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Meal Plan and Shopping List – Week 2

It’s Meal Plan Friday for the second time this year and the enthusiasm is still going strong. Yay! So what’s on the menu? Monday Lunch:  Veggie pasta bake Dinner:  Leftover takeaway from the weekend Snacks: Hummus sandwich, veggies, banana, cheese and raisins Tuesday Lunch: Chicken hot-pot with crusty...

Music Monday Musings - The Growing Mum

Music Monday Musings – #1

Monday is up there on my list of favourites days of the week. Regardless of how organised I am on Sunday evening, everything is a struggle the next morning, from getting out bed to enduring the day at work. My journey home begins with a 30-minute walk...

Guide to Meal Planning For The Family - The Growing Mum

Guide to Meal Planning For The Family 

Until recently, meal planning was one of the first tasks to get dropped if I had a busy week or couldn’t face being organised. I go through phases of having everything under control then suddenly we’re ordering takeaway or eating beans on toast. Nothing wrong with that...

Weekly Meal Plan Fridays Feature - The Growing Mum

Meal Plan and Shopping List – Week 1

It is the first week of January and Meal Plan Friday is well and truly underway!  Of course you can start at anytime but I’m all geared up as it is one of my 2018 goals – consistent meal planning. So what’s on the menu? Monday Lunch: ...

Blog self-assessment highs and lows of 2017- The Growing Mum

Blog Self-Assessment: Highs and Lows of 2017

Having only just started blogging, there’s not much to assess yet but in a way, it is a perfect time for an evaluation! Am I still enjoying it? Did I choose the right niche? Will I have time to keep doing this when baby number 2 arrives?...

First day of 2018 – How did it go? 

Hello, first day of 2018! New year’s eve was meant to be a quiet one for me but the fireworks squashed that plan. Poor little one was very unsettled by the loud bangs and nothing I tried would get him back to sleep. So I was having...

Hopes, goals and plans for 2018 The Growing Mum

Hopes, Goals and Plans for 2018 

There’s something about the limbo period between Christmas and New Year that gets people in the reflective mood. What have you done with your life? You can’t even recall what day of the week it is let alone what you did in January! So we start thinking...

English Words 16 Months - The Growing Mum

English Words at 16 Months 

  After 6 months of being in the baby room at Nursery, it was time for my toddler to move on. He was graduating from a Starfish to a Seahorse.  Who comes up with these names? I found out about the impending move via a form in...