Thursday, 16 August 2018

How To Do Right By Your Child

Parenting is hard. You need to keep so many things in mind and your children grow up so fast that the whole process can feel like a true whirlwind. It’s essential to ensure that no matter what, you care. This is likely taken care of by default. A parent who cares and makes a diligent effort to care for and raise their child well will often be much better at the job than they think. There are some tips to help this process go a little easier and to make a child develop in perhaps the most promising ways. They are as follows:

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wedding Colour Schemes

Before I got engaged I'd never thought about what colour scheme I might have for our wedding. I probably didn't think about it much as I don't like to fully conform to tradition. Probably two of my favourite colours were purple and teal, but I'm not sure I would have chosen them both together. I'd thought about having black dresses for my bridesmaids and letting them choose a style that suited them, rather than me choosing the design. I liked that idea, but we were getting married in August and it didn't quite feel like a summer colour.

When searching for ideas I came across a photo of a bouquet of sunflowers that I LOVED. There was also a purple flower in the mix and it broke up the yellow colour perfectly. I never in a million years thought I'd go for 2 bright colours like yellow and purple for my wedding. I did get comments like "wow, yellow and purple are very bright!". I then doubted myself as VERY bright really wasn't my style, but I wanted that bouquet and if it meant I'd have that colour scheme so be it.

I LOVED my bouquet, it turned out far better than I had ever imaged it. I'm so pleased I stuck with it.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Breastfeeding Almost Sent me into Depression!

Yesterday I posted on Instagram about how I hated the term "Breast is Best" and wasn't so keen on the term "Fed is Best" either. I was worried that I'd get a lot of negative comments, but instead I (mostly) got a lot of comments from women who had also struggled to breastfeed their baby and the trauma that had caused them. I realise trauma may sound like a bit of a dramatic word, but for some it really is a traumatic experience, it certainly was for me. And I realised these women needed some support and to know they weren't alone in what they'd gone through.

Firstly I'd like this to be a supportive post, this is not a post to bash breastfeeding women, I think you're amazing. Breastfeeding your baby is HARD work and you've been able to do it despite the difficulties, I really do take my hat off to you. This post is to say it doesn't always work and unfortunately some of the comments that are said are very hurtful and just add salt to an already open wound. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Taking Care Of Your Older Relatives: How You Can Do It

Sometimes in our lives we need to take care of others beside ourselves, and often this can be a really difficult thing to overcome. In many cases these are relatives that once took care of us, and the role reversals can be hard for both parties to overcome and be comfortable with. However, we don’t choose to have to do it and it sometimes is the best scenario for all involved. So I wanted to share with you some of the best ways to do it.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Baking With Kids - Messy Me Apron Review

I've always loved to try new recipes and experiment in the kitchen. In fact that's originally how I started my blog many years ago. I'd bake something, photograph it and share with family and friends what I'd made and the recipe. But since having children I've found it so hard to find the time or energy for it. So although I have all these recipes I'd love to try, maybe I need (for now) to change how I'm doing things.

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