*This post is an entry for the BritMums #HealthyRedMeat, sponsored by the Meat Advisory Panel. My Nanny & Grampy. They were both hilarious, kind, and very set in their ways – in the best way possible. Without fail my Nan would always have a joint of meat in the oven on a Sunday. What wasn’t eaten with the Roast dinner would be kept and used for leftovers. Even vegetable scraps would be used to cook up, and mash with corn to feed their chickens. I remember going food shopping with them when I was little in the summer holidays. They…

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Photo taken by and kindly used with permission from Vikki at Family Travel With Ellie *This is a collaborative post with HolidayGems* We’ve just come back from a lovely holiday in Cornwall – it was relaxing, but as is commonly accepted, the British weather didn’t want to play ball. We had the odd few hours of sunshine but it was mainly grey and overcast. It does limit what you can do, and so we have discussed maybe heading to Europe next year – possibly France or Spain. There are some really good deals around, and I will definitely be checking…

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Mason, like his big sister is a total water baby – Ollie not so much, he doesn’t like getting his hair wet. Izzie and Mason cannot be kept away from water, they love baths and swimming, and anywhere where they can paddle. I was really excited when we were sent the Happy Nappy by Splash About to try. Over 7 and a half years of having little ones, I must spent a fortune on both disposable nappies and swim nappies. I wish I had been brave enough as a first time mum to try cloth nappies, but by the time…

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Weaning kids is not always easy. Between Izzie, Ollie and Mason I’ve had a few years of experience, and as with walking, talking and general development, every child is different. Izzie refused to eat any home made food at all, and survived on organic pouches – and she would only eat puree. She also struggled to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. We must’ve tried over 20 different types – we came across them all one day when clearing out the loft – we probably spent a small fortune! Ollie and Mason were a little easier to wean…

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Writing this title almost seemed a bit crazy, as we still have over three weeks left of the summer holidays and no one wants to wish it away. The reality however is I do not want to be stressing about uniform and shoes on the weekend before they go back to school. Therefore I thought I would get organised and also share my 5 top tips for getting ready for back to school. Buy enough uniform so that you only need to wash it once a week – I make sure all the kids have five sets of everything just…

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Today is Friday. The last day of the week, and the last day of the Summer term. I’m sure the summer term gets longer and busier every year. There are sports days, trips, fundraisers and a million and one other things to fit in, and quite honestly both me and the kids are DONE! This last week has been a struggle – getting up in the morning and getting out the house. There has been more shouting and cursing under my breath this week than the whole school year put together. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the…

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