Since weaning my children I’ve always tried my very best to get a range of foods into them, including red meat. It hasn’t always been easy but my approach has been consistent and I’ve persevered.
For as long as I can remember I have loved cherries. The only disappointment is always that cherry season never seems to last long enough. British cherry season runs from June through to September. It’s British cherry season now though – the perfect time to enjoy this delicious fruit! Britain’s tallest cherry tree is 45 […]
Dancing is something all the children enjoy doing. They’ve certainly all got rhythm and love a good boogie. They will regularly request a song and have a dance off in the kitchen or hallway – often in fancy dress, bringing a whole new meaning to Batman Vs Superman. Our big girl is ballet trained so […]
Packing healthy and tempting lunchboxes everyday can be a real challenge for parents, especially if you are packing several lunchboxes and/or have fussy eaters. When they come back empty though and they ask for the same again the next day, you know you’ve got it right. The #FloraLunchbox Challenge, sponsored by Flora, is all about […]
It won’t be long and we will be back to school runs, washing uniform, helping with homework and making up lunchboxes. Whilst one of the children likes to have school dinners on a Friday, the children generally prefer to take a packed lunch. Getting the right balance of the type of foods I include in […]
As much as we look forward to a long summer break with our children and more flexibility away from the regular school runs, the summer holidays can leave many parents a tad fraught. Last summer I lost count of the number of parents posting Facebook statuses a week into the school holiday like “is it September […]
Keeping children adequately hydrated can be a challenge anytime, but even more so during the summer months. Most of the summer months my children are doing things like this: Or this: Or this: Or this: They are very active children who love being outdoors. They love the beach, the woods; the park, and of course even […]