22 weeks pregnant with hyperemesis gravidarum: Back to the hospital

I’m hopeful that this will be the last time I need hospital treatment for my pregnancy sickness but I’m quickly learning that HG is full of ups and downs and I’m just going to have to ride it out. Hopefully there will only be another 18 weeks to go and then I will be holding my beautiful daughter in my arms with this whole nightmare behind me.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: The pregnancy game changer

“Barely able to get my words out I told him how I hadn’t managed to eat and keep any food down for days. He looked at me puzzled and said, without a trace of empathy in his voice, “What are you so upset about? The baby will be fine and the sickness should pass by 20 weeks.” He wrote me a new prescription and sent me on my way. I was in pieces, at 13 weeks pregnant 20 weeks sounded like a lifetime away.”

13 Week pregnancy update

Another week another update. Some major highs and lows this week but our baby is growing well and healthy and that’s all we can ask for.

10 Weeks Pregnant

A little 10 week pregnancy update! Bloat or the start of a bump… what do you think?

We’ve got some news…

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you!  It’s still early days but most of you have started to put the clues together and figure me out!

Selfish mummy – why I’m going to start putting myself first

So often, as mothers, we put everyone else’s needs before our own. It can leave us tired, worn down, ill and no good to anybody. So I’m making a conscious decision to be more selfish, make time for myself and put myself first (at least every once in a while!)

Why I love my bullet journal and how it helps to keep me organised

Many people have asked me about my meal plans and where I get my planner templates from.  Many people are surprised when I tell them that all I use is a notebook and pens.  I create my meal plans in my bullet journal, a notebook that I use as a planner, diary, to do list… everything!

Christmas Competition!

There’s only a month to go until Christmas, and what better way to get in the festive spirit than to win our gorgeous baby/toddler Christmas dinner kit!

Money Saving Tips and Meal Plan

Nothing could have prepared us for the challenge of becoming parents. Financially, things are tight. I have chosen to go back to work part time so I can spend as much time with Harry as possible but the drop in income and extra little mouth to feed has meant we have had to really reevaluate how we spend our money.
Here are our top money saving tips for cooking healthy food for the family and our money saving meals for next week!

Our new kitchen update and vlog tour – DIY Kitchens

For those of you who follow our meal plans and blog you will know that we are in the middle of completely remodelling our kitchen. We have a long way to go before it is finished but I am so pleased with how it looks so far! So here’s a quick tour and update of how it is looking so far!

Halloween meal plan and a few snaps from our weekend!

This week has been crazy!  We have been living without a kitchen during the week and our new kitchen is finally going in as I type!  It has meant our house in chaos, lots of quick microwave and slow cooker meals and spending as much time out of the house as possible!

Meal plan – Cooking without a kitchen

Gosh, what a day! Harry has been poorly this week and it all came to a head today when the out of hours doctor admitted Harry to hospital with a bad chest, low oxygen levels and possible dehydration. He has hardly eaten or drunk for the past few days, he’s had a terrible cough, high temperature, crackly chest and has just been very lethargic and not his usual cheeky self.  At times he has wheezed and his breathing has been laboured. It’s so hard as a parent to see your child crying in pain and not knowing how to help them.

Weaning on a plant based diet – Tori Pearson

Hello there! My names Tori and I blog and vlog (YouTube) over at Finding Tori. My blog is predominantly a little space for me to talk about all things mom, a little bit of lifestyle and also a little place to document my journey to self discovery. We have recently returned from an exciting 18 months living in Texas.

A little taste of normality – Everyday meals

On our Facebook group we all share our success stories and meals that look impressive. It’s not very often we share the boring, quick and easy meals that we prepare, whilst throwing bits of food at our children to stop them screaming. So here are my standard, frazzled, no effort tea pictures. Facebook is full of the moments we want everyone to see. It’s time to share some of those meals/moments that are completely ordinary and unimpressive!

A day in the life… 15 months old today!

Just an ordinary day. The kind that’s easily forgotten but I don’t want to forget. So here it is. Rough around the edges, nothing spectacular or exciting, just every day normality captured to remember forever. ❤

Slow down little man

After going back to work this week I felt quite emotional. Time seems to be flying at the moment and I just want it to slow down and for my baby to stay a baby for a little longer. Here are some of my favourite videos of my cheeky little boy!

Our Weaning Essentials

We have loved the weaning journey and discovered a few items along the way that have either made our lives easier or just generally made us smile. Check out our weaning essentials here and let us know your weaning favourites!

How to eat a sandwich

Our little monkey has a unique way of eating his sandwiches. Methodical, focussed and utterly resistant to anything that gets in the way of his cheese.