• Tips on how to calm

    Tips on how to calm your toddler

    Just read about this recently and thought i should share it with you. I am going through this at the moment and it is really difficult! Tantrums and how parents survive them?!?!? Distraction They say it works…The plan is to distract your toddler whenever they throw a tantrum by removing them from the situation and making them look at something else. Using humour is a positive distraction technique. Making your child laugh not only distracts them, but lightens the mood for both of you. An instant way to calm your child is to sit and read with them. Young children are easily absorbed and switch off from their surroundings and…

  • Muffins and cupcakes

    What is a Muffin? A small, cakelike bread that can be made with a variety of flours and often contains fruits and nuts. Most American-style muffins fall into the quick bread category and are leavened with either baking powder or baking soda. The yeast-raised type, such as the English muffin, is generally finer in texture. These small breads are usually made in a muffin pan (also called muffin tin), a special baking pan with 6 or 12 cup-shaped depressions that hold the muffin batter. Each standard muffin cup is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. There are also giant muffin pans with 3 1/4-inch cups, miniature muffin pans (gem pans)…

  • My daughter – Miss K

     My baby daughter is 2 today…how fast the time passes  is really amazing! She is so beautiful and she knows so many things. 2 years since i was pregnant! I remember that i was still in labour 2 years ago at this exact time! How hard it was and how painful….and boogie arrived after 44 hours of intense labour..and unfortunately still after a C-section. I really wanted to have a water birth and was really excited about it! But unfortunately i didn’t… Probably it was the fact that boogie was a heavy baby as well. She weighted 9lbs 11oz (4.430kg). But that is mummy fault! She ate ice cream every…

  • My Carry Potty Review

    This potty promises to be the toddler best friend and help them with the transition from a nappy to a real toilet. Unfortunately my daughter likes to play with it but when it comes to use it for other reasons she just don’t seem interested! She is almost two at the moment but i guess she is not ready to be potty trained ?? She uses as a bag at the moment and she even put some water in it and try to wash one of her teddies! I am a bit disappointed because i was really hoping that this potty will help me and her to get rid of…

  • Things that make me happy

    My daughter’s smile and laugh! And when she comes to give me a kiss! A big cup of hot chocolate! Bless! A nice walk in the park with my hubby and my daughter! A surprise call from my parents or sister! A successful recipe! Like the other day the chocolate cheesecake! Or my lovely bakes tomatoes in the oven! I will be happier if i was 15 Kg lighter! A really good book! A sunny day spend on the beach! to be continued…..

  • Ella’s Kitchen New Stage 1 fruit + baby rice

       Another fantastic product from Ella’s Kitchen! My daughter absolutely loves them. I think she likes them even more than the normal ones without rice. I tried a bit of it as well even though my daughter wasn’t very happy about it! Kara tried out 3 of the fruit + rice packets: pears , apples + baby rice blueberry ‘n’ pear baby brekkie banana , apricots + baby rice My daughter absolutely devoured them and we we went to the supermarket this weekend we had to buy some more! She is so happy every time she drinks one of the Ella’s Kitchen smoothies! And if she is happy mummy and…

  • Nigella Chocolate banana muffins

    I know i rarely write down a recipe here but i bakes these wonderful muffins today and i thought i should share them with you as well. The recipe is so simple and easy and only ready to eat in line 30 minutes! Ingredients: 3 very ripe or overripe bananas 125 ml vegetable oil 2 eggs 100g  soft light brown sugar 225g plain flour 3x15ml tablespoons best quality cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Preheat oven to 200 grade Celsius and line a muffin tin with muffin cases. In a bowl mash the banana by hand ( this is how i done it ) or with a freestanding…