So i’ve been vegan for about six weeks now and i don’t think il ever look back.
there are so many myths about being vegan both in terms of health concerns & ethical ones so i’ve popped 11 of the most common ones on my blog along with the answers in case you’re interested. link in bio 👆🏻
Well that’s it. she’s off to nursery for the first time today. i feel oddly more emotional than i had imagined i would - i mean she’s not exactly a tiny baby and it’s a massively positive step for her development but there’s just that little bit of worry, little bit of “what if” and of course a tiny bit of the mum guilt 😣
fingers crossed for us both 🤞🏻
Ah #liverpool 💛 to me you will always be “town”, i will always hold your scouse blood in my veins and you’ll always feel like home 💋
so exciting to see the incredible up & coming #veganscene in town today. check out my insta-stories if you’re in town soon, we found a beauty of peruvian place on bold street and there are a ton of other fab places popping up too!
Who knew empty boxes could provide so many hours of fun?! it’s a good job too as i’m inside feeling pants, p***y training (ironically) and sick to the back teeth of the pink pig of bratdom. what are your rainy day activities with the little people?
Just taking a minute to myself whilst my biggest gets his barnet chopped 💇🏼♂️ - it’s been a long time since a quick short, back and sides at the barbers for a fiver was the norm 🤷🏼♀️now he’s having his hair washed, styled and coiffed in my fave salon for £15 🧖🏼♂️
toddler parents beware - teenagers are very expensive! start saving now 😆
This one is always so busy but the weather seems to have gotten the better of us yet again so we are staying inside in the warm. this means that i’ve already drank 57pretend cups of ☕️ (yes i’m counting 😏), 14 pretend cakes (wishing they were real!) and now i’ve been evicted from the pretend kitchen... probs for eating too much cake 🤷🏼♀️ #toddlermum life at its best? think to save all our sanity i might bake up some of my famous choc brownies later. who else is drinking pretend tea and eating pretend cake this morning?
btw how super cute is this apron, handmade by @victoriaeggs
link in bio if you fancy a nosey
Having a really slow start to wednesday after one of the worst nights i can remember for sleep (or lack of!!) 😴 sophie has gone off to 👵🏻&🧓🏻 & everyone else is a school & work so it’s just me & my fur babies 🐶🐶 enjoying a brew and a slice of cake in peace for once 🙌🏻 have to say though, am feeling a tad guilty about it...surely i should be rushing round with a hoover at least?! maybe just one more slice first 😋 it’s mother’s day on sunday, so i’ll just start the celebrations early 🤫 what do you guys do when you get a minute to yourself? link in bio for more lush little mother’s day gifts 🎁
I wasn’t going to post this picture because if i’m being frank, i think my face looks f*t and🙈
i’m having major body anxiety right now for so many reasons but i’ve made myself post this anyway because
a) i don’t want to give in to the filtered instaglam world - i’m forever telling mamas to love themselves so i need to at least try to take my own medicine and
b) i actually love the way we are looking at each other 💕- the connection in our eyes is full of love, fun and ever so slightly cheeky and that is just so us 💛
still, i don’t know about you but since having babies my body insecurity issues are through the roof 🤯half of my mind says one sensible thing about accepting and loving who i am now and not who i was ten years ago and then the other half of my brain berates myself for eating too much / the wrong thing or not exercising enough. it feels like a vicious circle some days 🤷🏼♀️ but i’d love to hear from you if you’re at peace with your post-baby body so i can figure out how you got to that space - i need some mumspiration!
We’ve got our two year health check this week - any mum’s that can give me a heads up on what to expect? btw, thank you all so much for your messages over the weekend of support with toddler feeding issues! turns out that she made a bit of a liar of me as she ate like a horse for grandma this weekend 😏 isn’t that always the way?! #toddlermum#twoyearsold
It’s mother’s day in exactly one week 🎉what are your plans for the big day?
my better half, organised as ever 😆 has been feverishly running round trying to organise the perfect day with meals out, presents 🎁and all sorts. but you know what?
all i want is a day at home with my wildling’s - no cleaning or chores to distract us...just us all together, tucked up at home and doing the things we (they) love 💕
so next sunday i’ll be here in my jammies 💁🏼♀️, baking (and eating!) cake 🍰 with the wildling’s, colouring in 🖍, drinking pretend cups of tea ☕️and loving life 👌🏻ps how adorable is this ‘mum’s cakes’ tin from @jonnyssister at @amazonhandmade link in bio for more info
Home to my wildling’s after 24 hours of grown up chat, spa relaxation and far too much fine dining 🥂
yes it’s important to make time for each other as a couple and it was totally lush 💕but i’m wildly excited to get home, snuggle the unsnuggable’s and drink lots of pretend cups of tea.
must be true what they say...👠👠
have the loveliest of sunday’s 💐💛
I might turn into a scone if i eat one more today...but i think i could live with that! spa break for us this weekend and i’m loving it and missing my wildling’s in equal measure 😏 does anyone else spend time away thinking about their kids constantly?! 🤔🙈 being away does remind me that we need to get out and see more of the world though! 🌎
whether it’s day trips, city breaks or full blown adventures - the time all flies by so quickly and i want to create those memories before they’re all grown and gone - after all, the eldest wildling is 16 already!! where’s next on your family bucket list?
Food is without a doubt our biggest battle right now 😩 not so much in what she’ll eat but more in so far as she won’t eat more than one bite of anything at all. everything is spat out with a defiant glare and then she starts throwing it out onto the floor 🤦🏼♀️ i’ve tried ignoring her, encouragement, praise and i’ve also lost my temper im ashamed to say but absolutely nothing works and i’m at my wits end 😩it goes against every maternal bone in my body to let her down from the table with an empty tum😞 and i’m surprised to find myself questioning my parenting right now. have i done something to encourage this? have any of you experienced this? got any tips for me to try? god why is this all so difficult second time round - surely i should have it sussed by now 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
Today was a hard day of parenting. everything i did, said or offered was met with shrieks of “no!” and the unique fury of a toddler 🤯 so tonight it’s a big ol glass of somethin’ and a hot bath.
tomorrow’s a new day and all that 🙈 na-night insta-friends 😘
I’ve spent the day snuggled up on the sofa - under strict orders from him indoors to “rest” - harder than you’d think when you’re internal thoughts are going round and round in circles 🤯
still, it has allowed me to get stuck into the crown on netflix 👑 and i’m loving it!
what’s on your ‘netflix binge’ list at the mo?
I’ve been feeling a little down and more than a little grumpy recently 🤯my new medication is encouraging my already greedy body to hold onto more pounds than my credit card 🍔☹️ and i just don’t feel much like myself so i treated myself to a few hours in the salon and a new do 💇🏼♀️ it’s amazing what a few hours of grown up chat, a hot ☕️, some t****y mags and a good chop will do for you! if any of you are local, i highly recommend @luxe_hair_lounge to get you feeling fab again 💛 if you let them know i sent you, you’ll get 50% off a cut too! #hairgoals😍 #newdonewyou#notanad
So what do vegan toddlers eat? 🥗? 🥕? 🐇 food? are we starving our kids or depriving them? well 👇🏻
i’ve filmed a what i eat in a day video to show you exactly what myself and my 2yr old eat when we are following a vegan diet - it might surprise you! it’s also a collab with the gorgeous sarah @roseyhome who is doing the same and showing how she is trying to lose weight after having her 2nd beautiful baby girl (not that she needs to - she’s super stunning!) id love it if you popped across and checked out the video (link in bio) 💛💛💛