Christmas Starter – Stuffed Garlic and Spinach Mushrooms

Stuffed Garlic and Spinach Mushrooms Clean and remove the stalks of 8 large flat mushrooms. Gently grill, turning after 5 minutes, then cook for another 5 minutes or until they start to weep. Peel and crush 4 garlic cloves, cut 3 large tomatoes into 8 slices and grate 60z mozzarella. In a pan place the garlic(…)

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Breastfeeding Breaking The Rules

“Have you ever had to think “outside the box” when it comes to breastfeeding? Do you think there are certain breastfeeding “rules” that are meant to be broken? Do you fit in the typical nursing mom mold? Share your thoughts here!” I guess I do break the rules. I’m not exactly sure what the rules(…)

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Christmas Decorations Children can Make

Christmas Decorations Children can Make

The build up to Christmas is such an exciting time. I like to build this further with Seasonal Crafts. Here are some simple ideas. Snowmen Simply get some cotton wool, coloured paper for hats and scarves, find a free-printable snowman face and then just glue them on to an old toilet roll holder. If you(…)

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Breastfeeding Words of Encouragement

I found a lot of people weren’t encouraging when I  started breastfeeding. It felt like I was doing something wrong. Go feed him in the backroom, or even on the toilet floor! Feed him for 10 minutes on each side every 4 hours – what your baby is screaming? There must be something wrong with your(…)

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Christmas Craft: Snowmen Paper Plate Masks

Christmas Craft: Snowmen Paper Plate Masks

On the run up to Christmas why not excite your Children with some Christmas crafts – and keep them busy over the school holidays. Here is a simple Snowman mask you can make from a paper plate – or just leave it as art. Materials: All you need is some crepe paper in black, orange(…)

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Simple Recipe Chocolate cakes

You may notice that I like making cakes with my children. It is a very simple recipe that even my 2 year old is able to get involved in, and a slight variation can make it seem less dull. I believe making them together has all manner of benefits for my children – bonding, counting,(…)

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Strawberry Star Cakes

Strawberry Star Cakes

We decided to experiment with colour and flavour to the basic fairy cake recipe by mixing in the Christmas colour red, and then decorating with Christmas stars 🙂 Mix together 5 medium eggs 6 oz butter 6 oz self raising flour 3 oz castor sugar A splash of strawberry flavouring A dash of red food(…)

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Ban Smoking in Cars?

Should we ban smoking in cars? In Britain around 80,000 people a year still die of smoking-related illnesses. Every year over 300,000 children in the UK go to their GP with illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia as a result of exposure to passive smoking. “A study by the Royal College of Physicians (2010) shows that(…)

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Hibernation

Hibernation

Hibernation “Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. Reducing metabolic rate and lowering body temperature enables survival through cold periods when food is scarce or has little energy value. Hibernating species usually work hard to build up large fat reserves before they bed down, and(…)

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Changes in dosage for Children’s Medicine

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has now revised its recommendations on children’s liquid paracetamol dosages My little boy has not been well. My husband bought some more Calpol and noticed that the box was a different shape – more square. On closer inspection it does clearly say that there is a new dosage(…)

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