Packed lunch, Parenting

10 Steps to Preparing a packed lunch the easy way

By now we are in the second week of October and all children are back to school, and parents are back into the routine of preparing packed lunches. With all the pressure to give our children a healthy lunch, the thought of packing those lunches can be extremely daunting. Especially if your child is fussy… Continue reading 10 Steps to Preparing a packed lunch the easy way

Packed lunch, Parenting

What you really need for packing Easy School Lunches

While some might consider packing school lunches as a mundane task, that gets more repetitive and tedious as the school days go by, having the right tools at hand can make this chore a breeze. The most important tools are the lunchbox and bottle, but of course, having a small variety of accessories will make… Continue reading What you really need for packing Easy School Lunches

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 they  are bound to get bored sooner or later. Studies have… Continue reading 8 Budget-friendly ways to keep kids busy in summer

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

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

Parenting

Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

Although in my parents' house we were brought up eating a chocolate a day until Christmas Day, there was no way I was gonna start this tradition with my daughter. I'm sure this is a true case of ignorance is bliss, until she's old enough to discover the commercial aspect of the advent calendar. So… Continue reading Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids

Parenting

The day my daughter ditched her dummy

Dummy, soother, pacifier, binky, call it what you want, but it was her Holy Grail. The plan was never to give her one in the first place in fact I didn't even buy one before she was born. Then, a few hours after child birth, when I realized that when she's not at my breast… Continue reading The day my daughter ditched her dummy

Parenting

Why I removed Facebook from my mobile

Facebook in Malta is hands down the most popular when it comes to social media. More than Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. People read news off FB, share recipes, buy and sell, and of course share all the details of their life, illustrations included. So it's very easy to become hooked on it, checking in every… Continue reading Why I removed Facebook from my mobile

Parenting

10 things to do when your partner is away on a trip (and you’re left home with the kids)

I'm really no expert on this subject since my partner never travels alone anymore and never spent more than a night away since our daughter was born. But when recently he had to go away for a week, and our toddler and I remained behind, I got a little taste of the single mum life. Sure,… Continue reading 10 things to do when your partner is away on a trip (and you’re left home with the kids)