Hey, I’m an Organix No Junk Mum!
As regular readers will know, I’m on a mission to promote fresh, healthy food for children and families, and encourage kids to tuck into more fruit and vegetables – starting with my own super-fussy eater boy. (An update on his progress is coming in a future blog post.)
Recently, my six-year-old went through a phase of worrying about dying. She asked how it felt, and whether you can move and if your eyes are closed. She told me that her worry about dying seeped into everything she did – nudging at her consciousness while she was watching TV, reading or trying to nod off to sleep.
As a mum to three kids, I’ve had my fair share of battles with the sunscreen bottle. We all know protecting our kids’ skin is important, but it’s no mean feat when your little ones wriggle or even run away when faced with the prospect of creamy gloop being smeared over their skin.
I remember the last time I went to a fast food restaurant and wolfed down one of their meals. Despite all those calories, I still had a gnawing, empty feeling in my stomach afterwards. The food had barely touched the sides. (Knowing me, I then ate something else.)
More often than not, my two and a half year old turns down dinner.
He takes one look at the lovingly prepared – and, I assure you, very tasty – meal, and says, ‘No. Don’t like dinner.’
Ever felt that your stomach as well as your mind can experience déjà vu?
In the last few months, I’ve been having this sensation regularly.
Just recently a vomiting bug swept through my children’s school before rampaging across my family.
Think you know all about brushing your child’s teeth? I thought it was one mummy job that I was doing okay.
Now that the weather’s warmer, my kids are playing in the garden more frequently. The trampoline is seeing more action, and toys are strewn across the lawn. Meanwhile my eldest daughter, who loves gymnastics and goes to a class after school, spends every spare moment doing handstands, cartwheels, bridges and other ultra-bendy moves, most of which are beyond me.
I’ve recently been researching a load of healthy apps through work, and I’ve started to incorporate some into my life. A few are helping me to become more organised, while others have the potential to make life a bit calmer in other ways. Here’s my guide to the unmissable:
Last week, first one child had a really high temperature, and then the other two succumbed to the same virus too.
My three kids love playing outside, but they’re not so keen in winter – especially when the ground is getting a soaking or it’s bitterly cold. On those days, getting them to stretch their legs outdoors can feel like an awful lot of hard work.