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Sharing a room – 4 & 1 years

Sharing a room – 4 & 1 years

I’ve been meaning to do a post on the kids room for soooo long but as always I have taken forever to get round to it (mostly because it’s never this tidy for decent pictures!). I get asked a lot how it is space wise, […]

electric fields festival 2018

electric fields festival 2018

How was this a week ago already?! We were lucky enough to be invited along to Electric Fields Festival again this year which I was over the moon about as we had a great time last year (see that post here). We could only manage […]

Going to bed with Gro #grolove

Going to bed with Gro #grolove

It feels like forever since I posted a review on here, I don’t tend to do them that often but this is for one of my favourite brands so I have been excited to post it. We have been using Gro products since Abel was […]

an ode to my wee boobs

an ode to my wee boobs

Oh wee boobs of mine… I’ve spent too long wishing you were bigger, trying to make you look bigger, wearing ridiculously uncomfortable bras, changing outfits that were screaming for some cleavage. You are probably now the smallest you have ever been I’ve decided to finally […]

Loo Loo Mummy to the rescue [guest post]

Loo Loo Mummy to the rescue [guest post]

Babies have been born since the dawn of time, yet we still seem unable to facilitate clean, accessible baby change facilities for both mums, dads and carers. How is this even possible when we are in the 21st century? It’s crazy to think scientists are […]

A week without WiFi: 5 things I learnt

A week without WiFi: 5 things I learnt

It doesn’t seem so long ago that if you asked someone for their WiFi password they would have looked at you as if you had two heads but now, now it’s almost up there with the air we breathe. This past week I have had […]

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

I feel compelled to write this blog. Never before have so many words and thoughts flooded my synapses- like a blur of how the blog should look, what I need to say. It’s a tough subject matter and it starts with me sharing views I […]

The Only Girl in the House

The Only Girl in the House

I am wholly outnumbered in my own home. It is an entirely unfair 4-1 divide of the sexes. There is my partner Colin, my two sons Ruairidh and Harrison and even our pet rat Remy is a boy. Yes there are times where I would […]

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

Inspired by international women day and the fact that I am raising two girls aged 6 and nearly 10. My youngest recently told me watch the Little Mix music video for Black Magic. I actually couldn’t believe what I was watching!! Now maybe I am […]

A Who’la?!

A Who’la?!

The doula, one of the many enigmas of birth. Who is she? What does she do? Why should I consider one? The idea of a doula can initially pose more questions than answers but once you’ve broken through the unknown aspects the role begins to […]

Combination feeding: The best of both worlds?

Combination feeding: The best of both worlds?

Thinking back to when I first became a mum one of the biggest things I remember is feeding for hours on end which is understandable considering that takes up what feels like 90% of your time with a newborn. I remember being asked “breast or […]

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right when working, juggling looking after children and trying to get that home cooked meal on the table for everyone can sometimes feel impossible. My girls are ages 6 and 9 1/2 (that 1/2 is VERY important!!) since their arrival in our […]


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breakfast inspiration

breakfast inspiration

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Chocolate Pancakes A variation of the ever so popular banana pancakes these make a nice but easy change! Just follow the original recipe but chuck in a teaspoon or 2 of cocoa powder when mixing!

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Fruit Crumble
See my recipe here, this is super quick to make then you just stick it in the oven so you could make it the night before. Great as a snack or dessert too! I sometimes take this out as part of a packed lunch.

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Overnight Oats
You make this the night before so great if you need to be somewhere! For this amount I use 40g oats, 70ml milk and a big tablespoon of Greek/natural yoghurt with some cinnamon. Cover and stick in the fridge overnight. Mix it all up in the morning and serve! I usually heat it up slightly too so it’s not freezing!

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Smoothies
Smoothies are great as you can sneak in what your little might not usually eat, they can also be prepared in advance or even frozen! Try adding some veg to lower the sugar levels, yes even at breakfast! I usually give Abel his fruit for the day at breakfast anyway. Pouches are by Nom Nom Kids.

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Scrambled Egg and Oatcakes
Oatcakes are a great alternative to bread, we love them in this house! Abel has fun trying to copy me putting stuff on them or he just breaks them up.

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Banana Towers
Pretty self explanatory in the picture, I use a nut butter but you could use whatever you like!

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French Toast
Or eggy bread as I usually call it! Easy to make and top with different things. Just coat a slice of bread in egg and fry in some butter, I usually sprinkle it with cinnamon too. Top with fruit or whatever takes your fancy!

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Toast and Fruit
Ok maybe seems a bit boring and obvious but jazz it up! I am a true believer in making food look good as well as tasting good! It’s amazing the amount of foods I have gotten Abel to eat just by changing how I present it or cut it up. Nut butters are great on toast or some homemade “nutella”!

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Banana Oaty Muffins
Using only 4 ingredients that you most likely have these are really quick and a great way to use up ripe bananas. They keep in the fridge for a few days too! Abel loves these, they are great as on the go snacks as well. Find the full recipe here.

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One Cup Pancakes
This is my favourite breakfast at the moment! This is a Jamie Oliver recipe which I make minus the salt of course, top with whatever you want! I usually add a little more milk than flour as I don’t like them too heavy. I’ve used homemade “nutella” here with some fruit as toppings.

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Apple Flapjack 
Another 4 ingredient recipe! Like the banana muffins these are great for snacks too but make a great breakfast that can be prepared in advance, these freeze really good! Find the full recipe here


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electric fields festival 2018

electric fields festival 2018

How was this a week ago already?! We were lucky enough to be invited along to Electric Fields Festival again this year which I was over the moon about as we had a great time last year (see that post here). We could only manage […]

Going to bed with Gro #grolove

Going to bed with Gro #grolove

It feels like forever since I posted a review on here, I don’t tend to do them that often but this is for one of my favourite brands so I have been excited to post it. We have been using Gro products since Abel was […]

Potty Training: My 5 Essentials

Potty Training: My 5 Essentials

Approaching potty training? I found it to be the hardest parenting hurdle yet. SO much advice, SO many products, SO much pressure! Here is what I found most helpful along with a gentle approach and no books to go on. I’ll be using all of […]

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare isn’t something I’d ever considered important as a teen. I’d get away with using baby wipes as makeup remover, scented products galore and cheap moisturiser for the dry bits. It wasn’t until a year ago, when I was diagnosed with dermatitis, that skincare became […]

Christmas in November

Christmas in November

Yet again William is missing the whole of December (sad face). What makes it even more depressing is that as well as missing Christmas, he also misses Abel’s birthday which is Christmas day too and my birthday. So we decided to have Christmas early just […]


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