Month: October 2017

Getting through the festive season with kids – lactose free!

Getting through the festive season with kids – lactose free!

Two years ago… Our lactose free journey began almost two years ago, my then four year old daughter got a horrible sickness and diarrhoea bug. School was a no-go zone and she flopped around like a small rag doll with little energy and none of […]

Gluten free and vegetarian homemade mincemeat – beats the store bought hands down!

Gluten free and vegetarian homemade mincemeat – beats the store bought hands down!

I always used to think my mum was crazy for making mincemeat when you could just grab a jar from the supermarket or pick up a pack of ready made pies. But having tried the store bought option and compared it to home made – […]

Parenting an anxious child. Seven simple tricks to try that worked for us.

Parenting an anxious child. Seven simple tricks to try that worked for us.

Childhood Anxiety Since she was a young child my daughter has been troubled by anxiety. A spelling test used to tip her into a blind panic, birthday parties were stressful situations where days and nights were lost worrying about what to wear and what present to […]

Finding Mummy – or; ‘Why a good ‘Girls Night Out’ does wonders for your self-esteem’.

Finding Mummy – or; ‘Why a good ‘Girls Night Out’ does wonders for your self-esteem’.

Feeling Fragile So today I’m nursing a large bottle of water and wishing the children would be a little quieter, a little less argumentative, a little more gentle on my jangling headache. We were supposed to be having another amazing ‘screen free’ day today with […]

Gluten free millionaires cupcake recipe – it’s amazing!

Gluten free millionaires cupcake recipe – it’s amazing!

These gluten free millionaires cupcakes are truly amazing! Rich chocolate cupcakes, oozing caramel middles and a glossy icing with chocolate shards! I won’t lie, apart from the fact that they are made from good quality amazing ingredients, there is nothing ‘good for you’ about them. […]

Incredible Gluten Free Christmas Cake Recipe

Incredible Gluten Free Christmas Cake Recipe

This gluten free Christmas cake recipe is an absolute winner! It is the result of combining a recipe handed down through generations with our own little twists and tweaks! Rich, moist, fruity, boozy and amazing. I made a final tester last week and it was gone […]

Sunshine in a jar – the easiest recipe you will make this week

Sunshine in a jar – the easiest recipe you will make this week

Lemon curd…the stuff of childhood memories. It is sweet, buttery and lemony. The colour is incredible and the house smells amazing when you cook it! It is an absolute doddle to make and nice and simple for small people to help make too. If y […]

Do no harm – take no sh*t. My life mantra.

Do no harm – take no sh*t. My life mantra.

Do no harm, take no sh*t… This has become my life mantra. It whispers to me in those desperate moments when I consider leaving my kids in the supermarket, mid sibling meltdown over rocket ice-lollies versus a Minion lolly multipack, when my eldest daughter eye-rolls me […]


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