I don’t even know where to start ... I actually think I’m a bit gobsmacked how good this was. OK ... so... I have never liked goats cheese - FACT! .. but Ben accidentally bought a goats cheese pizza in France 🇫🇷 and I found out whilst drunken eating, that I loved it! So I thought I need to try and make something with it 😜I actually think for those of you who think you don’t like it .. you may just love this 🤷🏼♀️ 🙏🏻 So I grabbed some @fooddoctoruk pittas, made sure they were covered in @verylazyfooduk garlic paste (gifted through my @degustabox_uk) very handy stuff !! I then sliced some cherry tomatoes(preferably off the vine as they are sweeter) fried them up in a little basil olive oil (another french find) but available here ! I also wilted some spinach on the heat with a drop of basil olive oil. Layer the spinach on first, then the tomatoes, then some bits of goats cheese 🤤... I added some sliced red chilli as well for a little kick 🌶 You can top with a drizzle of the oil if you want to give more of a basil taste! Then into a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 10-12 minutes ... just keep an eye on it! I’m still thinking how good that was. I ate both 🤣 but you could do one with a salad ... and if you don’t like goats cheese just use ricotta maybe !! So the question is ... WOULD YA! 🌿😜
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This doesn’t looks as nice as it tasted but it was super delish.
I haven’t spoken about how counting calories has been going, it’s been going really well. Some says I hit my targets some days I don’t. Yesterday was the first time I’ve been in a rather substantial calorie surplus so I’m chuffed with myself there. A few days I’ve come in under my calories which isn’t idea but I’m getting better.
I’m actually enjoying the food I’m eating which is helping too.
I’ve also decided that from now on day 1 and 2 of my cycle (sometimes day 3 if need be) will be rest days. Regardless of what day of the week it is I won’t go to yoga class (unless it is a restorative practice) and I won’t work out. I *may* go for an early morning walk but otherwise I’ll be resting. I’m always active, with the school run totalling over 5 miles walking a day, yoga, Alexia Clark workouts and general day to day #mumlife I don’t stop much and that’s what your body kinda needs (or at least my does) when you’re in this phase. So rest I shall do. I’ll reflect on my cycle, see what I’ve learnt and focus on what I want to achieve going forward.
I’ve loved all the messages and comments I’ve been having regarding cycle tracking and I’m so glad they’ve been helping people, even if it’s just helped you feel a little more “normal”. #caloriecounting #caloriedeficit #caloriesurplus #reachinggoals #meetingtargets #nutrition #period #periodpower #hormones #yasqueen #bossbabe #bossbabemovement #takebackyourpower #rest #recover #iminmywinter
6mois le 13 septembre ! 😍
Et une petite surprise pendant ce mois, une petite dent commence à pointer au bout de la gencive ! Bientôt Tu pourras manger une côte de boeuf mon bébé 🤣
#bébé #6months #6mois #love #mumlife #petitcoeur 👶❤ #baby
"I'm just tired."
Says she who is fighting battles no one can see.
Says she who is waking up 5 times a night, breastfeeding around the clock, making a second dinner before she eats her own - cold.
Says she who is thinking and feeling for everyone in the home.
Says she who wonders what would happen if she gave up.
Says she who carries the weight of her entire world.
Says she who feels like she runs a marathon before 9am.
Yeah, you're tired, mama. Of course you're freaking tired.
Remove the word "just" from your vocabulary. "Tired" is a valid feeling and a valid experience. It's okay to be tired. You don't need to brush this off as a lesser extent of the moment you're in.
Be tired. Just be. But go to bed early tonight. Thank your body, mind and spirit for participating today. You've done more than a human should and gratitude goes a long way ✨
Inlove with a child you haven't met yet 🤰🏽
Getting through Humpday with a trusty fave! 5sp 🥚🍞
⚠️Trigger Warning⚠️ Labour Ward the last 2 days has been very insightful but also heart breaking.
I feel like I’ve experienced the hard side of midwifery a lot the last 2 days.
Yesterday morning I created memories for a lovely family who unfortunately lost their beautiful baby at term. I dressed baby and made baby comfortable ready for the parents to have a cuddle.
And today I supported the birth of a set of very prem twinies who both had difficult births but twins and mum are thankfully doing brilliantly.
Women are just incredible.
The things they go through to meet their children is just inspirational.
The strength they find to birth their babies in very scary situations when they’re exhausted and terrified is just amazing.
Women have this strength within when it comes to their children, this instinct to protect and do anything they can for them, it’s so strong ❤️ they are truly inspirational.
I have had the toughest 2 shifts of my training so far (emotionally) but I am so thankful that I got to be part of these very special journeys.
Sleep tight beautiful angel 💛 #StudentMidwife #Midwifery #MidwifeLife #Midwife #MidwifeInTheMaking #MidwiferyStudent #WithWoman #Antenatal #AbdominalPalpation #Support #HomeBirth #Empowerment #StudentLife #StudentWife #StudentMum #UniLife #MumLife #MumOfOne #ToddlerMum #Premature #StillBirth
[ • Rôle • ]
Merci ma chérie de me donner le meilleur rôle de ma vie . Celui d’être auprès de toi et d’être ta maman .
Le quotidien n’est pas toujours facile , je cours après le temps et entre ma vie pro et notre vie privée , et pourtant , malgré les épreuves je n’échangerai ma vie pour rien au monde .
Ma fille ma bataille .
#romy #bebe #mumsolo #mumlife #monbebe #amour #baby #babygirl #jetaime #catimini #littlecigogne
How could this ever not be my favourite ever jumper 💕👫 There is nothing more I love than a comfy jumper to fling on and with my children’s names, on the left hand side by my heart, it’s my go to now ❤️. If you would like a sweatshirt with any message or your children’s name/s then then send me a message 🥰 I can do ANY colour you wish and I will also find you your perfect thread as well! Hope you’re all having the best Wednesday. Xxxx
Anxiety came and reared her ugly head today & even though I was seaside (a place that normally relaxes me instantly) I just couldn’t be shake the strong hold she had over my rational thinking.
Thankfully after my run tonight she seems to have disappeared completely & I can fall asleep to the sound of the ocean next two my darling children all relaxed & energised.
Exercise for me isn’t purely physically; it also gives me such mental clarity, something which is so important as I battling a chronic illness.
So my darlings... I’m sorry I was such a cranky mother today... I promise tomorrow to have a bit more patience. Golden hour magic ✨ Emmy Xx
The boys had their day yesterday, now it’s Lily. •
This one has really come out of her shell over the last few weeks. She is still the kindest and most helpful little girl going - but I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to call her a ‘little girl.’• Now into year 4 (can you believe it!) I’m often reminded of the likes of; “in two years I’ll be in year 6 and you’ll be applying for high schools for me.” Or; “in 10 years mummy I’ll be 18!” 🤦♀️ Why do kids want to grow up so fast! •
Over the summer Lily worked really hard on her handstands and cartwheels! - she was over the moon when she (almost...kinda...not really) mastered a handstand! 😂 but her persistence was admirable! 💜• As always she loves being with the boys. She even rewarded William with stickers for him helping Rubeon use his sippy cup. 😍 I would often find her making them all drinks or keeping them entertained and playing altogether. •
I asked what she wanted for her birthday this year, as it’s coming up I needed some ideas - and the reply was “a hat, gloves and scarf set.” 😳🙈 I really don’t know how to explain just how content and want-less Lily is. She is just always grateful for what she has and *never* asks for anything - even when it’s her birthday! 😅 I just want to give her the world. 🌍 •
My little girl is growing up, 🌹 and I don’t think I’m ready...🙈
DINNER & LUNCH
DINNER - butterbean mash greens and toasted sourdough. .
LUNCH - Sourdough eggy bread
Leftover greens from last night
Strawberries and coconut yoghurt .
I love it when I have leftovers in and can use it in another meal.
I’m often guilty of not planning our meals out well enough to cook things for dinner that I can reinvent for lunch the following day but this week has been much better organised. This meal used the last of our sourdough from tea last night and some of the leftover greens but the meal was completely different. .
Butterbean mash recipe...
- 1 tin of butter beans
- 1 clove of garlic
- squeeze of lemon
- olive oil
- pinch of cumin
Blitz/pulse all of the ingredients in blender (I use the nutribullet). add more olive oil or a splash of water until it’s the consistency you like.
We had this on top of sourdough toast then topped with greens and crispy kale...delicious!
#blw #blwideas #blwinspiration #blwrecipes #babyledweaning #babyledweaningideas #babyledeating #babyfood #weaning #weaningbaby #weaningjourney #weaningideas #whatifeedmybaby #whatifeedmyfamily #familymeals #mumlife #mumsofinstagram
Mama guck mal ich bin wie Faysal 😂😂 Wenn ich dran denke das er bald schon 4 wird ,😳 wo rennt nur Die Zeit hin
Er ist ein sehr lebendiges Kind und das freut mich jeden Tag auf neuste zusehen, er lernt immer mehr und viel schneller. Manchmal sagt er Sätze,wo ich mich frage oh ok woher kennst du diese Wörter her oder bin einfach sprachlos weil so ein Satz kam 😳. #Sohn #wirdälter #liebe #glücklich #happy #love #son #mumlife #einteam #helm #bobbycar #fun #96Tage #♥️
Did you hear A fall restock is happening tomorrow night at 8 pm est 🙌🏻🍂 it will include all of our new bow styles as well! What are you hoping to see
Asked him for a pose, this is what I got 😂😜🙄 Who took my 2.5 year old and replaced him with a sassy teenager
Tangy, sweet and loaded with lots of vitamins and anti- inflammatory power. ✨
These mufflets made from Pineapple, Carrot, Tumeric Powder with a foundation of Steel-Cut Oats, Milled Flax Seed and Chia Seeds
Next up the wonderful @ecotots.co.uk Eco-tots is a family run business by Jacqui her husband Pete and their little boy Henry.
They have always been eco conscious and tried to do their bit by recycling, energy saving, selling and buying pre-loved items.
I can’t wait to get pikolo our to them!
Waiting for Mr Postman 😍
B loves our postman, he's lovely! He goes out of his way to make her day, if she's at the window he will give her a wave and they'll stick their tongues out at eachother, he will hand the post to her, even lets her sign on his little tablet so she feels special 💕
Honestly it makes such a big difference to have someone who goes out of their way to give unique service at their job 😊 On her birthday he sang her Happy Birthday while handing her the post 😍
He didn't need to come to our house today but still gave a wave while walking past the gate 💖
Just rolling through life with this rockstar 🤘🏻happy hump Day from me and mini ✨
🌴🌺 1 1 M O N T H S 🌺🌴 How is it possible you’ve been earth side for almost a year!! After crawling like a maniac at 100 miles an hour, you took your first steps! There’s no slowing you down from chasing the puppies, trying to climb your high chair (or anything you can get your leg on) and using your walker as a dodgem car and bouncing off the walls.
You love waving and blowing kisses, can dance to any beat and squeal when you get excited. You’ve got 5 teeth and your receding hairline has almost disappeared making way for those luscious browny/ginger locks.
In a few more weeks I’ll be back at work, childcare begins and we have to cut back our coffee & babychino dates!
Watching your grow from that tiny little bubba to the little girls you are now, blows my mind! My heart couldn’t be any more full 🥰
99 days to go. 💕
Happy Sunday everyone. ❤️❤️❤️
My sunshine. 🤗💕
Ayaw nya ata ako kamukha. 😂