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Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup Instant Pot Recipe: Family Meals for Under £5

Following my Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta recipe, I was after something else this week that was easy to make, nutritious and purse-friendly. Littlest is chewing and swallowing well so I thought I’d give her a try with something blended for a change. We had a nice bag full of fresh mushrooms from our lovely greengrocer’s… Continue reading Dairy-Free Creamy Mushroom Soup Instant Pot Recipe: Family Meals for Under £5

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8 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth Without Pinning Them Down

If you’re the mum of a toddler who you’ve never had any trouble with in getting them to brush their teeth I think I’m quite happy to stick my neck on the line and say you are in a very small minority. It’s recommended that you begin brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they… Continue reading 8 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth Without Pinning Them Down

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Three Things Thursday: Dentist, Books and Paypal

Three Things Thursday is a collective, weekly sharing of three things, of any size or stature, which make life smiley and great and is hosted by Nerd in the Brain. 1) Dentist At the end of last week, I asked for help on my Facebook page and personal profile after I had suddenly been stuck with my… Continue reading Three Things Thursday: Dentist, Books and Paypal

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You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

I’ve recently written about how I started to cook more vegan meals after discovering Biggest and I had multiple food intolerances. This recipe was a recent, happy experiment which everyone loved (even “no meat no meal” Danny). Butternut squash has amazing health benefits for the heart, nervous system and bones and is a great choice… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: Family Meals for Under £5

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Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare