Potty training: part one

Potty training can be one of those things parents look forward to and dread in equal measure. Potty training signifies the onset of a greater independence and development in your child and a huge cost saving for you – no more nappies. However, it isn’t a quick process normally and getting through it can be […]

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The most difficult age

Recently a few people have asked me what I feel is the most difficult age. Now all I can comment on is my view so far. We are yet to reach the teenage years, so I am fully prepared to change my point of view when the time comes. So far for me, without a […]

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Cottage Pie with Parsnip Mash

Classic cottage pie is a true family favourite but topped with a tasty parsnip mash it can be even more tasty. Parsnips are my absolute favourite vegetable and they are something that I have used a lot when weaning the children. Ingredients: Serves 4: 2 tbsp olive oil, 250g lean minced beef, 1 large onion, […]

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Eyelash Extensions: Aftercare and Useful Tips

This is a Guest Post by a member of the Lash Design Team Another year, another interminable yet somehow squeamishly enjoyable Academy Awards telecast. I’d like to take this opportunity to point out the injustice one suffers as a non-pay TV subscribing viewer. There’s no red carpet brouhaha, no anodyne Richard Wilkins  commentary- just a […]

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Introducing a new baby to the family

When I had my second baby this was something I was incredibly anxious about. I agonised over this for much of my second pregnancy and felt I needed to try and think about this from my daughters’ perspective. Until that moment she had not had to share me, not had to compete for my attention. […]

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Preserving memories: Part three

If you have been reading the blog lately you might have seen our series on preserving memories. This is part three in that series and this time we will be focusing on printed cushions, something that I have been wanting to get done for quite a while now. We have already looked at how to […]

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A yummy fish pie

I love a good fish pie – in fact it is probably my favourite meal of all, especially when it has lots of prawns in it. This fish pie combines cod, salmon and prawns in a creamy béchamel sauce made using yogurt. The yogurt complements the fish and is lower in fat than cream, making […]

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Managing your weight

Is your weight an issue for you? Personally I am not into scales as such, I prefer to go by how I look and feel and how clothes fit. I wouldn’t say I have ever been 100% comfortable in my own skin, and since starting my parenting journey 9 years ago that has been a […]

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