16 March 2018

Seven super books for tiny toddlers

Recently I was asked what nursery rhymes I sing to my twins and I was flummoxed. Do I come clean? Or do I pretend to know every single verse of, um, Humpty Dumpty? The truth is, my boys get absolutely zero baby songs from mama. Inappropriate gangster rap with questionable lyrics, on the other hand? I'm afraid so. It's little wonder that they prefer story time to singing time. So when we're not "enjoying" a rousing rendition of No Diggity, these are the current books getting lots of smiles from my tiny toddlers.



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21 February 2018

Davina's Kitchen Favourites



Guess who's back? Back again? It's only blooming Davina with a sizzling hot new cookbook! Davina's Kitchen Favourites sets out to provide simple, healthy, refined sugar free recipes for the whole family.

There's a lot to like about this book. Firstly, Davina's enthusiasm for healthy food makes you want to get in dat kitchen asap. Secondly, her thoughts on the word 'healthy' itself are simple and sensible in an industry where things can get a bit bonkers. Davina says: "If you tune out the nonsense and the fad diets and the pseudo-science, there are clear nutritional rules that will help us all live longer and live better." Praise be, b*tch.

This is a book geared to feeding your family, be that little ones or older relatives. I'm currently cooking for my twin toddlers (more on my fave baby cookbooks here) and LOVED the ethos of Davina's Kitchen Favourites. Recipes packed full of fruit, vegetables, unrefined carbs and pulses? Let's gooooo!

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29 January 2018

Four actually good baby cookbooks



Baby led? Spoon fed? Getting food into your baby opens up a whole new world of baffling parent phrases and there is so much (too much?) advice out there on how to wean your baby. These are the recipe books I found super helpful both in the early days of weaning and now that my twins are eating All The Food. Like, I think we might need to buy a second fridge.

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12 January 2018

FOUR BOOKS WITH A WEDDING THEME



Weddings are my crack. Whether it's shaking my tush on the dance floor as a guest, bonding with a best one as bridesmaid or briding the shiz out of my own big day... I just can't get enough!

Which is odd, because I couldn't have been less bothered about getting married, growing up. I didn't force Barbie and Ken into pink, frothy nuptials and I certainly didn't dream about my perfect white dress. But when friends started getting married I was suddenly all in. And now that the tidal wave of weddings has slowed to more of a trickle, I get most of my fix through books.

Here are my top four reads with a wedding theme...

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