An Incomplete List of Morning Struggles My Children Experience

The morning is a struggle for the children of this house. Some more than others. Despite being up (of their own accord) before 6am they face a series of challenges, some nearly insurmountable, many of which their inconsiderate parents just don’t seem to appreciate or give sufficient weight to. The children…

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The Dinner Files – #1 Kellie from My Little Bábóg

Further to the big dramatic announcement yesterday here it is, the first interview in my “Dinner Files” series. This is the series where real people tell us about their real dinners. The planned, the unplanned, the prepped, the winging it, the meals out, the takeaways, we’ll cover it all. For…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Tayto Park

We went on our first ever trip to Tayto Park last week. The kids had it on their list of places to go last summer and again this year, but between one thing and another we didn’t get there, so we surprised them with a trip on Sunday morning. I had…

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Our Summer 2016

And just like that the summer is over and we’re flung headways into wet and windy weather. Except now it’s warm. Sandals or boots? With the reintroduction of homework the holidays are well and truly over, so to mark the end of it all decided to do a little recap…

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The Cheat's Guide to Filling the Freezer

We had a sad incident the week before last where a family member (who may just be the one who is typing this post) didn’t close the freezer properly and by the time it was discovered the icepops were liquid and the freezer dinners were only fit for the bin.…

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Whinging, Whining and Wishful Thinking?

I’m in the supermarket, my toddler is complaining that this is the wrong shop, kicking, shouting, making herself heard. I’m on the  school run, one child runs ahead purposefully, not wanting to be seen with the littler ones, another wants to balance on every kerb along the way. I’m at home in the…

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Easy Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

This is called Pizza Pasta Bake because it’s a pasta bake that smells and tastes like pizza, or so the kids tell me. That’s probably because the fillings we use happen to be the kids’ favourite pizza toppings, but once a dish is named in our house there’s no changing…

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