When we moved into our house the first thing we said that we wanted to change was our kitchen. It was very dated and although functional it didn’t look the way we wanted it to and the layout wasn’t working as well as we wanted it to. Once we found out that I was pregnant with Harry all dreams of a new kitchen were put aside for a while as our money went on decorating his bedroom and buying all of the baby essentials that he would need.
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Bonfire night has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. I love wrapping up warm to go outside in the cold and watch the beautiful colours in the sky with the people I love. Bonfire nights used to be about spending time with friends, having a few drinks and lots of laughs at a local bonfire. Times have changed and the years of drinking in a field are long gone but we were lucky to be invited round to a friend’s house to watch the fireworks with them last night. I was worried how Harry would react to the fireworks but it turns out he takes after his mummy. He loved them!! He was clapping and pointing excitedly as each firework went off. He had such a wonderful time and enjoyed playing with the other children, chasing the tortoises and being spoiled rotten by all of the adults. We got home at about 8pm, which is late for Harry and I was worried how he would sleep after all of the excitement but luckily he slept until 7am this morning! A definite win!
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So here is out finger food size guide. This is what worked for us, all babies are different and I’m not a weaning expert, just a mummy sharing what worked for me and my son. Continue reading “Finger food size guide and a really useful banana hack!”
This week has been really exciting. For anyone who has seen pictures of our kitchen, it will come as no surprise that we have been desperate to rip it out and put a new kitchen in since we moved in here. It’s very dated and old, definitely not in a cool vintage way.
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I have been asked by several people now to share where I find my meal planning templates.
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With my first daughter, we embraced every aspect of baby led weaning, I didn’t find the experience intimidating or overwhelming, and loved being creative in the kitchen so that my little lady Frankie could have an exciting, delicious, sensory experience with every meal time. Frankie was a big girl, very independent and just always seemed a little older than she really was. She typically sat at the 91st percentile for her height and weight and just felt ‘solid’. Nothing was off the cards with Frankie, her tolerance for spicy food is still very impressive!
My littlest Noa, however felt so much smaller and just didn’t seems ‘big’ enough to do baby led weaning. (She didn’t sit up until after 7 months). We did eventually start baby led weaning but not until Noa was almost 8 months. We have done a real mix of both purée and BLW with Noa, she just isn’t the same child as Frankie and I definitely feel less confident at times giving her certain foods. I think it’s so important to remember that every child is different and as a mom/mum you should always follow your gut instinct.
When we moved to Texas Frankie was just 2. I remember giving her a quick snack called Teddy Graham’s, and within 40 minutes she was hyper. She was obviously very sensitive to the different ingredients in the food in the USA.
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I love going shopping the three of us, Harry loves having Mummy and Daddy there and it means one of us can look after him if he’s fussing whilst the other carries on with the shopping. Alistair does tend to pick things up and put them in the trolly that weren’t on the list though! I think we spent an extra £5-10 on extra little things that Alistair decided we needed. I have to say, I wasn’t complaining last night though when we had ice creams in the freezer. They were delicious!
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- Lamb chops
- 1 cup of lamb stock
- 3 tbsp mint sauce
- 2x potatoes
- A dash of whole milk
- A knob of unsalted butter
- A twist of black pepper
- Vegetables of your choice!
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We have had a lovely weekend this weekend, visiting family in Bristol. We had the most amazing time and Harry loved every second.
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How to eat a sandwich -by Harry Monaghan
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This week I have set our family a challenge, to only eat what is in the freezer, fridge and cupboards until most of it has gone! My aim is to save money and reduce waste. So often I find myself looking in a cupboard full of food and thinking, “There’s nothing to eat.” Well it’s about time I told myself that there is plenty to eat! I am going to stop buying food to feed the cupboard and start buying it to feed my family.
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