Recipe Time – Banana Muffins

Recipe Time – Banana Muffins

Last week I teased the Banana Muffins on Social Media and it was received very well. A few people said they couldn’t wait for the recipe and I’m super excited about sharing this with you, because this is a recipe I got from my dad, but kind of made it my own. It not as sweet, has loads of Banana goodness, added fiber and a crunch brought in by walnuts. I buy bananas every week and I often buy more than we eat, just so that a few can get overripe so I can bake a Banana Bread. This recipe is actually for 1 Banana Bread, but I tweaked it into a Muffin recipe that yields 16 standard size muffins. Of course you can bake this in a mini muffin pan or a larger muffin pan – the yield will of course change accordingly. So without further blabber, here is...

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Week 9 – Funny Pregnancy Story

Week 9 – Funny Pregnancy Story

You have heard them before: your best friend telling you about the time she was watching tv and all of a sudden she burst into tears; or that time you sister was doing the dishes and she just started crying. In both instances, the ladies were pregnant. At this moment in my life, there are 6 women in my life who are pregnant. 6! I guess there must be something in the water! And when I think of the changes that their bodies are currently going through, I think back to 3 years ago when I first held that positive pregnancy test in my hand. Little did I know that just a few months later, I would have my very own ‘hormonal-moment’. So I think I was about 7 months pregnant, heavy, big, tired and sitting in the passenger seat of our car. Hubby was driving...

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My Breastfeeding Journey

My Breastfeeding Journey

A while ago (read here: 2 years ago) I wrote an article on my journey to becoming a mum. A dream I had had since I was about 20 years old. You can read about that here. And when I first held that Positive Home Pregnancy Test in my hand, I had one thing that I wanted to do the minute I became a mum. One thing that not all mums are able to do. The one thing that shaped how I walked through my pregnancy: what food I ate, getting enough exercise and learning as much as I could about breastfeeding. Yes, folks this is going to be a Boob Post! I was very adamant that I would breastfeed my child. I of course knew that it would take a few days after birth for my milk to come in, but I should keep putting my tiny human to the breast often so she could stimulate the breasts...

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Week 8 – Dear Younger Self

Week 8 – Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self Many years from now, you are going to look back on the life you have lived and wonder where it all went pear-shaped. You will ask the million-dollar question: What is my purpose? And you will have wasted away hours upon hours, trying to find your purpose, whilst still trying to keep those around you happy. You need to stop. Stop living your life, making other people happy and being miserable yourself. No-one is responsible for your happiness. Only you can decide for yourself to be happy and to work towards your own happiness. True happiness will not come from the butterflies you have in your tummy on first dates. It will not come from moving to greener pastures. It will not come from pursuing your dreams, while those around you don’t...

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What is currently on my Netflix Recently Watched List

What is currently on my Netflix Recently Watched List

I don’t watch as much tv as I should. Ha! Bet you weren’t expecting that sentence! Seriously though, there are some really good shows out there. And Netflix, I must say has really surprised me with the quality of tv series they are dishing out. I know, however that I am also a little behind with ‘what’s hot and what’s not’, meaning that I am only now on Season 8 of Supernatural. I know! Shock and Horror, right? But your priorities change…with time – I bet you were thought I was going to say “with having a baby”! And yes, back in the day I could do a 24 rerun in about 8 days. And that was with loads of coffee and junk food. These days, I can maybe make an episode of an ‘ok’ tv show. Then there...

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