In my Big 2018 Clearout post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I prefer to upcycle items rather than throw them out, in an effort to reduce waste. I also said that I don't want to have anything ugly or broken in my home. Well, the doorstoppers that came with our children's rooms fit … Continue reading Upcycled Boys’ Doorstopper
It's one of those big questions going around in my head a lot at the moment. On paper, I have it all: I have a nice house, a good husband, two wonderful children, a good job and enough money to not have to worry too much when things inevitably go pear-shaped. But being a full-time … Continue reading Is It Possible to Have It All?
It's easily done, isn't it? You spend 5 hours on Sunday doing your bulk-cooking for the week ahead, but you are missing out on all the wonderful quality time you could have spent with your children. When I first started bulk-cooking, it would take me about 4-5 hours in the kitchen and have the same … Continue reading Time-saving Tips: How to Make Bulk-Cooking a Success
It's been a manic week, that much can be said. Earlier this week, I was driving along the motorway and a lorry crashed into my car. We were both going at a considerable speed and once I was hit, I was dragged along the lane for a bit, before being able to stabilise my car … Continue reading Getting back on the horse (in the car) after an accident
If your have read some of my previous posts you will know that my little boy has been suffering with CMPA and egg allergy. Finding this out has come as a bit of a shock. While both my husband and I haven't exactly been blessed with the most forgiving skin and both of us expecting … Continue reading Living with CMPA and Egg Allergy – It’s Not All Doom and Gloom
Looking for something quick, easy and reasonably healthy to make during the week, which isn't your usual fry-up, I recommend this salmon and pasta bake. Developed on a camping trip with only basic equipment available in the caravan, this recipe needs only a few basic ingredients, little more time than it takes to boil some … Continue reading Busy Mum’s Kitchen: Easy Salmon and Pasta Bake
Do you, like me, hate it when you read an article on food swaps and then whoever wrote the thing comes up with rubbish like 'Feel the need to have chocolate? Try a piece of fruit instead!' Yeah, no matter how determined I am, it just ain't gonna happen. Here you'll find realistic swaps I … Continue reading Realistic Food Swaps to Make You Slimmer and Healthier
Happy new year, everyone, and I hope you have had a great start into 2018! Mine has started rather sleepily, what with still being determined to get up at 5am every morning in order to use my quiet time for exercise, blogging and work. It is 6.19am and so far I have been on my … Continue reading My 2018 Bucket List