These make ahead breakfast casseroles for a crowd are perfect for Christmas morning

10 Make ahead breakfast casseroles for a crowd

There’s just something about breakfast casseroles. Although they’re really simple to make most of us keep them for a special occasion, like Christmas morning, or Thanksgiving or Easter. It’s just so comforting and traditional about sitting round the table enjoying a breakfast casserole with family, and thinking about all that good food you’re going to be eating the rest of the day! We’ve rounded up 10 make ahead breakfast casseroles for a crowd that are just perfect for special occasions.

Holidays

The Elf on the Shelf alternative - pay it forward with the Kindness Kiddos

Introducing the Kindness Kiddos – an Elf on the Shelf alternative

Now that my kiddos are no longer babies I’m starting to get excited about Christmas traditions. Like new PJs to wear on Christmas Eve, and unwrapping a Christmas themed book to read at bedtime all through December. But do you know which tradition I’m not going to be introducing to my family? The Elf on the Shelf. Keep reading to find out what we’ll be doing instead.

Thanks to these make ahead Thanksgiving menu ideas you can prepare most of the food the day before so all you have to do is cook your Thanksgiving turkey and pop the sides in the oven.

8 Make ahead Thanksgiving menu ideas

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day to spend with your family, but it’s not fun it you’re stuck in the kitchen all day preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. But the good news is that you don’t have to be! Thanks to these make ahead Thanksgiving menu ideas you can prepare most of the food the day before so all you have to do is cook your Thanksgiving turkey and pop the sides in the oven.

What is a good hostess gift I hear you ask. Check out these thoughtful gift ideas to show your hostess how much you appreciate them

16 Thoughtful hostess gift ideas

Holiday season is upon us which means it’s time for dinner parties and soirees. If you’ve been invited to a party then of course it’s just good manners to take a gift along for the hostess. And what is a good hostess gift you might ask. Well wine and flowers seem to be the traditional gift, but of course any hostess with the mostess will already have bought wine and flowers. So I’ve collected up some wonderful ideas for thoughtful hostess gifts to show your hostess (or host) how much you appreciate their generosity.

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!

Home management

Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.

Back to school routines for kids – with free printables

Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.

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!

Healthy kid friendly recipes

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.

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.

Thinking about a Circus Tot School? We've rounded up the best crafts, activities and snack ideas we could find!

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

The circus is coming to town this week with some wonderful ideas to help you create a Circus themed Tot School for your child. I’ve rounded up some of the best fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts I could find. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Circus themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a Circus Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.

Parenting

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.

Get crafty

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas Read It Now

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas

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 for September 2014

Blogging Income and Expenditure – September 2014

September was a bit of a crazy month for me as I started back to work three afternoons a week and had to fit blogging in around being a mum and having a job outside of the home. I spent some time writing out all the tasks I need to do to keep my blog afloat, from researching and writing content to promoting it. Armed with that list and a timer I’ve been trying to stay focused on the things that have to be done rather than getting lost in rabbit warrens and time sucks.