Alternatives to chocolate

As much as I don’t mind the children having some chocolate and as much as I love Easter, I have to admit to having a stomach churning feeling having seen some photos on Facebook over the weekend of all the chocolate some children have had. Honestly, some photos looked like a chocolate shop. When did […]

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Lamb Tagine … with some help from Rachel’s Organic

Lamb Tagine with Honey Yogurt Dressing This spicy, fruity Moroccan inspired casserole is served with a cooling honey yogurt dressing. Ingredients  1 tsp ground cinnamon 4 tbsp olive oil  250g Rachel’s greek style honey yogurt 1.5kg boneless lamb shoulder or diced leg  Chopped parsley 1 large onion, chopped  Flaked toasted almonds 2 garlic cloves, chopped  […]

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Toddler tactics

You might have read my post recently on avoiding the after school ‘low’ – in this post I talked about my strategies for avoiding grumpy children after school and discussed the part I feel that hunger plays in this. I have noticed that toddlers also have these low spots but that these just differ in terms […]

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First tastes

You might have read our recent post called “A different approach to weaning” in it I talked about how differently I have approached weaning with my third and fourth children compared to my first and second.I discussed the part that Ella’s Kitchen pouches have played in this process and how useful these are both when out and about […]

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A different approach to weaning

When I had my first baby  8.5 years ago I read and read and read about weaning. What to do; what not to do;what was good; and what was bad; which spoons I should use; and which  I shouldn’t; and if it wasn’t homemade and 100% organic it wasn’t going anywhere near my daughters’ lips. […]

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