Rachel Brady

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5 ways to treat yourself

This post is about something that has become a bit of a cliche: the fact that us mums need to treat ourselves. Listen – cliches apart – we actually, really do. Our role in life as mum is to put…

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Girly day itinerary in Manchester

Yesterday my old (as in known her for 20 years, not old as in elderly) bessie and me went for some girly time in my old home town of Manchester. We lived there for 13 years, most of that pre-kids…

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How to style yourself for a wedding when pregnant

It’s a bit odd; but we don’t go to many weddings. We have lots of friends (honest!) but many of them have shunned traditional life plans, which normally involve getting hitched. So I don’t normally have that many weddings to…

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What having a dog brings to our family life

I’m 27 weeks pregnant with my third child at the moment. This baby has taken 3 years to conceive as I had a medical condition that I only just discovered at the end of last year. Anyway the reason I…

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Roasted chicken thighs with squash and brown rice

I’m loving working on my blog so much again. I ignored it for too long, and you may have noticed if you’re a regular visitor, that I have a new layout – new logo and brand refresh coming very soon…

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Slow cooker squash, sweet potato and ginger soup

I am midway through adding bits of footage to a slow cooker sling it all in video – working on a more catchy title – for my YouTube channel. The idea being that so many busy mums want slow cooker…

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Skiathos family holiday: a quick guide

As you’ll know if you follow me on Instagram, we got back recently from a week-long family holiday on the Greek Island of Skiathos. Skiathos is the largest in the Sporades group of islands, and is next door to the…

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How to dress a 5 year old (and not lose the will to …

My daughter, Beatrix, is nearly 6. Until recently she has been most compliant with dressing, liking most things I put her in, and generally just being a pleasure to dress. But then it started. She has an actual opinion on…

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How to make your house smell nice

We came back off holidays recently, and the first thing I noticed, after saying how nice it was to be back home, was the fusty smell. We have 2 cats and a big Labrador (as well as 2 kids and…

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10 tips for great pregnancy dressing

I’m 24 weeks’ pregnant with my 3rd child. Whilst I am not saying for a second that I look amazing every day – LOLLING at even the idea of this (I’m sat with joggers and a stripey t shirt on…

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10 easy daily ways to boost nutrition and deliciously

As mums, it’s all too easy to ignore our own nutrition and focus all our efforts on the kids – what they eat, making sure they are drinking enough, worrying about the last time they ate a vegetable! How can…

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