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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

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

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:

The best 5 vegetarian Sunday roast dinners

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:  VIEW the POST