Tips for a Healthier Christmas

It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is fast approaching,…
November 17, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Milk and the Myth – Do you Dare Give up your Dairy?

The more I read about cows milk, the more I question the nutritional…
November 5, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Is Juicing Causing you Health Problems?

As an avid fan of juicing, primarily to get those vital nutrients…
November 2, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Post-Baby Weight Loss – Top Five Tips to Help you Stay Motivated

Taking care of a newborn baby is often as exhausting as it is…
September 23, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Borani Bademjan – Eggplant and Yogurt Dip

It’s fair to say that I am pretty obsessed with aubergines.…
August 28, 2015/by admin_leylaf

It Smells Like Raspberries and Caramel!

Every time I visit my lovely hairdresser (Louise at Jamilla Paul…
July 31, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Get Up, Work Out!

When I look back to the picture of me (above) full term with…
July 20, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Spirulina Smoothies

It's no secret that we make a lot of smoothies around here! Really,…
June 29, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Super easy omelette 

When I was young, my dad would make us these amazing omelettes…
June 22, 2015/by admin_leylaf

A holy grail highlighter

If a better quality highlighter exists in the world than I have…
June 15, 2015/by admin_leylaf

Low Carb, No Sugar – Recipes for Looking and Feeling Better!

Since my beautiful babies were born, taking care of myself has fallen…
June 10, 2015/by admin_leylaf

A family tradition – cottage pie (with turkey)

I will never forget the sight of my mum’s cottage pie being…
June 2, 2015/by admin_leylaf
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Bringing home babies – the first 2 weeks

Bringing home babies – the first 2 weeks

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Although I am really excited to be planning a new stage in our lives, this week has been a difficult one for me. The twins

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You know how it feels on Christmas morning, when the excitement on the kids faces spills out into exaggerated “ooohhhhs” and “aaahhhhs” that make you

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We are on our way

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