It’s a part of life that very few people manage to avoid. Most children will have had Chicken Pox by the time they leave Primary School, and whilst some parents will be happy to have gotten it out of the way before their kids get older, avoiding the complications that can come from getting it later… Continue reading A Chicken Pox Survival Guide
I really hate any kind of food waste, so finding ways of using up any leftovers is important to me. I also love getting the kids involved in cooking as much as I can and this recipe is one they can really get stuck into and help with. We’d never made Stained Glass Biscuits before,… Continue reading Stained Glass Biscuits
I’ve shared before how I hate waste, and always try to find recipes that will use up ingredients before they go off, so finding a good Banana Cake Recipe has been an ongoing trial for a while. We often have a couple of bananas past their best and I always try to get them used… Continue reading The Best Banana Cake Ever (well in our opinion anyway)
I’ve previously written about how we’ve slashed the cost of our weekly food shop by Frugal Family Meal Planning, using sites like Approved Food to stock up on staple cupboard items at rock bottom prices. This week we decided to try out another site that I’ve heard great things about, Clearance XL. Just like Approved Food, Clearance XL sells… Continue reading Our First Clearance XL Order
With Holiday Season now upon us and the kids now counting down to our own family holiday, I thought I’d share some of our tips for Holiday Packing for our large family. This year will be our 5th time holidaying as a family of 7, and we’ve picked up a few tips and habits over… Continue reading Big Family – Top 10 Holiday Packing Tips
As part of our Frugal Family Meal Planning series, I’ve already shared our recipe for Minted Lamb Stew, one of the recipes I tend to cook in the week following Easter (or any time we’ve had Roast Lamb) as a way of using up the leftover Mint Sauce. Today, I’m going to share the other recipe I make… Continue reading Minted Shepherd’s Pie
Lately I’ve noticed an increasing trend in ‘Keyboard Warriors’ and the ‘Perfect People’ mindset. No-one can express an opinion or share a thought, no matter how innocent or well-intentioned, without people jumping on it, picking it apart and making the person wish they had never said anything, myself included. If you’ve ever been a member… Continue reading Be Kind. Always.