Parenting

8 Budget-friendly ways to keep kids busy in summer

Summer is great right? Longer days, sun, sea, BBQs, tan lines, long drinks....But through the eyes of a working mum, things look a little different. Sure there's no stress from school routine, however summer leaves kids with so much time on their hands that theyย  are bound to get bored sooner or later. Studies have… Continue reading 8 Budget-friendly ways to keep kids busy in summer

Recipes

Quick Beef Lettuce Tacos

This week we will be moving house officially. Moving is so much harder when you have a child. Not only has the house content increased by 8 times in the past five years, but even the actual process of packing is laborious and tiresome. My daughter either wants to help and ends up slowing me… Continue reading Quick Beef Lettuce Tacos

Parenting, Recipes

12 Healthy Breakfast Ideas in under 5 minutes

Whenever I try to Google some breakfast ideas, the results that come up are too complicated for my taste. I start off with good intentions to try them, but come morning, I just grab some cereal or toast and repeat the same every day. So when I wrote this article I made it a point… Continue reading 12 Healthy Breakfast Ideas in under 5 minutes

Recipes

Pasta with Avocado and Mushroom sauce

This week for my daughter's kindergarten school we were asked to send a photo of Mum and Dad with some info about us: favourite colour, favourite food, etc. And while it took my husband up to a minute to come up with his favourite food, I wrote mine down without hesitation. I am truly a… Continue reading Pasta with Avocado and Mushroom sauce

Recipes

Broccoli Mushroom Quiche

In the last few months I have reduced my working hours at the pharmacy, a decision which we came to when my husband was spending more time at home with our daughter, when he could have been working and earning more money for the same amount of hours I worked. I didn't mind at all… Continue reading Broccoli Mushroom Quiche

Life, Parenting

A lesson learned: The story of Mandy

  My daughter's obsession about Beanie Boo's* has escalated to unrealistic proportions now and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. One week after we bought Gabby the Goat, she decided she wanted the blue Poodle. She bought the goat with her own pocket money (because I had already bought her the sheep) and now… Continue reading A lesson learned: The story of Mandy

Recipes

The day I discovered the Breakfast Burrito

I must admit, the fist time I had to google the term. Never thought the 2 words breakfast and burrito should be found in the same sentence. It must be an American thing, I thought (I was right). And it is very popular in fast food joints (haven't stepped foot in McD or BK in… Continue reading The day I discovered the Breakfast Burrito