Organix Sweet potato, leek and goat cheese mini quiches (or frittatas without the pastry)

Organix Sweet potato, leek and goat cheese mini quiches (or frittatas without the pastry)

Summer is synonymous with picnics and garden parties… but sometimes it is hard to find easy foods to include in your picnic basket.  Organix have created a few great ideas for picnic or party food that I just HAVE to share.goat Makes 6 deep mini quiches, with a little dough to spare (which can be frozen) From 12 months. Great finger food for little ones which perfectly package lots of healthy vegetables and calcium rich cheese For the...

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Organix No Junk Pork, leek and feta cocktail sausages

Organix No Junk Pork, leek and feta cocktail sausages

Summer is synonymous with picnics and garden parties… but sometimes it is hard to find easy foods to include in your picnic basket.  Organix have created a few great ideas for picnic or party food that I just HAVE to share. Cocktail sausages are a staple at a kid’s party or picnic, but they can contain poor quality meat and lots of other ‘junk’ ingredients. This recipe offers a simple nutritious alternative, we hope you love...

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Weight Loss 2014 – The One with the new goal

Weight Loss 2014 – The One with the new goal

I’ve decided to scrap the Weight Loss 2014 challenge I originally set myself.  Why? Because I am crap.  I haven’t tracked, I haven’t been conscious and I have made all the wrong choices. Today is Monday, a new week and I’ve decided to set myself a more attainable target.  Why have a target I feel I can’t meet… it’s hardly going to inspire me, is it? So today is the first day. The first day that will see me through to the end of this challenge. ...

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Babywearing – It’s addictive!

Babywearing – It’s addictive!

I have a confession. I love Babywearing. We have used a stretchy wrap since Comma was a few weeks old. We haven’t used it to its full potential because I’ve lacked a lot of confidence with it, and I didn’t really like the idea of tying it around me and then putting him in. The other day, though, I mastered the Front Wrap Cross Carry with it and both of us were happier and more comfortable. I ventured onto the World Wide Web and decided that it...

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Summer Must Haves – Swimming

Summer Must Haves – Swimming

This is the final post in the Summer Must Haves series and I am a little bit sad.  We’ve had a fun start to the summer, but before we know it we’ll all be preparing to go back to school. This last part of the feature is focussed on what has become Comma’s favourite pastime.  Swimming.  All three of mine have started young – with the amazing help of Water Babies.  Boyo was 6 months, Princess Pants was 12 weeks and Comma will be starting Water...

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Holiday Fun – Cornwall

Holiday Fun – Cornwall

With the exception of our honeymoon last September, we haven’t been on a family holiday in 3 years. Last week was spent down in Cornwall. A place I had never previously visited (although I was adamant I had been there) and I have always been drawn to the area since childhood.  It was a special holiday for a number of reasons. Firstly it was Comma’s first family holiday… The first family holiday is one hubby and I will...

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Summer Must Haves – Huggies Little Swimmers Giveaway

Summer Must Haves – Huggies Little Swimmers Giveaway

Make a splash with the HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® swim kit This slideshow requires JavaScript. Are you ready to start a habit that will last a lifetime  your little one? If so, we’ve got just the prize for you. HUGGIES® Little Swimmers® is teaming up with The Musing Housewife to offer readers a baby swimming kit to make swim time fun and help your little one acquire an important life skill. The prize includes a year’s supply* HUGGIES® Little...

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Summer Must Haves – Daily Essentials

Summer Must Haves – Daily Essentials

How are you surviving in this scorching heat?  It’s beautiful isn’t it? I think we topped the thermometer at 26*C today, and tomorrow it’s going to be even warmer.  There are a few essentials that are never far away from me (and Comma) at the moment. Zippy Dribble Bibs He has pretty much been wearing only a nappy while around the house but he is at the awkward dribbling stage and I’ve been struggling to keep the skin on his chest dribble free. ...

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Summer Must Haves – Guest Post

Summer Must Haves – Guest Post

I love Summer but I’m not a huge fan of the sun… and seem to be constantly reminding Boyo and Princess Pants to keep themselves safe in the sun.  However, a baby pretty much has no choice and end up dragged around with Mum or Dad on their errands… it is up to us to keep them safe.  Hannah Postgate, founder of RosyandBo.com, has some useful tips for us. 3 Summer Holiday Essentials to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun Staying safe...

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Weight Loss 2014 – A Visit from One Busy WAHM

Weight Loss 2014 – A Visit from One Busy WAHM

I’m not here at the moment.  I’m am either busy rushing around like a mad woman packing; on the drive down to sunny Cornwall or already in sunny Cornwall. So while I am not giving you my Weight Loss results today, I am handing the reins over to Natalie.  She blogs at One Busy WAHM and is well on her way to losing 50lb.  So, over to Natalie: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Breakfast (Your Mum Was Right!) We all know the routine… the...

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A200 – Results time

A200 – Results time

I haven’t spoken about A200 very much.  Maybe because I can’t say I really enjoyed it.  There were parts that I really got into (Slavery and Freedom) but overall I found the whole process of studying A200 stressful. I didn’t cope very well from the start… I was pregnant, struggling with school runs and feeling overwhelmed in general with life.  I almost deferred so many times but ended up feeling determined to continue. The arrival of Baby...

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Summer Must Haves – Dribble Ons Bibs (& Giveaway)

Summer Must Haves – Dribble Ons Bibs (& Giveaway)

Teething… an immensely frustrating period of a baby’s short life.  Teething in summer?  It is even more frustrating.  The grumpy, grizzly baby is manageable with lots of cwtches and kisses; however, the constant dribbling becomes a tedious state of affairs when you are on his 20th t-shirt change of the day and his chest is looking a little red and prickly and in this heat that is the last thing you want! I don’t know about you but I get a...

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Summer Must Haves – Out & About

Summer Must Haves – Out & About

This time in 6 days I will hopefully be unwinding with a nice glass of wine (and the hubby) outside the caravan; our children will be snug in their beds fast asleep (now I know I’m hoping); and we will be able to rest assured that everything is in its place. Before that though, I still have the small mission of packing to attend to; and it is this that puts the fear into me.  What if I forget something important?  Boyo and Princess Pants are...

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Baby Comma – 4 Months Old

Baby Comma – 4 Months Old

Dear Baby Comma, You are now 4 months old and the last month has been the greatest so far… You seem to have grown up.  You are interacting with the world.  You are nosey.  You love to explore the world. You cut your first tooth at the tender age of 16+6 weeks last Thursday.  You cut your second tooth the day after.  You are gnawing on anything that gets close enough to your face and anything that you can grab with your hands.  You are a #1...

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Weight Loss 2014 – The Chicken Edition

Weight Loss 2014 – The Chicken Edition

I have had a shite week on Weight Watchers.  I have tracked nothing and I have no idea what the damage is.  I have started each day with the best intentions but, for some reason, have fallen off the wagon by lunchtime. Embarking on a weight loss journey isn’t just about the physical act of eating healthier; it is a state of mind.  If you want to lose weight, you have to WANT to lose weight.  That is what my problem is at the moment.  My weight...

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