Making Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

This is an easy craft idea for decorating blown eggs as Humpty Dumpty.  Something fun that the kids can do which doesn’t involve chocolate over the Easter period! Best to leave the blowing of the eggs to an adult or older children though as it can be a bit tricky. View Post

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MAD Blog BiB Awards

So as most of you are aware tis’ the season of Blog Awards, and in particular the Tots 100 MAD Blog Awards (Mum And Dad awards) and BritMums BiBs (Brilliance in Blogging) awards. So here are a few reasons why you should consider voting for me!

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#SpringIntoAction Get Outdoors and Get Muddy!


We are taking part in British Military Fitness’ #SpringIntoAction campaign to encourage children to get outside and play and get muddy this Easter!  With the official first day of Spring tomorrow (20th March), the sun is starting to shine more, flowers are popping up and there is no better time to get the kids outdoors enjoying the fresh air.

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My Basic Cupcake Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes

I make a lot of cupcakes, for every family birthday, yearly occasion or sometimes just for the hell of it! I enjoy baking and cupcakes are great to get the kids involved in the kitchen, even if it is just to lick the spoon!  This is my basic cupcake recipe, that I then alter as necessary.  It’s my fail safe, and it hasn’t failed me yet.

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A Quick Trip to the Doctor

Quick Trip Doctor

Nothing with the kids is just a ‘quick trip’ especially if it means going to the Doctor.  This is an account of a supposedly ‘quick trip’ to the doctor the other day that didn’t go quite to plan!  The most stressful hour and a half of my week so far!

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Slow Cooker Tarragon Chicken and Homemade Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Tarragon Chicken

I will often buy a whole chicken to cook as it is often more cost effective and I can get two or three meals out of it for the whole family.  Cooking the chicken in the slow cooker takes away all the hassle of roasting it, it’s quick to put on in the morning, and ready by tea time.

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I’m Pregnant but That’s Not OK to Say!

Pregnant but That's Not OK to Say!

Why is it when you are pregnant people view you as public property? Strangers seem to think it’s OK to say whatever they think, and it’s NOT OK! When I was pregnant I actually felt self conscious about my rapidly changing body, and this was not helped by comments made by people who didn’t think before they spoke!

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