Rachel Brady

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What having a dog brings to our family life

I’m 27 weeks pregnant with my third child at the moment. This baby has taken 3 years to conceive as I had a medical condition that I only just discovered at the end of last year. Anyway the reason I…

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Roasted chicken thighs with squash and brown rice

I’m loving working on my blog so much again. I ignored it for too long, and you may have noticed if you’re a regular visitor, that I have a new layout – new logo and brand refresh coming very soon…

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Slow cooker squash, sweet potato and ginger soup

I am midway through adding bits of footage to a slow cooker sling it all in video – working on a more catchy title – for my YouTube channel. The idea being that so many busy mums want slow cooker…

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Skiathos family holiday: a quick guide

As you’ll know if you follow me on Instagram, we got back recently from a week-long family holiday on the Greek Island of Skiathos. Skiathos is the largest in the Sporades group of islands, and is next door to the…

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How to dress a 5 year old (and not lose the will to …

My daughter, Beatrix, is nearly 6. Until recently she has been most compliant with dressing, liking most things I put her in, and generally just being a pleasure to dress. But then it started. She has an actual opinion on…

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How to make your house smell nice

We came back off holidays recently, and the first thing I noticed, after saying how nice it was to be back home, was the fusty smell. We have 2 cats and a big Labrador (as well as 2 kids and…

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10 tips for great pregnancy dressing

I’m 24 weeks’ pregnant with my 3rd child. Whilst I am not saying for a second that I look amazing every day – LOLLING at even the idea of this (I’m sat with joggers and a stripey t shirt on…

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10 easy daily ways to boost nutrition and deliciously

As mums, it’s all too easy to ignore our own nutrition and focus all our efforts on the kids – what they eat, making sure they are drinking enough, worrying about the last time they ate a vegetable! How can…

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What to pack for the kids’ carry on luggage

As our kids get older (mine are nearly 6 and almost 8) we can entrust them with a bag each to take on the plane. Not only is this handy as they get to carry some stuff – let’s not…

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Are doting parents ruining their kids?

I would describe myself as a doting mum (probably most of us would I reckon). I go out of my way to make the kids’ life enjoyable and, let’s be honest, fairly easy. To cook delicious meals from scratch where…

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For God’s sake, take Mum’s photo!

Last week I took a rare-ish selfie whilst I had 5 minutes to kill, and popped it on Instagram. I added a few comments about how I am not on my feed much as, well, no one ever takes my…

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