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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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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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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Lifestyle choices and navigating discourse overload on social media: My ‘wellness plan’

When is the last time you felt really confident about your lifestyle choices, or your opinions? With everyone on social media being so vocal about what they stand for, the things they agree/disagree with… with every social media platform encouraging some sort of discourse and debate, very often people’s lifestyle choices, opinions and habits will come under scrutiny.

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Changing my kitchen cabinets from ‘oak’ to white – Was it worth it?

Our kitchen is white! Ok, I’ll admit – It’s not much of a revamp, apart from the colour. Everything else is pretty much the same, and a work in progress, as we’re going to change some of the furniture and flooring too…

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