Not all days are easy, but that’s ok. 

Today was a tough day. I slept for less than 5 hours last night and my little love was suffering with some tummy pain all day. Crying, crying, crying. We were both suffering! No naps today. Few feeds, which only aggravates her tummy pain more. Of course it’s frustrating to know this, but what can…

Who knew?! A guide to things ‘Baby’ that I didn’t!

There are so many things that are new when becoming a mother, almost everything to be precise! I never had friends close with children, in fact, I hardly knew any children at all before becoming a mother. I worked in fashion, luxury to be specific, I had a wonderfully hectic career with an even busier…

Vegetable Gyoza

This is a beautiful recipe that is cheap, easy to make, lasts a long time in the freezer and is reasonably healthy! You can add pork or beef mince to the filling, if you like. Personally, I just can’t wait until my little Tilly is rolling out dumpling wrappers with me! Ingredients: 2 cups all…

Vegan meringue 🍋

Recipe 1 can chickpeas – no salt added 1 tablespoon cornflour 1/4 tablespoon cream of tartar 3/4 cup caster sugar   Method Preheat oven to 100c Separate chickpeas, put aside, pour chickpea juice into food processor with mix/whisk attachment and whisk until soft peaks form. Start adding the sugar slowly and continue whisking, until firm…

Sharing Smoothies

Every morning I make myself a little green love, now that I have a little Cheeky Monkey to share them with it’s even more fun and rewarding! The below quantities are shared between Tilly and I. Plum and Arugula (Rocket) 1 Yellow Plum 1 cup of organic Arugula 1/4 cup of purified water Peach Acai…

Chasing coconuts

Tilly and I find it so cathartic to be in nature. I find it really centres both her and I and she gets inquisitive like nowhere else. The sun, the grass, animals – all of the beauty of the outdoors just engulf her and I see her eyes just opening up in amazement, at all…

Appease-eotomy

For years and years I knew that I had wanted a C-section, should I have a baby. Let me start by saying that I most certainly don’t believe that c-sections are necessarily a safer or smarter option all of the time, rather that a woman should have the option to begin with, understanding the risks…

Nourish

The most precious time of the day is feed time. Before having my little love I thought that breastfeeding was strange, I was afraid, I was awkward, I was uncomfortable. As soon as I fed my baby for the first time a fire ignited in me and I just knew that nourishing my sweet angel…

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for…

The stars aligning…

Every little thing that happens, every decision that you make, is creating your future and your reality. Minute by minute your reality is changing, like a static blur that will forever be evolving into whatever you choose it to be. And just like that, twelve months ago, my reality changed. My partner and I had…