Pre-School Eating Habits and Nutrition Worries

Last week I took Erin to the doctor’s for her pre-school appointment. I didn’t even really know that this was a thing. We got a letter through saying it was time for her injections and the receptionist on the phone said we needed a 20 minute pre-school appointment. I had no idea what to expect apart from the obvious injections. The appointment was more useful than I thought it was going to be though and I got to have a really good chat with the nurse about anything I was worried about. One of the biggest subjects we spoke about

Do We Have A Fussy Eater… Or Something Else?

For the longest time Erin has been a fussy eater… or so I thought. I remember it all starting when Erin was maybe just over 1 and she had a bad case of tonsillitis that resulted in a hospital visit. It might have just been a coincidence but this is the time when I remember Erin’s eating habits changing. She seemed to go from being the child who would eat and enjoy absolutely anything to being the child who would pretty much only eat some form of bread. Erin is now 3 and a half and things still aren’t great.

Restaurant Review: Frankie and Benny’s Ipswich

AD | We received a voucher to discount our meal Last week on our trip to Ipswich we did a bit of exploring on the day that we arrived and decided that eating dinner near the hotel would be the easiest option for us. We stayed at the Novotel hotel which is situated across the road from a leisure complex called Cardinal Park where there was a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant. Erin usually eats quite early but we figured we could eat a bit later if the restaurant was only a few minutes walk away. We had our table booked

Getting Erin Involved In The Kitchen

Erin is a fussy eater and some days it’s a real struggle to get her to eat much at all. Erin tends to stick to foods that she knows and likes such as cereal, fruit and the occasional sandwich. I guess we’re lucky in a way that Erin will eat yogurts, ham and plenty of fruit but we really struggle with meal times. A couple of weeks ago Erin got upset because I’d started making dinner one day and she had wanted to help. To be honest, this came as a bit of a shock to me as Erin had

Gourmet Popcorn From Popcorn Shed

AD | Gifted Items We’re a family who loves our snacks. John in particular loves popcorn and it’s one of his favourite things to snack on. Popcorn Shed got in touch recently and offered to send us some of their delicious sounding flavours to try so of course, I had to say yes! I really like that Popcorn Shed offer a range of sizes with their packs. There are big ‘shed’ boxes available as well as snack packs and also jars. The snack packs are a great way to try all of the flavours without buying big boxes, just in case

Giveaway: Honeycomb Dips From Mighty Fine

AD – This post is in collaboration with Mighty Fine. All opinions are our own.  On an evening there is not much better than sitting with a delicious bag of chocolatey goodness and just chilling out with a good TV show or film. Although we both have our favourite treats, John and I love to try something new and we couldn’t wait to tuck into the goodies that we were sent from Mighty Fine. Before now, I honestly hadn’t heard of Mighty Fine but I am so glad I know about them now. Mighty Fine first started back in 2014

5 Tips For Making Christmas Cooking A Breeze

Ad – We received some items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Last year we had a really busy Christmas as we had my mum, sister and her fiance all staying with us. This meant that I was cooking Christmas dinner for 6 people and while I didn’t go too overboard, it was still quite stressful and it took hours to cook. I hated either being stuck in the kitchen or having to go in and out all day as it meant me missing everything else that was going on. This year I wanted to

When Did Fussy Eating Become A Competition?

Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have that available to her. Every