Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Montgomery, it's fine ...

 My little Montgomery.

Night times in our household have took a slight turn for the worse. We have gone from an all night sleeper to a 3-4 times a night waker. I'm told that it is just a phase. I hope it is just a phase. Please be just a phase. Phase or no phase deep down when I wake to soothe him a little bit of me smiles inside. It smiles because I know that I get to see his little face. Is that odd? I suppose it is. Whom would enjoy waking at 11pm, 2am, 4am and finally 6am? I believe not many. And whom would you be happy with regarding that wake up call? Yet again - no one I believe. Wrong! Knowing that I have been woken for the very reason that my son needs me is fine. It's absolutely fine. Well, it isn't fine. It isn't fine at all. It's not fine that my eyes ache with tiredness, it is not fine that my body is stiff and hurts to move, it is not fine that I am warm in my bed and don't wish to get out and get cold, It is not fine that I just want to sleep. Let me sleep! But, it is fine that it is you. Montgomery, it is fine that I wake every night for you. I wouldn't for anyone else obviously because that's not fine. But, for you it is. It's fine.
And, while we are on this subject. It's fine Montgomery that breasts mean the world to you. This really wouldn't be fine for anyone else. Although it means that I cannot wear that beautiful dress I long to, although I sometimes reveal my midriff to half  of Wolverhampton regularly, although my back hurts with the strain of your heavy little body. It is fine that it is for you. Montgomery, it is fine that you need my breasts for food and comfort.
Let me tell you son. I loathe how my stomach appears and how my body has changed. The way I now sport a loaf of tiger bread as apposed to the wonderful set of tight abs I once owned.But, you know what it is fine. It is fine that my body moulded oddly to become your home. It is fine that you needed it to change to suit your 9 month living needs. No one else would my appearance change for. But, it is fine that it has for you. Montgomery, it is fine that you needed my body to nurture you no matter what the change.
Montgomery it is fine that you will need me forever and at times probably not even know it. It is also fine that one day you will shout at me and I will shout back. That's the way it is. We get angry, I get angry and you will get angry. But, it's fine. It's fine that there will come a day when I embarrass you and you wish I wasn't your mother. I know you wont mean it and it will be fine. There are so many things that we will go through in our lifetime together. Not all happy times. Not all sad times. But, times that we will tackle together.
Everything will be fine Montgomery. And, that's because I love you very, very much and whether you care to know it or not I will always be there for you and as long as we have each other and your Daddy we will be fine. Montgomery everything will be fine!


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Monday, 9 September 2013

Mumpreneur Mondays #6

I think I say this every week. So, here I go again - 'It's that time of the week again' :-) You know the time where I speak to a lovely Mommy with a business? You know the time!
Well, here she is.
Anita who runs 'MAyogaSSAGE' .She has 1 beautiful if not a little cheeky 3 year old girlie whom she loves muchly. It's that little girlie that inspired Anita to open her own business. Which, may I add specialises in the following:

-Baby massage
-Baby yoga
-Toddler time

How do you put it Anita?
"So you've just had a lovely little bundle of joy and want to give them the best start in life? Perhaps you're not sure how to touch and handle your baby? After all they're so small and tiny and new! Baby massage is a great way to start! It has so many benefits I could go on all day (I won't!) but here's a few important ones! First, it builds and boosts all of baby's internal systems, from lungs to heart to brain. It boosts circulation and helps improve coordination and balance. It gives you the confidence to touch your baby and realise how hardy they actually are! The best news is that it boosts your oxytocin levels making you actually fall further in love with baby, helping both of you to relax and get some much needed SLEEP! The course builds a routine over a number of weeks so that you can easily learn the moves and you get a free handout showing you the moves so you don't even have to remember them! Oh and not forgetting the olive oil for the massage! And in case you missed it helps baby SLEEP!!!"

 Anita.

I didn't attend Anita's 'MAyogaSSAGE' as I didn't know about it then. But, I did take Montgomery to a baby-massage class and I can honestly say that we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't just enjoy it, we very much benefited from it. Montgomery was every so calm after his session. I used to include it into our bedtime routine also. Not only did that make bath times more fun, it made them far more calmer. I would highly recommend it to any Mother/Father and their child. It's quality time worth every penny.

So, that's the massage side of things. Let's talk yoga Anita.
Next you want to progress - maybe baby is getting a little bit of humour and knows what they like - toes in their mouth! Or you just want to know how play with your baby. Enter baby yoga! My baby yoga class is quite unique and not like any other baby yoga class you have been to! It's fun and dynamic and continues to build that bond with your baby! We build a routine of moves over a course of weeks with some familiar and some not so familiar rhymes and songs! We always do a dancing and swinging song at the end of the class which most babies really love! A firm favourite is Boom Boom and that's because it's MAGIC! We finish up the sessions with a final activity which might be a bit sensory, yoga, singing type activity. I also like to incorporate a music week once a course. In this week we do different songs with familiar moves so you can see how you can build baby yoga into your every day life. What are the benefits I hear you cry!? Well there's a bit of a crossover in that it continues to build and boost internal systems and muscles.  It continues to build that bond for life! But does it make them sleepy too? Oh yes! Many parents come back with reports of a full afternoons sleep after a class! The example I always use is idiom your baby's point of view it's a bit like a Zumba class!  Finally on the baby yoga subject, a favourite subject of mine at the moment is trying to show you mommies how you can start to get your figure back with your baby so you can think about fitness without having to worry about child care. Now don't be scared! We're talking very simple easy moves that will start to help you get yourself in shape and most of them are simple dances! So in this class you get fun, laughter, silly songs, games to play with your babies, fitness, sensory - all in one class!
 You know, I always wanted to take Montgomery to a yoga class. But, never did. I wish I started him at it from very young. I very well may be taking him along to this class. It sounds fabulous, I'm sure you would agree. 

So, do you fancy it? Do you fancy taking your little ones along to one of these classes?  I hope so. If you are Anita hosts a class at Jungle Boogies in Codsall. It's a class to introduce your baby to yoga and there's no need to book, you can just turn up.Winner.

If you are more than interested and are seriously considering signing your baby up I have something wonderful to share with you. When booking if you mention - 'Moms the Word' you will receive a 15% discount. How great is that?!? All the more reason to book eh?

If you want to know more about Anita and 'MAyogaSSAGE' please visit the following pages and give her a like on Facebook.




 MAyogaSSAGE.

Thank you to Anita for submitting the necessary content for this post. 

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Let's Talk Momma. No Baby or Child Talk Allowed!

My blog has almost been properly alive for a year now. I can't believe it. But, I fear that I have just become my blog. Does that make sense? I worry that my readers don't actually know who I am.Of course you know what I am - I am a Mommy Blogger with a beautiful son names Montgomery that fills my heart with love every day. But, you really don't know WHO I am. I mean do you know what music I enjoy? What makeup I wear (if any)? How I enjoy to spend alone time? No, no and no. You know none of those things. I don't hugely mind that. Well I do a little. You see, I want you to know me. But, is that selfish? In the world of Mommy Blogging is that deemed a 'No no'. Should I only blog of my son and our adventures. Is it wrong to stop for a second and want my readers to get to know me? Well, poppycock to it. If that is the case, then call me selfish. I am going to dedicate this post to all 'Mommy Bloggers' out there. Let's stop for a second. Let's stop all things baby and child. Let's stop talking 'Baby Led Weaning', breastfeeding, formula and colic. Let's take a few minutes out of our full on, parenting days and let's chat ourselves. Talk to me! I know your kid eats dirt and puts rubbers down his ears. But, I don't actually know who his Mommy is. Tell me. I want to know. Am I talking to a horse rider, a poet, a world chess champion?

Shall I start. (No baby or child talk allowed!)

Well, My name is Jessica. I'm 23 years old and I very much enjoy living. Oh by the way, this is me:


No, I don't scooter. Nor do I pretend to. But, I do enjoy skateboarding and recently purchased my first retro board that I love very much. I'm married to a wonderful chappie and yes! I am more than used to the gasps from middle-aged folk that find out I got married at 21. Three words - 'Get over it!' (God that felt good!) It was the best thing that I ever did and I am more than proud of it.
I very much love my brother and my sister. I'm lucky that my best friends are those related to me. Growing up with them was something I will never forget or look upon unkindly. Honestly, growing up with those 2 by my side, under the same roof was somewhat of a joy. I'm not meant to say that right? But, it's true even for all their mess, loudness and general annoying-ness, I loved being their older sister and still very much do.

Aaaaahhhh I degrees. I'm talking of others again. I'm sorry. Right, back to me. Erm, gosh! This is hard. It shouldn't be. But, it is a little. So, me? Yes, me! Ah me. I don't speak of it much. As I have put it aside a little bit recently to focus on the 'M' word (sshhh) But, I do consider myself not only a writer but an actress also. I know, I know, don't we all. No, I'm serious. Acting is a real passion of mine and I more than anything would love it to one day be my career and what I am known for. I'm not joking you know, I have been on the telly box and everything. Granted, I was a little younger when I was busy working on screen, my last job being 16 - 17 years old. But, it is part of me and has shaped who I am now. It's my biggest achievement alongside my family. I have been more than lucky to work with wonderful people with big names in the industry. I have been star-struck on many occasion. One day I aspire to be the people I've worked with and I hope that I don't let myself down.
Your lucky to see what I am about to show you as I have gone a whole year without divulging it to you all. But, now I want to. You can all have a good laugh. This is me in action:


So, there you have it. That is something about me you didn't know. I'm an actress currently in hiding. :-)

http://jessicaharper.weebly.com

Now, I would love to know a little bit about you. Remember. NO BABY OR CHILD TALK. Just sit and type about yourself for a few minutes. Take a little time to remember who you are and share it. I spend so much time focusing on my little boy that sometimes I realise I haven't stopped for 1 minute to just look at who I am and what I have achieved. It's important I guess to recognise yourself every now and then and to give yourself a pat on the back for something other than being a Mom because let's face it - We aren't just Moms are we? Although that is the most important and special thing to be. We are so much more. We are great listeners, walkers, talkers, drivers and so much more. Please take some time and let's get to know one another!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Mommy Recipe No.2.

Shameful isn't it, that in my whole entire time of 'Mommy Blogging' I have only ever blogged 1 recipe for you all to try. That being my lentil curry: (May I add, is very tasty!)

Mommy Recipe .No. 1

So, shame upon me an all. I have decided to share another great recipe with you. And, to make things even better - It's super simple. Like SUPER SIMPLE. I have made these flat breads a number of times now as my little Montgomery just loves them. He tends to enjoy them with salmon. Mind you, he tends to enjoy anything with salmon even strawberry yogurt. Don't ask.

Right. So, flat breads. Here we go:

Ingrediants
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 150ml warm water
What to do? What to do?
  • Sift your flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the oil and the water. Work them with your hands into a nice dough.
  • Flour a work surface up and place your dough on. Knead for roughly 5-6 minutes.
  • Cover the dough with an up-turned mixing bow and let rest for 15 minutes. You can leave it to rest until you are ready to cook also. 
  • Once ready. Roll your dough into a long sausage shape and divide into roughly 8 pieces.
  • Flour your work surface up and roll each piece into your ideal flat bread shape. I find about 2mm thick works for us. But, do as you feel.
  • Pop a dry saucepan on the heat and get real hot. 
  • Shake off any excess flour from your flat breads and pop them in the pan for roughly 2 minutes each side. You will be able to tell when your side is cooked.
You are best to serve these bad boys warm. They go a bit odd when they are cold. By odd, I simply mean - They just aren't the same! :-)

Enjoy!

 Montgomery enjoying his flat breads.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Review: Bibisli Jake the Giraffe Bib

Currently as some of you are aware my little boy is 9 months old and very much enjoying his Baby Led Weaning journey. This messy journey requires some durable kit, as some of you may know. You can't go popping them in their Sunday best for their tea that's for sure. So, when I was contacted by 'Bibisili' and 'Piccolo Bambino' to see if I would review one of their wonderful bibs, I was over the moon and agreed straight away.



So, 'Bibisili' offer quite a range of their crumb catching bibs. From a cow design to a tiger design. They look great and are very appealing to our little ones. I was lucky enough to be sent the 'Jake the Giraffe' design. A nice bright yellow bib sporting the cutest of smiles. One of my favourite features to this bib is it's washibility (is that even a word. No? Well it is now thanks to 'Bibisili') Because of it's silicone build you can literally pop it in some soapy water and voila! The tomato stain has gone. I believe you can even pop this in the dishwasher. I am not lucky enough to own a dishwasher. I am the dishwasher. But, I can see why this is an appealing feature if you do. It just takes out a bit of the work for you as a parent. That is a bonus if you ask me. Less work? Winner!

Jake the Giraffe bib design.

With crumb catching bibs I often find they hang low Montgomery, forcing food down his top. which neither I nor him appreciate. So, when I noticed the adjustable strap on this bib I was very much appreciative. It makes the bib so much more effective. Not only does it catch crumbs. But, it prevents other food making it's way down your little ones chest. The crumb catcher it's self is fairly large. So, it really DOES catch crumbs. It doesn't just sit there catching the dribbles of yogurt that fall from your babies mouth. It does exactly what it says on the tin - Catches crumbs. Thank fully.

So, I give this bib the thumbs up. It is ideal for snack times. As, the crumb catcher lends it's self wonderfully to a dropped raisin or two, piece of banana or an apple slice. The colourful and friendly design makes it very desirable to your little one, making it less of a struggle to get round their neck. At first, Montgomery was quite attracted to the Giraffe. But, once he had got used to it all was well. It's nice knowing that you can sit back, relax and let the bib do it's job. I am more than happy with this bib and would recommend it to any Mommy out there.

I loved it. But, did Montgomery?



Why, I do believe he did!

Wondering where you can purchase this bib and check out other wonderful animal designs? Look no further:

www.bibisili.co.uk

www.piccolobambino.co.uk

The above could also do with a like or two on Facebook. So, head over and give them a good liking friends:

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www.facebook.com/pages/Piccolo-Bambino/138944636204690?ref=hl







This bib was sent to me by 'Piccolo Bambino' to review for 'Bibisili' for the purpose of this blog post.



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Our Day At Rays Country Farm ...


Me, Montgomery, My sister - Rosie and My Niece - Holly.

I'm sure I am not the only Mommy that had many a superb day out with their families over the summer holidays. But, that dosen't stop me wanting to share our day out with you all. I wish to share it because it was truly lovely and would like as many of you as possible to experience it too.
"WHERE ARE YOU?!?" I hear you cry. Well, we took a trip to 'Rays Country Farm' and had the best day out. I have took Montgomery to many a farm over the last 9 months and I have to be honest in saying that this particular one really does top the bill. It was so family friendly, you felt very welcome. Not only is there your usual farmyard animals there as expected. But, there is a fantastic forest walk with little treasures to find along the way. Which my niece loved. It was so lovely watching her tick off her finds as we wandered through the shady woods. She got ever so excited when she stumbled upon yet another beautiful wooden carving, we saw fairies, goblins, toadstools and so much more.

 We are going on a bear hunt.

 This was wonderful. We had to stand in the centre of the fairy circle made by toadstools and make a wish. How lovely!

 Holly enjoyed this find. Whomever was sat in the story chair had to tell everyone a tale. she's a fab storyteller.

 Luckily, we didn't find the giant. But, we did find his chair.

 No matter how hard she tried, that sword was not budging from the stone.

 Right before Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

 She went to the crooked mans house and had a spot of tea.

 And, along the way we found a two headed dragon.
Not only did the wonderful woods present us with a fantastic treasure hunt. But, it also gave us a superb den-building opportunity.This was by far my favorite bit of the day. It very much took me back to my days as a girl guide with grubby knees and scabs on my elbows. When I was younger I believed myself to be a bit a pro in the den-building world.But, seriously I was an amateur compared to some of the folk that have given it a go at the farm. (If you follow them on Twitter, they occasionally tweet photographs of other dens). However, we gave it a real good go.

 You are provided with plenty of logs, sticks and twigs to build with and a big open space. 

 This is our 2nd den. The 1st took a tumble.

 Really quite impressed with out build.

 I'm sure your all coming to your own conclusions where 'Rays Farm' is concerned and I am pretty sure that all conclusions drawn are good conclusions. I mean who wouldn't want to go on a treasure hunt, build a den and see the following animals:
  • Many breeds of Deer, including Reindeer
  • The largest privately owned Owl collection in Shropshire
  • A friendly herd of Pygmy Goats
  • Ponies and Donkeys
  • Red Squirrels
  • Ducks, Geese and Chickens
  • Peafowl
  • Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
  • Wild bird viewing hide
  • Nursery rhyme wood sculptures
  • Pigs, Sheep, and Alpaca
  • 8 acres of ancient woodland walks
  • Myth and magic woodcarvings
  • Childrens' play area
  • Toddlers' play area 
 There is animal feed available to purchase for a small fee upon entry. You can feed any animal with a coloured sticker by their name.

 It was so lovely to be able to get really close to the animals.

 Personally, if you baby-wear there really is nothing better on this farm. Petting the animals seems a little easier this way and the forest walk is more enjoyable without a pram to fight with.

 There are so many fantastic owls living there.

 Montgomery loved the farm and loved being carried around.

I urge as many of you as possible to give into temptation, take the plunge and go on the day trip. You will not be displeased.

So, where is it?

- Billingsley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6PF

So, can I call them?

- Yes. 01299 841455

So, do they have A Website?

- Yes. www.raysfarm.com

So, do they have a Twitter account?

- Yes. @Raysfarmpark

So, do they have a Facebook account?

- Yes. www.facebook.com/raysfarm

Oh and Yes, yes they do have a toddlers little play area!

 A choice of pedal and push-along bicycles for your kiddies to play on.

 He had such fun. Such fun!


Planning a trip or have already visited 'Rays Farm'? Then, why not share your farm story with us? I want to hear all about it! :-)

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Mumpreneur Mondays #5

It's that time again folks. It's Mommy with a business time. I always get very excited to share this post with you as I love all the hidden treasures that I come across when speaking to new Mommies.
So, who do I have for you this week? Well, let me introduce them to you.

This week I would like to introduce to you Emma Russell, mother of 2 cheeky little chappies and goes by the name of 'The Card Lady'. Sound a but strange? Well, it's not really. It's simple. She calls herself the 'Card Lady' for exactly that reason. She is a lady that sells cards. I'm not doing a great job of explaining this one am I? Let Emma do the explaining:
"I am an Independent Trader for Phoenix Trading selling greetings cards, gift wrap, stationery and lots more lovely accessories. All of the items are great quality, designed by talented British artists and printed in Britain. The products can only be bought direct through a trader like myself or through our websites."

 
Products that can be purchased from Emma.

I knew I wasn't doing a grand job of explaining. Anyway, after being a customer of another independent trader for a fair few years Emma decided to give it a go herself. All was successful in the world of cards and Emma found herself saying "Goodbye" to her proper job after having cheeky chappy #2 and "Hello" to selling cards. 


Are you wondering how you can get your hands on these wonderful delights? Or, maybe how you can get involved? Well, you will be pleased to know that Emma offers a wonderful service:
"I host coffee and card mornings/evenings at customer’s houses whereby they invite a handful of friends to look at the products that I bring in to their home. Invariably it’s a basket of cards for them to rifle through while they’re having a cuppa and catch up. I also help raise money for good causes by donating a percentage of sales at coffee mornings to charity. It’s a really flexible business selling lovely products that anyone can have a go at. I have a team of traders and am always looking for new team members. Start-up costs are minimal, it’s sociable and very flexible and Phoenix Trading, as well as the team of traders are really  great to work with."
 So, if the above is interesting to you. Be it the coffee side or the business side then you really should get in touch. See web-address below:

 www.phoenix-trading.co.uk/web/emmarussell

Or Facebook address below:

 www.facebook.com/TheCardLadyEmmaRussellIndependentPhoenixTrader

Guess what? If you help her page get to 200 likes, she will be giving a way a free jotter pad and card to the 200th liker! Now that's exciting!


A huge thank you to Emma Russell at Pheonix Trading for this post.

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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Silent Sunday #1


New feature on 'Moms the Word' - Silent Sunday. Come back on Tuesday 10th September to find out where this photograph was taken.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

GIVEAWAY: Win A Complimentary Magazine Subscription with Zinio

As promised today is the big GIVEAWAY day. And, today's wonderful giveaway comes courtesy of 'Zinio' - The Worlds Largest News stand.


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So, the fantastic 'Zinio' offer online magazine subscriptions for tablets and mobile devices and that is exactly what I am offering you the chance of getting today. There are 1000's of magazine titles to choose from. If you click the link below you can browse through:


As you are readers of a Mommy-blog, parenting-blog you may be interested in the following genre of magazine: Working, Mother, Parenting and Women's Health. Mind you, you may not be. So, it's a good job they offer 1000's of magazine subscriptions from all over the world eh?

Right. So, "how do you get your hands on this wonderful prize?" I hear you ask. Well, it's pretty simple. See the photograph of my son below? Well, you need to come up with a superb caption for it. See simple. However, I do need the following off you. 
  • You need to comment this blog post with your caption.
  • You need to also include in your comment your first and last name.
  • You need to also include in your comment your email address.
  • You need to also include in your comment the title of the magazine that you would like to win the subscription of.
  • You MUST share this blog post on Social Media ie: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc: (I will know if you haven't shared upon entering.)
Hit me with your captions for the image above.

There will be 9 lucky winners with 9 subscriptions up for grabs. Those lucky few will be informed in 2 weeks time - Thursday 12th September. This gives you plenty of time to get entering. :-) Oh how exciting! So, get entering and get sharing with your buddies. 
Please play fair and understand that your email address can only be used once.

Oh and another bonus for all you lucky readers. The link below will take you to a fantastic 'Zinio' offer. No credit card required, just fill in the form and you will receive a complimentary subscription (1 year, 12 issues) to 'Shape Magazine'. I shall be filling in this form as I have a little chunk one wishes to shift. ;-)


Shape magazine.


Moms the Word has received a complimentary subscription from 'Zinio' for the purpose of this blog post.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Feeding for thr Future Give Us: CHEESE SCONES...

Recently I have been speaking to a fellow 'Mummy Blogger' named: Holly Hughes. My reason for chatting to this little Momma was (not only because she is lovely) But, because I was after a particular recipe. And, unlike me Holly's blog focuses on food and feeding your littlies. So, who better to ask where cooking is concerned. I broached her with the following question:
Cheese scones?
Simple eh? I know, I know I could have very easily found a recipe somewhere myself online. But, it is so much more fun getting to know other Mommies and Bloggers. I couldn't resist a little polite conversation and a gaze at her little one.
Goodness, look at me babbling on. Please let me introduce you to my new Mommy-friend:

Holly Hughes Mommy to the delightful Tyler and writer of the new foodie-blog 'Feeding for the Future'.
If Holly were to tell you about herself and her blog, she would probably write the following (or so her 'Let me introduce myself' section states):
"There is far too much information thrown at you when you have a baby and when you are heading back to work and you are on a budget it is tough knowing what to make your child to keep them interested in healthy food. As I have a qualification in special dietary needs and a health and social BTEC diploma level 1 I though why can't I pass what I know on to everyone else and lend a hand?

 Well here we are. I will write simple recipes for those short of time and short of money. I will tell you exactly what you need and where is best to get it. As well as reviews on feeding equipment. I wouldn't say its essential for you mummy and daddies but if you just extract the information you need, it'll be worth while.

  Most of the recipes I will put together can be eaten  by mum and dad too and most are suitable for Slimming World and Rosemary Conelley diet plans believe it or not. Good food is not hard to afford and not hard to cook. Hope you enjoy the recipes, if you have any photos of your little ones trying the foods send them to me if you don't mind them being shared on here and any criticism is welcomed as I am a bit new to all of this :)"

Holly and her little man.

I'm sure you will all agree that it is lovely to meet Holly.

Now onto this Cheese Scone recipe promised. May I add, I haven't tried this yet. But, am soon to do so. So, I will be sharing with you how I got on. They sound delicious. I'm guessing I will get on fine with the eating part as will my little man I'm sure.

1. preheat the oven to 220 degrees and grease a baking tray and put to one side.

2.sift 8oz of plain flour into a mixing bowl and stir in 1 tsp of cream of tartar (this can be left out if preferred).

3. Add half a tsp of bicarbonate of soda and 1 tbsp. of Parmesan powder. 4. rub in 2oz of diced butter until a breadcrumb texture is achieved.

5. Add enough milk (by eye and hand) to make a soft dough, this is usually around 4floz, maybe more.

6. place the dough on a floured surface and kneed lightly as if doing bread. Then roll the dough until its is approximately thumb thick. Use a medium size cutter to make the dough circles and put onto the baking tray.

7. Add small squares of mild cheddar cheese to the tops of the rounds and glaze with milk.

8. Put into the oven for roughly 10 mins or until a golden colour, but not too golden because they get tough. leave to cool for about 15 mins and slice in halves and add spread cheese.

This recipe should cost no more than £2.80 to produce and was very popular with my son and it made a nice change to his packed lunch, I served with a side salad of baby spinach leaves chopped cherry tomatoes and spring onion.

So, there you have it, Cheese Scones by Holly. Thank you.

Make sure you hop over to the 'Feeding for the Future' blog:

http://feedingforthefuture.blogspot.co.uk/


 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Mompreneur Mondays #4

So, you have returned to see what is going down this week. Well, surprise surprise we have another Mommy with a business. After all it is - Mompreneur Mondays.

Let me introduce to you our Mommy this week - Sarah Condry. Mother of 2 boys Peter and Phineas. Sarah's business is one that excites me alot. No, no she is not a chocolatier. She is a photographer and a wonderful one at that. Sarah runs 'Sarah Condry Photography '.

 A Sarah Condry Image.

As you can see from the image above Sarah is a very talented woman with a wonderful eye. The photograph above is stunning. Breathtaking even. Sarah calls herself a lifestyle photographer. She focuses on the celebration of women, the beauty of being a woman, pregnancy, motherhood and family. How lovely is that? What a wonderful job!

 A Sarah Condry Image.

 A Sarah Condry Image.

If like me, the photographs above have took your breath a little and you wish to find out more where this wonderful photography is concerned, you can like 'Sarah Condry's Photography' 's Facebook page (Simply click the link below) :


Likewise, please take time out of your busy day to have a little browse through her website:


A Sarah Condry Image.

 A Sarah Condry Image.

Big thank you to Sarah Condry for allowing MTW to share this post with it's readers.


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