Everdine Review – Clean Eating Meals

I love good food but I am the first to admit I am not very good at attempting to cook new meals. As a stay at home mum I am always rushing around. So by the time tea time comes around I normally end up cooking the same things weekly. All aspects of my life are constantly hectic, maybe I am not as organised as I should be. By the time I have picked up the eldest from school and made sure both children are alright, I realise I haven’t planned anything for tea. Don’t shoot me for this, but on these nights the kids will end up with the usual fish fingers, fish cake or sausages. When it comes to deciding what I am going to eat, I some times struggle. I have been known to eat  junk food for ease. After rushing round I just can’t be bothered When I was… View Post

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World Chocolate Day – Win a Chocolate Hamper from Choc Affair

Today – the 7th of July is World Chocolate Day. A day that is all about celebrating the wonderful chocolate of the world. It isn’t only about chocolate bars, it is a celebration of all things chocolatey. Chocolate is one of the most popular treats and there are so many different varieties of chocolate. Chocolate bars to chocolate cake, chocolate covered fruit to chocolate ice cream. There is something that will appeal to every chocolate lover. The day can be celebrated in a variety of different ways, of course, but the most common way to celebrate World Chocolate Day is to choose a delightful chocolate treat and indulge. Whether its buying a chocolate cake from the bakery, eating some chocolate ice cream in the sunshine or simply eating some chocolate bars. I am definitely a chocoholic and I love nothing more than eating some delicious chocolate. There is an array… View Post

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Jungle Jam in Brazil Review & Giveaway

Last year we were sent a copy of Jungle Jam to review – you can read about Jungle Jam here. This year we have been sent the new book, which is called Jungle Jam in Brazil. We love books in this house and as soon as E got home from school we sat there and we read it. I read it once to her and J and then she sat there and read it again on her own. The book has the same characters that are in the previous Jungle Jam book, because of this E was excited as she reads the first book frequently. Jungle Jam in brazil is about the characters visiting Brazil to play in a concert. The book uses authentic words which teaches the reader a little bit about Brazil. Everyone meets a friendly Macaw and then they explore the new country. Trying out new food, musical instruments… View Post

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Hape’s George Luck Artic Animals Puzzle Review

E has always loved puzzles, she will spend ages doing them. Hape’s Artic Animals  is a puzzle with a difference. It’s a wooden puzzle with two different layers, both full of vibrant colours and arctic animals. I think wooden toys are often the best kind, it is charming, classical and very well made. It would make a perfect gift for children that love doing puzzles. The puzzle displays a winter wonderland scene of sea, ice, polar bears and sea creatures. It comes in simple packaging which has a picture on the back so you can discover where the pieces should go. As the puzzle has two layers it makes it more interesting and challenging to do. The Arctic animal puzzle is made from large pieces and recognisable shapes, this beautiful two-layered wooden puzzle encourages fine motor skills, memory, hand to eye co-ordination, dexterity and shape recognition.  The bright colours and stunning… View Post

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Dealing With A Toddler Who Is A Picky Eater

J is now twenty months old and is a picky eater. Having a toddler who only eats a limited selection of foods is hard work. He has reached the stage where he wont eat anything he doesn’t recognise. I am sure many people will say this is my fault to pandering to him. But I would rather him eat something than nothing at all. At the moment the food’s that he will eat are :- Fish Cake Potato Waffles Chips Sausages – only when they are cooked in gravy! Roast Potato’s Pizza Apples Carrots Yorkshire Puddings Sweetcorn Strawberries Ice cream Yoghurt He used to eat so much more. So as you can see he is super picky. I have tried so many things to get him to eat food and I am starting to pull my hair out. Meal times have started to become stressful. It doesn’t help that he doesn’t talk much… View Post

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