The Tickle Fingers Cookbook

A few years ago, Annabel Woolmer wrote a wonderful book called “Tickle Fingers Cookbook” and I was fortunate enough to receive a copy. I wrote about my experiences with Luke’s fussy eating and noted how using the recipes and tips from the book had helped Luke on his journey towards trying new food.

Fast forward to the present day and Annabel has recently released book number two: The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook. A hands on cookbook targeted towards children aged between one and four.

I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and share my thoughts!

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Moving Home, An Exciting Adventure!

We are finally moving home!

I have waited years for this opportunity and believe me, it has been a very long and frustrating wait. I am so over the moon to be able to say that I am officially moving out of my rubbish one bed flat and that I officially have a move in date for a brand new, two bed, beautiful modern flat.

To put things into perspective, I have lived in my current address for near six years – long before Luke was with me.

A one bed flat above a shop in town wasn’t really an issue at the time I moved in. If anything, it was kind of an ideal location.

But things all started to go downhill and I was stuck living there with no other options…

Moving home, an exciting adventure at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi I’m Clare, I’m a mum to two and a childminder and blog over at Clare’s Little Tots. I’m really excited to be guest posting for Lukeosaurus and Me today, thank you have us!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I’d share a really easy way to make Valentine’s Day cards which are perfect for toddlers or preschoolers.

Valentine's day cards for preschoolers and toddlers at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

I’m always trying to find ways to make homemade cards with the little ones that has as much of their input as possible. Last year we made these cards so I wanted to change it up a bit so this year we have made these Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Cards.

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Holiday Time (& Anxiety)

This time next week, I will be exhausted, but checking into my hotel room in Paris!

I’m excited to go to Paris, see the sights and explore Disney Land again, however, I am not looking forward to that 2am start and the drive to St Pancreas. That’s the thing about getting good deals on travel isn’t it? Your trains or planes are always at ridiculous o’clock in the morning! I’m sure it will all be worth it…I’m not sure how my friend is going to cope with my sleep deprived grumpy state of mind though.

Holiday and travel anxiety from a parent http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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DIY: Easy Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Everyone knows that in winter, it’s a lot harder for our wildlife to find the food they need. That’s why it’s lovely to give our birds a little helping hand and a free meal.

Cookie cutter bird feeders are really simple to create and make the perfect winter activity to do with children. There’s lots of stirring, spooning, transferring and patting involved to improve those motor skills and teaching children to care for our wildlife and environment is something I am a big fan of.

Bird Feeders for kids to make at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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6 Money Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons & Deals

6 Top Money-Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons and Other Fantastic Deals

Are you a stressed-out parent who is trying to make that family budget work? It takes juggling to make the household budget budge without the need for bringing a calculator along on each shopping trip. That is because just a click of your mouse or a swipe of your tablet can reel in huge cash savings on credit card bills, home goods, fashion, electricity and fun family activities!

We have done the work of trawling the Internet to get you six of the best money-saving sites around. We’ll help you get freebies, codes, downloadable coupons and more so that you can do more with your budget every time.

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Goals For 2017

Goals are different from resolutions. I always fail within the first four months, or I never start my diet, never join the gym, never do what I decide to force myself into doing. With goals, I feel everything is more achievable – it’s something to work towards and you can’t beat yourself up if you don’t quite get where you want to be.

2016 was a tricky year for me, there were some miserable moments and some fantastic ones too. Although it was a bit of a roller coaster ride, 2016 somehow managed to start me on a path of positivity and hope. Maybe things weren’t really that bad, maybe I wasn’t really that bad and maybe my life, and Luke’s weren’t as woeful as I previously thought. I’ve never considered us to be hard done by, but I do have a poor opinion of myself most of the time. This is something that has started to change within the last 6 months and hopefully, I will continue to grow into who I am over 2017 and come out of it a better, happier and healthier person.

My goals for 2017 mainly concern mental health; specifically social anxiety and just general day to day anxiety. The rest are all about self improvement (and not specifically about changing who I am!) and, of course, my goals for blogging/social media/online presence.

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Gratisfaction Guaranteed With These Freebies

Who doesn’t love a good freebie?

It’s no secret that money gets a bit tight from time to time, especially around the latter half of the year. With unexpected bills popping up, children’s school trips to pay for and Christmas gifts to purchase, wouldn’t it be lovely to save a few pennies on some household items from time to time?

Luckily, when it comes to scrimping and saving, you’ll find that there are huge quantities of offers available online to aid the frugal lifestyle. Be that as it may, the main issue with this type of site is that sometimes, they’re just so ruddy hard to find!

Gratisfaction review at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Scouring the internet for freebies, coupons and cheap deals is time consuming business, but Gratisfaction makes the whole experience so much less stressful.

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10 Tasty Christmas Treats For Kids

In my opinion, one of the best things about Christmas is the huge amount of tasty food on offer. It’s also a lovely opportunity to get the kids in the kitchen and create some yummy Christmas treats together.

Christmas themed food just seems to taste better! Why make a round biscuit, when you could make a Christmas tree shaped cookie – am I right?

10 Tasty Christmas Treats For Kids at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

I’ve collected together a few recipes I have come across that look absolutely adorable and perfect for the kids to get stuck into.

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Mr Tumble Golden Bear Toys Review

No child can get enough of the Cbeebies legend that is Mr Tumble. He has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many children, no matter age or gender.

Imagine the look on my three year old boy’s face when we received a very exciting package from Golden Bear Toys in the post one day – the contents being one Mr Tumble’s Fun Sounds Musical Car and Mr Tumble’s Textured Spotty Bag. 

Mr Tumble Toy Reviews at http://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Needless to say, the Mr Tumble toys were swifty removed from all packaging and over the course of the next few hours, we were able to have a jolly good play with both the musical car and the spotty bag, thoroughly testing them out.

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