Different brew for remote-working caffeine addicts

Working remotely with the kettle just steps away, the temptation to grab just one more brew is real for us. However, the effects of too much caffeine has been playing havoc with our sleep and anxiety levels. That’s definitely something none of us need in the…

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Not only can you exercise during pregnancy, but it will also help you on so many levels. The right exercise can help minimise typical pregnancy aches such as lower back pain, stretch areas of tightness caused by the bump shifting your centre of gravity forwards, and it will…

Rationing screentime for children during lockdown

If you are the parent of a young child, I’m sure you will have endured some shrieking and stomping during lockdown when trying to limit screentime. In our house, this has happened when we have tried to take the iPad away from little C. While we…

How to get your mojo back during lockdown

While working remotely was a bit of a novelty at first, cabin fever quickly set in. I lost my mojo for a bit, due to a lack of office banter and my gym routine. Exercise has always been the key for me to keep up good…

How to colour eggs for Easter and Persian New Year

Colouring eggs for Easter or Persian New Year proved so much fun for our little multicultural family this year, particularly during lockdown. You can find out more about how to colour eggs in this post. I was having a conversation with H the other day about…

Sosis Bandari recipe – Spicy sausage wrap

Sosis Bandari is one of my staple fast foods that I swear by as it can be made at breakfast to kickstart the day, lunch or dinner time with minimal effort. I often wish I was a full-time working mum superhero, but I’m not. Therefore putting…

How to grow sabzeh for Nowruz

Growing sabzeh (mung beans) is just one of the fun tasks that children can get involved in during the run-up to Persian New Year (Nowruz). The sabzeh is one of the seven S’s of the Haft Seen spread which we have referred to in a previous…