Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.

‘Mum guilt’ – the struggle is real! I was recently asked by a supporter of Mamas Mind Menu to post on ideas for guilt free self care. This mum feels guilty when she tries to do anything self care related beyond keeping her water intake up and washing her hair a few times a week. I can totally relate. On Monday night I was feeling low. About to start another working week with lots of time away from my baby girl, the ‘mum guilt’ was winning. By bedtime, despite avoiding screen time and alcohol and doing all the right things, I wasn’t feeling relaxed at all. I needed a self care pick me up with instant gratification that was both quick and guilt free. This got me thinking about how we can enjoy guilt free Mama self care with minimum effort and maximum impact. Here’s my conclusions… Continue reading “Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.”

Recipe – Fatigue Fighting Beef Lasagne

My Beef Lasagne is the perfect pick me up for sleep deprived new parents. Packed with iron, vitamin c and carbohydrates this fatigue fighter is great as a make ahead maternity leave freezer stocker or for baby lead weaning in smaller portions.

My Fatigue Fighting Beef Lasagne is the perfect pick me up for sleep deprived new parents. Packed with iron, vitamin c and carbohydrates it’s an ideal make ahead freezer stocker, ready for the first couple of weeks after baby’s arrival, or as a baby led weaning meal to be shared as a family.

It is my go to calling card whenever I want a homemade treat that wraps a big warm hug around me! Continue reading “Recipe – Fatigue Fighting Beef Lasagne”

Cafe Review – No 197 Chiswick Fire Station (Chiswick, London)

My cafe reviews are designed to help an anxious Mama plan ahead. From one mentally illuminated new parent to another.

A firm Earwicker family favourite this modern big space is suitable for a quick drink with your littl’un or a more leisurely meal with high chairs for bigger babies. It has great facilities for changing nappies and breastfed babies. Read on for the full review.

My cafe reviews are designed to help an anxious Mama plan ahead. From one mentally illuminated new parent to another.

A firm Earwicker family favourite this modern big space is suitable for a quick drink with your littl’un or a more leisurely meal with high chairs for bigger babies. It has great facilities for changing nappies and breastfed babies. Read on for the full review. Continue reading “Cafe Review – No 197 Chiswick Fire Station (Chiswick, London)”

Cafe Review – Churchfield Food Store (Acton, London)

My cafe reviews are designed to help an anxious Mama plan ahead. From one mentally illuminated new parent to another.

Churchfield Food Store in Acton, West London, is a cosy Italian deli come cafe which serves scrummy toasted ciabatta sarnies at a cheap as chips price and strong hot coffee. This makes it one of my favourite places for some Mum escapism time. Whether you are watching the world go by, enjoying some peace and quiet or sharing a snack with your little monster, read on for my full review.

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