Our favourite family meals

As a family it is so much easier if our babies can eat what we are eating, so here are some baby friendly meals that the whole family can eat! Chilli con crane – we take the kids portions out before we add the chilli! Sebastian (16 months) eats it as it is with a spoon, and we blitz Ophelia’s (7 months) up a little. Jacket Potato with cheese and beans or tuna mayo and sweet corn… Sebastian eats his just chopped up with a spoon and we blitz Ophelia’s up a little. Spaghetti Carbonara or spaghetti boplognese – Both … Continue reading Our favourite family meals

Futile Dreams of a Mums Day Off!

Days off for me as a mummy to two under two at the moment are few and far between, and even when I do get one of these rare days off, most of the time they go a bit ‘pete tong’! Take my last supposed ‘day off’ for example. I had made so many plans… nails, a little retail therapy a nice HOT coffee in a cafe uninterrupted. I even planned to take a nice hot bath when I got home while Nick did bedtime routine, and then perhaps a gin or two! These plans sounded great! So we all … Continue reading Futile Dreams of a Mums Day Off!

The Bee’s Knees Journal

  Kelly, who you can find over on Instagram @the_bees_knees.co (https://www.instagram.com/the_bees_knees.co/) has created this amazing Happiness Journal, it is absolutely stunning and great for a moment or two of mindfulness each day. The journal is not dated so you can start this at any time in the year, and she has designed it so that you colour it in. This journal really helps you sit back and reflect on the day, it also identifies areas of your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being that need some TLC. Really great for busy mums who are always on the go and who … Continue reading The Bee’s Knees Journal

My Emergency Car Kit

Have you ever found yourself out and about with the car parked up and realise you forgot an essential baby item in your changing bag….. Yes that’s me very often, normally due to rushing about trying to get 2 babies under 2 out of the door and in the car before they start whining because they know we are going out. Well I decide to put an end to that…. And yes I still forget to put things in the changing bag but with my emergency car kit I know its always there if I really need it! What’s in … Continue reading My Emergency Car Kit

January family update!

Sebastian is coming up to a year and a half, he is learning new words every day, he now has about 30-35 words in his vocabulary, and has even started to put together some phrases, some of my favourites are; ‘please mama’, ‘bye dada’, ‘don’t care’, ‘I did it’, and the funniest has to be ‘ohhhhh bugger’, especially funny when he uses it in context! I have to fight off laughing when he shouts ‘ohhhhh bugger’! We have had a few nights this month where he has refused to stay in his bed at night, he has been pulling his … Continue reading January family update!

How Not to lose your shit as a stay-at-home parent

Evening everyone, so after a year and a half, and two babies later I’m pretty deep into this parenting thing-a-ma-jig, so I thought I’d write a short post on how not to lose your shit, if like me your a stay-at-home parent. Don’t get me wrong in the last year and a half I’ve lost my shit a handful of times (actually more than I care to count), and you will probably still lose your shit too sometimes, but I’m hoping that these 6 tips will keep you from losing your shit every day!   Alcohol, especially Gin has become … Continue reading How Not to lose your shit as a stay-at-home parent

5 Tips for Doing Laundry Quicker with Kids

So, when it was just my other half and I we probably only put the washing machine on once a week and only had two loads of washing, whites and dark’s! Now we have two babies and I must have been doing between two and four loads each bloody day. No, that was far to much time spent doing laundry, so I thought, what the hell can make this easier for me so that I’m not spending two hours a day washing, drying, folding and putting clothes away? Aside from hiring someone, which was far to costly for our budget, … Continue reading 5 Tips for Doing Laundry Quicker with Kids

Night Terrors in Toddlers

There are 3 stages of sleep; light sleep, deep sleep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when dreams occur. Night terrors or sleep terrors often occur when your toddler partially wakes during the deep, non-REM sleep phase, these night terrors usually happen during the earlier part of the night and can last several minutes, but are unlikely to last longer than 15 minutes. Night terrors are common, affecting up to 6% of children and are equally prevalent in both boys and girls. The signs of a Night Terror:  When your toddler is having a night terror, you will … Continue reading Night Terrors in Toddlers