Take the stress out of Christmas dinner

Cooking Christmas dinner for your family is stressful. More so if it’s the first time that you’ve invited everyone over to yours, or you’ve got a large family to feed. It’s challenging, it’s exciting, and it can also be expensive, to the point that some families have started charging their guests. I'm not sure that's…

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Fabulous gift ideas for men

Working out what to buy the person in your life who has everything is difficult and it’s often men who pose the biggest challenge. From husbands to dads, uncles to brothers, getting that perfect present can be tricky.  Whether you’re looking for a birthday treat or a Christmas extravagance, here's a look at some of…

Review of the Hape Camper Van Walker

It’s never easy to decide what to buy for your little ones to help their development. There is so much available now that inevitably you will end up with some baby-related paraphernalia that is hardly touched or not even used at all. One of the things that has definitely helped Phoebe with her development is…

Enjoying family time outdoors with Anthisan

Phoebe really enjoys being outdoors and playing outside, which I think is lovely and something I want to embrace before she hits the age where TV and computer games are much more appealing! I've always worried though that my aversion to bugs and creepy crawlies (particularly spiders) will transfer onto Phoebe, and she'll grow up…

No-added sugar banana and blueberry muffins

When we started weaning Phoebe (over a year ago, where does it go?!) we felt quite strongly that we wanted to keep her sugar intake to a minimum. That's easier said than done when healthy and important food groups such as fruit and milk contain sugar, but we were keen to do our best to…

Why we love…The Collective Dairy Suckies yoghurts

Let’s face it, being a parent is hard. I’m sure we have all had moments where we question if we are doing a good job, wondering if we are doing the best for our children, and fretting about decisions we have made. Well that’s me a lot of the time. I’m the first to admit that…

Snack ideas for weaning babies

Weaning can be an *interesting* process. I personally found it a little confusing when I was trying to figure out how to transition Phoebe from milk to solid foods, as there is so much information out there. And there are lots of conflicting opinions. A friend recently told me that she attended a class where…

Baby-friendly Slow-Cooker Chicken Casserole

At nearly 9 months Phoebe has certainly become more adventurous with her food, as well as dropping more of her milk feeds so she is hungrier for solids. As I mentioned in my Vonshef slow cooker review, I want to get her used to eating the same as us so once I’m back at work…