Tuna, rocket fishcakes

Glitterbug cooks tuna and rocket fishcakes

What a week! Glad it’s over and we’re in a new one.

So Sidekick has been sick. This was the first time she’s been properly sick, temperature going up and down, trips to out of hours doctors, just not a lot of fun!

Then when we get out of that, I end up with a swollen eye, for no reason. Just all swollen shut.

It’s really hard to keep up with Sidekick when only one eye is working!

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Good for you Pepper, Pea Muffins

Glitterbug cooks pepper and pea muffins

Weekends always used to rush by before I had Sidekick now they’re over before they even begin. Well that’s how it feels.

Like every other parent out there I try to do as much as I can in the weekend to get ahead in the coming week.

Washing, cleaning, cooking.

Simple domestic things.

I also try and spend some quality time with Sidekick and Hubby. Otherwise I’d never see him!

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5 tips to be a little green machine

Stand hand in hand for Earth

I started writing this blog as a way to get my feelings out and also to show that not all babies do what the baby books say they should. I wanted to connect with other parents who have experienced similar things and slowly I think that’s happening.

What I don’t want is people thinking that life with a Velco baby is hell. Yes it can be  little more challenging and sure we might be a little more exhausted than other parents but life with a Velcro baby is still wonderful.

So because of that this post is different, it’s about mundane everyday life showing a different side of me. Specifically this post will touch on how upon learning of approaching parenthood Hubby and I wondered and discussed how ‘green’ we could be but also selfishly how green we wanted to be.

We knew that we wanted to raise Sidekick to have a love of the outdoors, a respect for nature and to be environmentally responsible.

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Rainbow Oats

Dyed oats

This isn’t a recipe to eat but it’s darn good fun!

One of the issues I think many parents face is keeping baby entertained. I find it especially hard with Sidekick as she always likes me to be involved with her play time. Which is great, I love spending time with her and watching her grown and learn but there are only so many times I can read her favourite book or play with the whisk (seriously she loves the whisk!).

So I have been looking for different things for her to do. Not just for her benefit but also my sanity!

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Hulk Muffins

Hulk Muffins for the superheros

I think it sounds better than broccoli muffins!

Another weekend gone. I’m sure they never passed this quickly before Sidekick arrived. I can’t believe that in a matter of days she will be 9 months. We are in the last quarter of her first year. I’m not sure how I feel about that!

As any parent knows time is a precious thing so I spend a good chunk of the weekend cooking ready for the week ahead when I’m flying solo.

This weekend was a bit of a challenge in the cooking department as I had new things to consider.

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