The little monsters birthday cake has become something of a drama in our house - I enjoy baking and will occasionally attempt a bit of cake sculpting (see last years Dinosaur cake). Monsters birthday is in March.. we probably started talking about the cake in January and he was insistent that he wanted 'Bumblebee' (the … Continue reading The 4th Birthday Bake
Being a 'Step-Mum' in a world of 'Real Mums'
Bringing a child into my life didn't just impact me - it impacted my whole family. I have a pretty close knit family - I lived with my parents when I started dating my other half and have a close relationship with my two young cousins (then 2 and 4) and auntie and uncle who … Continue reading Whose family are we?
Helen, Hel, Helen Belen, Hells Bells, Mummy, Mama, MamaBear, Stepmummy, Mama Helen..., the list of names the little monster calls me is a very long one. I remember, around a year or so ago, the first stage of the monster calling me 'Mummy', honestly I was pretty horrified and extremely uncomfortable with just the concept … Continue reading What’s in a name?
How my partner and I learned to become parents to my Stepson together.
How my life changed from living at home to living with and loving two monsters.
Here is a birthday cake I made last month for the little monsters 3rd birthday. All in all I think was about 10 hours work but that did include baking 3 cakes! Monster is gluten and dairy free so this was made with a gluten free flour blend and vitalite spread which can make for … Continue reading Dinosaur birthday cake