It’s official! Non dairy milk now makes up 12% of all global milk sales and given that the manufacturing of almond milk is wreaking environmental havoc in California, oat milk is officially the most sustainable non dairy option. In addition, I cannot explain how simple, delicious and satisfying it is to make your own milk; I especially love doing it with the kids, showing them that milk doesn’t need to come from cows and save some pennies along the way. (this is far cheaper than any shop bought option).

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A Three Year Old’s Sleep Regression

Every night, in the middle of the night (I’m never sure at exactly what time as I don’t keep my phone in our bedroom) the door creaks open and in walks a familiar miniature figure.

“I can’t sleep”, he says, sounding far too awake.

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The One And Only Motherhood Book I Read

Before I became a mother, I must have been recommended at least 8-10 books to read. I read none of them; not just because I’m not much of a reader but also I simply didn’t want to fill my head with other peoples’ impressions of motherhood. To this day, I’ve still only read one motherhood book, and this is it.

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Would You Share Yours?

Today in the UK, the government announced a huge publicity push for shared parental leave. Around 285,000 couples are actually eligible every year for such leave but apparently only 2% of men are currently taking advantage of it and around half of the general public are unaware that this option even exists, according to the Department for Business.

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There aren’t many topics that cause more divergence of opinion than children and what you should feed them. I’m interested in introducing vegan elements in to the kids’ diet as much as possible with milk being an obvious starting point given that it’s quite a large part of their diet.

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A Perfect Birthday Camping Trip

I know what you’re thinking – it’s the start of the year and it’s been pretty much raining all day here in London. Why, WHY would I want to contemplate a camping trip? Indeed, precisely because you’ve probably either done a fair amount of rushing around from friends’ birthday parties to grandma’s house or like us, you’ve spent a large proportion of the day indoors with your kids watching TV. And with half term looming, screen time is likely going to feature in parents lives’ everywhere up and down the country even more than normal.

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STOCKHOLM GUIDE (KID FREE!)

I’d be lying if when Sam told me that he’d booked us a trip away for two nights (TWO WHOLE NIGHTS) to a city that we’d never visited, without our (at the time, two year old) Jack, that I wasn’t a little disappointed. We go everywhere with our mini adventurers – what would we do with all the extra time / hands / sleep?!

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So, I don’t know about you guys but historically I’ve had to deal with two irrefutable food facts all my adult life: 1. I love hummus 2. Every time I’ve tried to make it at home, it’s always tasted pretty dudd.  View Post