Why I HATE hearing ‘you are always ill’

For around 6 weeks recently, my daughter and I were almost constantly ill. There was hand, foot & mouth. Yes, adults too can get that. Nice. Then I had tonsillitis. My daughter had some allergy flare ups. Then I had a viral rash, which looked like measles initially. We then had around 10 days where my daughter was projectile vomiting 3-5 times a day. I’m sure there have been other things along the way that I’m now choosing not to remember. Basically the last month or two has been draining. Really draining. We’ve had some stress going on in our personal life, none of which I’ve shared online other than with a select few. Anyway, one thing that I’ve almost consistently noticed in that same period is people who make annoying comments. Ones like ‘you are always ill’.

Why I don't want to hear 'you are always ill'

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Daisy is 15 months old

Daisy is 15 months old. Wow. Another month flown by. I’m always saying that but I’m sure other parents know what I mean. The time seems to just zip by and as Daisy grows older it seems to be going faster and faster. We’ve had a pretty good month for a number of reasons. Daisy is finally well, almost, and we have had a great month together.

Daisy is 15 months old - Daisy eating a Bovril sandwich during her first thunderstorm

Daisy was recently caught up in her first thunderstorm. Instead of being worried she was enjoying watching me and her Grandma shelter under an umbrella. Daisy carried on eating her sandwich and remained unfazed. It was cute!

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Easy calzone recipe

My husband has had an operation recently. One of the first things that he asked for, when he started to feel better, was a calzone. I decided to knock up this easy calzone recipe. It was so simple to make, fun to prepare and delicious too. The total cost of this calzone, including ingredients, for two people, is well under £2! Depending on the fillings you want. I’m so happy with this easy calzone recipe that I’m already looking forward to making it again!

Easy calzone recipe - a look at my finished calzone

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Sage and onion stuffing recipe

Before my daughter was born I would make us a roast dinner every single weekend. Over time I learned to make everything from scratch. Stuffing, gravy, yorkshires etc. My dinners just got better and better but also more and more time consuming. Then my daughter Daisy came along. Life got busier. I started to resort back to using Paxo and Bisto. Nothing wrong with that but it just isn’t the same! Anyway, life is getting back on track for us now and I’ve been able to start cooking from scratch regularly again. This is my sage and onion stuffing recipe. It takes around 5 – 10 minutes to prepare and then it cooks for around the same time as packet stuffing. Best of all this sage and onion stuffing recipe will set you back about 30p! If you add sausagemeat then this will bump up the price – depending on the quality.

Sage and onion stuffing recipe - A look at the stuffing balls once they are almost cooked

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5 ways that I try to get myself a good nights sleep

*This is a collaborative post*. Being a parent to a vibrant, wonderful, LOUD one year old means that I am often tired. The days are long but the years are short, as the lovely NomiPalony says. Sleep is something that has become almost an obsession for me since becoming a parent. I feel like I NEVER get enough sleep, and to try and combat this I do all that I can to get myself a good nights sleep. Today I want to share with you 5 ways that I try to get myself a good nights sleep.

5 ways that I try to get myself a good nights sleep

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