Something pretty awesome happened this week

thank youThis week I cracked the 100 mark for my followers! THAT’s YOU! How awesome is that and how awesome are YOU! I never really see people talking about how many followers they have so I don’t know if it’s a real no no, like discussing your salary at work. Or maybe it’s just not cool to seem enthusiastic about it. Whatevs. I’m EXCITED so I’m going to blab on all about it!

So this post is to give a big THANK YOU to each and every one of my lovely followers for coming along on this ride with me. I am so EXCITED that people are reading my posts and I’m so EXCITED to be writing regularly and I’m EXCITED about the journey this whole process is taking me on and I’m EXCITED to get to know you all just a little bit more, one post as a time.   Continue reading

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Going dairy free with your child

If you click on this pic it will zoom you over to the full post at You & Baby

If you click on this pic it will zoom you over to the full post at You & Baby

Eliminating a major element of your child’s diet can seem pretty full on when it’s happening, especially if you’ve never been down the food elimination path before. It’s particularly frightening if the thing that you’re eliminating is life threatening for your child. Fortunately that wasn’t the case for us. We were just dealing with a “suggested” intolerance and to be honest it felt like more a pain in the rear end than anything else at the time.

Coming up with great treats that your kid likes can be pretty tricky and we’d just settled on a bunch of great finger food options (as dear child was refusing to be fed at the time) that included cheese. And let’s face it, dairy features pretty heavily in most kiddie diets. Yoghurt and cheese sticks are a parent’s best friend. Anyway clearly I wasn’t entirely convinced that dairy was the source of our problems when it was all happening but I’m happy to admit that I was wrong.  Yes. I. Was. Wrong. Doing a thorough elimination (which is more than cutting out milk, cheese and butter I’m afraid) helped us so much that we are still dairy free now.

If you want to know more about our story and see some tips on how to make the transition smoothly then check out my guest blog over at You and Baby. Yes I’m guest blogging now! Isn’t that exciting?!  You and Baby have put together a great little blogging team and they are getting their skates on as we speak.  It will be a great resource for all parents and parents-to-be so head on over and check it out. And if you are interested in the dairy free stuff then keep an eye out as I’m going to do some posts with some of our favourite recipes and also some yummy and filling snack ideas to help you out.

Hope you’ve all had a splendid weekend wherever you are!

Mummy Flying Solo x

The Nature of Marriage

I had a friend post this article on Facebook recently with the comment: “Exactly” and then this quote (I think) also in inverted commas “The call to allow same-sex marriage is legitimately seen as not a claim against discrimination, but a claim to change the nature of marriage.” I loathe to include it in here and give it more air time but it’s only fair if I’m going to trash it. It killed me not to comment on this at the time but I wanted time to collect my thoughts and clearly argue my point (which I’m attempting to do here but not sure if I succeed). I went back to the Facebook page in question but I can’t find the link there anymore so who knows what happened to it. Instead I’m getting it all out of my system in a blog post! Continue reading

Inspiration Strikes

Well I don’t know about you but I need to be pretty inspired to sit down and write something.  If life is just chugging along at an even pace without many highs or lows I find it hard to hook my brain onto something. I need DRAMA which doesn’t actually sound that healthy but anyway…  Every now and then though I get in the zone and I decide to have a crack at it. Today was clearly one of those days. I got SO serious I started this blog AND even registered my own domain name. I thought the $26 it cost me ($18 to register and another $8 to make it private in case anyone was wondering) might help me to commit to the cause. You see I’ve started blogs before and after a few posts it always peters off into absolutely nothing. Well it hardly peters off. It pretty much just stops. The thing that inspired me today was that I stumbled over some dude’s blog about his life and I kid you not it was BORING. He had no flair for writing AT ALL.  I guess his family and friends might be interested in the content to keep up with what is going on in his life but geez dude, I don’t know. That’s what facebook is for and then you don’t have to write much! He might even be interesting in one sentence and a few photos.
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