Homemade Chilli Jam

My first attempt at chilli jam turned out more like a chilli toffee. My second attempt turned out perfect.
I’m stoked!

You can find the recipe here.

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Breastfeeding in public

I am Danni and I breastfeed.
Yep you read that right.
I breastfeed and I’m proud.
It has not been easy, at times it has been down right hard!
My baby is 16months old now and sometimes he gets thirsty and needs a feed.

If you see me in public do not tell me what I am doing is wrong.
Don’t look at me with those judgmental eyes that so obviously say you disapprove.
Don’t even mention to me that I should give my child a bottle.

I have done my research and made my choice.
If you want to bottle feed I will not judge you. I will not criticize you and tell you what you are doing is wrong.
I will support you. You are feeding your baby.
You didn’t breastfeed so what.
Feed your baby whenever and wherever and I am happy.
If you starve your baby then you are a bad parent!

If you happen to work in radio, tv or anywhere in the public eye and say anything unsupportive then please be aware of how much you are affecting others. Maybe take a second to think about who your target audience is. Maybe even take into consideration the challenges they face and how your unsupportive words will make their everyday life harder. You have the power to put a stop to the great division between mothers who breastfeed and bottle feed. There is enough shit to face everyday without adding the judgmental beliefs of others…
Just saying!

Perfect quote for today!

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Feeling flat…

Sorry for the downer post but I let the ball drop for a while and I have put on some of the weight I lost. So today I am feeling pretty down and having a fat day, which really isn’t like me. I like to see the positives in life, to laugh and smile. I refuse to let this get to me!
So today I draw inspiration from some of my favourite quotes…

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“Happiness is acceptance.”
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I have chosen to accept my current physique and challenge myself to use it to make more change. I will make a new plan of attack because…

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”
Dennis Waitley

I honestly need to push myself to get to where I want to be so today I start fresh.

I want to be toned, healthy and fit.

I want to say goodbye to the rolls because I am not a freaking bakery. I am Danni and I want to feel comfortable in my skin.

I acknowledge this next stage will not be an easy stage. It will be one that I need to push myself but if I don’t I will never get to where I want to be!

Until next time…

Xxx