Kirsty

Weekend Away

So it’s 8am I’m wide awake and the day has started normal for a mum of two you might think, but I am on a girls weekend away in Barcelona and I could have had a lie in – annoying! I didn’t think I would ever be able to go away and leave my boys …

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returning to work

Navigating Returning to Work

Navigating returning to work as a mummy of two has been just as it sounds a journey.  I wrote previously about the decision of whether to return to work or not and since then my husband and I have looked at loads of options.  We realised pretty quickly that for us it would not work …

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Cheesy Veggie Pasta

This simple recipe for cheesy veggie pasta is a great one pot meal suitable for the whole family.  It also makes a great speedy meal for kids as it can be frozen in individual portions and defrosted when heated.  It needs no further accompaniments.  If in your household there is a daddy who must have meat in every meal, as there is in …

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Having two children

So what’s it like having two children? This is a question I asked anyone and everyone from about 6 months pregnant with my second. It was at this point that I began to freak out. Would I be able to cope? How would I manage and balance the needs of both? Everyone assured me it …

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Potty Training Stubborn Boy

So here we are in week three of potty training and I am dealing with a very stubborn boy.  Potty training stubborn boy is currently summing up my existence. He is just like a mini me and that is hugely frustrating as I don’t whether to laugh at ‘me’ or get irritated by his seeming …

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Potty training children with Autism

Our nanny’s brother has autism and she was recently telling me about the differences between potty training children with autism and those without.  As another mummy has also asked me about this I thought I would share the things that she told me.  I hasten to add that I am certainly no expert even on potty …

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Cheap Family Meals – Pasta Bake

Cheap family meals are what I am always seeking and I just recently remembered another which was one of my favourites; my mum’s pasta bake.  We often used to have this as children and I would always be left wanting more.  I mean cheese, pasta, tomato and mince what’s not to like… As a mummy I am …

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Cajun Sea Bass with Salsa

Cajun Sea Bass with Salsa This is a bit of a treat dish as sea bass is not the cheapest, but it does work as a family meal and is also good if you are ever doing a dinner for friends or even just having a couples dinner at home and want something a bit …

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Navigating Potty Training Poos

Potty training poos is impossible!! When navigating potty training there is nothing worse than a poos that does not make it to the potty and for us this a daily occurrence!  Since starting potty training, our almost 3 year old, around 2 weeks ago (this is the second time round see earlier posts for details) …

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First Birthday Party Planning Ideas

When planning a 1st birthday party it is easy to go crazy and plan all kinds of games and activities that your 1yr old simply can’t even join in with.  I know I did exactly that the first time round.  We had all kinds of things going on including a pinata and a bubble machine.  I …

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