Recipe of the Week: Chocolate and Avocado Mousse

We’ve partnered with Zenia Deogan, Nutritionist and Chef @thesensorykitchen to create some super easy, super speedy recipes of the week.

Chocolate mousse done right! Whizz up a healthy, yet indulgent and silky mousse in minutes with this easy-peasy recipe!

Ingredients (makes 4 glasses)

1 medium ripe avocado
2 bananas
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp good quality cocoa
4tsp honey/maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
Raspberries/strawberries/pomegranate – any gorgeous fruit that’s not going to let this lovely pot of joy down!

How to make it:

Blitz all ingredients in a blender and just make it look pretty with fruit of your choice. Store in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving – enjoy!

10 Things New Mums Shouldn’t Worry About

It’s another of those undeniable truths no one tells you until you’re pregnant: the minute those two blue lines appear you’ll start to experience a low-level anxiety that lasts for the rest of your parenting life. Becoming a mum can feel totally overwhelming at times, and it’s easy to obsess over the smallest of details. So save some time (and a little piece of your sanity) by checking off the stuff you really don’t need to worry about…

Not Knowing What The F* To Do

Repeat after us: I WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO. Yep, even if the total sum of your parenting experience thus far was holding your mates’ baby while she went for a wee, or 15 minutes of hide and seek with a mildly bearable four-year-old one Christmas. How will you know when to feed them? What if they are too hot/cold? What if you’re so knackered that you don’t hear them cry in the night? Right now the fact you’ll be allowed to leave the hospital with a tiny human and no previous experience makes zero sense… but trust us when we talk about instinct. Nobody knows your baby better than you do, and you’ll be an amazing mum.

Keeping Your House Clean

For the first two weeks your house will feel like Euston Station; a constant stream of family and friends all wanting to meet your brand-new bundle of joy and hear you tell birth story for the seventh time that morning. Lovely yes, but also really annoying, especially when you’re knackered and learning how to breastfeed. When you finally get five minutes to yourself spend it showering, sleeping or going to the toilet in peace. Not hoovering, not washing-up, and not putting the bins out. Oh, and send your dirty clothes to your mother-in-law.

Not Reading Enough Baby Books

Spoiler alert: your baby can’t read, so they don’t have a clue that Gina Ford says they should be sleeping 7pm-7am by 12 weeks old. Nor did they get the memo about being ‘happy’ or ‘contented’. Throw the book in the bin. We mean it.

Other People’s Opinions

Everyone has one and they won’t hold back, from your well-meaning mum to the old lady in Boots who tells you she doesn’t like the name. The health visitor hates the Sleepyhead, your auntie thinks babies sleep better on their fronts, someone at Baby Sensory doesn’t do dummies; people will be desperate to share what they’d do differently. Save yourself some time and ignore all unsolicited advice. Just smile, nod, and do whatever you think is best.

How You Should Feed Your Baby

This is a biggie. Nothing divides opinion more than breast Vs bottle, and nothing causes more mum-guilt, heartache or emotional strain. Your baby needs feeding, and as long as you’re not taking them to McDonalds for a happy meal at two weeks old, just how you do that is your decision and yours alone. Make your choice and feel good about it. You’re doing great.

Losing the Baby Weight

For us, the most effective way of getting past a post-partum body wobble is always this: whenever you feel a negative thought about your bod, pick up your baby. Look at their nose, their tiny hands and feet, their beautiful long eyelashes. You made those. Your body grew them from scratch. Nothing could be more amazing so eat the cake and give yourself a break.

Hitting Milestones

All babies are different and while it’s good to have a rough idea of where they should be, your baby doesn’t know they should be sitting up at six months. They’ll do it when they’re good and ready, so try not to compare to other kids or waste time worrying about why they aren’t walking yet. It’ll come.

Making Friends

Parenting is an amazing leveller; you’ll never struggle to start a conversation again. Find your tribe, whether that’s at NCT, a TMC event or even online. Even having one other mum to text during the 3am feed is a huge help… and if you’re really stuck, there are apps that can hook you up with someone to do exactly that.

Losing Who You Are

Becoming a parent changes your life; drastically at first. But after a while you’ll reach a new normal and find that you’re still you. With a bit of planning, you can party again, go to the gym, or wander around the shops for two hours without a pram. Your ambition’s still there and your career too; you can still feel attractive and be a good friend. Take the time to take care of yourself and you’ll be a better parent because of it, we promise.

Changing the Nappy Immediately

Now there’s a blue line that doesn’t have to change everything. Completely unnecessary. Unless it’s a poo.

How to Improve Your Mood When You’re Feeling Low After Birth

Anyone else feel like there are two camps for your post-natal feelings to sit in?

Either you’re a-OK and acing life as a new mum. Or you’re not coping and suffering from post-natal depression.

But what if you feel a bit low, anxious, or you’re traumatised from a pretty savage labour? Where do you go?

We spoke to Ross J Barr, a leading acupuncturist (and the man who treated Meghan Markle when she lived in London), to find out why we feel low after birth.

Is it normal to feel low after birth?

“Yes!”, says Ross, “When I see people that feel post-natally down, it is often linked to blood deficiency and exhaustion, which most mums have. Interestingly if you look up the symptoms for anaemia, they are pretty much the same as depression. One of the biggest causes of post-natal depression is that women are generally anaemic”. He adds, “Quite often in the period after birth, you don’t feel like you’re residing in yourself, you just go on autopilot, and a part of this comes from a primal instinct, and for the rest of it, you’re just bumbling along and making it up as you go along”.

Can tiredness make me feel more emotional?

“Absolutely”, says Ross, “Tiredness causes the body to run on adrenaline. You’re overtly risk accessing, and you’re running on reserve power. Of course, it will affect your emotions. It can also cause you to catastrophise and create ‘what ifs?’, that’s what adrenaline does for us”.

Can my baby feel my emotions?

“If your internal state is not at peace, sooner or later, your children’s internal state can be affected by it. They can pick up on your emotions, and even if you think you’re creating a great veil over it, your kids can pick up on it”, says Ross.

Do all women feel low after birth?

Ross says, “I would say there’s definitely a trend with the women I see, and it’s a combination of depletion, blood loss and shock. When you get depleted, you feel like a weaker version of yourself, and you’re more vulnerable. It’s important to nourish the mum and to fortify her. I see mums that have been bleeding for 6 weeks, and they wonder why they’re exhausted. But of course, you would be”.

9 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Mood…

  1. Support Yourself Pre and Postnatally.
    Make sure you’re well supplemented during pregnancy, so your body is stronger and more able to cope with both labour and the feelings you will experience post-natally. Dr Ross J Barr Female Pregnancy Formula, £32
    https://victoriahealth.com/female-pregnancy-formula/
  2. Book in for a Mind and Body MOT
    There are many things that you can do after birth to support your recovery. And you might have heard of a Postnatal MOT that is done by a women’s health proffessional. But you can also have psycological MOTs too. Your mind is just as (if not more) important than your body, so it’s important to look after that too.
    Even just one appointment will help support your body’s recovery process. You’re the most important person in your child’s life right now. This is not a luxury. It is essential maintenance.
  3. Nourish Yourself.
    Follow the basics of healthy living, and don’t skip a meal. Take as many calories as you need.
  4. Build a Wall of Care
    Let other people do things for you, allow yourself to let go of responsibility and don’t feel bad about taking time for you.
  5. View Doing Nothing Differently
    When you’re adrenalised, it makes it difficult for you to sit down and relax. Doing nothing is not a defeat. Do this for as long as you feel you have a greater capacity to fit other stuff in.
  6. Accept the Change.
    People try to maintain the same life that they had pre-kids, and I think once you accept life is different, you will find peace more easily.
  7. Take 15-20 mins in the Day
    Shutting down for a 15-20 min nap or being still during the day will help put all of the cortisol and adrenaline back in its box. It doesn’t mean you won’t be able to sleep later. It just recharges you.
  8. Nap at the beginning of your baby’s sleep.
    A) You’re less likely to be woken up, but b) you’ll also find it easier to drift off. Ever run around the house cleaning and then tried to sleep? It’s almost impossible, as, by the time you’ve calmed down your system, your baby is awake. Sleep breeds sleep. Do it at the start, and then you’re in a better place to take things on.
  9. Choose Tea over Coffee.
    Drinking coffee is like putting all of your issues into nuclear waste. You get into a cycle thinking you need a cup to have energy, and it becomes an addiction. There’s an ingredient in the coffee bean that causes the cells in our kidneys to expand quite aggressively. It triggers an adrenaline release, which means we run on our reserves, and it is not good for the body especially when we’re overtired. Can’t give it up? Ross adds, “You prematurely age when you run on adrenaline. Usually, If I tell my clients that, it stops them in their tracks. There’s nothing wrong with a good old cup of tea, so I’d opt for a few of those instead”.
What is a post-natal psychological MOT?

“A post-natal psychological MOT can help the body to rebalance and reset itself, as well as relieving stress and anxiety post-birth. Using acupuncture, we treat the shock, and often blood loss, of labour, by pinpointing areas that would benefit from stimulation or need calming”, says Ross. He adds, “There are particular points in acupuncture that are aimed to treat shock and trauma. It is not a luxury that’s reserved for celebrities. This is an essential treatment that anyone can access”.

What can you expect from a post-natal psychological MOT?

Approx. 45 minutes of necessary YOU time, where you lie down on a comfy bed, and the acupuncturist treats your mental and physical state. • “First, we check your pulse points, which lasts for around 5-10 minutes. This is a key factor for achieving a good diagnosis, as it enables you to see what’s going on internally”, says Ross. • Next, the acupuncturist selects points based on any symptoms that the client reports combined with the analysis of your pulses. • The painless needles are placed in for roughly 10-20mins. Some will be in for longer than others. Ross says, “Often a mum will come in, and if we do it right, then her tired, ashy complexion will change from start to finish. Usually, you will leave feeling brighter but looking it too!”

When should I have it?

“I usually encourage mums to come in two weeks after they’ve given birth”, says Ross. “By then the newborn bubble has gone, hormones have levelled, and adrenaline falls away, and we can generally start to see how deficient someone is and the areas that need focussing on”.

Why would I need one?

The aftercare UK mums receive post-birth is next to nothing. “There’s a lovely saying in Chinese medicine that the best way to stop a crying baby is to treat the mother, and that is the basis for a lot of what we try and do. We initiate the mother to focus on herself more, this is for the benefit of her baby. It’s not a selfish act, it’s a necessary one”, says Ross.

How many treatments do I need?

“The first treatment can be the most life-changing”, says Ross. “But you could allow for 2-5 treatments. The more experienced the practitioner is, the more likely they will be able to get their diagnosis right the first time, but that being said, most acupuncturists are so well trained they should be able to diagnose what needs to be treated in your first or second appointment”.

TMC Recipe of the Week: Skin-Boosting Grape Smoothie

A drink that gives us glowing skin and uses up all the grapes we keep buying? Where do we sign?

Skin Benefits of Grapes

Grapes have been recognised since ancient times as a fruit that promotes beautiful, youthful skin. Loaded with vitamins K, C and B6, potassium, copper, electrolytes and minerals, grapes are also abundant in the phytonutrients carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin – all of which are powerful antioxidants that help our skin. [source].

Not only that grapes are an excellent source of nutrients to protect your skin’s overall, long-term health, containing good quantities of fibre and protein!

Read on to find out how to include them in a delicious skin-boosting smoothie…

Ingredients…

1 cup almond milk unsweetened
Handful of frozen grapes
Handful of spinach
1⁄2 banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter

How to Make it…

1. Add almond milk, frozen grapes, spinach, and banana slices into the blender.

2. Scoop the peanut butter or almond butter into the mixture.

3. Blend until whipped and smooth.

Recipe from: Homemade Beauty Recipes | Hello Glow

Are Retinol Alternatives Really Worth It?

CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CAUDALIE

Anyone else’s kids completely aged them and looking for some skincare to repair the damage?

Caudalie’s Resveratrol-Lift Firming Cashmere Cream has been clinically proven to make skin 98% firmer in less than 3 weeks*.

So could it be an alternative to Retinol?

Read on to find out…

*Clinical study: % of satisfaction, 44 volunteers, 18 days.

What Exactly is Retinol?

Retinol (aka Vitamin A) is an antioxidant within your body and an incredible ingredient that can benefit your skin. Because Retinol can cause irritation and redness, one of the biggest misconceptions is that it exfoliates the skin. Instead, it helps to support the skin, and because of its uniquely small molecular structure, it can penetrate the deepest levels of our skin and help boost the production of collagen and elastin. *Which keeps us looking young.

What Can I Use Instead of Retinol?

While you can’t match the exact power of Retinol (Vitamin A), you can mimic the effects with some incredible gentler alternatives.
Highly effective skincare like Caudalie’s Resveratrol-Lift range, contains an exclusive anti-ageing patent, which uses Vine Resveratrol, Hyaluronic Acids and Vegan Collagen Booster, to stimulate all 3 types of collagen, which can visibly help the signs of ageing.

  • 98% Firmer skin in less than 3 weeks*
  • X5 more natural collagen production**
  • X2 more natural hyaluronic acid production**

*Clinical study: % of satisfaction, 44 volunteers, 18 days. **Test in vitro on ingredients.

Are Retinol Alternatives Any Good?

Yes absolutely! They can work wonders to enhance your complexion, and many are safe to use throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. They’re also gentler to use on sensitive complexions that might be more prone to hormonal flare-ups.

What We Thought When We Used Them…

“I have been a long-term fan of Retinol, so when I found out I was pregnant, I wasn’t sure where to start with an alternative. I was pleasantly surprised by how well other ingredients stood up. During my first (very sickly!) trimester, I felt like my skin became very dull. After introducing a collagen-based cream to my morning routine, I started to see the pregnancy-like glow that I expected to receive naturally!”
TMC Contributor, Matilda Stanley

Where to Find Retinol Alternatives…

Caudalie’s Resveratrol-Lift range encompasses a set of facial products that work to plump and smooth your complexion and contains a mix of unique and hard-working ingredients.

The Powerful Ingredients in Caudalie’s Resveratrol-Lift Range…

  1. Hyaluronic Acid
    Plumps and hydrates the skin.
  2. Resveratrol
    Similar to Retinol, it is an antioxidant that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even skin tone and helps with firmness.
  3. Vegan Collagen 1:
    A patented plant-based ingredient that mimics the same collagen found in our skin. It also boosts collagen production and reinforces skin firmness.
  4. Collagen Booster
    Makes your face look less tired and more youthful.

The Products…

Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Retinol Alternative Serum
Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Retinol Alternative Serum

A wonderfully light serum that glides on – making your face feel firmer and reducing fine lines.

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Resveratrol-Lift Firming Cashmere Cream
Resveratrol-Lift Firming Cashmere Cream

An absolute joy to apply. This smooth moisturiser improves the overall texture and tone of your skin. *It also has an environmentally friendly refill option, giving you even more reason to re-purchase.

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Resveratrol-Lift Firming Eye Gel Cream
Resveratrol-Lift Firming Eye Gel Cream

A saviour when you’re lacking in sleep. This contains skin-lifting peptides and a smoothing formula that helps reduce the appearance of tired eyes.

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Resveratrol-Lift Firming Night Cream
Resveratrol-Lift Firming Night Cream

This is full of repairing ingredients that help to fix the effects of a broken night’s sleep. Rebuilding your skin overnight, it makes you feel more human come morning. *Refill also available.

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Shop! Your New Summer Wardrobe at NEXT

Created in Partnership with Next

To celebrate NEXT DAY DELIVERY with the much loved British brand NEXT, we’ve rounded up our favourite items we want right now…

So versatile – embroidered dresses can be worn everywhere from the beach to a birthday party.

We think these could be the comfiest shoes we’ve ever worn!

A loose maxi is our absolute everyday essential. Pair with flats and a big slouchy bag.

Don’t think you can wear shorts? Go elasticated for the win!

Jumpsuit or playsuit – they are the comfiest and coolest shape for Mums on the run.

8 Easy Dinner Ideas

CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEXT

Run out of inspo? Don’t worry. We’ve got you!

Anyone else fed up with cooking the same old thing? *Waves

Sometimes all we need is a fresh set of ideas that don’t require a Cordon Bleu degree.

Whether you like to prep in advance or you’re a last-minute Larry, the following recipes are sure to save you.  

Prepare at lunch, win at dinner

Put the effort in a few hours earlier and leave mealtimes completely stress-free. 

Chicken and sausage casserole
Chicken and sausage casserole

Use the same method but chuck it all in a casserole dish and slow cook for a few hours instead.

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Slow-cooked shredded beef ragu
Slow-cooked shredded beef ragu

A seriously mouth-watering dish that will get better and better the longer you leave it.

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Roasted chicken and veg prep
Roasted chicken and veg prep

Ditch the pots and pans and whack everything in the oven to ensure a yummy meal for later.

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Roasted butternut squash soup
Roasted butternut squash soup

One of the most delicious soup’s we’ve ever eaten. Tone down (or take out) the chilli to suit your tastebuds.

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Last-minute throw togethers

No time for prep? Chuck these tasty dishes together in under 15 minutes flat.

Grilled avocado Caprese open sandwich
Grilled avocado Caprese open sandwich

Basically, pizza toast – pile on your favourite toppings and serve with a big salad.

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Easy peasy frittata
Easy peasy frittata

Perfect for baby-led weaning, this recipe works for the whole family.

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Stuffed Moroccan pittas
Stuffed Moroccan pittas

Serve with couscous for a wow-factor meal that is made in minutes.

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Breakfast for dinner
Breakfast for dinner

There’s nothing quicker than eggs and who says they should be served before 11 am? Brunch, lunch, dinner, we’ll take them at any time thank you.

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Make Dinner Even Easier With NEXT…

From stylish serving boards to beautiful pans and pots, NEXT has it all!

10 Things We Actually Want for Valentine’s Day  

1. An Hour Alone at Home with Absolutely Nothing to Do.

Like truly, properly alone. Imagine: a clean house in complete silence, washing basket empty, food shop done. And 60 whole minutes to sit in glorious silence, take a bath, or read a book not written by Julia Donaldson.

2. To Stay in a Hotel Sans Kids.

No yelling in the middle of the night, the possibility of room service, day naps, a lie-in. And if we’re really feeling free – maybe even sex!!!

3. To Not Have to Think About All the Things

Is there AI for the ‘Mental Load’ yet? And if so, can you just input it into our brains.

4. To Not Pick Food Up off The Floor

Thinking about attaching mop heads to their feet tbh.

5. A Trip to The Cinema

Or a lie down in a dark room. We’re not fussy.

6. A Spa Day

The closest we get these days is our toddler driving their toy cars over our back. *2 out of 10 would not recommend.

7. A Good TV Box Set We Can Get Addicted To

Netflix? Completed it mate. We’re now onto the archives.

8. Comfy Joggers That Pass as Daywear.

We never thought we’d be those people. And here we are.

9. The Chance to Dress Up

Somewhere hidden underneath the mum bun and stain-covered clothes, there’s a once-stylish fashionista dying to get out, *if she can be arsed.

11. To Have a Lie in That Doesn’t Sound Like World War II

Why when it’s our turn, is everything SO F*CKING LOUD!?

Congratulations! It’s Twins! Now What?

Real mum Madalaine McCarthy Wright, shares the things that have helped her…

‘Do twins run in your family?’ is a question that I get asked frequently. And the answer? That would be a firm no.
So, to say I was shocked when the sonographer casually announced there was two, is an understatement.

Eight months into twin mum life and things feel a lot less scary. But rewind a year, and I could have really done with reading this.

Navigating the News…

I hadn’t been in the greatest rush to have a baby. So finding out one was two, took some time to process.

“I felt very overwhelmed at the prospect of carrying and birthing two babies and my biggest piece of advice for anyone processing the news of a multiple pregnancy is to do your research. It can be scary – you will now be classed as a high-risk pregnancy and should be under consultant-led care – but understanding what I needed to know when it came to possible risk factors, birth options and extra scans, led me to feel in control at a time that life felt quite the opposite.”

Packing for Hospital…

“Twins are usually born earlier than single babies, so I was advised to have my hospital bag packed by 30 weeks. The advice I dutifully ignored, leaving my husband to do the packing after my waters broke the day before my planned c-section. Luckily, I had prepared what I wanted to take, and it was the little luxuries that I included that made a 2-week hospital stay more bearable.”

What to Pack for Hospital…

“I packed a few luxuries paired with some essential high-waisted knickers that helped me feel more held together.”

Tips on Recovery After Birth…

“One of my twins needed two weeks under neonatal care post-delivery, so I was in hospital for longer than expected. This allowed me some extra time to heal from my c-section, but my biggest tip for recovering post-birth is to take it slowly. Easier said than done when you have two babies to care for, but keep on top of pain relief, move little and often, and try to look after yourself also!”

“And that goes for after the initial postpartum period too. Your body has gone through a lot, and twin pregnancy is physically demanding– double the babies mean double the hormones for the first-trimester sickness and double the weight further into your pregnancy, which is why it’s essential to prioritise recovery where you can. At 14 weeks postpartum, I booked in with a women’s physiotherapist who assessed my pelvis, spine, pelvic floor and abdominals for Diastasis Recti and provided me with exercises for the areas that needed strengthening – something I’d recommend to anyone after birth.”

How to Shop for Two and Save Money…

“Babies are expensive and although twins mean double the babies, it doesn’t have to equal double the cost too. Facebook Marketplace is great for items that are in perfect condition. In some cases unused, and you can get baby clothes on Vinted that still have the tags on for a fraction of the price. Spend your money on the items that you’ll get lots of use out of and put your money you’ve saved towards something nice for yourself. Or loads of coffee.”

The Best Things I Bought…

“While you don’t need two of everything, there are a few items that I couldn’t have lived without. A prep machine for night time feeds was a lifesaver and mitigated having to boil kettles at 3 a.m. And I couldn’t have lived without my double-feeding pillow. I still use it when I need to prop them up for a few minutes, which means that I can feed them together, saving me time between feeds.”

You’re not alone!

“I’m the first to admit that I’ve struggled along the way. From the initial news to finding my pregnancy physically tough to caring for two babies at once, it can be hard and at times feel isolating. But there’s so much support out there.”

“Twins Trust (https://twinstrust.org) is a great place to start and offers advice to twin parents through pregnancy and beyond. From first aid classes, to help with breastfeeding and sleep, they also offer antenatal courses as NCT classes don’t tend to apply for twins/triplets. On the other end of the birth spectrum is Bliss, a charity set up for parents of premature babies and with multiple births more likely to result in early delivery and time spent in neonatal care, Bliss can help to provide families with the support that they need. (https://www.bliss.org.uk).”

“Finding a community of mums has also been a necessity for me and my local twin club has been a lifesaver. There’s nothing more reassuring than a room filled with 10 other twin mums (plus their 20 babies) to make you feel less alone in navigating the world of multiple motherhood. You can find your local twin club here (https://twinstrust.org/supporting-you/clubs/find-a-club.html).”

How I Navigate Bedtime…

“When it comes to bedtime, I’ve found routine to be crucial to everyone getting as much sleep as possible. My house is more ‘mum-led’ than ‘baby-led’, which isn’t for everyone. But I firmly believe that you know what’s best for you. I put my twins into their own room in separate cots at four months despite being told that I shouldn’t, and it helped hugely sleep-wise. But whether you choose to sleep train, co-sleep, rock, or feed to sleep –everyone will have an opinion, so you do what works best for you and your babies.”

What Happens When They Both Cry…

“Without a doubt, the hardest part of being a mum to twins has been only having one pair of hands. Hopefully, in time, this will mean that patience comes more easily to them, but it’s horrible only being able to console one at a time. My only tip is to take a deep breath, decide who needs you most in that moment and remind yourself that they are loved, cared for, and you’re doing your very best – a vital mantra for all mums to follow.”

It Will (and You’ll) Be Better Than You Expect!

“While the period leading up to the birth was an incredibly daunting time of my life, becoming a twin mum has been an initiation into the most special club that I didn’t know existed. If someone had told me that everything would be okay, I’m not sure I would have believed them. Don’t get me wrong it’s bloody hard. But a year down the line and having two babies has been the greatest gift imaginable. I’ve coped better than I expected, the lack of sleep hasn’t been that bad and I’ve loved every minute of being a mum to my twin little boys.”

Steph Claire Smith’s Oatmeal Cookies

Packed full of oats to keep your body fuelled.

Ingredients…

Ingredients...
Ingredients…

125grams rolled oats
90grams spelt flour
110grams coconut sugar
50grams desiccated coconut
0.25tsp baking powder
0.25tsp bicarbonate soda
0.25tsp ground cinnamon
0.5tsp salt
110grams coconut oil
50ml hot water
1tsp vanilla extract
Dark chocolate cubes (optional)

• If the dough is too dry, add an additional tablespoon of hot water.

• To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten free oats and substitute the spelt flour for plain gluten free flour.

Method…

Step 1
Preheat oven to 175°C and line a tray with baking paper. In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, spelt flour, coconut sugar, coconut, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the melted coconut oil, hot water and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and stir together until incorporated.

Step 2
Roll dough into balls (approximately 1 tbsp. per cookie), place on the baking tray and flatten slightly with your palm.

Step 3
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden.

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