Friday, 2 December 2016

Tackling fussy eaters with Annabel Karmel & Ecover

We love trying new recipes in our house and I am always trying to find new, exciting ways of getting the girls to eat healthy food. Fussy eaters can be hard to please and cooking with kids can result in a lot of mess but Ecover have teamed up with leading expert on child nutrition Annabel Karmel, to bring you a series of tips and recipes specifically designed to keep mealtimes tasty and fuss-free. 

The launch of the new mini series is part of Ecover's ongoing commitment to helping families achieve a happy, healthy home through getting children excited about the food they're eating, making healthy food choices appeal to the fussiest of eaters and helping with the clean up.

Friday, 25 November 2016

beating the post wedding blues... our 5 year plan!

This week I've been feeling a bit 'blah' it's probably a combination of not feeling great, having poorly kids, the weather being crap and the post wedding blues. Sounds good huh? haha!

I've just been in a bit of a funk and I feel like life has got a little boring.. I guess because I got used to it being so busy in the lead up to the wedding and honeymoon and also because we have been ill, we haven't been out much.

To kind of beat the blues, I have been focusing on what is upcoming. We have a little 5 year plan that we're hoping will happen. If you know us, you know none of our plans happen the way we intend. Here's our last 5 year plan I did... We had an order of wedding, honeymoon then 2nd baby... well it turned out 2nd baby came first ;) haha! I can't believe when we stopped trying, I got pregnant with Aria!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

5 Tips on How to Balance Studying & Parenting

Studying and raising a family at the same time used to be two things that didn’t go side by side. However, with the fast-paced world nowadays, it is gradually becoming more feasible and common at the same time. A lot of parents of today seriously consider going back to school to finish their degree or to further their education. Surely, the stress levels can get quite high, but knowing how to balance the two will ensure having a happy family and satisfying career goals. Here are some tips on how parents can efficiently balance studying and parenting.
Talk with your Partner
If you have plans to return to school, it is crucial to thoroughly discuss these plans with your partner. It won’t do any good if he or she will not be supportive of your decision. In that way, you can plan together how to handle family life and activities. You can share house chores or schedule picking up the children from school. When your partner has your back, it in a way ensures having a strong support system to complete your objectives.
Setting a Goal
It is important to know your goals and objectives. In that way, you can concentrate on setting the right plans to achieve without having to unnecessarily veer off to different directions that may complicate your situation. This will also allow you to better manage family activities and school work so that they don’t conflict with one another. Make plans and stick to them as much as possible! When you know where you are going and what you want, it is easier to juggle responsibilities both at home and in school.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Our wedding photos; a taster.

Ston Easton wedding

So I want to do the whole wedding recapped, section by section when I get all the photos back but that's going to be a few more weeks so I thought I'd do a little taster with a few of the photos we already have.

We want to say thank you so much for all your comments and congratulations. We really did have the best day and having you all excited with us really added to the whole experience. Everything turned out even better than I imagined and nothing went wrong at all which we were surprised about! 

Ston easton wedding

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our family holiday in Portugal

Our family holiday in Portugal

I wasn't going to do this post as I didn't get many photos.. I wanted to have some time off and really enjoy it with my family. But I've had a few questions about the hotel we stayed at so I thought I'd do a quick run down for you.

We stayed at the Be Live Family Palmeiras Village, we chose it as it looked really kid friendly and with a nearly 4 year old and 8 month old that was a high priority for us. Our room was good, we had a single bed for Sienna and a cot for Aria but there was still enough room for us to all get ready. We also had a really nice bathroom with 2 sinks, bath/shower and toilet and bidet. We also had 2 balconies that was lovely, one was for washing and the other for playing! We also had a sea view from our balcony.

We went all inclusive as otherwise it would have cost us a bomb feeding the girls (and us) all week. I wasn't looking forward to the food to be honest as previously when we've gone all inclusive, it wasn't that great but we were pleasantly surprised. Breakfast was by the best with endless amounts of pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit.. 

Our family holiday in Portugal

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