5 Tips To Stay Sane: Working From Home

When it comes to your sanity, working from home and staying at home with the kids full time bring some very similar trials. For the last 2 months I have been at home full time with the kids while Mr C has been working from home. Without some proper ground rule, this could have been a recipe for disaster.

When it comes to your sanity, working from home and staying at home with the kids full time bring some very similar trials. For the last 2 months I have been at home full time with the kids while Mr C has been working from home. Without some proper ground rules, this could have been a recipe for disaster. Continue reading “5 Tips To Stay Sane: Working From Home”

Red Meat & The Weightloss Edit: Mama’s Beef & Leek “Not Quite” Pie

Red meat is an important part of our diet but it's had a lot of bad press recently. As far as I'm concerned, the saying 'Everything in moderation' applies here. Red meat is a great source of Iron and lost of other vitamins like zinc, potassium, B3, B6 and B12.

I’m a firm believer that a balanced diet means just that; a balance of all the food groups (even the naughty ones!) There are so many fad diets and confusing information that it’s easy to get mystified as to what we should and shouldn’t be feeding ourselves and our kids. Continue reading “Red Meat & The Weightloss Edit: Mama’s Beef & Leek “Not Quite” Pie”

Make Do And Mend: Has Parenting Made Me More Industrious?

Maybe I'm not alone in this, though? Maybe, in actual fact, I was just really dumb a couple of years ago and now I've caught up to the party?! Whatever the case, I'm embracing the make do and mend culture that UK austerity has reignited in society. Old bits of furniture to sand and paint? Yes please!

Today disaster struck. The washing machine broke. Well, I say the washing machine broke, what actually happened was I couldn’t get the damn door open! I could feel that the mechanism was the problem because all the tension in the handle had gone. My own tension was very much present, however, as I had a flashback to Wills opening and slamming the door repeatedly earlier in the day, and realised that this was probably his sodding fault. Continue reading “Make Do And Mend: Has Parenting Made Me More Industrious?”

The Weightloss Edit: Week 2

Welcome back to the Weightloss edit. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my health (and waistline) needed to seriously get back on track. Moving home was a big time and we cut corners with food, celebrated with food, and relaxed with food throughout! Last week I lost 2lbs (despite a whole load of chocolate falling into my mouth!) but this week's progress has been unexpectedly interrupted by an evil stomach bug of unknown origin.

Welcome back to the Weightloss edit. A couple of weeks ago I decided that my health (and waistline) needed to seriously get back on track. Moving home was a big time and we cut corners with food, celebrated with food, and relaxed with food throughout! Continue reading “The Weightloss Edit: Week 2”