A few years ago, an Australian couple made the news as they appeared in court where they pleaded guilty to failing to provide for a child and causing serious injury. The child was malnourished. In the press, much was made of the family’s vegan diet, but the court acknowledged that the mother’s depression had played a significant role in the poor care given to the child. The plant-based food being given to the child wasn’t a problem because it was vegan, the problem was that the food being fed to the child wasn’t providing sufficiently balanced nutrition. This could easily have happened with a meat-based diet, because one of the major issues in the case was lack of knowledge.
The arts were hit hard by the pandemic. It’s been so long since we went to a theatre, cinema or music concert. Even during covid times, theatre companies have still been working on productions and last week we were lucky to be invited to see a preview of one of them. The Gramophones Theatre Company […]
With two hungry growing boys in the house, we are always looking for new foods to offer them. They always have their head in the pantry searching for a snack and will more often than not pull out a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps. Love Corn offered to send us some of their snack bags to try and I jumped at the chance to give the twins (and their Dad!) something healthier to graze on.
It’s shocking to hear how much the COVID-19 lockdown has affected the mental health of all generations. One of the most vulnerable age groups are young children, especially between the formative years of 3 and 13.
If you’re looking for vegan comfort food, you’ve found the right recipe! This tomato and sausage pasta dish really satisfies my cravings for spaghetti with meatballs or Sardinian pasta shells with sausage rags. Perfect for meat-free Monday or a totally vegan meal plan.
I wanted to share this wonderful competition that was shared with me from a local company in the East Midlands. As an NHS worker, working in these strange times, it has been a very emotional few weeks. From changing the way we care for our patients, to watching our colleagues on the news who are doing an amazing job despite their genuine fears around the lack of PPE, to the devastating news about those that have lost their lives. The response from the public has been amazing and their thanks means the world.
At this time of year, there’s so much to do, it’s hard to fit it all in. Putting up the tree and decorations, buying, wrapping and delivering presents, planning the food, going to watch the children’s nativity, the list can seem endless. One thing that is a must for many people is a trip to see Santa in his grotto and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of the Winter Wonderland at Conkers centre in heart of the National Forest.
I hadn’t been to the theatre in so long. I think we took the boys to see Peppa Pig when they were toddlers which was at least five years ago but hadn’t been since. We go to the cinema a couple of times a year. The boys love watching films and are really good at sitting still through the performance which is funny as they never sit still at home! Last week we were invited to The Lakeside Arts Theatre within the University of Nottingham campus to watch The Little Prince.
I don’t know if everyone says this about their children but I feel like mine have grown so fast all of a sudden. Whether it’s just their age, stage that they’re at or if it’s to do with coming to the end of being infants but it just seems like they have come on so much. Their reading has improved so much, they have moved on so much quicker in swimming, their appetite is even bigger than before and they seem to need even less sleep!
Looking for an activity to tire out the kids which is fun for the whole family? Great for burning off some energy, getting in your daily exercise, staving off cabin fever on a rainy day, Red Kangaroo has lots of different activities to keep everyone entertained.