From Granny’s Kitchen – Spelt and Potato Bread

Share This: I’ve not always enjoyed cooking.  In fact at some points in my life I have positively avoided it.   One of the people who has influenced me the most in my journey with food is Granny.  Granny loves food and everything that goes with creating tasty nourishing wholesome food and sharing it with friends and family.   At Granny’s…

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15 Tips for Coping with a New Baby

Share This: 1. Sleep.  Get it when you can, it’s now a precious commodity.  If baby takes a nap, you can too.  Ignore those emails, leave the hoovering.  Make sleep your top priority.   2. Coffee.  When you can’t do point 1, drink coffee! Latte, cappuccino, americano, what ever takes your fancy, at your favourite coffee shop!  It’s your friend and…

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Have You Thought About Baby Signing?

Share This: I started a ‘Sing and Sign’ class with my Daughter when she was about 6 months old.  I hadn’t really heard a lot about baby sign language before then, but was inspired after a local teacher gave a demonstration at the mum and baby group I went too.   I really enjoyed that it was based around singing,…

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Daddy’s Girl

Share This: Our little Princess is definitely a Daddy’s girl.  She follows him round like a lost puppy as fast as her little legs will carry her.  If she’s sitting on the sofa, ‘sit down, Daddy’ she demands patting the space next to her. Daddy’s little shadow is a bit of a hindrance when it comes to getting ready in…

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My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

Share This: I asked my partner to leave when my Son was 18 months old.  It was a scary time for everyone.  I was quite young, and facing being a single parent was daunting. Soon after he left, Dad’s mental health deteriorated rapidly.  He went to a pretty dark place and an acute schizophrenia developed.   Still feeling a sense…

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Pelvic Girdle Pain, it’s Pants!

Share This: I first experienced pelvic girdle pain in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy.  If you’ve experienced it I know you’ll get how painful it is, and how frustrating it can be!  A short walk to the shops is quite literally a step to far.  My husband refused to go to the supermarket with me as I couldn’t…

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Tomato and Bean Soup Recipe

Share This: This Tomato and Bean Soup Recipe was inspired when I flicked through March’s addition of Psychologies Magazine. The first thing that jumped out at me was an article called ‘Perfect Harmony’, featuring recipes from Dale Pinnock’s book ‘The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day’.     I love anything that helps me think about the food I am eating.  I’ve…

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Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

Share This:   Do you get teenagers?  I’ve got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my sweet little boy, I really haven’t had a much of a clue who’s been camping out upstairs in the pit that used to be a bedroom.     The hormone fairy turned up a little early…

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Childbirth: My Second Labour

Share This: If you’ve read ‘Childbirth: The First Labour’, you’ll see I left a bit of a gap between my first and second child.  My son is now 16 years old, 6’2”, size 12 shoe and a far cry from the 6lb 12oz squidge that arrived in December 1997.  Let’s just say that I didn’t want to rush into anything…

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Childbirth: My Second Labour Experience

Share This: If you’ve read Childbirth: The First Labour Experience, you’ll see I left a bit of a gap between my first and second child.  My son is now 16 years old, 6’2”, size 12 shoe and a far cry from the 6lb 12oz squidge that arrived in December 1997.  Let’s just say that I didn’t want to rush into…

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Childbirth: My First Labour Experience

Share This: Now that I’m in my third pregnancy, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the birth of my son and daughter.  We reflect, and we learn in the hope our  next childbirth experience will build on what has gone before. I have been fortunate that neither of my previous deliveries were negative. They were very similar in…

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Spinach and Lentil Soup Recipe

Share This: This spinach and lentil soup recipe has fast become a favourite in our house.  I’m a home cook, who tries to balance a busy life with trying to feed the family healthy food.  Corners have to be cut, and savings have to be made with both money and time.  I know I find this a challenge and I’m…

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Wheat Free Chocolate Spelt Bread Recipe

Share This: Chocolate spelt bread could be just what you are looking for if your looking for a wheat free spelt bread recipe.  This is definitely one of my favourite parts of writing my blog.  My virtual trip to Granny’s Kitchen.  It doesn’t quite beat the real thing but it’s a close second.  This chocolate spelt bread recipe is a…

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