Welcome to Nurtured.me. My name is Rachael, and I’m a single mother to two adorable little girls.They also currently both have me extremely sleep deprived, to the tune of about 4 hours a night (when I really need at least 10). I am surviving on love, snuggles and lots of chocolate at the moment, while starting my new venture. You are very welcome to stay a while here, have a look around and a poke about 😉. If you want to get in touch I would LOVE to hear from you. You can email me to just say hi, tell me about yourself or make a suggestion (I can take criticism so you can be brutal).
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A little about YOU
You’re a parent to a young child or children, you’re dedicated to them, but there is more to it than that. You want the very best for your child and sometimes give yourself a hard time about getting it wrong, but the very fact that you worry about this confirms what an excellent and caring parent you really are!
You want to spend more quality time with your children, and spend less time on essential tasks and chores that take away from the fun play time.
You’re sometimes at a loss with what fun activities you can do with your children, and end up opting for the easy option of the TV or a movie.
You want to do things for yourself too, but by the time they go to sleep, you’re completely zombied and can’t think of anything you could do for some ME time.
You enjoy cooking, or at least you like the concept of enjoying cooking, and you’d like to know how to make more nutritious meals for your family, which don’t take hours of time away from your children and don’t come out of a box or the freezer.
A little about Nurtured.me
Nurtured.me is intended as a place of nurturing for both Mothers and Fathers. With tips and information on a variety of ways to help improve your own health and wellbeing, which will, in turn, increase your capacity to nurture your children. If we are feeling low or exhausted ourselves, it’s hard to give out good to others. I know how hard it is, with only 16 months between my girls, parenting is exhausting! But with a few small changes to your routine and diet you can feel great again, even without 8 hours a night.
I feel it is so important to give our children the best of us. They are the next generation, and they will need greatness in them if they are to progress the world. So as well as help for Mama’s and Daddy’s, there is also information on both nutritious meals and fun activities for your children. Nurtured.me also features products that are designed to make everything that bit easier.
You can start by taking a look at some of my recent posts…
A little about ME
Although I’ve always been a Mother Earth type, having much younger siblings, pets, farm animals and dolls to look after, I came late to being an actual Mother. 36 in fact, which although I didn’t feel all that old at the time, I was classed as a Geriatric Mother by the hospital and put under ‘close supervision!’ After 9 years of trying, and a couple of angel babies, we finally had our miracle IVF rainbow baby at the end of 2014, 2 weeks late after a unicorn pregnancy and quite a pleasant natural birth. And wouldn’t you know it, wait nearly 10 years for a baby, and 2 come along together, as just 8 months later I was pregnant again, this time naturally. My youngest arrived in Spring of 2016, 3 weeks early and after a rather turbulent and uncertain pregnancy by recommended C-Section. So I had within 2 years gone from longing to be a mother, to having 2 very different pregnancies and births.
A Nurtured.me Shop
I have recently launched the Nurtured.me Shop as a place to source wonderfully beautiful toys and games for your little ones. Toys with open-ended, multi-use play possibilities, that will last years and be firm favourites. Toys so beautiful that you’ll be wanting to have them all on show instead of hidden in the toybox.
I currently stock a range of beautifully and ethically made wooden toys for young children and Balance Boards made by Creatimber and Utukutu which are suitable for all ages.
I also stock a rapidly expanding range of plastic-free products to help you on your zero waste journey.
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Work With Me
You can book Rachael for a speaking engagement. Rachael can talk at length, and with humour, on a wide range of parenting and relationship topics, please head over to my contact page get in touch to discuss your needs.
If you would like your product to be featured by Nurtured.me, please get in touch, to discuss your needs. There are a number of options for promotion, using either a sponsored post, Instagram or Facebook promotion with image or video (including Facebook Lives). All opinions given in reviews are my own.
If you would like to feature Rachael on your own blog as a guest poster OR if you would like to guest post on Nurtured.me, please get in touch and let me know why you think we’d be a good fit.
To feature Rachael or any of her posts in an article, or if you would like a unique article for your publication please get in touch and we can chat.