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easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for baking with toddlers

Easy chocolate chip cookies to bake with your toddler

We all know that the reality of baking with a toddler can be somewhat different from the wholesome, ‘Pinterest perfect’ dream. No matter how good our intentions might be, the carnage of flour being thrown around the kitchen and…

#MySundayPhoto – lost in thought

On Friday the weather was pretty warm here so we managed to spend an hour outside in our garden. I took the opportunity to take some photos of my little outdoorsy girl and love this one. She’d just woken…

#MySundayPhoto – Family time at Caughton Court

Last Sunday we used our National Trust membership for the first time in a long time and visited Caughton Court which is not too far from us. The gardens are beautiful at this time of year and we had…

#MySundayPhoto – Biker chick

Taylor is now obsessed with the balance bike she had for her second birthday. Initially I was dreading taking it on our daily dog walks, as I thought it would make us even slower than usual. However, this week…

second child

Second child fears I probably shouldn’t admit to

Life is pretty great right now. I feel as a family of three we are in such a good place. At almost two and a half years old, I’m enjoying my time with Taylor more than I ever have…

#MySundayPhoto – Puppy love

Love this pic I snapped of the two of them yesterday. Taylor always insists on holding Max’s lead – until he runs and she goes flying! She’ll never learn and loves to be in charge in our household… Today…

#MySundayPhoto – well, why not?

I snapped this week’s #MySundayPhoto on my phone one morning as I was in my usual morning rush. Taylor had been unusually quiet and when I went to find her she was having fun with the stickers! Despite being…

#MySundayPhoto – Happy Mother’s Day

We’ve had a lovely Mother’s Day celebrating with my parents, hence this is a little late in the day! The hubby cooked a lamb roast and I got flowers this morning, so the boy did good! We did get…

what mum really wants for mothers day

What the toddler mum really wants this Mother’s Day

I like to think I’m pretty low maintenance and don’t really ask for much when it comes to celebrating ‘me’ (my birthday, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day…) But there are a few things that wouldn’t go amiss this Mother’s Day.…

#MySundayPhoto – Hello Spring!

We’ve been housebound since Taylor came down with Chicken Pox on Thursday. So in between sleepless nights and a very clingy, upset toddler, I haven’t taken too many photos this week! Luckily we did head out early in the…