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Children Articles

Benevolent Neglect : The Beauty Of Boredom

“Mum, play with me.” My eight year old moaned. “You never play with me anymore.” (He means since I played UNO with him this morning.) I do play with my kids. I actually play with my kids a whole lot more than my parents ever played with me.

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Recipes

Substituted Lemonade Scones – A Recipe For Disaster/Life

Substituted Lemonade Scones - a recipe for disaster life. Today I decided to make lemonade scones. I’d made them a few days ago and they surpassed all expectations. Having made scones the traditional way - rubbing butter into flour and so on - the concept of lemonade scones both intrigued…

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Recipes

Super Easy Christmas Cake

I did actually make a Christmas cake once, from scratch, in highschool cooking class. I was SO excited about decorating it, there is something so beautiful and festive about pristine white fondant icing neatly laid over a thick slab of fruit cake. But it was really messy and time consuming…

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Recipes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are simple and easy, but very effective. Start off with a basic vanilla cupcake batter. This is my recipe, it's a throw-it-all-together-and-mix recipe.

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Family

Biscuit “Gingerbread” House

I had a plan. It was a pretty good plan. We were going to do some pre-Christmas getting-into-the-spirit-of-things baking. It was going to be FUN. It was also going to look awesome. I was basically going to win parenting. Those plans always go well don’t they?

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Recipes

Easy Honey Cupcakes

We love honey in this house! It’s part of our weekly staples and we have it on cereal, toast, yogurt, pancakes and tea – it even gets eaten from the spoon. So it’s no wonder that these super easy Honey Cakes were a hit in our house! Ingredients: Easy Honey…

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Parenting Articles

A Bit of DIY

I love a bit of DIY. It my surprise people after confessing to being a pram enthusiast, but I really am a very thrifty person! (How else do you think I’m able to fund my prams, got to save every penny!) More honestly though I dislike spending money on myself,…

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Feeding

Breastfeeding is not a Piece of Cake

Breastfeeding is not a piece of cake, but there are similarities. The year my daughter turned two it took me three days to construct her birthday cake. It was a beautiful white chocolate mud cake with a fondant farm yard, inspired by something I saw by Martha Stewart. It didn’t…

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Recipes

Banana, Carrot and date cake

You will need 3/4 cup sugar 125ml olive/vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 medium banana (mashed) 1 medium Carrot (grated) Handful of dates (roughly chopped) 60 ml milk 2 cups s/r flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

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