Rachel Brady

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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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Chicken, bacon and broccoli pasta bake

Every now and then you hit family food gold and everyone LOVES what you make for dinner. It doesn’t happen often, granted. Normally in this house at least one person dislikes something or isn’t that keen. Oh well, you take…

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How to take great family photos

Those of you who follow me on social media will have noticed that I have lovely, shiny, ‘profesh’ looking (yet natural) profile piccies of me and the kids. (I did ask Adam but he didn’t want to partake, such a…

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