Journey to health started when my first child was ready for weaning. I thought it was my duty as a mother to feed him the best food for his little growing body.
I spent 7+ months (he arrive a little early) not drinking alcohol, stayed away from shellfish, peanuts, caffeine, raw eggs, anything raw including sushi and whatever else you shouldn’t eat while pregnant. So now I had to feed him, I should continue on the right journey right?
So I bought this little contraption which steams the veg/ fruit to the perfect nanosecond to keep the nutrients and did magic apparently. Everything was labelled beautifully and bless him he ate it all. Feeding was a little messy, but he love it.
Yipee! I did it! I’m Supermum!
However, the real world makes it’s appearance, meeting friends who offer your baby a chip, chocolate and all the food you said you would not feed them before they are three. You smile and explain your healthy goal, they apologize, feed awkward and move on.
Right easy, friends understand your mission in life, they think you are bizarre, but still love you anyway. Then it happens, your mother, father and in-laws interfere, in my day we use to bla bla bla. You explain yourself again and it’s absolutely disregarded. They feed your child in secret and you have lost them to the dark side. Now it’s your turn to smile, feel awkward and move on.
Fast forward a few years, you move across the world to a new country, settle in (took many years) and finally have the confidence, courage and will power to start or continue the journey to health.
Supermum powers are back and restored! Apart from when the family comes for a visit and you turn a blind eye, actually you turn your whole head away and breathe. It’s not forever, they are here for a visit, they are leaving soon, breathe, breathe, BREATHE!