RECIPE: Family-friendly Beef Bolognese #MeatMatters #Ad

I know I share a common struggle with many of you… making healthy meals that are quick and easy to prepare and cook… and that the whole family will actually eat!

One of our family favourites is home-made beef Bolognese. Not very imaginative you might say, but I’ve mastered cooking it in under 30 mins when I get in from work; there’s enough for 2 nights dinner, it’s tasty and healthy and everyone eats it… winner winner beef dinner! Continue reading “RECIPE: Family-friendly Beef Bolognese #MeatMatters #Ad”

Would you give your children second-hand gifts for Christmas?

Regular readers will know I love a charity shop bargain. This Christmas I’ve upped my game, I’ve bought loads of gifts for the boys from charity shops, local Facebook selling groups, and eBay.

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Christmas gift idea for men: socks! Not just any socks….

Getting socks for men for Christmas is pretty standard. It’s the default gift when you have no idea what else to buy… the perfect stocking filler.

But socks have also been a pretty boring gift. Until now.

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S’s 2 and a quarter health visitor check: what to expect

S recently had his 2-2.5 year old check from the health visitor.

She was due at 2pm which is usually his nap time, so I put him down for an earlier nap and woke him just as she was parking up. Unfortunately having to wake him meant he was a bit grouchy and not really on form…

The first words he muttered were ‘tv on’… great, thanks S, now she thinks I just plonk you in front of the TV all the time!

What she checked for:

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