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You deserve it! 4 ways to spoil yourself this week

You deserve it! 4 ways to spoil yourself this week

When was the last time you pampered and had a chance to spoil yourself? Even though many of us are still restricted to our homes right now, finding the time to indulge, relax and unwind isnโ€™t as easy as it sounds. Whether youโ€™re trying to stay on top of your work obligations, taking the kids to their dental and doctor appointments, entertaining your little ones or helping your elderly relatives with their errands there seems to be a never-ending list of duties and responsibilities that have your name on them. Don't wait, spoil yourself this week... VIEW the POST

How to make family mealtimes simple

How to make family mealtimes simple

In many homes, dinner is the one time of the day where the whole family comes together and spends time in each otherโ€™s company. Family mealtimes are the ideal time for everyone to share their news and chat about their day. However, sometimes the reality of family mealtimes fails to match this expectation. For many parents, dinner can be a source of stress. When you have a hectic schedule and have had a difficult day at work, finding the enthusiasm to decide what to cook can be challenging. If your kids decide that they donโ€™t want to eat the dinner that you have just spent time preparing, mealtimes can become even more stressful. But, mealtimes do not need to be this way; these tips should give you some ideas on how to make family meals simple and far less stressful for everyone: VIEW the POST

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 โ€˜rightโ€™ way, another mum would be horrified at, and that can be really hard, especially if youโ€™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.

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

I have been reflecting on life, during lockdown, over the past few months. It has been over 100 days since lockdown started and all of our lives changed from what we knew. Lockdown has taken away our busyness, our routine and our general pattern throughout the week. It was scary at the beginning but now I am glad. There is quite a lot to take away from this as a family after lockdown. VIEW the POST

7 Tips for getting the most out of your slow cooker

7 Tips for getting the most out of your slow cooker

A slow cooker is a go-to solution when you want to cook and at the same time attend to other activities. Other cooking techniques such as boiling, frying, and baking require you to be present, but slow cooking cooks the food at a lower temperature without being attended to regularly. Many types of foods can be prepared with a slow cooker including bread. However, slow cooking is made more efficient with various tips, which include:VIEW the POST

The best 5 vegetarian Sunday roast dinners

As a vegetarian the most popular question I get asked is “What do you do for a Sunday roast dinner then?”. This is partly due to the fact I love Sunday roasts and also their horror that I might not be able to enjoy a Sunday roast! Of course I can. It’s my favourite meal of the week as we all sit around as a family. It has been a big learning curve testing what works well with roasted vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. So, here is a list of my favourites: