Healthy eating for kids with Flora, Dinosaurs and the Power of Plants!

Do you struggle to get your kids to eat vegetables? I know I do.  Miss Marnie will eat them happily at pre-school (so I’m told) but at home she flatly refuses. When she was weaning she ate everything – but now I daren’t so much a pop a carrot on her plate! I was glad to discover I wasn’t the only mum in this situation when I was invited along to a special event with Flora. Flora are on a…

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5 products that make toddler lunchtimes a little easier – and mess free!

Toddlers. Lunchtime. Two words that are sure to make even a grown women cry. Besides the tantrums, refusal to eat and OCD requests (no, mummy I WANT the pink spoon…) – it’s the mess. Now I know there are tons of products that promise to make mealtimes a little easier – but here are some of my picks: THE ‘SMALL’ COVER-UP A practical, soft and water-repellent bib for babies from 6mths – 3years. Easy to clean – and super fast…

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Why little people need BIG Milk and how to get them to drink up!

How much milk does your little one drink? If they’re anything like Miss Marnie then not much. I have struggled to get her to drink milk – and formula – for that matter since I stopped breast feeding when she was a year old. It’s a constant battle – and any visions I had of her having cool glasses of milk with stripy straws and homemade cookies before bed have gone right out of the window. It’s been something that…

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How do you like your (Easter) eggs in the morning?

And, I’m not talking about chocolate. I’m talking boiled eggs and soldiers. There’s something about this classic breakfast that always make me feel comforted. Maybe it’s because my mum always makes them for me when I go home – and when I first had Miss Marnie she used to bring them up to bed for me too!  Nothing beats a good boiled egg and soldiers – and I have perfected them myself thanks to these foolproof tips from Jamie Oliver – and…

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How to make the perfect Rainbow Birthday cake

I love Rainbows. There is something so magical about them – I always stop in my tracks if I see one (although I feel like that is less since I was a child…weird). Anyhow, that might be why I decided on a Rainbow theme for Miss Marnie’s first birthday. I become obsessed with finding colourful decorations, party bag favours and even food. One thing I was desperate to have was a rainbow cake. They aren’t new (I’ve had my fair share…

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