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”
I was a bookworm when I was a child. I always loved books. My dad was a book editor, our house was full of books and I think it’s in my blood. I remember feeling delighted when my parents told me that I’d fallen asleep with a book in my hand!
Continue reading “Celebrating World Book Day #ShareaStory #ad”
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:
Continue reading “S’s 2 and a quarter health visitor check: what to expect”
Over a month ago (bad mummy blogger alert!) our beautiful blue-eyed baby boy turned 2!
I still can’t believe it, I know everyone says this but seriously, S still looks and is the same size as a baby!
He can still fit in a lot of 12-18 month clothes!
Anyway what’s our little 2 year old like?!
Wild!! Is this second-child syndrome or just a difference to his bigger brother W I don’t know but S is more fearless and headstrong than W… quite often the ringleader leading older children astray! Loves being the centre of attention! His self-confidence is great…. apart from when you need him to listen to you to stop throwing his food etc!
Continue reading “S is 2!”
Nearly a month ago now, our beautiful first-born turned 4… where does the time go?!
His 4th birthday
Poor W didn’t have the best of birthdays, he’d been fighting a virus on and off all week, he went to school as usual in the morning but just had a lazy afternoon at home with his dad and little brother, and opened his presents when I got home from work…. he was very pleased with his Paw Patroller that he’d been hinting heavily at for weeks! Brother S bought him a couple of dinosaur-related toys that cheered him up to!
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Less than 3 months to go til S turns into the big ‘2’ so thought I was due to write an update 🙂
I feel like not much has changed since his 18 month update. He’s still a tiny chappy, in 12-18 month clothes and size 4 nappies and size 5 shoes. He’s had a few more teeth come through lately but I honestly can’t see in his mouth long enough to know how many teeth he has! Continue reading “Toddler S’s 21 month update”
Everyone’s writing family bucket lists for the year ahead… I thought I’d try an alternative take on the must-do things for a toddler in South Wales… forget Barry Island and St Fagan’s…. what about… Continue reading “6 alternative things to do with a toddler in Cardiff”
A few days before Christmas, toddler S turned 18 months old. We can finally call him toddler S…. because he’s finally toddling!!
He’s been walking for about 6 weeks now and so he finally has his first pair of shoes (3.5G) a bit smaller than his big brother’s (a 5 at this age!)
As the weather’s bit a bit wintery we haven’t ventured outside for too many walks, I’d forgotten the fun of teaching them to stay on pavements… and now we have double the fun as the first time I took both boys out without S’s pushchair of course they walked in different directions!
Talking Continue reading “Toddler S’s 18 month update”
W had only been in school a week or so when he started talking about ‘M’. He said he was going to invite her over to watch Zootrpolis, and then the next day he said she’d kissed him!
A few days later on our class Facebook group, her dad outed them… she’d told her dad they were girlfriend and boyfriend and that they were going to get married on Barry Island!
I was really not expecting to be dealing with child romance at such a young age! It’s very cute. She lives nearby so they quite often walk home together….. melts my heart!
Continue reading “W’s first girlfriend, and first parent’s evening”
I’m not a particularly nervous person but I always worry a bit about health visitor checks! For baby S’s 15 month check I was worried he’d show up as underweight and a bit behind on development milestones as he always seems a bit behind what his older brother was doing!
Continue reading “Baby S’s 15 month update: what to expect at the 15 month health visitor check “