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What’s Your Flavour This Pancake Day? #NumNomsFoodie

Happy Pancake Day! Or Shrove Tuesday. It’s the last day to feast before Lent and Shrove Tuesday is more traditionally known for a day of consuming pancakes. We love pancakes in this house especially P1 and we have them every weekend when there’s time to stand and make them.  But this pancake day the team at Num Noms have challenged …

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Christmas Snowman & Santa Fruit Treat

I love baking with the girls. I think it’s a really useful skill for them and I’d like to think I am improving on my kitchen skills. But when I saw these really cute Snowman and Santa fruit figures on Pinterest and generally circulating the internet in the lead up to Christmas, I instantly knew that this would be something P2 …

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Tasty Toddler Frozen Meals With Annabel Karmel

It definitely feels like Annabel Karmel has been by my side throughout my parenting journey. Right from the very beginning of teaching my first born to eat real food, Annabel was there with her handy weaning books for advice, recipes and tricks. For a first time mum, I needed that gentle nudge. I feel very lucky to have been able …

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Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes Recipes

I have gone a little Baking crazy recently and I think P2 has cottoned on to this too. She asks me frequently if we can bake, it’s usually at the most inconvenient time but she’s getting really good at baking. I spotted some cute little Halloween cupcake decorations in Poundland the other day and instantly knew that P2 would love …

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Making Mini Syrup Sponges With Kids

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School holidays when you are a work at home mum is all about balancing everything. I’ve struggled in the first few days to accept the fact I’m getting a million demands in one hour let alone the full day! One particular day had been pretty darn stressful, we’d had yet more bad news for the car and panic set in …

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Bernard Matthews Stir Fry-Days

I am very excited to announce that I am on the Bernard Matthews Family Panel for a second year running. We really enjoyed all the challenges last year so it wasn’t a hard decision to take part again. This year we are kicking off with a Stir-Fry challenge. We actually have never had a stir-fry at home which is really ridiculous considering …

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Valentines Jam Heart Biscuits

I used to hate Valentine’s Day. I felt it was very commercialised and a date in the diary specifically for people to make money from. Surely if you love someone you should be showing them that each day, not just one day out of 365. But then I joined the blogging world and this year I’m making an effort to …

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Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

I am guilty of opening up a batter mix sachet that costs just 30p and making up a batch of pancakes or yorkshire puddings. Pancakes are P1s absolute favourite breakfast and seeing as I am actually really enjoying baking and cooking recently, I decided to give some American pancakes a go today. Here’s the recipe for these yummy star shaped …

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3 Easy Recipes For Children’s Lunches With Bernard Matthews

When P1 first started school she was a packed luncher. She loved it but I absolutely hated trying to find new, filling ideas to put in them each day. She ended up eating chocolate spread sandwiches, some fruit and crisps each day. So as soon as the Government gave free school meals for Key Stage 1, we switched to school …

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3 Easy Recipes To Get Milk Into Your Toddler’s Diet

Big Milk is a special milk designed for children aged 1-5 years old and is enriched with Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Iron and of course Calcium. It is so important to get these nutrients into your child’s diet for healthy, growing bones and teeth. I have been busy in the kitchen this week producing three easy meals using Arla Big Milk. …

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Talking About Sleep With Arla Big Milk #BigSteps

I am beginning to think I should be editing the caption of my blog to “A Blog From The Heart Of A Sleep Deprived Mum” because quite frankly, that’s all I seem to be blogging about lately. Sleep is a sore subject for me and that’s due to the lack of it. When I read back on when P1 was …

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Mindful Eating Challenge

Last week we embarked on a mindful eating challenge. We were given the challenge by Legal and General who organised a five day recipe box to help us on our journey. Every single day of our lives we cook things that are convenient without giving it a second thought. So many times I’ve wanted to change the way we eat …

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Persil Cook With The Kids

P1 wants to be a chef. She loves cooking, baking and everything in between. I hate cooking with children. Baking I can just about manage but cooking a meal is normally a no go situation. I hate the mess it creates when children are involved and it’s made even worse when they never listen to instructions. But I braved it when …

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Raisin & Fudge Cupcakes With Flora

I am not a natural in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking up a delicious meal for our family, it will nearly always go completely wrong. Something I have found that I’m quite good at is baking. Since becoming a stay at home mum I have done a lot of baking but I do prefer to do it alone …

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Bernard Matthews – Mealtimes Games

“Stop playing with your food!” I remember being told as a child. I hear myself saying this to my own daughters countless times a day, especially whilst P2 moisturises her hands and face in yoghurt or baked beans. Well what if playing with your food was allowed? Bernard Matthews challenged me to come up with 3 different games that the …

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