Kirsty

Not the Mummy I planned to be 

When trying for a long time to conceive our first child, seeing doctors, having invasive tests and being told nothing was wrong only to still not conceive I had a vision of how perfect it would be and I would be if I ever got my baby.  Now I have 4 and I am not …

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Lament of a Double Buggy User

An open letter from a Double Buggy User To my fellow humans I confess I am a double buggy user and this is an open letter to you all to apologise for the amount of space it takes up.  This is the lament of a double buggy user and a plea to you, my fellow …

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Easy Octopus Pasta Recipe with Hidden Vegetables

If you are having trouble getting your little one to eat some of the big hitter vegetables like kale or any vegetables for that matter this fun Octopus pasta recipe has a Hidden Vegetable sauce so is super kid friendly.  It has certainly got my four fooled! I make my sauce in large batches in …

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Play Dough Recipe 

It’s snowing and too cold for our usual outings so grab a bowl and get mixing.  A homemade play dough recipe can keep them entertained for ages.   We have shop bought play dough and that is useful too but the added fun of adding the ingredients and mixing (without this resulting in biscuits that …

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First day at nursery

So it is number twos first day at nursery and a day that I have been looking forward to and dreading in equal measures for weeks or even months.  I was convinced that he was going to be broken hearted about the change but right now I find myself sitting in the nursery lobby whilst …

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Other People’s Children

Other People’s Children are well behaved Other People’s Children listen Other People’s Children sit nicely Other People’s Children are polite Other People’s Children are everything mine are not…. Or at least that’s how it feels on yet another day of negotiating a screaming rabble of small people to School and to playgroups via a coffee …

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Travel Cot Review

*** post contains affiliate links.  This means if you use one of the links to make a purchase I may receive a small fee, but this does not affect the price you pay at all. Travel Cot Review In my time of child rearing I have been the owner of several brands of travel cot …

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Entertaining kids during summer holidays

So it’s July, the summer holidays are here and the dreaded school run military operation is at an end for a while, but here’s the rub your new job is entertaining the kids during the summer holidays.  How?  We are only a few days in and I am already struggling with entertaining the kids during …

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Easy Hidden Veg Tomato Sauce

At some point all children seem to go through an I hate vegetable phase so if you are there and need a solution this easy hidden veg tomato sauce is the answer.  It tastes great, can be batched cooked and frozen and they never notice the vegetables. I use this easy hidden veg tomato sauce …

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Little girls don’t climb and other myths…

Little girls don’t climb – this is what I was repeatedly told and indeed promised before I had a girl.  Girls are easier they said; they just sit next to you and colour…. Lies all Lies!!!!  Clearly this is a nature versus nurture thing as my girls never stop climbing, opening cupboards, emptying drawers, climbing …

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