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You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

I’ve recently written about how I started to cook more vegan meals after discovering Biggest and I had multiple food intolerances. This recipe was a recent, happy experiment which everyone loved (even “no meat no meal” Danny). Butternut squash has amazing health benefits for the heart, nervous system and bones and is a great choice… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

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Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

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6 Tips for Before You Start Baby Led Weaning

Littlest has just turned 6 months old and so begins a new baby-led weaning adventure. If you didn’t already know, baby led weaning is essentially giving a baby ‘real’ food, sliced into sticks (or similar shapes which are easy to hold) and allowing them to explore the food and feed themselves. The NHS recommends that… Continue reading 6 Tips for Before You Start Baby Led Weaning

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Sneezing and Snowdrops: #WeekendCoffeeShare

Nowadays, I’m trying to embrace every season rather than living for summer. But it’s hard not to look forward to the first signs of spring, still. Tbf, it’s been a pretty mild winter here, but it’s been rather blustery and wet this side of the new year, so when we discovered the first snowdrops of… Continue reading Sneezing and Snowdrops: #WeekendCoffeeShare