Friday, 3 July 2015
I'm aware that the blog is long overdue a Moomin update, I will rectify this soon, she's 10 months old now! I will however tell you that currently Moomin and I are dairy free and egg free. For a dairy junkie like myself this is a nightmare. I seem to spend my time swinging between abject misery in emo territory and furiously Googling all the naughty things a dairy whore like me can eat. When everything from supermarket sorbet (yes, really) to emergency Pot Noodles contain milk. Not only are many dairy free and egg free items twice the price they're only half the taste, if you're lucky. Cardboard infused with nettles. You get my drift?
I did find an on-line recipe for vegan chocolate mousse, Google seduced me with it's promises of sheer indulgent chocolate heaven. It wooed me with suggestive sweet whispers that you can't taste the avocado. It....lied. Yes. Lied. All I could taste was avocado. I couldn't even finish it. Don't even get me started on the liquid evil that is soy milk.
Priorities first, chocolate and ice cream.
This is where the 3 Ingredient chocolate goo comes into play, it's dairy free and egg free. I shit you not. It's easy peasy and incredibly quick to make too.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
One thing as Mum's that we're painfully aware of from within the very seconds of giving birth is just how delicately precious our babies skin is, there's a reason why the old saying goes 'Soft as a baby's bottom' babies have soft skin, they're supposed to.
However, these beautiful little dollops of wonder produce some rather less delicate dollops. We all know that we're supposed to use cotton wool and water in the first few days and for as long as possible after, water is naturally one of the best things for their skin, perhaps one of the most appropriate things to use too. If you've ever tried to wipe up meconium with cotton wool and water at 3am in the morning, you'll absolutely understand why so many parents quickly switch to wipes.
Sunday, 14 June 2015
At Moomin's 9 month review with the Health Visitor I was asked how well she sleeps.
I responded that she sleeps like a baby. I then expanded on this by explaining that she wakes when she needs to as is biologically appropriate for infants.
I'm so tired of the pressure parents are under to get their babies to 'sleep through' the night, like it's proof of good parenting or worse..... a 'good baby'. It's not only bollocks, it's dangerous bollocks.
Some babies do indeed sleep through the night (which technically only needs to be a 6 hour run of sleep to qualify as sleeping through) and some babies don't. Newsflash. ..many toddlers don't either.
And that's OK.
That's what they fail to tell you.