Category: Books

Book review: When you Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair by Geneen Roth

Based on what I’ve been writing about body image and dieting you might think that before my epiphany round about a year ago, I was some diet and exercise fanatic. It couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I thought that I’d given up on dieting and feeling bad about binge eating around 10 years previously. Except that I hadn’t really. Let me explain. Around about my 17th year I went from…

Book review: Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter

Ellyn Satter first beeped her way across my radar during pregnancy. At the time I was looking at a book called “Child of Mine – Feeding with Love and Good Sense” and the kindle sample was as cringe-worthy as the title suggests. Plus, she mentioned feeding babies purees and I was all “oh no, my baby is just going to do finger foods, why would I ever puree anything!”, so into…

Book review: How to Have your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too

I can remember exactly how the latest installment of my journey towards body acceptance started. Our family was living on a beautiful farm in the middle of nowhere in Portugal and we’d just had friends and family to visit. Life was in a bit of a turmoil as we weren’t sure whether to stay in the countryside or move back to the city (and beach), baby boy was going through a sleep…

Merry Mama Giveaway 2015: The Business of Baby

Happy December everyone! I often talk about how much I love reading and researching all sorts of parenting topics, so in the spirit of the season I will be giving away my four favourite parenting books. The final two giveaways will be open until December 31st, so you’ll have lots of time to enter. You can take part by leaving a comment, tweeting or visiting my Facebook page. Scroll down for…

Merry Mama Giveaway 2015: Our Babies, Ourselves

Happy December everyone! I often talk about how much I love reading and researching all sorts of parenting topics, so in the spirit of the season I will be giving away my four favourite parenting books. The final two giveaways will be open until December 31st, so you’ll have lots of time to enter. You can take part by leaving a comment, tweeting or visiting my Facebook page. Scroll down for…

Merry Mama Giveaway 2015: Beyond the Sling

Happy December everyone! I often talk about how much I love reading and researching all sorts of parenting topics, so in the spirit of the season I will be giving away four of my four top favourite parenting books. I was going to run the event on every advent before Christmas, but guess who forget the 1st of Advent was in November?! Instead the giveways will start every Wednesday and end on…