28 March 2017
Bringing kids up in today’s world is challenging, especially when it comes to the ever-evolving world of technology. I let my kids (well the one who is old enough to) watch TV, and play on devices from time to time because sometimes I need a break, need to make dinner, or just because.
Letting them do this – makes them vulnerable to so many things online, and trying to keep an eye on what they are watching or looking at can be challenging, especially when I am not in the same room. Rosie’s World has been a lifesaver for this. It’s a safe platform for kids to be on, where they can play around, learn and watch video’s (that are safe) and are all on one website.
2 March 2017
This popped up on my news feed a few weeks ago and I saved the recipe because it looked easy!I say 100, but its really dependent on the size you make yours, mine are about the size of a tablespoon when baked and we have gotten about 100 already, and I still have one roll of the batch in the freezer.
12 February 2017
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, not that I get sucked into the whole commercial side of it, and luckily my kids are small and have no idea what it is, so it’s just another day for us.
Saying that, I did make some Valentine’s day inspired treats – which are so easy to make, and involves NO baking or anything too difficult really.
You will need:
- Oreo’s (I got the ones that have chocolate cream? In the centre as a change)
- Lollipop sticks
- White chocolate (or any colour you want)
Firstly separate your Oreo’s from each other
Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts until melted (mine took 2 x 30 second bursts)
Dip the end of the stick in the melted chocolate and place on the Oreo that has the icing/filling in it, and then place the top over it. Once they are all done – pop in the fridge to set.
Once they are set (which takes about 5 minutes) – dip them into the melted chocolate and give them a few taps on the side of your bowl to get rid of excess chocolate. Place on a sheet of baking paper and decorate with your choice of sprinkles.
Leave to dry – or pop in the fridge. Once dry, place in cellophane and tie with a bow (or just eat them, that what I did).
These are not limited to Valentine's day either, they make great treats for birthday parties, baby showers, Christmas and gifts.
25 January 2017
So it’s the end of January and the Christmas tree is down, and life is getting back to normal. I have decided try and bring back my monthly updates – focusing mainly on the things we have gotten up to over the month, kind of like a dear diary – but not too personal (well not personal at all, or juicy- because I am a mum and I have no “juiciness” in my life).