You can call me Mama Cranky Pants

Today I am very tired. I was all excited last night about using my brain for things other than meal planning and household budgeting. If you read yesterday’s post you will know that as a family we will be moving to a more paleo diet, due to hubby’s psoriasis. So I was researching what we could (but came up with lots of couldn’t) eat until well past midnight. Big mistake number 1, especially when Miss O started crying not long after I fell asleep.


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Our food really does determine our health

As some of you may know, I have been trying to reduce my family’s wheat and refined sugar intake. I try as much as possible to cook from scratch with little processed food in our diets.

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How to overcome the Mummy slump

I’ve been a stay at home mum for nearly 11 years. Wow, seems like a verrrrry long time when you say it out loud! My weight has fluctuated, my financial situation has fluctuated, and my confidence has fluctuated. One of the things I’ve realized though, is that the way I dress, the way I do my hair or make up (or don’t do it!) really affects my mood.
I’ve been feeling very bleh lately. Kids have been sick, my weight has fluctuated to the wrong end of the stick, and my energy levels are low. It seems so easy throwing on the ‘work-out clothes’ and runners – at least I ‘might’ do some exercise right? It’s the thought that counts isn’t it? Errr, sadly, no. Continue reading