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Keralan Pandi - South Indian Coconut-Pork Curry This wonderfully warming curry is as tasty as it looks. It's made with tender strips of pork loin steak and flavoured with fennel, turmeric and coconut milk, with a fresh hit of crunchy green beans. The recipe was created by fabulous Indian chef, Hari Ghotra.
When a child laughs, the whole world laughs "Difficulties in learning? Problems with teachers? Misunderstanding of officials? Social difficulties? Difficulties in relationships? It is not a problem - it is often the lack of accurate diagnosis and implementation of appropriate therapy. The fascinating world of the child was created in order to face it.
Hurtful and potentially damaging I sit in a cafe where no one is talking. Everyone has their head down. Do they all hate each other? Are they depressed? No - they're staring at their phones. A child pipes up in a train carriage with a reasonable question for his mum about their journey.
What is baby's first food? My baby boy, A2, is just 2 weeks shy of turning 6 months and we just introduced him to purees over the weekend. He's the same age as his older sister when we started her on solid too. According to the KKH website on weaning, the child needs to show some of these developmental signs:.
The one where I get the next best thing to a robot butler + WIN an Amazon Echo from EDF Energy In association with EDF Energy. When EDF Energy sent me a new Amazon Echo Dot, I thought for quite a long time about where to put it. I considered the kitchen, to use it as a timer and to play music while I'm cooking.
Mrs. Doubtfire: Anne Fine "There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents.
Still, life. Photography has always been my other love, even before writing came into the picture. Honestly, I should make Instagram my blog. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? If that's the case, I have more than fulfilled my writing quota for the year, and here we are already in autumn.
A summer of SEND The kids are back at school, but for many SEND families, the summer has been a stressful time. Usually I claim we've had a good holiday. Perhaps it's because as a family we are now managing to go away and find solutions for some of the challenges we face, during non-term time.
36 Hours in Boston with Kids Earlier this summer, we found ourselves with a 36 hours in Boston with kids, sandwiched between 12 days in Florida and a trip to Vermont for a friend's wedding. For my husband and I, 36 hours in Boston was our chance to have some richly-deserved down time after spending 12 days living and breathing everything that Disney had to offer.
Autumn is my favourite When I hit my mid-20's, that all changed, instead I longed for quiet cosy nights at home and autumn became the season I longed for with it's cooler, darker days and rustic hues as nature changes all around us. All year round, autumn is the season I count down to, the season I look forward to the most; autumn is my favourite.
Weekend Coffee Share - 23rd September, 2018. Welcome to Another Weekend Coffee Share! How was your week? Every week when I sit down to catch up with you over coffee or whatever your preferred beverage might me, I have to switch on my thinking cap and try to reconnect with the week that was. What on earth happened?
Discovering Similarities between Music Practice and Sports Practice Any parent will tell you that the experience of raising a child or children is an adventure, one in which parents often find themselves improvising, trying to do the best they can for their children but not always sure of what that "best" actually is.
Sunday Routine I don't know about you but for me being a single mom of 4 can be very tough at times, busy all of the time. Throughout the week it gets a little crazy! We try our hardest to stick to our routines and keep up with the house work. As we all know somethings just seem to slide by.
A Seat At The Table: #ASKAIYANA Congratulations, mama bear! Honestly, yes. I was freaking myself out even more before she came because I was watching all of these birth videos. When the day finally came when I went into labor, I found that the worst part, for me, were the contractions.
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Buy 'Em Ice Cream Every day after work, I check my Fitbit to see how many steps I managed to take during my predominantly sedentary day and then I make the call home to let my husband and the boys know that I'm on my way home… and discuss who would be walking with me to get in my remaining steps.
Serena and Naomi: The Truth about Women Empowering Women It seems to me that Naomi's phenomenal performance and fight for the match of her life, set off Serena's mental hurricane and the rest is now sports history. You may completely agree with Serena's viewpoint and her reaction that night. Perhaps she's not wrong in claiming sexism and unfair treatment because she's a woman.
The Childhood Unplugged Project Over the month of October and into November our family will be embarking on a screen-free month. If you're anything like me, the idea sounds like total bliss. If you're anything like my husband, it sounds like a living nightmare. So, that considered, the decision hasn't been made flippantly; it's been a long time coming.
TACO Week Take A Child Outside week has arrived!. Though I would love an entire week dedicated to tacos, I'm just as excited about spending time outside with my kids this week!
Getting Ready For New School Year This year things seemed a little crazy getting ready for school to start. We were stuck in Canada for a few extra weeks because of car trouble, once I came home it was a rush to get everything ready for the beginning of August. I had somethings prepared but not as much as I would have liked.
Time and Transitions To say that time has slipped away from me would be an understatement. Some six weeks have passed since my last blog post.
Ordinary Acts of Courage Are A Superpower; And, The Lack Thereof Kryptonite Fear does what fear does best - it immobilizes. Courage, on the other hand, is the choice and willingness to face difficulty, sit in uncertainty, confront danger or pain in spite of fear. The quality of courage is neither intellectual nor can it be taught.
Love in the Fight Who needs them?Sometimes we all do, especially with family members you love and care about. You HAVE to have the tough conversations; interventions is what they call it today. That's what love does. I had a confrontation this morning with a young family member who seems to think that as long as you hang with adults, you are one.
The Path of Transition I've spent the last week swimming in baby items. Most of which were Toby's. The switch over of the nursery has hit me in waves. I feel joy and love in my heart in places that have been so broken and painful for 25 months, it scares me.
The kindness of strangers Yesterday, as I drove from New York to Pennsylvania to join my book group friends for a retreat, I listed to the podcast Guys We Fucked: The Anti-Slut Shaming Podcast. The hosts, Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, had recently viewed the movie about Mr.
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