Matilda was lucky enough to review a selection of Heinz baby breakfast food recently.
Still exploring new tastes and textures, I was super excited about her trying everything that we were sent. However, I was a little worried about trying her with the Biscotti biscuits only because I have been very nervous weaning my third child - odd right? Mixed with her milk to make a cereal was never a problem and there is 6 cereals within the one biscuit too!) but Matilda has been more than ready to hold her own food and wean herself. These were BRILLIANT! On the school run and out running errands, these biscuits came in handy as a snack. They dissolved well in the mouth and really encouraged the hand and eye co-ordination. I could NOT believe it when I looked up the price to find that the box was less than £3! These are now on my shopping list.
The ready-to-eat breakfast pots were great! So handy, so easy, so tasty and the pot came in handy afterwards. Once cleaned I stored grapes in for me as I rarely get to eat these days. A nice little snack for mummy on the go! Matilda enjoyed these pots of porridges at room temperature but you can warm them up.
These are a little more expensive than the fruit pots I usually buy her for breakfast BUT these are much more filling so I would say that they are worth every penny. Matilda's favourite was the creamy oat porridge. I loved the fact that they weren't really sticky and stodgy like some other brands.
We are fans of Heinz because we know that they are made with the experts behind them. No added sugar, different grains, nutritional... You can find out so much on their website. Everything is packed with heaps of goodness for baby!
*I have written an honest review about the free Heinz baby products that were sent to us for review*
Have you ever had one of those moments where you collapse on the sofa amongst chaos and think "im not getting anywhere". Im talking with friends, housework, kids, family.
I have had one of those moments today and I can't stop crying. I give up! Im actually giving up. It seems too hard work to try and to get nothing back. I feel like I have worked myself to madness.
I give up. Simple.
I realise that some friends are such hard work. If they really cared or wanted to be a friend then they would get in touch first right? They would call or text or even Facebook FIRST! It's always me putting in effort, it's always me caring. If family cared they would help right? They would see that i could do with a break or extra hands. Housework? I'm going around in circles.
Dinner time. I give up!
Bed time. I give up!
Having a social life. I give up!
I give up. Simple.
Now I have blogged I feel better.
I have cried in front of my daughter. She is breaking me. She just wont go to sleep at a sensible time. Im not getting a break from the kids. Im not getting much sleep. I'm thinking and feeling too much. I even forget to take my anti-depressant from tiredness.
Im currently sat on the edge of my bed with my back turned to my wide awake eldest who is whispering to herself whilst laying wide awake in my bed. Fidgeting.
Her bed isnt good enough tonight. She is too hot and too cold and too scared and too thirsty...
I give up. Im giving in. Im going to bed too.
I have just managed to scoff my dinner and grab a really quick bath. That is all. That was my first bit of me time in a long time.
Why can she not go to sleep? Why must my day stop at 9.30 and start again an hour later. Why do I feel like im held hostage? I can't go out. I can't work. I can't chat to hubby. Yes I signed up to being a parent but... she needs sleep. My daughter really does need the sleep.
Tomorrow we will have more meltdowns. Tomorrow my heart will break again watching her argue, yawn, cry...
Am I just a really rubbish mum? Have I made so many mistakes being a crap parent that almost five years on we are still no better with sleep... because of ME?
My first born is almost 5 years old and we still have sleep issues with her. This time its struggling to fall asleep.
I have followed the books, websites, experts, other mums, TV shows and NOTHING WORKS! I can't go out on an evening, I can't relax on an evening and I can't even get a bath on an evening.
What am I doing wrong? She only sleeps about 9 hours a night and although this is the best to date, hubby and I still can't go out together. It's been years.
I love my daughter to the moon and back but I need some time for me. .. and hubby! The meltdowns getting her to school the next day is painful and the drama after school is painful. All of this is from tiredness.
8.30pm and I'm still trying to get her to unwind and go to sleep. I will be seeing to my other girls in just a couple of hours.
Where's mummy's time out?! *sits on naughty step*
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