Recipes

Zucchini Leftover Chocolate Loaf Recipe

I've always been fortunate in that Riley has never been overly fussy when it comes to veg, but I get that lots of moms aren't as lucky. The next best thing is to lie to your kids about what they're eating and here is the perfect recipe for you to do just that. Initially discovered… Continue reading Zucchini Leftover Chocolate Loaf Recipe

Parenting, Uncategorized

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

A lot of us think that self-care has to be a day at the spa, a 3 hour facial, or girls night out but that is actually not the case. If I were a doctor, I'd recommend a daily dose of self-care with a side of "me time". As a mom, a wife and career… Continue reading A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

Real Talk

I am a Terrible Friend

Guys, I am a terrible friend. It's true! I am so wrapped up in my own world that I forget to connect with the people who matter to me the most. I am insanely fortunate to have a circle of friends unlike any you could imagine. They are fierce, fabulous and they're mine. Each one… Continue reading I am a Terrible Friend

Parenting

Puberty & Wasting Time

There is a 100% chance that someone in this household will need therapy after Riley finishes puberty. I'm 100% certain that it will be me. To be fair, it's still early days for Paul and me where Riley is concerned. His voice is only shaking a smidge and he is smelling a little funkier lately,… Continue reading Puberty & Wasting Time

Dear Diary, Uncategorized

Goal setting and the 8%

Statistically speaking, you would have ditched your January resolutions by now and probably already slipped back into old patterns. Amirite? That's okay, you are not alone and if you are reading this, you can start again.  My January aspirations of bone broth and yoga lasted all of a few sips (and way too many savasana… Continue reading Goal setting and the 8%

Real Talk

Dear Skinny Me

This was taken at Riley's birthday party - when all you ate was a handful of broccoli and 7 litres of water. Remember how you cringed when you saw this picture because you thought that you were overweight? Do you remember how you beat yourself up about wanting a slice of Riley's birthday cake? How you… Continue reading Dear Skinny Me

Real Talk, Uncategorized

Learning to self-love (again)

Man, to say that this year has been a weight based yo-yo is an understatement. In case you've missed it, I've gained weight and lost self-confidence - obviously, I had to change this. I've learned that weight gain (and coming to terms with it) is a lot like dealing with the different stages of grief.… Continue reading Learning to self-love (again)

Parenting

It’s time for that talk

There comes a time in every parent's life where you need to have the talk with your kids. You know which talk I'm talking about, right? Well, we recently had that little chat with Riley. It's a little bit hard to believe that my baby is a puberty hitting, pre-teen on the cusp of manhood. Inching… Continue reading It’s time for that talk

Real Talk, Uncategorized

How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

I didn't realize that it has taken me so long to blog again, it seems like only yesterday I was bubbling over with the excitement of healthy living. I remember being so passionate about fitness and spreading the word about weight loss that I became blind. I think that this post is long overdue because… Continue reading How to gain 20kgs with hake and brocolli

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

Weight loss on a budget

Losing weight can seem expensive when you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, we now know tricks and secrets to budget weight loss plans. Weight loss journeys can be challenging, especially when you don’t quite know where to start. It can seem costly, time consuming and too hard to follow through with, but it doesn’t… Continue reading Weight loss on a budget