The annual clear the freezer ready for Christmas Day

Christmas is just a few weeks away, we’ve just bought the decorations for the house and the Christmas tree, I’ve done all of my Christmas shopping, so now what’s left is prepping my cupboards, fridge and freezer for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I do a few clear outs throughout the year but…

Emily, how are you 2 already?

My beautiful Emily. How are you 2 already? I have had mixed emotions of you turning 2 today. It’s scared me, worried me and excited me, above all it’s amazed me. I have had moments of complete madness cooking shepherds pies at 7am, staring at the ceiling late at night pondering how your birthday will…

Being Body Positive Whilst Also Losing Weight

I’ve been a bit slack of late. Since dental surgery a few weeks ago, my diet hasn’t been that great as I try to find things to eat that doesn’t cause more injury or harm- it’s quite difficult! Along with it, I’ve been terrible at the fitness side of things. Not sure if the weather…

I’m all set for Emily’s birthday, 5 weeks early!

It’s been a month since I wrote a post about starting to plan Emily’s birthday. Since then, I’ve booked a table for the birthday dinner, confirmed my mum and Leon are coming with their accommodation sorted, friends and family invited and confirmed and birthday presents wrapped, her birthday outfit sorted, and I’ve actually finished the…

Weird habits I’ve gained since having Emily

There’s certainly some weird habits us women pick up when we’re pregnant but they get weirder once your child is born, something even 20 months on, I still do. I wake in the middle of the night to double check she’s still breathing It’s a habit I’ve had since we brought her home. I can’t…

What are you doing this summer with your kids?

With the recent temperatures heating up the country making a plan for the summer holidays with Emily has been difficult. Ok so technically it’s not summer holidays for us as I work from home but it’s still the summer. What have we got in store for Emily? Well we’re going to Bristol to visit family,…

There’s a new app challenging the world of food waste

Food waste is a huge global problem. I hate food waste but my cut down on it doesn’t equal to the amount wasted each year. Every year around Christmas, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted every year. According to The Telegraph: This equates to…

Ramsgate needs more activities for children under 5 throughout the year

I said this before and I’ll say it again, there just isn’t enough activities for younger children in and around Ramsgate, thanet even, especially in the summer. This week kids across the country break up for the summer holidays. 6-7 weeks of children aged 4-16 off and parents frantically trying to figure out how to…

Does my child have a 6th sense?

It’s been a few months since Emily’s granny passed away. Everyday Emily would see her granny and everyday their special little bond grew. Now that granny isn’t here, Emily being so young doesn’t understand where she’s gone, but recently, especially in the last few weeks, Emily has been pointing in various positions towards the dinning…

I meal plan a week in advance, here’s why you should do it too

Keeping on track of what I need to cook for my family isn’t always the easiest task in the world. Most meals I cook for Sam and Emily, doesn’t always interest Emily. She’s good with her food but she’s a little-food-but-often kind of child, so a sit down meal in the evening before us adults…