Our favourite mid-week spot

I’ve been a mom for 8 months now and one of the things I’ve noticed is that often it’s quite a mission to find a restaurant that is baby/ toddler or child friendly. What I mean by this statement is, “does the restaurant have baby changing facilities or offer a baby seat/high chair” – the simple things needed to help make the dining experience less complicated or stressful. For the past six months I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a new category on my blog with restaurants and places to go with your little one. After yesterday, I […]

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7 months of being a mom

I think I was told at least once a month that time goes really quickly and before I know it Noah will be grown up while I was still pregnant. I don’t think I really believed it until Noah was four months old and I was returning to work at the end of my maternity leave. Jump ahead three months and Noah is almost seven months old. In some ways it feels like just the other day I was painting my toenails pink before my last doctors appointment where we actually got to meet our sweet baby lion. In other […]

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stone -ground flour wraps

David bought me this amazing recipe book for Christmas, “Real food, Healthy, happy children. The Low Carb Solution For the Whole Family by Kath Megaw. What I really like about this recipe book is that it’s all about eating healthy, natural foods which are really yummy instead of processed food. The other night we decided to make some stone-ground flour wraps. I always thought wraps would be complicated to make, but I was wrong for thinking this. It’s a lot easier and quicker than I thought it would be. I asked David to do the mixing because I wasn’t to […]

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Noah’s Dedication

On Sunday, 4 February it was a year ago that I stood in the bathroom with my third pregnancy test waiting impatiently for it to confirm if I really was pregnant. The first two tests that I had used the night before were cheap ones from Clicks. They both showed a faint second pink line. I then went a bought a Clearblue pregnancy test thinking it would be the most accurate of the tests. I remember watching it flash and then screen said “2 – 3 weeks pregnant”. It was the most exciting, overwhelming feeling in the world seeing the […]

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Live like you’re loved…

Chaana Ashworth Photography

What would it take for you to live like you are loved, just that way you are right now – in this moment? If I were to be brutally honest I don’t think I have an answer for this question. The reason for this is because the thought of being loved just as I am seems to be something that can’t be attained. It’s almost like there is always something in the way, well thoughts of how I can be a better person or be more pretty etc. before I can be loved or liked.  Deep down we all want […]

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Advent – 25 Names of Jesus

Christmas is my second favourite holiday of the year, my number one favourite holiday is Easter. I love Christmas that Christmas is about spending time with family and friends, but that’s not why it’s my second favorite holiday. I love it because it’s about the celebration of Jesus’ birth. If he wasn’t born we wouldn’t have Easter – the whole reason he was born, so save us and so we could have a relationship with God. When it comes to celebrating Christmas I think that it’s important to focus on the real reason behind it and not get suctioned into […]

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Strawberry and Peach Muffins

strawberry and peach muffins

I had some strawberries and peaches that were about to be too over ripe to eat. I really hate throwing away food so I went to Google and asked it for a peach muffin recipe. I then just added the strawberries and hoped that it will work… And it did. I’ve found a new website for recipes and I love it. This is the second time I’ve used Genius Kitchen for a recipe. Here’s the recipe for theses yummy muffins, including the added amount for the strawberries. Ingredients 1 1⁄2 cups flour 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 […]

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Honouring your husband

honour husband

For a while now I’ve been thinking about honour and what it really means to honour your husband. The more I thought about it the more I realised that submission is only possible if you honour your husband. If you Google the definition of honour words like “high respect”, “great esteem” and “regard with great respect” come up. My understanding of honouring someone is to look for the gold in them. In other words see them how God has made them. Seeing someone this way can be challenging especially when they don’t behave in a way that lines up with […]

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My number 1 moment from the last 10 days

The past 10 days have been quite a whirlwind of figuring out how to do the practical things when it comes to being a mom. Before the 6th of October I had only ever changed maybe two nappies rather awkwardly and maybe dressed a toddler, but I had never changed a poo nappy, breast fed, bathed or dressed a baby. It’s been a learning curve –one that can be overwhelming and scary all at the same time. What makes it so overwhelming is that my baby is so small and seems so fragile that I don’t want to hurt him. […]

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Welcome Baby Noah

On Friday, 6 October 2017 baby Noah made his appearance into the world. God was just so faithful in how He was present and in control of everything during the birth. The final week before Noah’s birth was the hardest and longest – I literally felt like he had tripled in size since the week before. I felt SO heavy and was more than ready for our little boy to come out and meet us. That Thursday afternoon I developed quite a bad headache – I assumed it was the start of a migraine which is normal for me to […]

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