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Say ‘yassou’ to the most perfect jar salad combo

Say ‘yassou’ to the most perfect jar salad combo

What's not to love about a great jar salad? They're pretty, they're healthy, they save you time, they stay super fresh, you can use recycled jars, and did I mention SO PRETTY? But not all jar salads are created equal! Some of those elaborate Pinterest-featured...

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Is my child eating enough?

Is my child eating enough?

We all worry from time to time whether our children are eating enough. We worry that without enough healthy food their physical development might be affected. We worry about the effect of hunger on their mood. We worry that by eating too little at meal times -...

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You fight, you lose

You fight, you lose

"Don't eat it then," says the Lazy Mom. And that's totally ok... Seriously. The more you fight or plead to get those vegetables down, the harder it gets. Every time you argue or coax a child over food, they win. Every. Single. Time. Here's how it works Bribery 'you...

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Kindle readers rejoice!

Kindle readers rejoice!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   The Flawsome Family Mealbook is now available as a digital edition on Amazon in Australia, America, and the United Kingdom. Links below: Amazon Australia Amazon US Amazon UK Why go digital? I still buy print cookbooks but will...

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Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate zucchini cake - I’m not obsessed with hidden vegetables, but that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes hide them and see if anyone notices! If your family loves chocolate cakes, this version uses up in-season zucchinis and stays super...

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The Eye (I) Spy Game in colours or letters

The Eye (I) Spy Game in colours or letters

I spy with my little eye something the colour of…  I Spy, or Eye Spy, ticks all the boxes of a great dinner game. Why? It adapts to any age group from toddlers to grandparents and yes, that includes smarty-pants tweens and untalkative teens too It's a turn taking game...

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The dinner brain freeze!

The dinner brain freeze!

What’s for dinner, Mum? NO IDEA! We’ve all been there and failed to come up with anything more inspiring for dinner than spaghetti bol from a jar. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but lack of inspiration about family dinners is a big stress for most of us....

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And baby makes three…

And baby makes three…

What does your family look like, I wonder? You might be partnered or single, blended or firmly separated. You might have one child or several, and maybe you’ve got shared care with extra children some days of the week. I find this whole family dynamics area...

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Grandpa’s Underpants, Nana’s Knickers

Grandpa’s Underpants, Nana’s Knickers

Alphabet Shopping There are lots of ways to play this memory game, but we’ve always liked the shopping version. Taking turns around the table, the game starts with one person saying, I went to the shop and I bought a [something beginning with A, like an apple].
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Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Alphabet Shopping There are lots of ways to play this memory game, but we’ve always liked the shopping version. Taking turns around the table, the game starts with one person saying, I went to the shop and I bought a [something beginning with A, like an apple].
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