The last three months of maternity leave have been difficult, as I’ve had no income. As such, I’ve had to start really watching what I spend in the supermarket and think of ways to feed our family more cost-effectively, often making meals in bulk! As I’m not sure about feeding Autumn Quorn, or at least not too often, I’ve found myself eating meat more often. We mainly eat chicken, but we do eat beef too sometimes.
Red meat has quite a bad reputation, but it is actually a source of lots of healthy things that our bodies need too. It contains lots of heme iron, which is easy for the body to absorb. It is also a great source of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, as well as selenium and potassium. These are essential to muscles and brain development amongst other things and are all important for both parents and children. With our childrens’ bodies growing all the time and being so active, it’s essential that they get enough of the right vitamins and that they DO eat red meat! I’ve taken part in the BritMums #HealthyRedMeatChallenge to share these benefits with you, as well as to give myself an excuse to get a bit creative in the kitchen. View Post
Depression. It’s a horrible word that sounds almost as sinister as the actual thing. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know many people who are afflicted by it. As we get towards the winter months, the days are shorter and vitamin D levels reduced which often results in depression. So, what should you do if someone you care about is depressed? View Post
A few weeks ago, one of my best friends went to Bluewater and saw the following advert for black pantyliners in a changing room:
She took a photo of it and sent it to our Facebook messenger group. A whole conversation ensued. Why were Bodyform making black liners? It almost seemed like it was something that could be an April fool. However, it is actually a real product! View Post
Less than a year ago, I had a seriously ill child. I know first hand just how awful it is to be in that situation as a parent. You just feel so helpless. In many ways, I expect it’s worse when your child is older and actually aware of everything that’s going on.
I’d like to bring your attention to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the amazing work that they do. They care for over 270,000 young people and their families each year, as well as carrying out important research. This research includes children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. View Post
If you’ve been following my blog and social media accounts, you’ll remember that I went to the press launch of This Morning Live at the ITV Studios in London last month. With home, garden and lifestyle stands, we were excited to go to the show in Birmingham. There were just two things standing in our way…a teething baby and a 150 mile journey in torrential rain! View Post