Monday, 28 November 2011

what i use

It is so important to know what goes on your babies body as well as your own.

Not so long ago my brother introduced me to a 100% natural product called Yoh, this wonderful woman wanted to make a difference and is working hard to make it happen. Whether it be shampoo + conditioner, face cleanser and moisturizer or baby creams, balms and body washes they all are amazing!
I have been using the facial cleanser every single day for about 6 months and still have almost half the bottle left and my skin feels soft and break-out free!
Delilah hasn't had any problem's with nappy rash and i feel happy and safe using it on her. I use the Sore botty cream, the shampoo + body wash and the botty balm.

One of my favorite products is the body exfoliating cream, it smells amazing, it feels amazing once you have used it and so simple to use.

I am not usually one to care enough about something that i announce it publicly but this really is worth your time. As well as being made out of natural products the woman who creates these miracle creams, balms and washes does it all on her own. 

 Visit her website here to have a look and see if there is anything that takes your fancy and give it a go:

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The cursed jumpsuit

The cursed jumpsuit happens to be one of my favorite of Delilah's outfits but i have come to the realization that it is in fact. CURSED!

I have tried to take her out in it many times and assure myself that what happened last time was just a once off. maybe i had coffee instead of decaff. or maybe i shouldn't have made that yum curry for dinner.
i convince myself enough that i surrender to her cute little onesie and it beats me, every time.

For example the other day was about to meet my mum for a coffee and as i pull up in the car park a large volcano irrupts in the baby seat. Of course she laughs because i'm sure she felt relief, but it isnt funny to mummy! especially not funny to the jumpsuit and for making nanny wait ever so patiently while i had to race her to the parenting room and say bon voyage for the 3rd time. Since this incident i have been a little cautious to dress her in it (for obvious and very realistic reasons)
until today. It is hot and i just want to test the water's a little bit and see if the cursed jumpsuit can make its redemption!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Parmesan chicken with a bean salad

2 chicken breasts.
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 cup Parmesan
salt +  pepper.
2 table spoons oil

Bean salad:
1 1/2 cups green bean's
1 large carrot sliced thinly
1/2 cup pecan nuts
half a cheek of mango
1 clove garlic

dressing for salad:
good glug of olive oil
good glug of lemon
1/2 red chilli seeds and all
salt + pepper

step 1. cover chicken with glad wrap and then beat it flat.

Step 2. Whisk eggs in a deep bowl with salt and pepper (i added a little sour cream. you don't have to)

In a separate bowl mix flour, bread crumbs salt and pepper Along with parmesan.

Then simply dip chicken from egg to flour

Step 3. Seal chicken pieces

Then with another sprinkle of parmesan enclose in foil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree's.

whilst the chicken is cooking we can get started on the salad.

steam green bean's and carrot along with a clove of garlic until just tender
slice mango and chop pecan nuts.

at the base of the bowl drizzle about 4 or 5 tablespoons of olive oil along with equal parts of lemon juice.
add chili and seeds. pecans. Then cooked beans and then mango (dont use garlic)
mix together with hands.

I only just created this salad and had to share it is beautiful. The flavor's are sweet and sour, spicy and fresh and i am really proud of it :)

Saturday, 19 November 2011


perfect for an entree or a snack and also very yummy :)


2 tomato's
1 large onion
1 teaspoon dried basil
fresh basil
olive oil
3 pieces of bread
parmesan cheese

Step 1. lay bread onto baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and then sprinkle some parmesan on each slice then bake until cheese is melted and bread is crispy
Step 1.

 Step 2. mix together chopped tomato, diced onion, basil along with a good glug of olive oil salt and pepper Then use your hands to mix it all together    

(excuse the mess, i got a little creative in the kitchen..will put up the cake recipe you see there next time)

 Step 3. Spoon mix onto toasted bread.
quick, easy and amazing!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


first's are the things you wont forget in a hurry. 
From the very first ultrasound, the first smile and everything else.
These are just a few milestones i would like to share

She had her first sip of water the other day and i wasn't fast enough with the camera and missed it.
Call me a little obsessive but i want a keep-sake of every minute.

My little angel is growing so fast.
On the 29th June 2011 my daughter was born at 6 pounds 4 ounces (2.8kilo's)
and now she is 8 whole kilo's!

eight whole kilo's

So far i have lost about 13 kilo's or so since having Delilah and that is a huge milestone for me because not only have i lost weight but i have committed to afternoon and weekend walks and am bringing Jay in the mix of exercising. 
It might be something small but it matter's to me a great deal. Just like every tiny first of Delilah's means a great deal.  

Sunday, 13 November 2011

don't apologise

These day's I occasionally find myself apologizing to friends because I can't do everything like before and i find that a hand full cannot relate or understand.

I will admit I am young so have only just crossed the going out, going clubbing getting drunk stage and believe me when i say i was the alcoholic life of the party. So now I go out if i can and rarely drink. I sit and make chit chat and enjoy my short lived freedom.

Lately I have been noticing that because i am not as inclined to get blind drunk I am being judged and it is the most peculiar thing... As a result of my new found maturity and responsibility I can finally open my eyes to the people around me and really take note of who deserves my company as well as changing myself, life in itself is changing and it is SCARY! Unfortunately the truth is i might have to choose the company i surround myself with and this is scary because the reality of high school being well and truly over has suddenly dawned on me. We are growing up and growing out.

I think it is so important to embrace every moment and enjoy your life. Therefor i wont ever apologize here on for not being somewhere because that would mean saying sorry for being a mummy.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

breast is best?

breast feeding is sometimes a sticky subject and until i had Delilah i never knew how complicated and controversial it really can be.

From the massacred nipples to the awkward moment when your bubby is hungry in public and all the other delights of breast feeding it is such an important aspect to being a mummy.

I was sitting in a restaurant having lunch with a friend and little lilah started crying and since i hadn't planned on being out for long i hadn't expressed so my only option was to get ma boob out!
i had prepared in that i had a maternity bra on and an extra shirt so there was no visual of my breast. Funnily enough i noticed a man get up and move away and that was fine because obviously he was a little self conscious of the situation and didn't make a fuss.

But the fact is is that i just wanted to get up and go all the way home just so i could feed my hungry baby because i was so embarrassed.
So it got me thinking about all the fuss in the news about how breast feeding mothers shouldn't feed in public because its awkward for those in the public and blah blah blah... you know what? how dare anyone tell me were i should feed my child. And why would it be awkward for anyone else, they have the option of walking away. If they think it is difficult for them how the hell do you think i feel when i see someone watch me and then shake their head. I promise if you keep looking at me i will flash you! I don't want to feel like i have to go to the darkest corner in the room to feed.. that's my vent over.

I also wanted to give a few pieces of advice that i found worked:

after the first couple of feeds make sure you soak the nipples in warm salt water.. it sounds too simple to work but it does, trust me!
make sure when you put nipple cream on you tweak them at the same time even though it will be painful it helps toughen them up.
make sure you place it above her lip so she has a chance to latch properly
and dont give up! its hard at first and painful but if you stick with it and do these few simple steps you will be fine :)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

now 4 months

like a breath of fresh air! that first night she slept right through the night.. i have not felt this human in well over 3 months and i have a knew excitement for getting up and getting started..

my new day starts at 7 instead of 5am i get up and feed her and we play and talk and then go for a walk around the block.

the dishes aren't done. her toys are still on the ground and i don''t really care..

what happens at 4 months?

she can hold her head up on her own
babble and talk and mouth words
she can hold her head up when on her tummy
playing with toys and being interested in EVERYTHING
laughing (melting my heart and reduced me to tears the first time i heard it)
all these new achievements make everything else not at all important and i hope that other mother's out there take this precious moment to en-hale the love and appreciation that your baby shows you every day. 

so my only question is... were the hell did this year go?
I almost feel guilty that i didnt spend enough time to just stop and look at her longer or take more photo's because she has grown into this little person over night. yesterday she couldn't roll on her side. today she can! i blinked and she had shuffled herself around i am so so proud to be a mother.
she is an angel and i love her.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

beautiful lullaby

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are grey
you'll never know dear how much i love you so please don't take my sunshine away...

things never seemed quite as sentimental until little Lilah came to our lives and i found myself singing out loud more than usual. Everything and anything but mainly this little tune, it seemed to calm her and make her smile. Maybe because i sang it to her while i was pregnant or maybe because she has a new found love in music. 
Other than that song there is the "change the nappy" track that goes a little like:

nakey nakey baby, i love you! i hope you havent made too much mess on my favorite little dress!" or various things like that

then the morning bath time song: "we wash our tummies, we wash our knee's we wash our toes and cheeks.. we wash with soap until we sparkle and that's how we start the day"

which brings me to wonder if i am the only crazy mama who sings everything to their bubs. What kind of tunes do you sing? are there any nursery rhymes or sing a longs you trill along to....