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

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

Packed lunch

Preparing a packed lunch for a picky eater

Have you ever googled "lunch for picky eaters" and when you look at the search results you think "yeah right, as if my kids would eat this! What part of picky eater didn't Google understand?" Well, same boat here. I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds preparing school lunches a big headache. I… Continue reading Preparing a packed lunch for a picky eater

Recipes

Chocolate-orange energy balls

Much to our dismay, our daughter has inherited a sweet tooth from both her parents. We tried to wait at least until she was 2 before introducing her to anything sweet, but grandparents and other children's parties didn't really help the situation. So now that she knows where the goodies cupboard is, S will just… Continue reading Chocolate-orange energy balls

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