How much do you judge other parents?

My son is not yet potty trained.” She said.

“Oh. Okay!” I replied, surprised.

She then sighed and went on a rant about how difficult it is with boys.

“They’re a bit slow compared to girls, when it comes to these things.” She said.

I smiled and didn’t say anything. That had not been my experience, but I understood that she had obviously been struggling with potty training. I wasn’t about to confront her gender stereotyping (perhaps I should have, gently?). Clearly she just wanted someone to talk to.

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Accras de morue (salt fish fried balls) Recipe

“Accras de Morue” are one of my absolute favourite starters or snacks from the French Caribbean (Antilles), which is where my husband comes from. I’ve been enjoying them since he and I got together, especially on special occasions, they’re actually addictive! I’ve posted a recipe before but this is a revised, better version which I’m hoping you will love.

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Red Argentinian shrimp with butter and garlic spaghetti | Recipe

A couple of days ago I made this spaghetti dish, it turned out so delicious I thought I would share the recipe on here! I would normally opt for egg noodles when cooking with bell peppers and spring onion, but I was curious to see how it would taste with spaghetti. And while big fat red Argentinian prawns are the best choice for this particular dish, if you can’t find any, it also works with king prawns.

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Introducing the Luvme Hair headband wigs – the protective wig that comes with a selection of gorgeous headbands.

I don’t know about you, but my hair is such a major part of my style and beauty regimen. I don’t consider myself ‘ready’ in the morning until I’ve styled my hair.

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Why I no longer feel bad about my children seeing the less pretty side of marriage

Our children have seen a lot, and chances are, they’ll continue to see a lot as the years go by. They see us in our cringy lovey dovey moments, just like they see us when we’re at each other’s throat. These days, for example, they see an abundance of love, affection and unity, whereas a few months ago they witnessed quite a lot of anger and pain as I struggled with aspects of my mental health.

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Simple, quick and easy lunch boxes for kids: 7 Tips

If you follow my Instagram stories in the mornings, you will know that 3 or 4 times a week I like to share my children’s lunch boxes. Some very interesting conversations have taken place in my DMs as a result, i.e. people asking me how I set aside the extra time in the mornings to pack them, or people asking about quantities, nutritional value etc. I’ve also had a few people telling me they preferred the school canteen option, which I can actually relate to, as my children used to eat in the canteen prior to the pandemic.

I’ve written this post to break down my lunch box process from beginning to end, but bear in mind that my approach is extremely simple and suits my busy lifestyle. My children’s lunches are nowhere near as creative as the ones you have probably seen on Pinterest and Tik Tok. In fact I take my hat off to any parent out there who finds the time, energy and creativity to make fancy-looking lunch boxes for their kids everyday! This is not my reality, and I’m sure many parents will relate – we don’t necessarily have it in us to make the fanciest lunches, but we still want our kids to enjoy the experience and the food!

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How to diversify and vary your family meals

Running out of meal ideas is a common problem in a busy household. Even looking at Pinterest and recipe books sometimes can feel a bit daunting because the choice is immense, you don’t always know where to start!

Now I’m definitely no nutritionist but as a busy household of five, I have gone through the tiring cycle of having to come up with new ideas, to avoid repeating meals over and over again… I’m the only person who cooks in this house, so the task of keeping our meals interesting falls on me and me alone.

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Gratitude and resilience in a time of uncertainty

I don’t know if I can call this testimony time… it feels a little premature and random but today I feel very thankfuk and blessed to be able call my creative venture a part-time job, especially during these uncertain times. It’s taken me years to get to this point and even though I still have a long way to go, it feels good to know I’m on that path.⁣⁣

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