Get The Kids Excited About Cooking

Image Source Starting kids on a path of healthy eating helps to guarantee their habits stick as they enter adulthood. It’s one way that we, as parents, can give our children a great start in life. Encouraging them to get involved with food, cooking, and flavours teaches them good habits, gives them knowledge about nutrition, but also gives them skills that they can take into adulthood. But how do you get kids who might be a bit fussy or uninterested more involved with what they eat? It sounds like an impossible task, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Here are a… [Read More]

5 Money Saving Tips for Busy Parents

Do you ever find yourself rushing around like a headless chicken trying to complete multiple tasks at the same time? Me too! One of my biggest bugbears is the weekly food shop. One week, I’ll have plenty of time to sit down and go through exactly what we need and more importantly what we don’t need. Other weeks, I’ll be so rushed off my feet that I just end up re-ordering the previous weeks food shop only to find when it arrives that I’ve already got a full bottle of shampoo sitting in the bathroom, enough chicken to feed an… [Read More]

Mum Moments Plus win a box of Hotel Chocolat Chocolates!

Mother's Day Mood Board

Mother’s day is a rather poignant day for me. When I walk around the shops and see shelves full of Mother’s Day cards, aisles full of ‘Best Mum’ teddy bears and beautiful bouquets of flowers, I can’t help but feel a little sad. You see my mum passed away when I was 18 years old. Mum was just 50 years old. She had ovarian cancer. I try not to think of the sad times though which is why when I was asked by Hotel Chocolat if I’d like to write about my favourite ‘Mum Moments’, I thought I’d share some… [Read More]

How Large Families Can Save Money

If you have a relatively large family, then you will probably be aware that it is often surprisingly easy to accidentally overspend and to end up with little money at the end of the month. This can happen all too easily, but the truth is that the solution is to simply adopt a different kind of attitude. There might only be a certain amount of money coming in, and the same responsibilities every month, but if you are a little clever about it then you can easily save a considerable amount of money for your family each month. In this… [Read More]

What we did this week

It doesn’t feel like we’ve done much this week, but when I look back at my pictures from this week, I certainly have been busy! Last weekend the girls and I made a rocket. Apparently a girl in their class made one the week before, so the girls wanted to make one as well! Out of all the photos I’ve taken this week, I forgot to take one of the finished rocket so here’s one of us making it! I worked on Monday and Tuesday so nothing much to report on there. I did go to spin class straight from… [Read More]

Trunki Eat Range Review & Competition

Trunki Eat Range

I love Trunki! Last year we ventured to Spain with two Trunki Suitcases and now we’ve been lucky enough to review their new Trunki Eat Range. It’s their newest range of foodie travel accessories and includes a 2-in-1 lunch bag backpack, drinks bottle and snackpots. Read on to find out how you can win these for yourself! We were sent two of the 2-in-1 lunch bag backpacks, two drinks bottles and a pack of snack pots. There are five designs available. We were sent Harley and Trixie. These lunch bags are designed to make eating on the go fun for your… [Read More]

Getting the garden ready for summer

Body warmer

Can you believe that Christmas has been and gone already? We’re into a new year and that also means we’re heading into the warmer weather, although I think we may still have a little while to wait before we can put our sun cream back on! Is it just me that has a huge stash of sun cream in their bathroom cupboard? One thing that I always look forward to at the start of a new year is making plans for the year ahead. This usually involves plans for my blog and work life, as well my own personal plans,… [Read More]

Christmas Dinner for all the Family

Christmas Cake

Ooo I love Christmas! Putting up the decorations, buying presents and wrapping them, then trying to find as many empty cupboards and drawers as possible to hide everything in! I love the planning, the family time and the excitement! I just love it! I love the food, although my waistline doesn’t love it anywhere near as much I do, but they do say it’s the season to be jolly after all! I also love cooking Christmas dinner! I think the thought of cooking Christmas dinner is something that a lot of people find daunting, and I guess if you’re cooking for… [Read More]

Hotel Chocolat Review

Hotel Chocolat

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, I imagine some people don’t, but hopefully the majority of the population do! Despite being on a health kick, I like to find the balance and treat myself now and again. I was recently sent a box of Hotel Chocolat’s Classic Christmas Sleekster and a box of Hotel Chocolat’s Toasty Toddies. The Classic Christmas Sleekster box is £22.50 and includes 30 chocolates in festive flavours. The chocolates are beautifully boxed and well presented in a gorgeous festive red and white box. I love the white and gold trees! Inside the box you’ll find a menu… [Read More]

Weight Loss Journey: Two Months In

I’m now just over two months into my weight loss journey. I hate calling it a ‘weight loss journey’, but essentially I guess that’s what it is. It’s also about me setting a good example to my children by ensuring that I eat well and take part in regular exercise. Of course this also means ensuring my children eat well and lead active lives themselves. That’s not too hard to be honest as they’re always running around, asking to come for a run with me and doing yoga poses with their daddy! So in my last update, which you can… [Read More]