Make room for the mushrooms!

February 25, 2020- FUSSY EATING -, Fussy Eating, Parenthood

Look, I know you want to avoid a meltdown at teatime. I know it’s easier to just stick a stack of cucumber battons on the side and get the job done. But don’t forget that one of the biggest principles of overcoming fussy eating is to keep exposing the fuss-meisters to their most hated foods. … Read More

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

December 10, 2019- FUSSY EATING -, - MEAL PLANNING -, Breakfast, Busy life, Christmas, Dinner, Eating out, Food or Meals, Funny Talk, Fussy Eating, Gifts, Happy Mealtimes, Healthy Treats, Holidays, Juggle struggle, Lunch ideas, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People, Shopping list, Snack ideas, Sustainable, Tea

It’s just about now that I start to feel the festive anxiety rise. I’ve never been particularly organised with gift purchasing and sending – I’m always the one in the Post Office queue sending things off to relatives far and wide on the 22nd December. And don’t get me started on the mess in the … Read More

Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

November 4, 2019Busy life, Dinner, Food or Meals, Fussy Eating, Happy Mealtimes, Juggle struggle, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People

Even the most exotic dish can become mundane if repeated every other Tuesday ad infinitum. But it’s easily done: kids have a reputation for enjoying the same old familiar favourites. Experience tells you that they’ll kick up a stink if you attempt something new, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ve fallen deep into a rut … Read More

CAMPING HACKS WITH GUEST BLOGGER SAM SWANN and a exclusive peek at two recipes from The MasterPlan!

August 14, 2019Busy life, Camping, Dinner, Food or Meals, Happy Mealtimes, Holidays, Juggle struggle, Parenthood

Summer Holidays Blog Series – 2 – Camping CAMPING HACKS WITH GUEST BLOGGER SAM SWANN and a exclusive peek at two recipes from The MasterPlan!   Camping is a bit marmite, isn’t it? I’m in the ‘love’ camp – pun intended – but even if you’re not a happy camper, there are still loads of … Read More

Independence

May 8, 2019Growing up with baby-led weaning, Parenthood

Call me lazy if you want, but I’ve always been hell-bent on getting my kids to do things for themselves. It feels right to me to encourage them to meet their own needs now that they’re older. What’s more, they have the ability. I think there’s a question in the two-year review: does your child … Read More

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

May 8, 2019Busy life, Dinner, Food or Meals, Funny Talk, Fussy Eating, Growing up with baby-led weaning, Happy Mealtimes, Juggle struggle, Meal ideas, Meal Planning, Parenthood, People, Shopping list, Tea

“LIMES!” she squealed as she thumbed lemon wedges over the top of our dinner. We hadn’t expected that as we walked back in the room last Friday. It was as if she’d done a Little Britain-style leap up onto the table! And to be honest, it was the perfect start to the meal – once … Read More

Juggle Struggle

May 8, 2019Busy life, Juggle struggle, Parenthood, People, Sleep

I’m out out. I left a whirlwind behind me. I did make (& photograph) these meatballs, but I do feel a bit guilty for leaving such a mess in the kitchen/house for my husband to tidy up. I’m not sure I’d be so understanding if the shoe was on the other foot… But it can … Read More