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HEALTHIER EATING FOR THE KIDS



There's nothing better than ending a cold Autumn day than with a delicious, healthy dish. With me trying to lose weight and also trying to keep the children eating good food. We need to encourage Lucas to eat vegetables as he'd quite easily not bother and well Iris is like Henry the eighth and just adores food and is usually found with a piece of meat in one hand and banging the other on the table in a fist.  I thought i'd include a delicious, quick and easy meal.

Our meal is really simple, the ingredients we're purchased in TESCO.
All you'll need is Lamb steaks, Sweet potatoes, rosemary, Onion, Carrots, Potatoes, Gravy and Mint Sauce.

WHY WE CHOSE FOREST SCHOOL OVER A "NORMAL" PRE-SCHOOL


When Lucas turned three we knew we had to find a pre-school for him to start at in the September. Lucas is extremely adventurous and has the energy of a hyperactive puppy. He cannot stop and never seems to be able to burn off the energy he has. I was always worried about dropping him off at a normal pre-school and it not being challenging enough and him not reaching his full potential. He has so much energy that I don't feel a normal pre-school would have fulfilled his needs enough.
That being said I had no idea where I could have sent him until one day I stumbled across his forest school on a day trip and immediately knew that was where Lucas had to go.

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN ARE NOT A PROBLEM - YOU ARE!



Yesterday I saw the interview on 'This Morning' regarding the parents who pulled their child out of school because a "boy" went to school wearing a dress and identifying as a female.
It's something I have been batting back and forth about writing about and it's something that doesn't sit right with me.

I am a Mother to a girl and a boy. Lucas is 3 and Iris is nearly 11 months. Lucas is one of these children that has always been allowed to choose his own path and his own loves. He has worn dresses during dress up, bought pink hoovers in the Disney store for his 2nd birthday and we have never pushed anything upon him boys or girls, we let him find himself. Of course when we went to buy his clothes we bought him "boys" clothes as naturally you do buy them jeans and tees instead of dresses but toys were always neutral and as he got older we got him to choose his own clothes.

STOP THE JUDGEMENT, STOP THE HATE - A LETTER TO THOSE "PERFECT PARENTS"


Dear perfect parents,

That opening should realistically be aimed at no one, as lets be honest, there are NO perfect parents, we all make mistakes, we're all learning and we're all on this massive journey of motherhood that is freaking difficult. Learning curves, emotional breakdowns, mum guilt - you know what i'm talking about.

There is no right or wrong way to raise your kids, there is a very "no no" way of raising but unless your abusing your children mentally or physically then chances are you don't fall into that category.

WHAT IRIS WORE - AUTUMN IS COMING


Anyone who follows my blog or me knows I am OBSESSED with Autumn, truly and utterly obsessed. I just love everything about it and I just can't get enough of everything about Autumn. I love the scents, the colours, the clothes, the chill in the air and Halloween.
Halloween is my second favourite "holiday" after Christmas. I am always so happy to see the back of Summer. It's like "Bye Felicia."

A LETTER TO YOU ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF FOREST SCHOOL



Dear little Lucas,

Today you reached a huge milestone in your life - you started Forest School. So here I am, writing a letter to you on your first day at Forest School.
It's a massive step for you and one that you handled like a pro. No tears, no tantrums. "Bye bye, Mama and Nanna," you said and wandered off to play with new friends. You're truly a big boy, like you tell us daily and we couldn't be prouder.