12 02, 2015

Feed The Family

By | February 12th, 2015|batchcooking, BLW, cookery, family, healthy, meals, Parenting, Recipe, stew, vegetables, weaning|1 Comment

I'm on a quest to shake things up in the kitchen. I said in this post that I had come to the realization that I was starting to make the same dinners over and over again. I was putting little thought in to my menu planning and now I want that to change. Of course [...]

29 01, 2015

Recipe : Baby/Toddler Minestrone

By | January 29th, 2015|Baby, baby led weaning, batch cooking, BLW, cold, cook, cookery, diet, family food, Food, healthy, home made, one pot wonder, Parenting, Recipe, toddler, vegetables, vegetarian, weaning, wellness|0 Comments

The dreaded cough is back. I could have actually (and may have) cried when I heard it coming back on little Billy this week. His eyes were red, his nose was dripping, he was sneezing and coughing every five minutes and he was bloody miserable. How could my little sweetheart be sick AGAIN? Our little [...]

26 01, 2015

When I Am A Mother I Will Never…

By | January 26th, 2015|breastfeeding, CIO, co sleeping, motherhood, Parenting, weaning|5 Comments

Never say never right? I found myself being really amused today thinking about the various things that I said that I would never do when I had a baby. Some were years ago, some were when I was pregnant, and some were even in the early days of Billy's newborn life. I think I would actually [...]

20 01, 2015

Just Go With It

By | January 20th, 2015|birth, cleaning, cooking, fatigue, housework, Parenting, pregnancy, pressure, sleep|0 Comments

I remember the week before I gave birth to my son Billy, I cleaned. The bathrooms, the kitchen, the floors, the skirting boards. It was extreme nesting and a bit obsessive to be fair. As my due day came and passed each day after felt like an eternity. I felt completely out of my comfort [...]

26 11, 2014

Home Is Where The Housework Is

By | November 26th, 2014|maternity, Parenting, pregnancy|2 Comments

Two weeks ago the unthinkable happened. My maternity leave finished. I know I know. It was inevitable though. In Ireland the state maternity leave is 26 weeks but I think you have this idea that 26 weeks is an infinite amount of time. But no, one minute you are pregnant, cleaning your house for the [...]

28 10, 2014

A Day In The Life

By | October 28th, 2014|breastfeeding, Parenting, routine, sleep, weaning|2 Comments

I was inspired by a post over at the lovely Love Little Poppins Blog today. She did a lovely post which described a day in the life of her little family. She too has a beautiful little baby, so I found it really interesting cross referencing our little routines. Maybe this is of no interest [...]

20 10, 2014

Travelling With A Baby – Part 2!

By | October 20th, 2014|airport, Baby, breastfeeding, flight, holiday, Parenting, Travel, vacation|0 Comments

Thank you to those of you who read my last post about taking a baby on a holiday. I felt the need to write a second post on the subject because I didn't really get to elaborate too much on the actual travelling element of it, which I think is the reason why a lot [...]

10 09, 2014

Newborn No More

By | September 10th, 2014|Baby, breastfeeding, family, motherhood, Parenting, pregnancy, Travel|12 Comments

It's safe to say that our little squishy newborn is now a sturdy little baby boy. He's doing so many new things like lifting his head, trying to sit up, smiling and giggling all the time, and he's awake for longer periods of time which is great because we get to enjoy all of the [...]

11 08, 2014

Two Months Old – Where is my newborn?

By | August 11th, 2014|Baby, breastfeeding, co sleeping, development, newborn, Parenting, vaccinations|0 Comments

Even writing those words feels surreal, I cannot believe my squishy newborn is now a two month old baby. Using the word "old" to describe his age seems hilarious as he's only been on this planet for a mere 63 days. But my oh my what an affect he has had on the world in [...]

3 08, 2014

The Storm Before The Calm

By | August 3rd, 2014|breastfeeding, motherhood, newborn, nursing, Parenting, pregnancy|1 Comment

No I didn't mix up the saying. I wanted to write about the first six weeks of being a mother who is breastfeeding. The storm before the calm. A lot of people had advised me that the first six weeks would be the hardest and this is something that I have found to be very [...]