You can get stuck in a rut with food shopping and feel really unorganised with it. We are on a set budget for the month for groceries, so for the past 6 months I have done meal plans to help us stick to what we can afford and we don’t get sucked into all of the offers that the big supermarkets always have on. We have a online delivery saver pass for Tesco, so every Tuesday we get our shopping delivered to our door for only £3 a month. This is ideal for us as we don’t have a car. If we run out of anything or need anything extra through the week, we tend to go to Lidl as it is only a 5 minute walk away from our house so very convenient! Shopping online means I can be extra vigilant with what we spend and it really limits us getting tempted by any offers on things that we don’t really need. Continue reading
My youngest son has just turned 3 so I thought I would share some of the gifts he received for his birthday to give you some ideas for Christmas or any birthdays you have coming up! I found him quite difficult to buy for this year as he and his brother seem to have everything already. I therefore made a list of all the things I know he enjoys playing with either at home or at playgroup and just expanded on these really. Continue reading
I was recently contacted by Stork and they invited me to try their new product “Stork With Butter” for free. Of course, I accepted this offer as I love to bake and I am always looking for new ingredients to use. This is actually the second bake that I have used the new Stork product for. I firstly made some Halloween biscuits which were delicious! For my second bake however, I really wanted to test the new buttery spread and see how good it really was. I therefore chose to bake vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing, both components needing the Stork With Butter ingredient.
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Disclaimer: This is not a “dig” at formula feeding at all. I have totally formula fed 2 of my children. I think it’s amazing stuff – it keeps babies alive that cannot be breastfed for whatever reason!
Breastfeeding – the most natural thing in the world, right? Wrong.. Or so it seems.
I was incredibly anxious while pregnant due to having a miscarriage the year before. Sustaining the pregnancy each and every day for the whole 42 weeks I was pregnant was a huge achievement for me. This overshadowed what I actually imagined being a mum was going to be like as I was so focused on the pregnancy, so when J was born it hit me like a ton of bricks!
I am in my 5th year of being a mummy now, and this means I have had probably more than my fair share of pushchairs!! I went through phases with both the boys of swapping and changing our pushchair quite frequently, much to my husband’s annoyance! We are on baby number 3 now though and that is no longer financially or physically possible (I don’t have the time to be worrying about getting all different pushchairs now!!). We needed a pushchair that will last right up until our little lady no longer needs it.
Inspired by a recipe by Claire Witt (thewittfamily on YouTube) I decided to go ahead and attempt these myself! I used slightly different ingredients though so I will list below what I used.
🍌 5 mashed bananas
🍫 1 large free range egg
🍌 75ml olive oil
🍫 175ml semi skimmed milk
🍌 250g self raising flour
🍫 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
🍌 200g chocolate chips