Gracie Cooks Spaghetti Bolognese

Gracie Cooks Spagetti Bolognese. This is one of our family favourites. A really easy go to recipe. Perfect for cooking in bulk and freezing, making mid-week dinners so much easier! You will need: Two Large Onions, diced Once large carrot, diced 200 grams of Mushrooms, diced 1kg lean mince beef (we prefer to use less […]

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Gracie Cooks

Meal times in our house have always been really important. Since a year old Gracie has been at nursery and in September 2018 started school. We missed so many meal times!  She had her breakfast, lunch and dinner at nursery. This left us with only weekends to spend quality family time at the dinner table. […]

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Depression and me

I’m a great advocate of its ‘Ok to be Ok’. As long as you actually are OK. Not just pretending to be OK to the outside world. I’ve spent months ‘being OK’ but in actual fact I haven’t been. It’s OK to be OK and we should all embrace that. We also should step back […]

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We were that family again

We were that family again… In my blog That family, which I posted last year about eating out with kids, we threw caution to the wind and let Gracie just be a kid at the table – and we enjoyed it. We met up with our friends recently and booked a table at the local […]

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Feeding a baby

When Henry was born I tried, as much as I possibly could, not to talk or post about how he was fed – it’s Henry’s business and no one else’s right?! I actually found it quite difficult not to mention his feeds, I mean it’s one of the only things a newborn baby does isn’t […]

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The abandoned child

This is quite possibly one of the hardest blogs I’ve ever written. Even more so than The Real Daddy Hew . My boy, Henry George, is three months old. It’s an amazing mile stone. He’s much more alert. He smiles. He recognises my voice. He smiles when he farts. Don’t get me wrong, he still isn’t […]

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Gracie finishes nursery

Gracie had her last day at nursery last week – where has the time gone? One minute she could barely fit in a ‘first size’ sleep suit and the next we were school uniform shopping. I am genuinely so glad we sent her to nursery. I have written before about whether Nursery was the right […]

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Back to work

After five weeks on paternity leave I returned to work last week. There’s no hiding the fact that I didn’t want to go back…….I’d still rather be at home now to be fair. It can be difficulty to work full time and be up during the night with a baby….millions of people do it but […]

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Paternity Leave

What an incredible five weeks I have had on Paternity leave. I cannot begin to put into words how incredibly lucky I have been to be able to take five weeks off work, fully paid, to spend with my family. I recognise that not all Companies are as generous as the Company I work for, […]

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Henry George Hew

Baby Hew No2, or Henry George Hew was born at 12:10 on 22 June 2018 weighing 7lbs 5oz. 10 tiny fingers and 10 extraordinarily long toes. He’s perfect. He’s the mirror of Gracie when she was born. He entered the world via an elected c-section as he was footling breech (feet first rather than bum). […]

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