Do you make your children clear their plate?

Children helping to make food

There is something that I’ve never really understood. Parents who make their children eat everything that is on their plates. I just don’t get it. When I a kid, my parents did this to me. I had to everything on my plate. If I didn’t it was brought back up for breakfast the next day. In fact, one time, I remember being made to sit in the garden until I’d finished every last scrap on my plate. I used to quite like this one though because it meant I could throw what I didn’t want to eat into the hedge… [Read More]

Celebrate Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat Plus Competition!

This year Hotel Chocolat is asking ‘what do dads really want for Father’s Day?’ If you ask me, the answer is pretty simple. Like us women, we all love chocolate, but it’s often thought to be a gift that only men buy for women. Let’s change that! Hotel Chocolat have a lovely range of Father’s day gifts and I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to choose two early Father’s Day gifts from Hotel Chocolat so that I could gift them to my husband. I chose The Father’s Day Sleekster, The Father’s Day H Box and a little… [Read More]

EVERDINE Meals Review & Video

I really enjoy food, but when you’re trying to lose weight, having a love of food doesn’t make things easy. When I was given the chance to review Everdine I was pretty excited about. Everdine offer clean and wholesome gourmet meals that are cooked and frozen before being courier delivered to your front door. I’ve heard of similar boxes before, but for me the real selling point with Everdine is that I don’t actually need to cook lots of ingredients myself. All I need to do is pop the meals in the microwave straight from frozen and most are ready… [Read More]

So, You’ve Lost the weight – What Now? 

Slimming down and finally reaching your weight loss goals can be strange. You’ve got there even though there was always that thought in the back of your mind telling you that you never would. So, what do you when do when the impossible happens and you achieve what you always wanted to regarding your weight? Well, here are some ideas. Refresh Your Style and Wardrobe For many women, this is the best thing about burning fat and getting in shape. When your goals are eventually reached, you can refresh your wardrobe with clothes that match your newly slimmed down body…. [Read More]

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]