• Family,  Lifestyle

    Co-Sleeping, Our Experience

    We didn’t choose co-sleeping it chose us. Being a first time pregnant lady you are met with the dos and don’ts before your beautiful bundle arrives and co-sleeping was at the top of the “AVOID” list. 7 years ago when I had Amelie I only just started to follow fellow mummies on social media therefore resources were different and products that you have now were not around. We went with a typical moses basket that was handed down from my sister, we also bought a cot/bed and were given a crib to borrow. All fantastic pieces of equipment, what more could you need? Fast forward to when you bring baby…

  • Family

    So Ready…

    It feels like the children have been home for years but at the same time I cannot believe how quickly the summer holidays have whizzed by. We have crammed a lot into the last 6 weeks, August hasn’t been the best month weather wise but we made the most of it with days out, lazy mornings, late nights, being busy in the garden, visiting the library and playing in the rain. But, the time has come to start a proper bedtime routine again, think about buying uniform (I still need to do this, oops!) and getting back into some sort of routine. Everyone is ready to return to normality, my…

  • Diet / Fitness

    Meal Plan In Pictures

    I thought I would take a different approach to my meal plan for this week. I love reading other people’s meal plan ideas but would like to see what their food looks like. So, I have put my meal plan for last week into pictures for you. Monday Today I had sausages, jacket potato and broccoli as we had nothing left in the cupboards. Tuesday I made a chicken and mushroom risotto from the Lean in 15 cook book. This is the first time I have ever made a risotto and it tasted amazing, really filling and full of flavour. Wednesday This is butter and chipotle chicken, it is usually served…

  • Family

    I Need Routine

    Holidays are wonderful, you look forward to the build up buying new clothes, chatting about what you are going to do whilst abroad and just generally getting excited about your 10 days in the sunshine together. Then you come home and you’re tired from travelling, the kids are beyond exhausted and have contracted some sort of bug from the air conditioning on the plane – oh joy! This is us now, we had a brilliant 10 days away in Majorca but had a terrible flight home due to the lightening storm and arrived back at 4.30am after leaving our hotel at 11pm – we had to vacate our hotel room…