(TRIGGER WARNING!! Anyone who has a history of eating disorders or mental health problems may find this triggering) My body and food have always been problematic for me. For as long as I can remember I have felt shame around food, I have felt shame about my body and I have never been comfortable with… Continue reading Learn. Grow. Celebrate Yourself #bodyliberation
A recent development in my life is that I can no longer eat gluten or milk products. I have been suffering with various health issues for several years but for just short of a year these issues have escalated and through several visits to GP's, Gastroenterology appointments, blood tests, samples and elimination diets the doctors… Continue reading Gluten and Milk free banana pancakes
Food, food, terrifying food Food is a touchy subject around here. This is a difficult post to write. But I think it needs to be written as there are other parents going through similar things with there children and they may find value in this post. As a parent, when you say your child has… Continue reading food food terrifying food #foodaversions #cysticfibrosis #GORD
Autumn begins on the 22nd September officially, but at our house, despite soaring temperatures, the first of September was when the Autumn fun began. Autumn is my favourite season, I love the colours, the food, the clothes, all of it. We have been doing lots of Autumnal activities as a family and I have been… Continue reading Autumn fun!
We have been very busy the past few weeks with the summer holidays but the other day I managed to scrape some time to make some tasty Blueberry muffins. I used a recipe from the "Hummingbird Bakery" cookbook which also contains my go to recipe for banana bread. The original recipe is for mixed berry… Continue reading Blueberry Muffins
Recently I have started listening to Podcasts, particularly when I go out for a walk in the evening to try and get a few more steps in on my Fitbit! One of my favourites has been Bringing Up Betty- a Podcast about special needs parenting, it's front woman is a lady called Sarah who has… Continue reading Making mealtimes easier
My favourite cake in the whole world is coffee and walnut cake, I used to love it when my Mom made them for Sunday buffets or birthdays, usually in a Victoria sandwich style with coffee butter cream frosting. Yum scrum! We had some walnuts in from another recipe and the idea of making one of… Continue reading Coffee and walnut Bundt cake
Hello Everyone, This year so far has been a bit of a roller-coaster, what with moving house, charity balls, birthday extravaganzas, the usual cystic fibrosis shenanigans, re-decorating etc etc etc we don't know whether we are coming or going round here some days! I have found it very stressful recently trying to manage all the… Continue reading Update on Joe #CF #foodanxiety
Hi Everyone and happy New Year! Hope you have all had a great festive period and are fresh and ready for a new year! (she says with a strained smile and twitching eye!) I shall have to do a post on our christmas shenanigans at some point but I am yet to have gone through all… Continue reading Update on Joe: cystic fibrosis, Gerd and dysphagia and Food anxiety
For the past few months it's been a bit of a negativity fest over here, but today I wanted to write a more positive post for a change! When you have a child with an illness that you have little control over it can become easy to forget all the good things and achievements they… Continue reading A Positive post!