Sometimes the only way to get dinner made without the toddler breaking the baby is to employ him as a helper. He makes pretty good cheap labour... he even does the washing up. This is slow-cook bolognese which I'll stick in the oven at 160 for a couple of hours. I used: 500g lean beef mince, 1 onion, 2 large cloves garlic, lots of dried oregano and basil, 1/4 bag frozen butternut squash (NO WAY am I chopping that stuff myself), 1 red pepper, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, and 500g passsata. Chop the veg, lob it into the casserole pit, stir, and cook. Couldn't be easier!
My girls and their weird sleeping positions. Before I was a mother to my human baby 👶🏻 I was a mother to these two 😊Dulce my little tripod lost her leg when she decided to jump out the window of my moms moving car a year after we got her, I was around 10 years old. Her missing leg has never slowed her down or effected her spirits, she's a little trooper. After having Aryana, Dulce took it specially hard since she had always been the spoiled one and really doesn't acknowledge my daughter. Bella on the other hand is a crazy big baby, even though she weighs 90 lbs she's scared of everything (literally). We got Bella two years ago and definitely spoiled her wayyyy too much. Bella was scared of Aryana at first (of course) but has now come around and is the best sitter ever, when I'm cooking and Aryana gets tired of being in the bouncy Bella goes to her and let's Aryana grab her ears and cheeks keeping her entertained long enough for me to finish. When you're getting ready to have a baby you plan for everything except how your pets will react to the new family member and assume(as many videos of the web suggest) they will automatically take it well. For me that hasn't really been the case and I'm still figuring out how to take care of everyone equally...I guess it helps that pets really do love you unconditionally and don't get mad at you because you can't give them the same amount of love and attention all the time. #dogsofinstgram#dog#tripod#americanbulldog#westie#westiesofinstagram#sleepingdog#whitechicks#mum#babystories#momblogger#momlife#stayathomemom#mommyandme#nationalpuppyday#postpartum#mumlife#lifewithkids
Here I am dressed as a fruit bowl again. At 3 months old I wasn't quite strong enough to object to my fashion, but it looks as if I was trying to throw a punch! When I'm old enough I'll be able to pick my own style 👗 👗
What a beautiful day it's been, and little man has been much happier today. We've been sat out in the sunshine and on walks most of the day today. The dog has mainly been rolling round on the lawn and trying to catch a bumblebee, I tried to warn him that if he gets stung there's a chance he'll look like he's has lip fillers but he chose to ignore me and chase it anyway #spring#sunshine#outdoors#freshair#blog#mumblog#mumlife#familylife
After a complete meltdown in her cot and in our bed as she's so tired she's finally given in again.. hopefully for longer than 20 mins as I need to sleep off this headache which is pounding so hard the neighbours can probably hear it and a body which feels like I've been run over again, and again and again 😷 #beingillwhenyouramumsucks#mumlife#teethingbaby
Are we there yet?! Almost...! Love the colours in this photo from @amumreviews 💙💚🍷I hope #WINEOCLOCK will be starting similarly early tonight too! Thanks so much for sharing! #thismamadoes card from the BABY range.
Wine o'clock came at 5.30pm today while I was cooking our dinner. The kids were eating a different meal (homemade pancakes + @babease vegetable pouches + some bits) while I was cooking our Peanut Butter Sauce so there was no rush finishing the cooking for a certain time. I actually had a little time to enjoy the cooking process - and the Merlot! 😊🍷💕 Quite rare for me. Not the wine drinking, but the cooking enjoyment. 😛 Usually it's a rushed task that I'm just trying to get done. This way is much nicer! 😊💚
Happy Red Nose Day! Going by my kids reaction this morning, anyone would think that #rednoseday was another holiday or celebratory event like a birthday, Easter or Christmas! The kids were so excited to wear their noses and odd socks to school and preschool. Still at least it's for a good cause and they're doing their bit. I'll pledge this evening whilst I'm watching it on the box with a glass of vino #anyreasontocelebrate#happyfriday
Humble Hazelwood. Used for a myriad of healing purposes by the Indigenous people of Canada. Research at Laval University has found the extratives of the twigs to be rich in Polyphenols, which have been found to show strong antioxidant/anti radical activity. Also strong activity against enzymes responsible for skin aging, and antimicrobial potential.
It's exciting stuff, hopefully the research will continue, as I really believe in Hazelwood and it's such a shame I can't talk more about it due to lack of Scientific proof.
This is available to purchase at tonight's Spring Greenery Market -link in bio. 🍀🌸🍀
• U P T H E D U F F E R S • At the risk of being a pregnancy bore, new pregnancy fitness class details for those of us up the duffers who want to keep on movin' through the growing bump (and fatigue, weird cravings, nausea and general urgh) of it all! 💪🏻 CLASSES START TOMORROW 💪🏻
Thanks to the lovely @mrs_hoppy22 for the #widn tag, sorry it's a few days late! 🙈 it's been a rough week but today my son has stopped vomiting for now, I've made the choice to not fret over his eyesight and plans are made to get down to South Wales next week. The sun is shining and I'm sitting in my mum's garden with a WARM cup of coffee in my hand while she pops around the corner to collect the girls from school. Happy Friday! What are you up to @runjumpscrap @sammeehan85 @mummyadventure ?
What a beautiful day in sunny #manchester#stjohnspark and what a lovely way to spend it with @mamasmcr @andbreathepostnatal rediscovering muscles I'd forgotten I had, learning how to make protein balls that tasted like cookie dough (@thefitcontroller we must make these!) some much needed mindfulness, meditation and bubbles 😳, and met some lovely mummys too. Now home to go to the tip 😩 and clean my kitchen! #mumlife#mumchester
Seriously proud of my pals at @marloe_london who, up until the end of April, are donating 100% of their profits on sales of this new limited edition scarf blanket to the @gyanecancerfund, to raise awareness of gynaecological #cancer , often nicknamed 'the silent killer'. Each year, 20,000 #women are diagnosed with #gynaecologicalcancer but many of these cases could be avoided with earlier diagnosis. So please do lend your support for this worthwhile campaign, which officially launches this Mother's Day, fronted by #mother of two Chloe Delevingne (@cdelevingne - pictured above). They'll be available to buy exclusively in Selfridges and at marloelondon.com so please do go check 'em out! #ladygardencampaign#swaddleblanket#charity#goodcause#cancersurvivor
Friday. Enjoying sunshine sand lakeside fun with Eddie Bear. We often sneak away for a weekend at the lakes. Bike rides, skimming stones and baking cakes. If you want to see how pretty it is look at my Instastories.