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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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Having Twins

Having twins is a lot like being stuck in Groundhog Day. Don’t get me wrong I love having twins and there is something very special about watching their relationship grow and blossom and see how different and yet alike they are, but having twins also doubles the work, doubles the nappies, doubles the crying and …

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Messy Play Ideas

If your kids are anything like mine they will need occupying to prevent disaster caused by boredom and one way to do this is challenge their tendency to destroy into messy play Messy play does indeed cause mess so be prepared but honestly I think having children causes mess and at some point all mothers …

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Four is the new two

I have just been for an early pregnancy scan which I was do to get initial piece of mind as I am a dreadful worrier. Today I got the great news that there was a heartbeat and then the shock of a lifetime as there were two. It’s TWINS!! My immediate reaction was to cry …

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Employing a Nanny

If you are thinking about employing a nanny there are a number of things to consider: How will you select your nanny? Will you get them Ofsted registered so you can use Childcare Vouchers? How much should you pay? What hours do you need? What are the legalities of employing a nanny? Do you need …

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