Despondent in the lashing rain after the loveliest French vacances, we needed a very quick tea. This salmon pasta is my go-to when I need something on the table in 10 mins, and the pantry is bare.
These lemon muffins are handy to have in, to pop in my littlest badger’s piehole at 6am, when she springs into action and I am still far from being functional. They’re also a good breaktime snack and madly easy to make.
Give them a whirl!
I’ve been a mum for ten years now and demonstrate regularly that I have much left to learn. Here are a few things I picked up during the baby years, that I hope may be of use to someone earlier in the journey.
I’m always on the lookout for a healthy snack for my ever-hungry children.
These chocolate-y snacks, full of fibre, protein and good fats have proved pretty popular. At least one of them would still prefer a bag of Haribo, but it’s a work in progress…
In a week of emotional upheaval, this easy breakfast option is providing some solace.
We had a blast watching Wallace and Gromit and their musical pals on tour last night. Have a peep to find out more!
I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting my children to busy themselves with wholesome creative pursuits … just with as little mess as possible.
After many years of trial and error, here are my best bets.
As fun as it is spending hours making a dinner that draws nothing but complaint, sometimes I prefer to make something that takes 10 minutes and everyone enjoys. These chicken noodles are always close to the top of that list.
Always looking for a way to make brownies a staple of my diet, this recipe has some good stuff in and tastes pretty great. Give them a whirl!
Currently mad for oat-based baked goods, these healthy muffins are going down a storm in our house. Super easy, you can mix them in minutes and have them ready to eat in half an hour. Give them a try!
The weather was abysmal but our trip to the new Museum of Liverpool was a highlight of our Bank Hols daytrip.
Mornings are a bit wild here. This is my favourite breakfast recipe, bar none – healthy, filling and super-tasty.
Learning spellings can be a drag. Here are a few ways that might help.
Brilliant books do brilliant things for little people. Here are some good choices for your 7-9 year olds.
I realised, last weekend, that I have thrown 15 children’s parties, making me experienced, if far from expert. Since it’s a proposition that seems to throw a number of my friends into the pits of despair, I have written a post with some different types of celebrations that have been tried and tested.
The venues and services listed are local to me, in Cheshire and thereabouts, but there will be equivalents, whereever you are.
Some recommendations for brilliant chapter book reads for Key Stage 2 children to entertain your little treasures and make them cleverer than ever.