Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 8

Just after Ioan turned 8 months old, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. Andrew actually did not believe I would want a Mother’s Day present, as in his view it wasn’t like Ioan was choosing a gift, so it was meaningless. He mentioned this point of view to his colleagues at work who (fortunately for […]

Week 20 – more new teeth and even less sleep

Just two weeks ago I posted that Ioan’s fifth and sixth teeth were making an appearance. Well, teeth seven and eight have popped out now too. I say popped out, but anyone with a teething baby will know that teeth do not just pop out. Ioan has been a crying, ear-pulling, bundle of misery, unless […]

Ioan’s chicken and vegetable soup (new Froothie UK recipe)

There are very few things that Ioan won’t eat (so far) but he is only little, so his portions are quite demoralisingly small when I¬†lovingly preparing batches of healthy and nutritious food. Recently we had friends over for lunch, and so I roasted a couple of chickens to have with new potatoes and homemade coleslaw. […]

Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 7

Although Ioan is already 9 months old, I am keen to document each month of his first year, so excuse the tardiness of this post. It does, however, epitomise life with a baby: you can’t do anything when you want or plan to, and writing this blog is no exception. So Ioan turned 7 months […]

Thoughts on being a (greedy) mum – month 5

Last month, Ioan had found his voice and started screaming. This month the screaming has continued but has also accompanied huge giggles – and it’s such a joy to see his face light up as he laughs and laughs. It makes up for the crying, which has been a bit more frequent recently due to […]

Week 4 2017 – an anniversary in the Welsh sunshine

On 25 January, Andrew and I celebrate 21 years as a couple. I think I can safely say that the last 6 months has been the most exceptional of that time considering the arrival of little Ioan. It’s he who I blame for my poor organisation in planning our celebratory weekend away, which was supposed […]

Week 2 2017 – time to stop eating chocolate

Andrew returns to work tomorrow after our Christmas break, and I have taken this date to be my annual return to eating healthily. There was no point in trying to be good whilst Andrew was off, as considered all food to be fair game as he was still celebrating Christmas, and I have no willpower […]