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5 Great Book Series For Small Toddlers

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Bobcat loves to read. Well, he doesn’t exactly read yet, and he won’t sit still through long stories I read to him either. But he loves being read to, especially if there’s more activity to it. Since he was about 1 year old, he loved lift-the-flap board books and touch & feel books with short stories. Mostly he likes to point …

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Monterey Bay Aquarium – great fun for kids and grown-ups

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I was a little bit sceptical about the day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium because aquariums normally just keep animals locked up like a zoo and train them to perform shows. We don’t like that. Well, the prejudice couldn’t be further from the truth. This one operates as a non-profit organisation and has a clear mission: conservation of the oceans, …

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How To Make Lebkuchen Christmas Tree Decoration

In Foodie Me, Green & Ethical Living, Home & Garden, Lifeby eva.katona@yahoo.com7 Comments

So, I’ve been baking all week last week to get the recipe right for this year’s Christmas tree decoration. I’ve decided to make cookie ornaments this year, completely toddler friendly, if Bobcat gets his hands on them and takes a bite – no problemo, it’s just cookies. Oh, and the gorgeous smell of the freshly baked cookies will fill your …

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Christmas Lebkuchen (Honey And Ginger Cookie) Recipe

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As promised, here’s the recipe for the Lebkuchen decoration. Lebkuchen is a traditional German Christmas cookie, similar to ginger bread. It’s spicy, and normally comes with sugar icing on the top. There’s a lot of different recipes around and some prefers the very soft and thick cookies, some like it thin and crunchy. My aim was to make thinner cookies, primarily …

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Toddler-Proof Christmas Tree Ideas

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Chances are the Christmas of 2014 was the last one when I got to use all my carefully selected and colour-harmonised Christmas tree ornaments for a long time. Bobcat was only 8 months old and was only crawling. When I had to leave the room, I just popped him into his playpen. Now, that he’s 20 months old, it’s a …

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Creamy risotto with butternut squash and chestnut mushrooms

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Not sure what are your little one’s feelings towards risotto, but Bobcat is not a big fan of it. If he likes it, eats it when it’s freshly prepared (such a gourmet this child), but when it’s reheated, he refuses it. I cannot really blame him, combinations such as asparagus and cherry tomato are very boring for small toddlers. This …

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Basque country in early September

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Since we still can – because we’re not restricted by the unfairly short summer school holiday just yet – we have a holiday in every September. We decided to visit the Basque country this time as British Airways flies to Biarritz. We were looking for mainly self catering options like a holiday house rental, because Bobcat was only 15 months old …

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Christmas present ideas – favourite eco-friendly toys

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Christmas is around the corner so let’s start the long-waited (or dreaded) shopping season with gift ideas for the little monsters. These will be surely amusing for bubbas 0-2 years and eco-savvy parents equally. When it comes to baby and toddler toys, there are so many brands, shops and reviews as starts in the sky. You probably are getting a lot …

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Creamy sweet potato with salmon and petit pois

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It’s always challenging to get small children to eat more fish. Luckily, apart from fish and chips and fish fingers there are plenty of other yummy options to get them to eat fish AND veggies. Sounds too good? This recipe is always a hit for my 19 months old, he loves sweet potato and tolerates salmon and petit pois. The …

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Chocolate muffins with white choc chips – with a minimum of sugar only

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Not that I’m obsessed, but Bobcat gets very little sugary stuff. Much less than his friends. He’s quite hyper anyway. The other day we were invited to a birthday party. (I mean, Bobcat was invited, got party bags and a thank you note for the present later, NOT ME.) He was snacking on some fruit pieces when the birthday cake arrived …