I watched ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ last week and have been thoughtful, angry and massively frustrated since. It was the episode where Olympic Gold medal swimmer Rebecca Adlington broke down in tears after discussing body image with model Amy Willerton. I’ll just repeat that. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL SWIMMER. Who was brought to tears when comparing herself with what society portrays as the ideal woman. Continue reading
Sometimes you stumble across a blog post that makes you shout YES! Full of truisms it could almost be written about you (or by you). This post from Karyn Thurston on Huffington Post did that. She cuts through the baby book bullshit and gives us a list of 10 things we need to know about the first year of parenthood. There’s probably more than 10, but it’s a bloody good start.
Here are Karyn’s 10 True Things … go through to post to read more. Continue reading
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Motherhood comes with many shocks. But one that’s really surprised me is the topic of food. Ever since weaning the boy at 5 months (alas my boobs just weren’t enough for him any more) I’ve become obsessed. Is he getting the right nutrients? Should I add lots of stuff now to broaden his pallet (and hopefully make him a non fussy toddler – yeah right)? Is it ok to give Weetabix every morning or should I mix it up a bit? Just how lumpy is lumpy? Is he going to choke on that? Should I move onto baby lead feeding? And my favourite … am I giving him enough (the boy eats like a baby bird and packs every bowlful away, so I’m constantly worried he needs more). Continue reading
I was kindly sent a pot of Shea Butter and Apricot Oil Moisturiser from the lovely people at Pure Body Butters to try. It came at a good time as I’ve been suffering terribly with dry skin, particularly on my hands as I’ve been washing them far more since the boys arrival.
Although the boy isn’t quite old enough to enjoy this one, I know that one day he will be (as will I!) so when I was approached by The Dungeons’ people to run a comp, I thought it might be a good one for some of you. Continue reading