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My Top Tips For Breastfeeding!

I am so excited to say that I have now been breastfeeding Megan for almost a whole year.  It feels like such an achievement, especially as we’re showing no signs of stopping any time soon.  I’ve been really lucky this time around, Megan was born rooting and fed like a dream.  It hasn’t always been easy though, at times it’s been tough, but I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way that I want to share with you.

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Love Amber X Jewellery Review

Megan is 8 months old and has been teething on and off for about 5 months  now with nothing to show for it.   I’ve talked about it a lot on my social media and lots of people have recommended amber jewellery to me as a natural remedy.  I’ll be honest I’m always sceptical of things like that but  decided to try   Love Amber X   as I was recommended by so many people. I was intrigued and jumped at the chance.  I was happy that it was a UK based, family run company. Love Amber X  provided enough information on their website so I could make an informed decision to use it prior to placing my order.. Continue reading “Love Amber X Jewellery Review”

Reasons why I haven’t been to weigh in this week… or for the past 4 weeks

I was so psyched up to get back into Slimming World and go to weigh in tonight.  Then I realised.  It’s been 4 weeks since my last weigh in.  2 I booked as holidays but 2 I was ill and didn’t text so will be charged for.  I’ve been off plan for the whole month I’ve not been to group and thought I’d share with you my very valid reasons why.

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Orange oaty biscuits

I’ll be honest, there’s not an awful lot of interests that Harry and I share.  Don’t get me wrong, I love learning all about snails, dinosaurs and mud with him and I’ve found enjoyment in activities I never thought I would but it’s not what comes naturally to me.  Recently we’ve started spending Megan’s nap times baking or cooking together and it’s become one of my favourite parts of the day.  We make something most days, whether it’s baking cakes or just making scrambled egg on toast, and through cooking together have found a wonderful shared interest and a new way to bond.

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Geronimo 2018: Camping with 2 children under 3 years old!

When I was asked if we’d like tickets to camp at Geronimo in exchange for an honest review of our experience I said excitedly said yes immediately!  As the weeks went by the realisation of what I’d agreed to started to set in though.  I’d agreed to camp.  That meant sleeping in a tent.  With a 3 year old (almost).  And an 8 month old baby.  WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

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Baby and toddler snacks: Are they really as healthy as they seem?

I’ve always been a big fan of feeding my children the healthiest food possible, with as little effort as possible.  I love making my own baby and toddler snacks as it’s the best way to know what’s in them. However, as a mum of two children under 3 years old, I also love a shortcut!  Harry is now at an age where he wants ‘treats’ and I am trying to teach him about having them in moderation.  Megan is weaning and hates being left out so I’m always looking for something that they can both enjoy!

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Slimming world update, meal plan and Alistair’s observations on how I’m doing

Last week was a bad weigh in for me.  I gained 4lbs and was absolutely gutted.  I’ll be honest, it really knocked me and I had a bit of a wobble about carrying on.  I felt unmotivated and fed up.  With Easter round the corner I just wanted to eat all the chocolate and forget about losing weight.

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Slimming World Chocolate Cheesecake

I’m back on it this week at Slimming World and feeling positive about losing the weight I gained last week.  I’m still battling the sweet cravings though and am fighting against the urge to fall back on my old ways of, ‘if you can’t have sleep have sugar.’  Today I had terrible chocolate cravings but didn’t want to fall at the first hurdle.  I decided to get creative and make some 1 syn cheesecakes instead.  They were tasty, not quite a family sized bar of galaxy caramel but they definitely curbed the sweet cravings.  They worked out at 1 syn each but the recipe makes 2… and I ate them both!

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How is it even possible to gain this much in one week?! Slimming World Update and Meal Plan

I’ll be honest I may have had a little cry when I got home from weigh in tonight.  I knew I’d been naughty, I’d given myself the week off and let myself eat and drink whatever I wanted.  I expected a gain and was prepared for it.  I wasn’t prepared for how much though!

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