Monday, 28 August 2017

Toothbrushing Tips For Toddlers!

OK, if your child is anything like mine then the teeth-brushing will have been a bloomin' nightmare! We've had screaming, crying, shouting, running away, sealing of name it we've had it! Bizarrely though, it isn't the tooth-brushing that is the issue, nor the taste of the toothpaste (she loves that and it is mint!).  It is the independence - she wants to brush her own teeth which is great, I am all for encouraging her to be independent where appropriate.  But she isn't managing to brush properly - she just sucks the toothpaste off and then wants more, and then waves the brush around in her mouth without even connecting with her teeth!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Feeding the fussy family

I struggle with meal planning.  I do cook some meals from scratch but my repertoire of meals that everyone will eat is severely lacking and some days I really don't want to cook three or four different meals.

Vegetable Chow Mien..gave it a trial run last week! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

3 Favourite Kitchen Gadgets

I love creating meals (and desserts!) in the kitchen, but I also love my time. Being a parent (to children that think sleep is for the weak) and an undergrad student - me time is rare so things that give me joy whilst saving me time are most definitely worth having.

I thought I would share with you my 3 favourite kitchen gadgets I have bought (or been bought) over the last few years that save me so much time.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

A day out in Blackpool - Sealife Centre

The summer holidays are upon us, so time to find things to keep the small (and not so small) ones occupied to prevent cabin fever setting in!

Blackpool Tram

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Toddler Day Bag - What To Pack!

This morning I caught myself without my usually well packed toddler change bag when taking a trip to the doctors.  I realised (the hard way!) how helpful certain bits are so thought I would share with you what I normally pack in my toddler day bag! It definitely came in helpful earlier this week when we took the train to Blackpool for a fun day of Sealife and rides!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Lentil and beef bolognese.

My children are fab at eating vegetables and fruit but they have some very odd fussiness when it comes to food. I often find I end up having to cook different things for everyone which is a real pain in the backside. Squidge won’t eat red things, Bob's funny with textures, I'm not a big meat lover and Dude's not a big veg/pulse lover (though he'll try everything I make and has been suprised once or twice by liking something he thought he wouldn't!)....ok, it's not just the kids!