What it’s like to have a child who doesn’t eat

Too early for terrible 2s!

It’s been nearly 11 years since my journey with attempting to feed Lillie began, and it hasn’t got any easier; in fact, if anything, it’s getting worse. She’ll grow out of it As a small child, I was forever being told: “she’ll grow out of it; my daughter was a picky eater at that age”. … Read more

The facts on young people’s mental health

MQ Mental Health Infographic

Sadly mental health is STILL something which has a stigma attached to it. So when I came across this useful infographic created through mental health research I wanted to share it with my readers. As a parent of young children, I worry about their future and how the path of their lives will shape them. … Read more

Kindly keep your opinions to yourself #Talesofafussyeater

Fussy Eater

Our issues with Little Bean’s difficult eating have been well reported here on Mummy Matters and friends who know me in the ‘real’ world know all-too-well the troubles that we have had with her. I know that people who do not know me or Little Bean will not know of our issues but I do get … Read more

Bento Lunch Boxes with Capri Sun Fruit Crush


If you know me well, you’ll know that mealtimes are my least favourite meal of the day as far as the Beans are concerned. I never intended for it to be that way, obviously, but over time Little Bean’s dislike for most foods coupled with the boy’s tendencies to copy her have resulted in most … Read more

Plum Mighty 4 – Super Snacks for Mini Mouths and Fussy Eaters

Plum Mighty 4 – Super Snacks for Mini Mouths and Fussy Eaters 2

My troubles as a Mum of a fussy eater have been well documented here on Mummy Matters. My troubles with Little Bean seriously affected my confidence as a parent when it came to weaning Beanie Boy, although thankfully he was a different kettle of fish and has been more open to trying out new foods. … Read more

Could Little Bean’s eating habits be affecting her behaviour?

Could Little Bean’s eating habits be affecting her behaviour? 3

To say that Little Bean’s behaviour is a challenge of late would be a HUGE understatement. It’s rather like living with Jekyll and Hyde some days, one minute she can be the sweetest, kindest little girl and a pleasure to spend time with and in the next second she reminds me of the devil child … Read more