Showing posts from July, 2015

The Carcinogenic Mine Field

If you don't want to get cancer, don't eat, don't drink and don't breath. (Yeah, that last one will definitely save you the trouble)

Your Happily Ever After

Are you one of those people who want to know what happened to Snow White, Cinderella, Briar Rose... etc... after they married their prince?
As children, we don't question the "happily ever after". When did we get so old and cynical?

Because You Didn't Sleep Today, My Darling Child.

Because you didn't sleep today, Your mummy's in a spin. I had not time to wash, so I've nothing to dress you in.

Because you didn't sleep today, Dinner will be on bread. I was going to make your favourite, Now it's sausages instead.
Because you didn't sleep today, I don't want to hold your hand. Mummy needs a break from you, Don't you understand?
Because you didn't sleep today, You whinge and moan and bitch. In trying hard to keep my cool, I've developed quite a twitch.
Because you didn't sleep today, You won't go down for bed. Dear God child PLEASE! You're doing in my head!!!
Because you didn't sleep today, I'm anxious and I'm stressed. Please child, go to sleep, Mummy needs some rest.
Because you didn't sleep today, Your eyes begin to shut. But you open them right up again, THAT'S IT! I've had enough!!
Because you didn't sleep today, I thought you would cave in. That's fine my dear, get up and play, I give up, you win. -Mel Rowor…

Coconut Muffins - vegan recipe

These muffins are so easy to make it's ridiculous!
 I stumbled across this recipe by accident when I forgot to put eggs into one of my favoured muffin recipes.

It'll Get Better.... The Little White Lie.

My husband and I were lunching at IKEA the other day with little Miss2 and Mr3. At the table next to us sat a mum and her little Miss3. Mum offered little Miss some of her salmon which little Miss declined, Mum then helped herself to one of little Miss' chips...... So now little Miss is screaming and writhing on the floor and mum's shoulders have slumped, I feel her remorse, IKEA chips are just not worth this torment. We look at her and smile, knowing the feeling well enough to know that sometimes you just need a bit of empathy to get you though. "They're all the same." I say, "Some days we can't do anything right by them." She looks at my two, "I'm glad I decided to stop at one. I hear it gets better though." Hmmm, I didn't have the heart to tell her, nor did I have the time to explain as we were moving on and kids don't like it when mummies talk, "Yes, it does get better," I lied.

Cottage Pie

Let me set the scene. We're in the coldest part of winter and it's wet and miserable outside. The sky is so grey that I need to turn the lights on in the kitchen.

Getting Silly With PTA

I've got my silly on this week. The cold, wet weather has kept us indoors more than usual so, I've been exploring a few more blogs from the Parent Talk Australia website.

I Want to be Surrounded by Nuts!

The saying goes: "Surround yourself with like minded people." Who is like minded to me? Yes, I saw most of you take a step back just then and those of you who didn't either didn't understand the question or you're too polite.

My Very First Online Award!

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award!

YIAH Coconut White Chocolate Pistachio Muffins

This is one for my YIAH family.

I love the way the pistachio flavour really shines though in this recipe. If you're looking to make this dairy free, I would use coconut oil instead of butter, Black Forest Dukkahs and either use a milk or dark Chocolate powder or skip it altogether. If you use a different combo, I'd love you to tell me about it in the comments.

10 Time Management Tips for WAHMs

Working from home, being your own boss and keeping your own hours. It's a dream of the many and the realisation of the few.

Columbian Soft Bread

You can find so many variations of this recipe from all over Southeastern Europe. This simple dough will take either sweet or savoury additions and once again, I encourage you to use your imagination and create something perfect for you.

Sweet Potato Puffs

On my journey to improve the quality and nutritional value of our family meals I have come across a number of self proclaimed experts who will blog about 'healthy food' in such a way that

How to Make Sweet Chilli Sauce


Free Fun For Preschoolers.

This morning, I am celebrating a win!

Lately Miss2 and Mr3 have been arguing A LOT. I have spent the last two weeks at the end of my teather, barking and snarling, then crying in the corner wondering where I went so wrong. I needed to find activities they would enjoy doing together but all the toys are old hat now and they want something new and exciting.