Steak pies

One of Frankie’s favourite meals is pie, mash & vegetables but I resent buying full pies and wasting half on him because they’re too big so I decided to give making them from scratch ago (not the pastry that I didn’t attempt!). I didn’t follow a recipe, I had leftover mince from my own dinner…

Sausage Casserole

Another Sunday, another bulk cook for the boy. This one isn’t exactly a recipe, if you read and follow thetwentyishmum you will know that I work in an office in London not concocting packet spices for supermarkets but for a hearty low cost meal to bulk cook, sausage casserole wins every time. This makes four…

Legoland

Spur of the moment me & a friend decided to go to Legoland for the day, someone was selling tickets on Facebook for the next day so we decided to bundle the two kids in the car and head to Windsor! Up & out @ 8am BAM! We got to Legoland for 10ish, no queue…

Potty Training Begins!

Although we’ve had a potty in the house a good 6/7 months, there’s never been a ‘right time’ to start so all my half hearted efforts of hoping that the odd morning here and there would help him to establish potty training have fallen on deaf ears. Saying that, when I do put his big…

Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel like time is against you no matter what you do? Trying to find time to see everyone you want to see in a week Trying to find time to lose weight or go to the gym Trying to find time to make up dinners for the week Trying to find time…

Help with Childcare Costs

Deciding to return to work following maternity leave or a career break to raise the munchkins? Looking at going into further education to progress a career choice? Thinking about the financial implications of finding childcare and confused as to which way to go? Below I have tried to summarise childcare options available to parents based on circumstances…

Returning to Work

‘One should work as though they don’t children yet parent as though their children are their only job’ – agree? OF COURSE NOT. The role of a working Mum is a conundrum to a lot of people, many people like to have an opinion on it, I have lost track of the amount of people…