Tried & Tested: Gelli Baff by Zimpli Kids

These two lucky sausages were gifted some amazing goodies by Zimpli Kids to try including; Gelli Baff, Slime Baff, Snoball Play and Crackle Baff and we couldn’t wait to get testing! Bella was desperate to try the Gelli Baff first, so the girls changed into their cosi’s (matching of course), we filled up the bath,…

Family Recipe: Thai Pork Stir- Fry

Yesterday, I boldly decided to cook a Thai Pork Stir-Fry for the girls dinner. It’s not something I’ve ever cooked for the girls before (dum dum duuuum), so I cooked a back up Turkey Dinosaur and Carrot sticks just in case it all went Pete Tong, which it did. All I can say is Thank…

Tried & Tested: Mini-U Bath Bombs

Bath time has always been one of Bella’s favourite past times. I think she was a mermaid in her previous life. She would literally play in the bath for hours if we let her. I’ve heard great things about Mini-U, so I thought I’d treat the girls to some of their Fun Bathtime Collection products….

Toddler Treat: Blueberry Muffins

Both of my girls have a sweet tooth (maybe I should blame my muffin obsession whilst pregnant), so I’m always trying to think of new and healthy treats for them. Thankfully they are both fruit lovers, but sometimes a girl needs a little bit more. I gave this lovely Blueberry Muffin recipe from the Real…

My Name is Mandy and I’m a Chocoholic

There I’ve said it. I’m definitely the kind of Mum that sneaks sweet treats in the kitchen. If I’m lucky I get a three second window where the girls play happily and independently and that’s when Operation Chocolate Biscuit takes place. What can I say chocolate makes me happy. Am I the only Mum that…

Toddler Recipe: Rigatoni With Tomato, Basil And Mozzarella

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a busy bee in the kitchen this week. I’ve really enjoyed cooking new food for the girls to try. Bella has grown incredibly fussy when it comes to mealtimes, I suppose it comes with the job description of being a 3-year-old. Thankfully the one food she does eat…

Winter Colds Suck

I’m officially housing two Snails. Both girl’s noses have not stopped streaming for two weeks. Parenting Toddlers is not for the faint hearted, the amount of bodily fluids that parents need to deal with, will turn even the strongest of stomachs, probably scarring them for life. I do try my hardest to keep the girls…

Toddler Recipe Alert: Spinach & Carrot Bites

These Spinach & Carrot Bites were a massive hit with Flo. They make the perfect lunchtime snack and are a great alternative to the go-to Potato Waffle, or those days when you’re struggling for lunchtime inspiration (story of my life). Taken from the Real Food Kids Love Cook Book by Annabel Karmel, this recipe is…

Toddler Recipe Alert: Sweetcorn and Cherry Tomato Pancakes

I’ve been slacking a bit in the kitchen department, so with Bella at Pre School this morning and whilst Flo had her morning nap, I dusted off my trustee cookbook; Real Food Kids Will Love by Annabel Karmel and I knocked up these bad boys. I also made some other bits but I’ll share those…

Treasure Sensory Basket

The girls had so much fun exploring their Treasure Sensory Basket. I made it mainly for Flo but Bella really enjoyed it to. A Treasure Sensory Basket is based on the Montessori method of learning through play and it can include different shapes, textures and problem solving. I discovered an amazing, small business called Carla’s…