My sister, Jessica Backhouse, will soon be a qualified nutritionist. For her course at Birmingham CNM she needed people to practise on and use as case studies. I am lucky enough to have her advise me on my nutrition and how I can use what I eat to fix me. So, with my dad (who… Continue reading How a nutritionist changed my life!
When I was pregnant with Monkey one thing I was so looking forward to was weaning, exploring foods with my child. Different flavours, eating out, the food markets in London and of course, baking. Well, that didn’t work out for me, it’s been a bloody nightmare. Oh well, onwards and upwards. As the smallest crumb… Continue reading Extreme weaning
After seeing our precious baby covered in hives, his eyes swollen and other reactions, we fought to find out why. When we found out it was allergies, and hearing how bad reactions could get, we made our house go into lock down regarding food that could cause any sort of reaction and possible risk to… Continue reading Contraband!
No one ever told me how hard being a parent would be, or if they did I didn’t believe them. As time has gone by I’ve realised it’s not about being the perfect parent, ticking all the boxes or having the perfect home. It’s about survival! I used to continually beat myself up for being an… Continue reading The perfect Parent I am not!
Monkey and myself were thrilled to receive our newest book, ‘Mandy and Mitch and the Big Brave Boots’. The book appealed to Monkey straight away, with its clear cover and two cheerful characters. ‘Mandy & Mitch and the Big Brave Boots’ is the first in what we hope will be a series of books from… Continue reading Mandy & Mitch and the Big Brave Boots
I felt like I was living a nightmare, this should be the happiest time of my life; two beautiful children and the chance to be a stay-at-home mum. I was worried I would get postnatal depression with my son, as I was more prone to it because of my history with OCD, but it never… Continue reading Postnatal depression
I find myself again sitting in another waiting room….