Here’s what’s on the menu this week...
One of my January resolutions was to get back into planning our weekly dinners in advance. With our house move last year meal planning really slipped off the radar and our shopping bill and waist lines grew.
Here’s what’s on the menu this week...
There hasn’t been much of these two on the blog lately. They have been loving our new home and the all the space we now have. It has made it easier for them to play together and I can see them growing closer by the day.
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Playing more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body each day, magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, relieving muscle tension and creating a calming effect across the entire body. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include; Restless legs, fatigue, mood swings, migraines, cravings and achy joints and muscles. Seven in ten of us suffer from low levels of magnesium. It’s a fact that we don’t get enough from our daily diet, and so a supplement that gets straight to where it’s needed is the way to recharge our systems
My girls have brand new bedrooms in our new house. It took a lot of hard work to decorate them in time for Christmas but we got there! We've gone very neutral as a base to personalise them. Now I'm looking at how we can store all their toys while keeping the room looking clean and smart. Here's some of my ideas for a great kids storage wish list.
'Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my Father. Prepare to die!"
Last night I watched my favourite film on the big screen for the first time. I'm showing my age here, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Princess Bride the original 35mm film was shown at The Prince Charles Theatre just off Leicester Square. It was brilliant! The whole audience were laughing along to the caper. So amazing to see it on the big screen
Babies are pretty delicate at first and up to the age of 12months their immune systems are weaker meaning they are more vulnerable to catching infection. Milk is a notorious for harboring bacteria making it super important to make sure all baby feeding equipment from bottles and teats to breast-pump parts and even soothers are sterilised before every use. Milton is a household name you can trust when it comes to keeping your family safe and I have one of their fantastic Combi Sterilisers to giveaway to one reader.
Just before Christmas One4all, the multi retailer gift card challenged me to shop for the perfect outfit using one of their loaded gift cards. I was super excited and had a wonderful day shopping on my own (yes on my own without the kids) looking for an outfit for my Grandparents Diamond Wedding Anniversary lunch. Not many couples make it to 60years married so this was a special family occasion.
One week into 2018 and I finally feel the Christmas chaos is behind us and we are back into our routine. I'm not usually one for setting resolutions - before the kids I managed to stop taking sugar in my tea but that's about it. This year is different. 2017 was a great year for us overall. We moved house. The kids settled well in school/pre-school. But while my business exploded and my blog grew, I very much felt like it was all happening without any control. This year I want to steer it down the right path. Sophie from Life as Mrs D has written her 18 goals for 2018 and I've been inspired to write mine to help keep me focused this year.
This weekend saw my Sister in Law turn 40 and I decorated her this very special cake as part of some fun celebrations up in town.
A healthy diet can give your kids a great start in life. The food a child eats can impact on their development and their overall state of health. The British Nutrition Foundation recommends that children should eat a healthy, varied diet which includes starchy carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, protein and some dairy food.
Of course, it’s much easier to talk about eating the healthy diet recommended by the NHS, than to actually do it. Especially if you’re faced with a brood of fussy eaters. How can you get a little girl who demands a ham sandwich with the crusts cut off at every meal to fall in love with a variety of foods such as bulgur wheat kedgeree with spinach? Here are a few suggestions on how to encourage those fussy eaters to expand the range of food they eat and try new and delicious healthy dishes.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.