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This Plus That Equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

This plus that equals…. easy toddler fun for tired parents

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week are a few things me and L do together to keep him happy, with minimum effort on my part, great for those days when you are just ridiculously tired.  

Having fun together
Having fun together

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Eating with Hello Fresh

So that they knew I would be having a lovely meal on Mother’s Day Hello Fresh sent me one of their lovely boxes packed full of everything I would need to make three delicious recipes.

My Hello Fresh Delivery
My Hello Fresh Delivery

I chose to have the vegetarian box as I wanted to be sure I would benefit from it, so one day I got a very heavy box delivered with everything, herbs, spices, vegetables, easy to follow recipes, everything I needed to create three amazing meals to feed four people. As it it turns out, it could feed four very hungry people!

Unpacking the layers of food!
Unpacking the layers of food!

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Things to Know About Working from Home #1

Preparing for meetings with a toddler in the house

When I started blogging two years ago the aim was to help me find a way, any way, to stay at home. I tried a few different things, took a few courses and found myself working as a Social Media Manager. I was able to leave my admin job and am now officially self employed. I thought I would start sharing some of the things I have learnt along the way.

This week I had a meeting with a potential new client, preparing for meetings is important but with a toddler in the house it can be tough!  Continue reading Things to Know About Working from Home #1

Feeling Calm #9

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This week has been all about illness, ugh! I dropped a perfectly healthy child off at nursery on Friday to get the dreaded ‘he’s got a temperature’ call a few hours later. He made it through the day at nursery quite nicely, saving the fevers, coughs, vomiting and general illness for us over the weekend. Yeah, Mother’s Day was a blast I’m lying. Then just as I thought he was getting better my sinuses tried to make my head explode and he went straight back to being ill again.

My Mother's Day gift from Nursery
My Mother’s Day gift from Nursery

The joy of working from home means I don’t have to worry about him not being able to go to nursery and rush around sorting out babysitters and such forth, it just means I’m really behind where I should be this week. Hopefully he’ll be back to normal soon.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #9

Our Review of the Motorola Focus 85

For the last few weeks we have been using the Motorola Focus 85 HD WiFi video monitoring camera.

We have had various home cams over the last year or so, so far they have all been static so I was really excited that with the Motorola Focus 85 we could zoom, pan and tilt the camera remotely.

Motorola Focus 85 Camera
Motorola Focus 85 Camera

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Treat Your Mum with a Jelly Surprise

Hartley’s Jelly have created a tasty and fun recipe that you can make with the kids or maybe with a bit of help they could make for mum as a treat on Sunday.

My lovely Hartley's Jelly Hamper
My lovely Hartley’s Jelly Hamper

They kindly sent me through a lovely box filled with some of the bits I woudl need to make up the pies as well as some of their latest latest products, the Fruit in Jelly pots and the new flavour in the 10cal Jelly pots, they also sent some lovely bits for L to make a card for me with.

Art supllies for L, blatan
Art supplies for L, blatantly I took the paint away from him

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Easy Chicken with JD Honey Barbecue Glaze

This is a super easy, really quick chicken recipe that you can serve with chips, mash and veg or just in a sarnie. In fact it’s so easy it barely counts as a recipe! All you need is small chicken fillets, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Glaze and some cooking oil.

Jack Daniel's Honey Barbecue Glaze
Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Glaze

In the morning before you pop off to work, or when you’ve got a spare few minutes pop the mini fillets in a zip lock bag, add a generous helping of the JD Honey Barbecue Glaze, seal, shake and pop in the fridge until you’re ready to cook it.  Continue reading Easy Chicken with JD Honey Barbecue Glaze

Feeling Calm #8

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Just a normal week with this little fella
Just a normal week with this little fella

 

This week has been fairly boring, thankfully! There have been some lovely moments, some toddler tantrum not so lovely moments and some fairly mundane moments. It’s actually been quite normal and peaceful which is always nice.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days: Continue reading Feeling Calm #8

L’s Kiddyum Review

Please tell me I am not the only one who sometimes finds themselves standing at the fridge wondering how on earth you are going to prepare a meal with what you’ve got, one that’s quick, easy and will be enjoyed by your toddler. It’s not just me is it?

Kiddyum Range
Kiddyum Range

I wish I was the kind of mum who was organised enough to always have meals planned and live with a permanently stocked fridge, but I am not. So when Kiddyum got in touch to see if L would like to try some of their frozen ready meal range I was really excited.

All ready for L's dinner
All ready for L’s dinner

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Articulate – Review and Competition

We might be a bit behind the times but we have only just found Articulate! from Drumond Park. Of course I had heard of it but we had never played it so I was very excited to get the chance to review it, I’m just as excited to have a copy to give away to one lucky reader.

Articulate
Articulate

The husband and I enjoy a good board game, we really do, it’s something a bit different to do of an evening. It means the TV and tech is put to one side for a bit, it means we converse, often laugh, sometimes bicker and generally have fun. Continue reading Articulate – Review and Competition