Talking To Our Kids About Drugs

Talking To Our Kids About Drugs

When we were growing up we lived in an old Vicarage (free with the job), with a spare room.  Dad hates waste and couldn’t bear […]

Being Bullied – ‘The Bully Jar’

Being Bullied – ‘The Bully Jar’

I suspect we’ve all been bullied at some point in our lives, either as children, adults or both.  I certainly have.  It’s actually only relatively recently […]

Chicken (or Fish) & Rice – Gluten & Dairy Free

Chicken (or Fish) & Rice – Gluten & Dairy...

Seriously. You must try this: Chicken (or fish) & Rice – Gluten & Dairy Free isn’t very photogenic but it’s amazing! For some reason the […]

Why We Eat As A Family

Why We Eat As A Family

An interesting thing happened today and it really highlighted what our kids get out of us eating together as a family every evening and why we […]

Have You Ever Played Pulleys?

Have You Ever Played Pulleys?

My sister and I used to do this for hours as kids and I seem to remember I always managed to hold a static position […]

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

I hear it time and time again in my Osteopathic practice – people go and see a doctor about either themselves or their children, they […]

Incredible Sticky BBQ Ribs (Gluten Free)

Incredible Sticky BBQ Ribs (Gluten Free)

These really are the most incredible sticky BBQ ribs. I’ve only slightly adapted a recipe by Felicity Cloake, as her recipe includes marmite, which is […]

Our Children Are Getting Weaker…

Our Children Are Getting Weaker…

Experts have warned that our children are getting weaker… Children of today have less muscle strength than children born a decade before. In a study […]

Thai Mince Lettuce Wraps

Thai Mince Lettuce Wraps

These Thai Mince Lettuce Wraps taste so so fresh and the kids devour them.  It’s that ‘wraps’ thing again I think. Totally ‘Free-From!’ Serves 6 (any leftovers freeze […]

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

It’s official.  Our little boy, who only just turned 4 in February really is starting school in September. I know lots of people with summer babies […]

‘Why Teach Our Kids To Agree To Disagree?’

‘Why Teach Our Kids To Agree To Disagree?’

I’ve written ‘Why Teach Our Kids To Agree To Disagree?’ as our kids’ seem to have a complete and utter lack of ability to agree […]

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

I’ve included a photo of our son in intensive care (with all the tubes, drains and the recent scar on his chest) right at the very […]

Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa

Sweetcorn & Avocado Salsa

Sweetcorn & avocado salsa is actually a great side dish for young kids to make themselves for the family AND they get to practise their cutting […]

Practise Handwriting With A DIY Word Search: By Kids For Kids!

Practise Handwriting With A DIY Word Search: By Kids For ...

So I didn’t even need to come up with this idea – our 6 year old, (who detests writing so much he’d rather eat his […]

Getting Your Kids To Listen To You

Getting Your Kids To Listen To You

Getting your kids to listen to you must be one of the most universal plights of a parent.  Well apart from me of course.  I’ve never […]

Inspiring Your Child To Write

Inspiring Your Child To Write

Some of you may know that our 6 year old… Does NOT like writing. Does NOT like creative writing. Does NOT like writing at all […]

Oaty Bites (Gluten Free, Soya Free, Vegan, Sugar Free!)

Oaty Bites (Gluten Free, Soya Free, Vegan, Sugar Free!)

We’re not vegan at all but we need to avoid dairy, soya and egg due to food intolerances so I’m always on the look out […]

DIY Colouring Activities

DIY Colouring Activities

Colouring activities are so good for kids.  They help them develop their hand eye co-ordination skills, visual processing skills and motor skills. They also demand […]

Things To Do Inside On Wet Holidays

Things To Do Inside On Wet Holidays

This post on ‘Things To Do Inside On Wet Holidays’ is totally inspired by our  Carry On Self-Catering long weekend away in 45 mph winds and […]