Baby led weaning..

I have touched briefly on baby led weaning (BLW) before. I have had a few queries about it and what Emilia eats. So let’s talk about it here. Put very simply, Emilia eats what we eat. There’s no separate meal times for her. There’s no purees or supermarket bought baby food. Don’t get me wrong,…

It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog over at The Emerging Dietitian. You may have noticed my work over at FarmGate OnlineĀ (if you haven’t, I highly suggest you head over and take a look). Between work, mum life, our first family holiday to Tasmania and a girls trip to Newcastle… it’s left me…

It has been a nutty week.

For those of you who follow me on social media, you will be aware that this past week Emilia and I were attending an inpatient sleep school. It was the toughest thing we have ever done. But Emilia is amazing. Alex is amazing. Together as a family, we’ve shown time and time again, that we…

My wish for Emilia.

Sadly in the society we live in, our physical appearance places a large weight (pun not intended) on how we are perceived. Both by our peers and by ourselves. This is not just something that as adults we deal with, this is trickling downstream to our children. So what does this mean for their future?…

It’s a piece of cake: the update on Father’s Day.

Did I leave your tastebuds tantalising from my last blog post? I hope so. A quick update on the rest of our Father’s Day celebrations. On the Friday night, we had Alex’s immediate family over to watch the footy. I had just returned from having two root canals done that morning so Alex’s mum kindly…

The three part Father’s Day installment.

Alex is a wonderful dad. Beyond wonderful. So really, it only makes sense that we made his first official Father’s Day a rather decadent and drawn out affair. One which revolves around food. Naturally. We started off our week with an early celebratory trip to the beautiful Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove. The one upside…

The kale miracle.

How many of you struggle to get your family members to eat more vegetables? Are there certain vegetables which are taboo in your household? Luckily for me, Alex (+ Simba & Emilia) are not fussy eaters. They love fresh produce (Simba included!) so it’s very rare that a nutritious meal gets snubbed. For me, there’s…

Be gentle on yourself.

For those of you following me on Facebook, you may have been expecting this post to be about a kale and halloumi gozleme. Trust me, I haven’t forgotten about this mouth watering recipe, however I feel compelled to write about this topic first. Gozleme will be coming shortly, don’t you worry. Since becoming a mum,…

Slow days + self care.

I feel as though my writing has changed recently. Although this has always been a creative outlet for me, I find more solace in this dedicated alone time. It’s an opportunity for me to share what’s going on inside this brain of mine.

Pancakes for two.

I woke up this morning with a real hankering for pancakes. I quickly brushed this off. ‘Don’t be ridiculous Tess. Alex is on nightshift. All of this effort with a 6 month old babe for one.’ Then as I was feeding Emilia and trawling through ‘wholemeal spelt pancakes for one’ archives, it dawned on me….

Winter warmers.

I’ve been a little quiet over here at The Emerging Dietitian HQ. I’ve been soaking up cuddles with my sweet babe, who by the way is almost 6 months old. When did that happen? I’m also a guest contributor over at FarmGate Online. Do yourself a favour, click on the link and see what they…

My first Mother’s Day.

If we are going to get technical. This really was my secondĀ Mother’s Day. This time last year, I knew Baby H was baking away but my lips were indeed sealed. This year, with our darling Emilia, I knew I wanted to do an elaborate celebration. Not for myself. But to celebrate the incredible mother’s in…