This fasting marlarky is tough, but I’ve got to do it

Its bloody hard. But, I need to do it. It’s the only diet that I can really feel the results working. I’ve tried plenty of other diets since I’ve had Emily and just feel that I can’t somehow commit myself to them. Am I lazy? Maybe. Could I push myself more? Possibly. But, it doesn’t…

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…

What I’ve learnt in the year since Emily was born

Since Emily was born so many things have happened. Amazing things, wonderful things, crazy things. It’s been a brilliant journey and we’re only 15 months in. The past 15 months has flown by at a ridiculous rate. How did we make it through this time without killing each other? But although there’s been moments, it’s…

Feed your child how you want, boob or bottle, mother knows best.  

There’s a lot of talk in the press at the moment that women who breastfeeding are slowly dying out, becoming such a rarity that it could stop all together. I don’t breastfeed Emily, but before you pass the judgement book, I stopped because I developed thrush and fuck me it was painful. Emily wasn’t getting…

Review: Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, St. Lawrence, Ramsgates

It’s that time of year, when a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food is hearty, rich and comforting. And when it comes to Sunday lunch, us Brit’s don’t like to muck around. If it’s Sunday lunch, there really is little excuse on a Sunday for anything else but a Sunday Roast. We…

Losing my pregnancy weight 

Losing pregnancy weight isn’t easy. It’s pretty dam tough. Any mother who gained weight during pregnancy will agree than it’s tough to lose weight quickly unless of course you’re some celeb that has the on-tap fitness trainers to kick you up your arse before you go back into the spotlight again. Since Emily was born,…

Trying to diet as a new parent [pics] 

Trying to diet as a new parent has its negatives. Why would anyone want to give up junk food? The benefits are being slimmer than before, but eating 3 meals a day is a challenge, especially as a parent. I’m pretty sure the other morning I ate half a bar of chocolate and this morning,…

Dieting: The Milkshake Way 

Back in March I had a fab idea where I wanted to try one of those milkshake diets that a few celebs swear by, in a bid to start losing my baby weight. In Boots, the starter pack was on offer for £19.99 instead of £24.99 so I decided what the heck, I’ll give it…

Trying to shift the baby weight

They say you should eat 3 meals a day, eat 5 pieces of fruit and 5 pieces of veg a day, washed down with at least 2 litres of water a day. The thing is, realistically as a new mother that’s pretty far-fetched. When Emily turned 2 months old, my diet had got better, I…

 4 months after labour and my diet is pretty crap 

In the first few months of my pregnancy, my diet consisted mainly of salt & vinegar crisps, sour Haribo and carbs. I wasn’t very big on eating anything healthy even though I was encouraged to do so, but spending so much time hugging a toilet and giving in to cravings, there really wasn’t much left…

Let’s talk about baby poop 

Let’s talk about poop. OK it’s super gross, but it’s normal and let’s be honest we all do it so talking about it shouldn’t be that disgusting yet we disappprove. But when your baby is born we as parents do this super weird thing where we obsess about our child’s poo. I’ve done it, Christ…