Holidays

Create a traditional Christmas dinner menu using these recipes

A traditional Christmas dinner menu your family will enjoy

Did you know that we consume more than 8,000 calories on Christmas Day? That’s four times our daily intake! Of course with all that great food around it’s hardly surprising is it? We’re hosting Christmas Day this year, and it’s been a while since we’ve done that so I’ve been researching recipes to create a Traditional Christmas Dinner menu and I thought I’d share it with you.

Super simple leftover turkey casserole recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas

7 Super simple leftover turkey casserole recipes

My roundup of breakfast casserole recipes has been so popular that I thought I’d share some super simple leftover turkey casserole recipes with you. Now you know what to eat for breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, and what to do with all that leftover turkey!

Healthy kid friendly recipes

These quick and easy chili recipes are perfect for tailgating

14 Quick and easy chili recipes just perfect for chilly evenings

A warm and hearty chili is the perfect way to end the day when it’s cold outside. We’ve rounded up 14 quick and easy chili recipes so that you’ve got something to choose from on a cold day, a lazy day, or even game day. Because nothing says tailgating quite like chili right?

These healthy crock pot soups are the perfect addition to your fall or winter meal plans

12 Healthy crock pot soups that kids will love

When it’s wet and windy outside there’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up from the inside. I’ve always bought soup from the store because it just seemed like to much effort to make from scratch. That is until I learned about soups you make in the crock pot! I’ve rounded up 12 healthy crock pot soups that require hardly any preparation to put to the test, and I’m sharing them here in case you want to add them to your meal plans too.

Don't miss these tasty easy ground beef casserole recipes

18 Easy ground beef casserole recipes

On a cold evening there is nothing better for dinner than a warm comforting casserole. Today I’m rounding up some of the best easy ground beef casserole recipes I can find. We have potato based casseroles as well as pasta and rice, and some that even include biscuits or crescent rolls. There’s definitely something here your family will enjoy!

Parenting

5 things I wish my friends had told me about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding tips: 5 things I wish my friends had told me

If you’re expecting your first baby you’ve probably given some thought as to whether you are going to breastfeed or not. Most new mothers decide to nurse their babies because it’s the most natural way, but things don’t always go to plan. Here are five things I wish someone had told me before my babies were born so that I would have felt better prepared.

Levana Stella Video Monitor Review - Keep an eye on your little monsters

How I keep an eye on both my little monsters – Lavana Stella Review

As a mother you have an overarching wish to keep your baby safe from harm. But it’s not possible to be by their side every single minute of the day. Even when you’re at home there are times, like nap times and bedtimes, when you will be in another room. Thanks to technology in the form of a video monitor you can now keep an eye on your baby wherever you are in the house.

Helpful hints for keeping cold germs away

Helpful hints for keeping cold germs away plus Cold & Flu Block review

Autumn has so many things going for it, beautiful leaves on the trees, apple pies and pumpkin recipes. But the thing I hate most about Autumn is the cold germs. I don’t know whether it’s the change in the weather but this is the time of year that we all start to develop the coughs and sneezes. So I’ve been on the search for helpful hints for keeping cold germs away, and I’m sharing them here so you can do the same for your family!

Mum time

Are you fashionably fit? Check out my review of the Fitbug Orb!

Fashionably fit: My thoughts on the Fitbug Orb Activity Monitor

Have you noticed celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow wearing brightly coloured wristbands? Well for the past month I’ve been sporting one too, and it’s not a bracelet or a watch, it’s an activity monitor that tracks your movement, quality of my sleep and even how many calories you’ve consumed!

Fun toddler activities

Thanksgiving crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Tot School Ideas: Thanksgiving activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

It’s nearly time for Thanksgiving. Whether you want to have a themed Tot School week with your child, or you’re just looking for ideas to keep them occupied on Thanksgiving I hope these fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts should fit the bill. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Thanksgiving themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a Thanksgiving Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.

Family fun time

Find out how my cats ran up a £60 phone bill

How my cats ran up a £60 phone bill – TelAway review

Do you like to use your mobile phone when you’re away on holiday? Have you ever been shocked by the bill when you got home? One year a picture of my cats cost me 60 quid and since then I’ve been terrified to use my phone abroad. Which is why I’m so excited by the concept of TelAway prepaid travel SIM cards!

Disney World for Adults

Why Disney World is the perfect vacation destination for adults

When you think about Walt Disney World I bet you think about it as a perfect vacation spot for families with children. Which is very true. But it’s also the perfect destination for couples, and many couples (myself and my husband included) choose to spend their honeymoons there.

Kids complaining that their bored? Here are some great outdoor activities to keep them entertained

Fun outdoor activities for kids

Summer is in full swing and the kids were so eager for school to be over, but I’ve already heard mums lamenting that their kids are bored and they’ve run out of ideas to entertain them. So I thought today would be a good time to round up some great outdoor activities for kids.

Home management

I'm rounding up my favourite smartphone apps for busy moms

21 Best apps for busy moms

As a busy mum I’m not sure how I would survive without my smartphone. I use it all day every day to stay organised, capture memories of my children, keep them entertained at the supermarket and even to try and stay fit! Today I thought I’d share them all with you, so here is my list of the 21 best apps for mums.

7 tips for cleaning up after hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners

After dinner party clean up: 7 Things to do before you go to bed

Whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for family and friends one thing is certain. When all the guests have gone you’ll be left with a bit of a mess! While it’s very tempting to just close the kitchen door and go to bed, it’s really not nice to come back to that mess in the morning. Here’s seven things you can do at the end of the party so that you wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen the next day.

Get crafty

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas Read It Now

Baby stuff is really expensive, especially if you’re expecting your first child and you need to buy everything. But the good news is you don’t have to ‘buy’ everything. If you can manage some basic sewing, or you know someone else who can, then you can make a lot of the stuff yourself. Today I’m sharing my five favourite thrifty crafts for new mothers!

Blogging

Blog income report - October 2014

Blogging Income and Expenditure – October 2014

I can’t believe it’s November already! October was a bit of a crazy month for me. I resigned from my day job to be a Stay at Home Mum, and I’ve been frantically writing posts for my blog because tomorrow we’re off to the States for nearly two weeks. I’ll confess that the thought of being away from this site is a little bit terrifying…