This morning started out a bit difficult – several cries in the night kept me awake for a while – and consequently, D and I were both a bit on edge. Saying that, all improved after we had a bite so maybe we were just a bit hangry? After some great play outdoors, trying to ‘wake’ the ‘asleep’ snowman by kicking and stomping on it, hiding-and-seeking and cooking up some delicious leek and potato soup, he miraculously went down for a nap. I’m convinced it had nothing to do with the previous two days of no naps but was just my well-honed parenting skills that made that happen…! Continue reading “One February Afternoon”
Just when you think you’re back in a rhythm of 8h night-time sleep, Dragon has a way of putting your life back on its head. Due to reasons unknown to my husband and I, we’ve been getting 5am wake-up calls this week – full-on screaming and gone are the days of playful roaring. So how do we cope with the ever-changing landscape of parenthood?
If you’ve not come across TED before, it’ll change your world. Inspirational talks by leaders in their various fields, the platform shares insight into all aspects of life – science, humanity, technology, and parenting. Here I have listed some of my favourite talks on parenting and family life.
What’s the most difficult part of sticking to a new year’s resolution? You’re challenged with what you’ve been putting off for SO long. The new year came along and you figured what better time to transform yourself. I’d been thinking about doing it for a while, but never quite so seriously.
This morning I was struck with inspiration. Clear skies, sun and moon out, crisp air and a walk to nursery to drop Dragon off. Continue reading “Crunchy Breakfast Bowl”
My husband started a new job in the new year which has meant longer hours and less time with family. We were spoiled in the past as we had an amazing work-life balance: home by 5, cook dinner, play with our boy Dragon, relax or go to the gym/for a bike-ride. For some much-needed together-time, we headed to our local park on Saturday to take in some fresh air and recuperate from what has been a week of adjustment. Continue reading “The Simple Things in Life”
The sheer volume of healthy foodies and their philosophies is overwhelming, don’t you find? There is so much advice on wellness and healthy nutrition that I’m finding myself slightly skeptical; it’s dizzying! No dairy, no bread, low carb, locally sourced, no sugar, etc. Who can keep up? Continue reading “My Food Philosophy”
It seems everywhere I look, social media and magazines are replete with how to better your health. Here, I focus on the alkaline way to improve our mental and physical well-being with a hope of living a more balanced life.
I’ve never been one to set resolutions in the New Year. They’re usually just faint ideas in the back of my mind without any commitments. It’s probably a self preservation sort of thing so I don’t have to feel whatever you’re meant to feel when you fall short. The gym attendance sizzled out, diets haven’t lasted (although I am more aware so not all lost!), and procrastination is still a bad best friend… Continue reading “Resolutions of 2015”