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How to throw an amazing ‘Dino Dig’ Birthday Party

My son is dinosaur daft. And I absolutely love a party! So I decided to have a go at throwing a themed kids birthday party this year. Past years have saw family bbq's or hiring a hall with a bouncy castle. I wanted something a bit different, and I came up with this 'Dino Dig' … Continue reading How to throw an amazing ‘Dino Dig’ Birthday Party

Book Review – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

My book review of Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - so she says.   This was not the kind of novel I was expecting when I picked up this book. I took it to be another chick flick style book about a single girl who struggles through a few problems before meeing 'the one' and living happily ever after. … Continue reading Book Review – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

COMPETITION! Win a family pass to Monski Mouse Baby Disco Edinburgh

Monski moise competition

Last year I was lucky enough to attend Monski Mouses Baby Disco Dancehall with my two toddlers, they loved it and so did I! You can read my full review here. I now3 have an amazing GIVEAWAY for you, courtesy of Monski Mouse herself. Up for grabs are 4 tickets to Monski Mouse Baby Disco (at … Continue reading COMPETITION! Win a family pass to Monski Mouse Baby Disco Edinburgh

Is our growing smartphone usage affecting our parenting?

Is our growing smartphone useage affecting our parenting

Picture the scene, kids are playing at the park. Mum is having a quick scroll through Facebook when a shout from someone snaps her attention back to the park and she realises her two year old is moments away from being struck by a massive swing. Shame. Embarrasment. Guilt. Crisis averted it made me take … Continue reading Is our growing smartphone usage affecting our parenting?

Mum Conversations

Mum conversations

Once upon a time there was a girl who was full of interesting chat. She was up on current events and could discuss the latest craze, whilst giving recommendations for where was good for a cocktail and what bands were the best to see live. One day the girl met a boy, grew older and … Continue reading Mum Conversations

The Best Advice For First Time Mums

First time mum advice

One of my oldest friends is having her first baby.  So naturally I found myself compelled to tell her EVERYTHING. Then I remembered being pregnant for the first time ... Oh shit. Advice overload! When you become pregnant with your first baby, suddenly people (even people who don't know you very well) feel the need … Continue reading The Best Advice For First Time Mums

Why working mums work just as hard.

Working mums work harder

So yeah, the Bake and Baby blog was supposed to be no more, but I have way to many opinions on parenting to fit into the odd Tweet! So fuck the online trolls I'm back. Reading a piece for Fabulous online today I had a proper 'hold my beer' moment. Read it Here I re-read … Continue reading Why working mums work just as hard.

Top 10 things you spend far too much time doing now you are a parent …

Living your best life are you Gloria? I see you there on social media, carefully editing your life to make everyone believe you are loving every minute.  There are definitely more good times than bad in parenting. But the really good times can be fleeting. Where does all your time go?? Whilst picking dried on … Continue reading Top 10 things you spend far too much time doing now you are a parent …

Why I am NOT ‘cherishing every moment’.

I just read another post on one of those mum groups on Facebook, you know the ones that post stuff like 'How I can be a great mother and a brilliant wife' 'Why I am breaking the mold to be a stay at home mum' 'How I annoy the crap out of everyone I meet … Continue reading Why I am NOT ‘cherishing every moment’.

Mediterranean Burger followed by Rollo Cheesecake recipe

Rollo

The perfect meal.  We all crave it. Well these recipes are guaranteed to put a smile on any face and are brilliant for a family dinner - even great for a dinner party as they can be made in advance!   I came about the idea for a mediterranean burger when I had lot of … Continue reading Mediterranean Burger followed by Rollo Cheesecake recipe