20 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for the Family

Are you looking for a way to kick start a healthier journey? For me, food if often where I fall and I can find it really difficult to know really what foods are best for me. Did you know that you can have nutritional testing done? These tests are aimed at helping to identify what vitamins and minerals you might be lacking or have too much of! Having worked this out, you can then look at the best foods for {Read More}

Healthy Red Meat Challenge

One of the healthiest, tastiest and most versatile of ingredients for a quick meal that the whole family can enjoy includes lean red meat. Experts recommend that you include lean red meat in your child’s diet from weaning onwards as it provides a range of important nutrients that are often low in toddlers and children; these include zinc, B vitamins, selenium and potassium. In recent years, red meat has been targeted as being one of the more unhealthy options for {Read More}

Adding new flavours to your kitchen with Santa Maria’s new Latin American Kitchen Range

As a busy parent, I’m always on the hunt for tasty food that’s simple to prepare but flaverful and yummy too. The new Latin American Range from Santa Maria has been perfect for adding some heat and flavour to our wet summer so far. There’s a great range of cooking sauces, rice, seasonings and more to help you add some Latin American heat to your dinner tables. We were kindly sent some cook-in sauces and rice to try all with {Read More}

Making Meals with the Kids

Children always manage to find the most inconvenient times to decide they need a cuddle or just want to literally stand hugging your leg or asking you questions, don’t they! My two seem to know instinctively when it is time for me to start making the dinner and they almost turn into some sort of clingy, whingy whiny horror that only manages to get under my feet. Well, instead of having arguments or tantrums and trying to force the children {Read More}

SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk makes feeding choices easier for parents

This is a sponsored post with SMA® Nutrition.   If your baby has reached the 6 month milestone, or is just about to, you will know that what’s to follow is a whole new world of weaning and an introduction to new flavours and textures. Alongside weaning, parents might look at using a follow-on milk, however, there are so many options available on the market that you can often feel overwhelmed by the thought of choosing the right one. This {Read More}

Making Mealtimes Less Stressful

A busy mummy’s guide. I know as a busy parent that meal times can be a real stress; I either end up getting stuck in a rut and cooking the same thing week in, week out, or I struggle to get the dinner cooked at all because the kids are always under my feet and NEED  something desperately whilst I’m prepping the dinner. Well for all you busy parents, here’s my busy mummy guide to making meal time easier. Can {Read More}

Beaba Babycook Duo

I’ve been putting the Beaba Babycook Duo to the test over the past few weeks and I’ve been quite impressed with it. While Benjamin no longer needs to eat purees, we use it to make soup and compotes, smothies as well as steaming vegetables for the whole family. It’s so easy, I wish I had it when we first started weaning him.  What’s so good about it? I hear you ask – well it’s so quick and convenient that I {Read More}

Jamie’s Super Lunch

We were invited to try out the new Jamie’s Super Lunch Menu at Jamie’s Italian over the half term and couldn’t wait to go out as a family to see what they could cook up.   This brand new Super Lunch menu is available from12-6pm Monday-Friday and comes in at a brilliant £10.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three courses. Who could resist with those prices? Jamie’s Super Lunch menu makes it not only affordable to go out as {Read More}

Bravado’s Signature Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra: Review

Bravado’s Signature Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra has to be one of the most comfortable bras I have ever worn. It is the perfect choice for when you are both pregnant and breastfeeding as it stretches and moulds to your changing shape. It’s so comfortable that when feeding at night I forgot that I had it on. It just gives you the right level of support without being too tight or non-movable. It is seamless and wireless for even greater {Read More}

Breastfeeding Guilt

  Breastfeeding Guilt – my story   I know that breastfeeding has been in the media a lot of late but it’s usually because they’ve been asked to leave places they were feeding in but this post is more about the trials and tribulations of the actually feeding process. I have really struggled second time round and really do feel mummy guilt about it. It frustrates me no end and I know I shouldn’t beat myself up, but I do. {Read More}