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So now that your little one is getting older, stronger, and slightly more co-ordinated, you think it’s time to remove all sources of temptation, right!? No more earrings…Pull that hair back…Bracelets be gone….And a necklace…ppffftt no chance…
Well, not exactly! While we might not be able to solve all of these problems, MummaBubba have a gorgeous solution to help keep you looking stylish, while still keeping baby happy and safe.
MummaBubba have been busy designing a range of beautiful costume jewellery that will complement any wardrobe. Most mums stop wearing jewellery when they become a parent because the simple fact is BABIES LOVE TO CHEW ON EVERYTHING….including our precious jewellery. Well MummaBubba Jewellery is safe for babies to chomp on! Its made from Non – Toxic Silicone. FDA approved which contains No BPA, Lead, Cadmium or Mercury.
Each piece is also made with a breakaway clasp, so no snagging, and if baby pulls too hard, the clasp simply releases. Which means no more chasing loose beads out from under the sofa!
The range features a choice of necklaces, bangles, bracelets and pendants, in a huge range of fashion colours. And with prices starting from just $14.95, looking fresh and fabulous won’t break the bank! My favourite would have to be the Boston Bead necklace in Mint,. My little man is heavily teething at the moment. Anything and everything is a potential mouth fodder, so this (and one of their awesome bangles) have been a HUGE hit here lately! This really is one product that fits both mums and bubs perfectly!
MummaBubba is the perfect accessory for anyone with a curious sidekick! And if you would like to add a piece to your collection, then you are in luck!
MummaBubba Jewellery have kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to choose their favourite necklace and bangle from their range. Simply enter below!
How awesome is this! As the weather starts to cool off, it can be harder to find outdoor activities that still keep the kids entertained. So many of our sensory based activities involve water, so this is a really cool idea, and I am glad I found it.
It is so simple (maybe a little dirty!) and easy. The ‘ingredients’ are all things found in your pantry…ok, well maybe not the dirt!
Simply take 1 1/4 cups dirt, 1 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cups of salt, 1/2 cup if sand.
Mix dry ingredients.
Start adding water slowly until it holds form.
Form around critters of your choice (Dinosaurs for us).
Let dry in the sun and let the kids enjoy discovering what’s inside.
What a great recipe! This really has all the elements of a perfect desert, or treat. It is simple to prepare, easy to adapt for seasonal freshness, and lots of fun when involving the kids. I also think this would be great when the kids have friends over- simply pop a pile of tortillas on a plate, add bowls of fruit, a dish of yoghurt, and watch the fun (I mean mess!) fly!
Fruit Tacos with Chocolate Tortillas
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 4 tbsp. agave
- 1 ½ cups warm water
- ½ cup pawpaw, diced
- ½ cup mango, diced
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup strawberries, diced
- ½ cup kiwi, diced
- juice from one lime
In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Add coconut oil, agave and warm water and mix to form a large ball of dough.
Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes. Cut the dough in half, and continue to cut each ball of dough in half until you have 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
Heat a cast iron frypan over medium heat. Do not add oil to the pan as the tortillas need to be cooked on a dry surface.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into 16 circles about ¼ inch thick and 6 inches in diameter. Once the pan is hot, add one round of dough and cook for 30 seconds per side. Place the cooked tortillas on a plate lined with a damp paper towel.
Continue this process until all 16 tortilla’s have been cooked.
To prepare the tacos, layer the fruit on a tortilla and sprinkle with lime juice. You can serve it as is or add any toppings of your choice. If you need some topping inspiration, here’s what I came up with:
- shredded coconut
- cashew cream
- melted chocolate or chocolate sauce
- fresh mint ice cream, yogurt or coconut milk ice cream
- white or dark chocolate chips almonds, peanuts, pecans or any nut of your choice
- coconut butter honey, maple syrup or agave bee pollen
Feel free to use any fruit of your choice. Peaches, pineapple, raspberries, oranges, pears, plums, apples and lychees would all work great as well. The possibilities are endless.
Store the tortilla’s in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days or store them in the freezer.
Yield 16 tacos
Thanks to Munchin with Munchkin for this beautiful recipe
Bbbbbrrrr….winter is on its way, and although we have been lucky and still had lots of lovely sunny days, the sun has definitely been running at half strength. My washing has been piling up, and even after a day in full sun, I am still having to throw the load in the dryer to finish it. This used to really bother me, but since trialling Tumblemonkey’s dryer balls, I have a lot less hesitation in using my dryer.
So what are dryer balls? Tumblemonkey use an age-old felting technique to create dryer balls from 100% wool. They are a solid ball, about the size of an orange, that help decrease drying time. They work simply by absorbing the moisture from wet clothing as they spin around the dryer, separating and aerating fabric as they go. They reduce the need for chemical softeners, are all natural, and don’t make a sound. I have also heard that they can reduce static in clothing, therefore reducing the need for ironing, but I can’t really attest to that- if a fabric needs ironing, it stays on the shelf! Since becoming a full time mum, I have ironed perhaps 4 times in 4 years! But sure, if you use an iron, then you may find these help! Good luck to you, I say!
These have really been a godsend for my MCN’s too (modern cloth nappies- you know what I’m talking about, right!?). Between the wet days, the lazy sun, and the need for nice, soft minky, my dryer has been on overtime. And I have certainly noticed a difference in drying time since using these dryer balls.
I really have nothing bad to say about these babies….oh wait, I do! My kids LOVE them, and keep trying to steal them for themselves! My 2 year old keeps trying to thieve them to play catch with, and my 8 month old cant get enough- I think its the texture. He sits passing them from one hand to another, trying to eat them, and trying to grasp TINY pieces of felt. It’s kinda adorbs though!
So anyway, if you think this sounds like something you need in your laundry, then you are in luck. The gorgeous Cath from tumblemonkey has 2 sets of three dryer ball packs to GIVEAWAY! It’s dead easy to enter- and you will be glad you did. Fill in the form below. Good luck!!
Do you have a play house in your backyard? Some of my best memories were spent building/ playing/ creating in my various playhouses I had as a kid. I remember an awesome one we made out in the garden. It was an overgrown corner with lots of Old Mans Beards growing, and we made an amazing house. I spent hours sweeping that dirt floor!! Sucker for punishment really! Like it was ever going to get clean!! We also built a super cool treehouse, with a drawstring ladder, so once we were up, there was no uninvited guests gaining entry! Total fort! But the best one would have to be the house my grandparents inherited. A little shack next door to their house, completely furnished, with its own kitchen and bathroom. I used to have tea parties like you wouldn’t believe in there….So yeah, I know the value of a play house, and cant wait to help create those memories for my boys. Here is a collection of my current faves
I can’t believe I have never heard/seen/thought of this idea before! My boys love playdough, as I am sure most kids do, but we do run out of ways to make it different. Same goes for educational activities. I love to encourage fine motor skills, and letter and number recognition, but it’s so hard to make it fun, and to hold their attention. So this kind of blends the two together. These cool printables are free, and are ALL over the net. The link provided is a great 20 page booklet, but there are so many more to choose from. I am in the process of doing mine now. I have just printed all of mine off at home, am laminating them, and using book rings. This way I can add to them, change them around, and focus on particular areas at a time. I can’t wait until they are finished.
My kids really love the frozen yoghurt drops but they can be really expensive, and you never really know the quality of the product. I love the idea of making them myself, so I was pretty stoked when I saw just how easy it is to make them at home. It means I can have them on hand at any time, I know exactly the quality of the ingredients (homemade yoghurt anyone?!), and it’s a great way to use up any leftover tubs.
Simply place your yoghurt in a piping bag, and squeeze drops onto a baking tray. Pop in the freezer for about an hour and you are good to go. Simple!
Thank you to Jillee at One Good Thing for this post.by
Hands up who find teeth time a chore? It really is so hard to get kids to brush their teeth, isn’t it? We all know it’s good for them, we all know it’s got to be done, so lets just grit our teeth (pun intended) and get on with it, right?! So wrong!!
Teeth time doesn’t have to be mission: impossible. You just need to change your weapons of choice!
We recently made the switch to Jack n’ Jill Natural Toothpaste, and we haven’t looked back. It really has made this chore a lot more enjoyable, and my boys are now happily brushing solo.
I never really felt comfortable using a fluoride-based toothpaste. Especially when you read the label and it states that children must spit toothpaste out and not swallow…Really!?!? Have these guys ever tried to teach an 18 month old how to spit?? And seriously, if 9 out of 10 people suffer gingivitis and tooth decay, yet 99% of the population are using fluoride-based toothpaste, then something’s got to give. I mean, I suck at maths, but even I know those numbers don’t add up!
Enter Jack n’ Jill. With all natural and organic ingredients (yep- they even happily list them on the tube) in flavours good enough to eat, you can have confidence that your children are not only going to love brushing, but that they are doing it in a safe way. My boys really love the Organic Raspberry and the Organic Blueberry flavours. No more ‘Mummy it’s too spicy’ or ‘Mummy it burns’ that I used to hear.
And Jack n’ Jill don’t only do toothpaste; they also do super cute toothbrushes (biodegradable and compostable too, thank you very much!), rinse/storage cups, a sleepover pack, lovely soft silicone tooth and gum brushes, and finger brushes. My 7 month old, who is just showing signs of teething, loves the finger brush. It is made of 100% food grade silicone and 100% BPA free. I just slide it over my finger and massage his gums with a little toothpaste on it. He really loves it! He kinda reminds me of my old dog- you know, you scratch that sweet spot and their tongues hang out and their eyes roll back! I think it’s the ultimate in scratching the itch! It’s very cute!
But enough about me! Jack n’ Jill have been super generous and have supplied me with a sleepover pack to give to one very lucky little reader! It contains:
I love this song and I love this print. I also think all walls need at least a little art; especially nursery walls. But it can become a little expensive, so here is something just for you…FREE PRINTABLES!!