Lazy parenting 

Boy 2 has been offered a lovely hearty toddler friendly paella for lunch. He’s turned it down. He’s now decided he only wants my leftover popadoms, from lady night’s take away, and a few slices of pear. 

I really can’t be bothered to argue with him! Today just feels like one of those days when I can’t be doing with parenting!! 

I’ll say he’s experimenting with exotic foods 😁😁

Is it wrong to share this info in public?? Should I be keeping it to myself that I’ve given a toddler such a nutritionally unbalanced meal? 

I don’t know, but what i do know is I’ve been able to drink a cup of hot tea in peace. That will do for me! 

#NoFilter yeah right!

This is my 14month old son quietly feeding himself an organic fruit yogurt. No mess, just wholesome yogurty goodness.

Lies!!

1. It was a Petit Filous creeping scarily close to the used by date. 2. I have no desire to let him feed himself on a Sunday evening. I had to feed him. He hated me for it but I had to. Once it was finished, he wanted more then had a massive tantrum. My response, give him the spoon and the pot to realise for himself.

And there we have it. He happily ‘ate’ from the pot for a good 15min whilst I tidied up.

I didn’t need to tell you this. I could have left this photo with the original description, nobody would know. This is very common in the social media world. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. People like you and me, posting perfectly positioned images, using the right lighting, all to give off this idea of a naturally perfect life. Don’t be fooled, the photo you see is probably the 8th take!

Be warned people. #NoFilter isn’t always completely true.

Baby + Junk Food = OK right? 

This is our current food situation. It’s been a long day. He loves chips. He loves peas. He loves fish fingers. He can eat the same meal as his brother. So why do I feel the slightest bit of guilt?

 I don’t think Boy 1 had this classic combo til at least 18 months. Yet Boy2 is probably on his 3rd (ish) round. But it was all cooked in the oven and I didn’t give him ketchup! 

No harm in it every now and then. After all, happy baby = happy mummy and all that….

Experimenting in the kitchen….with success! 

We’ve been weaning Boy 2 for a few weeks now and I have to admit, I haven’t been quite as ‘on it’ as I was with Boy 1. No recipe books, just winging it this time. So far it’s been going quite well, but it’s time to make a bit more effort.

Boy 2 loves trying to feed himself so I really want to encourage him. Today I decided to experiment with savoury pancakes. I’ll admit, I glimpsed on a recipe for savoury muffins but couldn’t be bothered to reheat the oven and get the muffin cases out. Improvising seemed to work and these pancakes are tasty and super quick…

1. Grate equal quantities of carrot and courgette in a bowl (I’d say about a medium size each)


2. Grate a similar amount of cheddar cheese. I used mature to give it more flavour and would definitely recommend it.


3. Add one beaten medium egg and a tablespoon of plain flour then mix thoroughly. It should form quite a thick batter


4. Heat some olive oil in a pan and pour a table spoon of batter.

5. Cook for a few min on each side until slightly brown and the centre is cooked

6.remove from pan and leave to cool until they are the temperature  for your little one

7. Enjoy!


Boy 2 absolutely loves these. I break them up and leave on the highchair table so he can feed himself. He’ll usually have 2 in one sitting which means I can keep the rest for another meal.

Tip. These can stay in the fridge for a couple of days, but are great for taking out and about. No spoons or bowls needed!

I’m hoping to try a few more variations (squash, parsnip, beetroot) and even making sweet versions with apple or banana.