’s not always as easy […]

#DoSomethingYummy: Can you love two children the same amount?

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  It hit a note with me because just after Little Dimples was born I had a cancer scare for about 6 months.  The terror that hit me was immense, but there is one thing that I know would feel […]