Review – SMOL Washing Capsules

Review – SMOL Washing Capsules

Never run out on washing day again with SMOL Capsules by post

Children are messy. If it’s not chocolate, grass stains or globs of banana on their new clothes, it’ going to be a poop explosion or some other unidentifiable stain that causes multiple changes of outfit per day. That’s not to mention the clothes changes we parents must go through to compensate for unexpected sick ups or toddlers wiping snotty sticky fingers on your last pair of work trousers. Washing powder isn’t cheap either, and playing the waiting game for capsules to go on offer can often leave you short of supplies on laundry day.

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Soothing Hot Toddy – The Ultimate Cough Cure

Soothing Hot Toddy – The Ultimate Cough Cure

Beat the blurgghhh with this pick me up drink recipe

A few weeks ago, the littles were poorly. Nothing major luckily, just the monthly cough and cold and that always seems to follow licking all the toys at Nursery. With lots of cuddles and movie days on the sofa, Little Mister and Little Lady bounced back quickly. However, they shared their ailment with me (Daddy somehow missed the worst of it after having the flu jab).

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Recipe: Chorizo and Bean Breakfast Hash

Recipe: Chorizo and Bean Breakfast Hash

Kickstart the day with this fiery and filling treat

Sundays. Sundays are rest days, recovery days, getting straight for the week ahead days. Sundays are nesting away from the rest of the world, building pillow forts and duvet tents, with Disney movies back to back. For us, Sundays are also family food days, but the wait until the early evening roast is a LONG one, so we like to have a bit of a cooked breakfast to start the day.

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Air Fryer Dried Breadcrumbs

Air Fryer Dried Breadcrumbs

Reduce your food waste with these breadcrumbs made from the ends of your loaf

Our Little Mister (nearly 3 years old) is an absolute bread fiend. We easily get through 2-3 loaves of bread a week at present, but aside from toasting the ends of the loaf (admit it, no one likes the end of the loaf toast), the leftovers usually get chucked in the bin. This recipe combats the two things I hate most; spending money and making food waste.

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How to Make Funky Beeswax Food Wraps

How to Make Funky Beeswax Food Wraps

Ditch the once use cling films and cellophanes. Save the environment and your pennies with this tutorial for funky, unique, reusable beeswax food wraps.

A huge part of my kitchen cost saving revolves around meal prepping. Lunches, brekkies, dinners – cooking everything in bulk saves time and effort and makes it easier to stick to a diet (it’s so much less tempting to have a takeaway if there’s something ready to nuke in the fridge). Navigating the shop (or any outing) with a toddler is a gauntlet of bribery, so packing snacks is essential.

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Recipe – Christmas Shortbread Bites

Recipe – Christmas Shortbread Bites

Christmas is coming! We are past Black Friday now so can legitimately get excited, get the decs up and enjoy mulled wine next to a roaring fire. And for me, part of the excitement of Christmas is getting some crafting on and making some thoughtful, unique Christmas gifts. My Christmas cross –stitch is coming along well, although really I should probably have started months ago… Continue reading “Recipe – Christmas Shortbread Bites”

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Weaning Recipe – Carrot and Parsnip Purée

Weaning Recipe – Carrot and Parsnip Purée

Sometimes, this whole “being a parent” thing hits you, and it’s usually at times you wouldn’t expect. My latest wave of realisation came one evening last week. I was chilling on the couch, Little Mister sat on my knee, watching a re-run of Dance Moms, whilst he was munching away on some blueberry tapioca crackers (as an aside, although the packaging says “mess free”, I have a purple crusted pair of joggers that would beg to differ). I couldn’t stop watching him, feeding himself, when it only felt such a short time ago we were decorating the nursery and picking out bottles. And he looked so content, cracker in hand, smiling away at Abby Lee Miller whilst she passive-aggressively crushed the dreams of some child. Then he blew a raspberry with a mouthful of cracker everywhere and kind of bust me out of the moment. I think it’s the finger foods that are making it hit home, that Little Mister is starting those first steps to feeding independence in what feels like no time at all.

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(My) Baby Weaning Essentials

(My) Baby Weaning Essentials

It had been a long, rainy day of shopping. Little Mister needed a new bath chair (we had been using his new-born bath seat still, but as he was able to launch out of it by himself it had to go…), and we had been in and out of shops all day. Something easy for dinner loomed; something hot and chicken-y. So as we were sat in KFC, my baby boy lunged from my lap to make a snatch at my fries. I took it as a sign that he was ready to begin the long, messy process of weaning (even if I wasn’t ready…, naively I thought it would be a choice to wait until 6 months before we would start). Before this point we had tried a couple of tastes; baby rice and avocado. Both didn’t go down well, so it was with a little trepidation we started with real food.

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