Parenting In Tough Times

We all go through tough things sometimes – from a  prolonged period of unemployment to death of someone close to us, bad things happen. For parents, that can be especially hard.

parenting-in-tough-times-cover-jpegAnyone paying attention will know that the last few years have been incredibly hard for me. A bad pregnancy, tough things happened in my marriage, terminal illness, death, isolation – it’s been a tough few years. I don’t often talk about it, but when I do, people always ask me how I’ve made it through, and when I tell them, they all say the same thing:

You should write a book!

Well, I have. It’s a short book – only 51 pages, because I know that when you’re going through hard things, and you barely feel able to breathe, the last thing you need is a book that that’s heavier than the feeling in your chest. What you need is practical, simple, step-by-step hand holding. And Parenting in Tough Times is that – I see it as a guide to setting out buoys in a stormy sea. Buoys are invaluable when you’re trying to keep afloat.

This book – currently only available as an eBook – is available for Kindle from Amazon or as a printable PDF from Gumroad

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Bliss Balls For Beginners – 21 Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Recipes

I’ve finally done it! Eighteen months in the making and here I have for you Bliss Balls For Beginners.

Bliss Balls For Beginners offers 21 recipes to get you started on raw, healthy, good-for-you snacks loved by adults and children. They are fast, easy, no bake, no cook recipes that put treats on the table in under five minutes and keep in the cupboard for weeks. Dairy free, gluten free and sugar free options will make sure you have empty trays at each party, with no sugar crashes or bad ingredients.

Bliss Balls – they can be squares or shapes too – are unbaked, uncooked balls of yumminess, perfect for children to make and particularly perfect for times when there’s a call for treats: Halloween, Christmas, Easter or birthdays.

Bliss Balls make for lovely gifts – like healthy truffles. They are easy for children to help with too.

Some of my favourites from the book are the chocolate coconut ‘Bounty’ balls, the chocolate orange balls, carrot cake balls and my absolute favourite: the Christmas Cake Bliss Balls – all raw and full of healthy and nutritious ingredients!


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