My Little Mia

Mia will always be my little baby not matter what. If it makes sense I always think of Aly as being the tough one and Mia being the softy. That’s not to say Aly isn’t a little softy but no matter what is thrown at Aly she deals with it.

At the young age of 6 Aly seems to have had to deal with her fair share of stuff to deal with. So far she’s had to wear an eye patch for a number of months for most of the day, she’s had two eye operations. And now she has to wear glasses. All of this she has dealt with and shows very little fear and I am so proud of her.


Mia on the other hand I will always want to protect her. It started at that exact moment at 2am when she seemed to have a fit when she was feeding at 6 days old and we had to call 999 and get rushed to hospital. To see her tiny body lying in the hospital with needles and such being poked and prodded into her.

This will never change. The littlest thing can sometimes set Mia off and this is usually when she is tired.

For a little while Mia has been complaining of having a bad tummy and we booked her in to see the doctors and they couldn’t see her for two weeks and as it was nothing serious it wasn’t a problem. In the run up to going to the doctor we ran out of apple squash with Mia loves and has quite a few cups a day. She ended up just having water and after a day or so we noticed that she didn’t complain about a bad tummy.

Mia Pose

Could something as simple as apple squash have been the problem? She hasn’t had any since and the tummy problems have stopped.

#MealPlanningMonday - 17th June

I hope everyone has had a good weekend? We spent the weekend at The Good Food Show at the NEC and since this is scheduled as I am writing this on the train I will tell you all about it in a blog post. This week for me will be a short meal planning week as on Friday like so many others I will be a BritMums Live and please come and say hi, I don't bite.

So here is the plan

Salmon Fishcakes with Home Grown Salad

Jacket Potatoes with Spring Onion and Mackerel 

Quorn Stir-Fry


BRITMUMS (Dinner at Nanas for the girls)

BRITMUMS (Pasta for the girls)

Have a good week everyone and click the badge for more #MealPlanningMonday

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#MealPlanningMonday - 15th April

I know I know it's been a few weeks since I last took part and that is mainly due to various members of the family being ill, both the girls have had chickenpox over the last month and we've all had the flu and then last week we were away at Butlins...but now I am back. As the girls are getting older we are now trying to have meals where we all eat the same. It's not going to bad and they seem willing to try new things which makes it a lot easier at dinnertime.

So here is this weeks meals

Grilled Salmon with New Potato Salad

Spaghetti Bolognaise with Garlic Bread

Hot Dogs with Chips

Quorn Meatballs with Rice


Tuna Wedge Bake

It's maybe not the most adventurous menu but most of it the girls have asked for so fingers crossed they eat it all up.

I can't wait till the salad bits we can actually get out of the garden rather than having to buy it.

I hope you've all had a good week and I look forward to seeing what others have planned for the week

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