Hello there, and welcome to my blog!
I’m Reneé, wife to Andy and mum to Polly (8), Clara (5) & Freddy (3).
As the name of my blog suggests, I’m a mummy who tries her hardest to ensure that her children have a good start to life, a start that I didn’t have. My posts are gritty and real, and I’ve been told by readers that I make a genuine difference to their lives.
Food is everything to me! After being given the news that I was ‘infertile’ following a PCOS diagnosis in 2007, I removed refined sugars and processed carbs from my diet. The result astounded me – an unexpected pregnancy less than two years later, and two more to follow within four years! Small healthy steps over the last decade have led me to a place where I am confident enough to know how to feed my family. I really enjoy sharing my genuinely healthy and unique recipes, and I think you’ll like my hazelnut balls, which are a copy cat for Ferrero Rocher.
I cover a variety of other topics apart from food, which include my own mental health journey, and recovering from two breakdowns in my twenties. My first book Become the Best You is part memoir part self-help, and details how I got myself from rock bottom to happy wife and mama. I also blog about my eldest daughter’s autism, and the decision to pull her out of mainstream school in 2015 and home educate her, as well as the younger two.
In addition to all this, the blog has documented my entire journey to becoming a writer. I am currently in the process of publishing my second book – a novel about one woman’s roller coaster journey through motherhood.