Fish Pie

fish pie

Make this delicious Fish Pie courtesy of the lovely Abby Lumsdaine for your Friday night dinner. INGREDIENTS Fillet of whatever fish you like (I use salmon) One onion chopped Teaspoon of garlic 2 tbspns flour 2 tbspns butter 1.5 cups chicken stock Half a cup of cream Half a cup of corn Half a cup of peas Sheet of puff … Read More

How to clear a stuffy nose?

ask a mum

Do you have any suggestions to clear a bub’s snotty nose? The nose isn’t bothering him or keeping him awake although I do have his mattress propped up in case.  Have tried fess to try and make him sneeze to no avail, it just seems to clog him up with additional fluid. I don’t want to use the fess suction … Read More

How to introduce solids for success

baby utensils

  How and when to introduce solids changes as often as the seasons…but these tips will stay the same no matter what… 1.  Dress for success.  Feeding babies is a messy business.  Use a drop sheet, smock and waterproof bib with open catcher to minimise mess and make cleaning up a lot easier and quicker.  And make sure the high chair is not … Read More

It’s my kid’s party…and I’ll cry if I want to

abby hoot

It’s 3am. The kids are asleep. I’m lying in bed wide awake, with a heavy feeling of dread pressing down on me. It’s five days until I have to once again face the worst pain a woman can endure. It’s too late to turn back. We’re too far gone for that. I can only hope that the pain will only … Read More

Gone to the Dogs

gone to the dogs

My seven year old son Hayden is carrying a bowl of water through the house, taking great care not to spill a drop. “What are you doing with that, buddy?” I ask. “I’m putting it outside for my dog.” “Uhhh … which dog is that?” “The one I’m getting.” Subtle. Not. I blame his grandmother for this. If she hadn’t … Read More

Eggplant and pesto pasta bake

pasta

This gorgeous pasta dish comes courtesy of the Women’s Weekly, it is as good as it looks! Try it this weekend! INGREDIENTS 500g packet small pasta (such as spirals, macaroni or mini penne) 2 large (300g) zucchini, grated coarsely ¾ cup (200g) prepared pesto 2 large (1kg) eggplants, sliced thinly lengthways ¾ cup (180ml) olive oil 2 cups (200g) grated … Read More

Yummy and Healthy Icypoles

martha stewart icypole

This heatwave is hard work with kids…and adults! What better way to cool down than with a yummy icypole? These recipes not only look delicious but taste really good too! Why not whip them up this arvo? FRUIT SALAD ICYPOLES (www.marthastewart.com) Ingredients 1 peach, cut into 1/2-inch slices (1/2 cup) 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 1/2 cup … Read More

Suzi Homemaker? Not me!

retro housewife

In my head I often picture myself as the perfect housewife and mother. The beds are made, the floors are clean and dinner is in the oven before lunchtime. Reality is a hell of a lot different. The truth is I just don’t have the time. Ok, that’s a bit of a lie. I could have the time, if I … Read More

Miranda Kerr’s fave product

coconut oil

The Mums Group sat down and had a chat with the gorgeous Amy at Coconut Health & Healing to get the lowdown on the product that everyone is talking about…Coconut Oil! So what is it exactly? Coconut oil is a oil that is extracted from the meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm tree. It was once mistakenly … Read More

Print Mania

I read an online article recently written by a woman who believed that the women we were BC (before child) are dead. Sounds pretty harsh, but I’m completely with her. Sure there are elements of the old me that still exist, but the one thing I know that will never return is my old wardrobe! This is mostly because my … Read More