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…

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…

Night terrors are relentless lately

Last night Emily had a night terror and dear god it was like summoning something from the exorcist. At first, not knowing what it was, I picked her up and Sam said put her in bed with us, which of course woke up some mini-demon and a full-blown temper tantrum followed, lasting 10 mins downstairs…

Advice for new mums…

Honestly, I’m probably not the best person to give advice on having a baby and what happens next as I’ve only had one baby, a baby, my baby, little Emily who isn’t so little anymore, but in the eyes of just about most, is very little, but I do think there should be some kind…

Muscle Food Review

If you buy the groceries in your house, you’ll know that buying any type of meat is normally quite expensive. It doesn’t matter where you shop, if you have a growing family, buying weekly shopping is expensive. I buy the food in this house and cook too. As you can tell from this blog I’m…

Walking Club in Ramsgate who’s with me?

So a few months ago, a friend and I were thinking of setting up a walking club of some sort. Obviously at the time everything was so weather dependent but now that the sun wants to stay, walking more and enjoying this fine coastline and fresh air seems like a great idea. We had originally…

The skincare edit: Caring for your skin as a mum 

When we’re pregnant, our skin goes through amazing stages to compete with those crazy hormones and can sometimes take its toll on our skin. And then our gorgeous bundle of joy arrives and yet more craziness happens. Trying to cope with little sleep, and up and down diet, feeling stressed and getting used to a…

Emily is such a water baby, I want to get her into swimming

Last year with friends, Sam and  I went weekly to a swimming group in Margate. It was fun and Emily loved it. She looked so adorable in her little swimming outfit and loved kicking her little legs in the pool with daddy. But the swimming group didn’t last long, not for the little babies anyway….

Why it’s important to have a smear test

If you’re a woman over the age of 25, you will most likely have been invited to take a cervical screening test, otherwise known as a smear test. I had my first smear test when I was 24, I was using the coil as one of my methods of contraception and I often found I…

Come slim with me 

I have tried various diets since Emily arrived and failed on just as many losing the weight. I’ve tried Slimming World, a milkshake or two, restricting calories, different diets, following a dvd and plan and still I’m not where I want to be with my weight and it’s all down to bloody motivation. Oh and…

We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…