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Amtico complements your Christmas Dinner

Amtico complements your Christmas Dinner

Ah Christmas… that part of the year when it’s all about family. From giving gifts to eating that long awaited Christmas dinner, it brings a lot of love to the home and, in equal measure, a lot of potential messy situations. I love seeing a dining table, well dressed for a family meal. VIEW the POST

8 Things the pandemic has made me appreciate this year

8 Things the pandemic has made me appreciate this year

It’s almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic struck the entire world and closed off our borders. Instead of a globalised world, the start of the new decade ushered in a regression of nations, where people get slowly killed off by a virus that we never saw coming. Despite this gloomy outlook, of course, we can’t deny how the pandemic has allowed us to adapt and grow inward and reflect on the life we had and currently have amid everything that’s been going on. VIEW the POST

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us.

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

Deciding to expand your family is a significant step. Looking after one child is vastly different from looking after two. Likewise, two kids seem a breeze compared to three - and so on (apparently). There are loads of things to consider before rushing into a decision like this. It's something you should think long and hard about, to be sure you're making the best decision for your family. I remember being pregnant with Isla and carrying a toddler around, it was hard work. I still cannot believe there is only 18 months between them. VIEW the POST

4 Ways to encourage independence at mealtimes

4 Ways to encourage independence at mealtimes

Raising kids is hard enough at the best of times, and there are always a hundred and one ways of doing things. What one mum will call the ‘right’ way, another mum would be horrified at, and that can be really hard, especially if you’re a first-time mum. I loved watching my babies learn how to be independent at mealtimes. They were both eating Petit Filous by 5 months... oh and eating juicy pears was always fun. I started weaning at 17 weeks. VIEW the POST

The awesome savoury veggie snack brand that’s easy to grab on the go: ZENB

Hands up who likes a snack bar? Me too! We are forever grabbing and stocking up on them to take with us on our excursions. We recently tried the new ZENB Veggie Sticks and we loved them for various reasons and would definitely recommend them to any adventure loving families who like a grab and go snack.