• Real Life – My 2013

    By A Modern Military Mother on January 2, 2014
    This photo was taken New Year’s Day 2013 where I awoke with a black eye, which I was advised to coat with toothpaste  in order to dry out the cut. It was not a great start to a turbulent year. Not a publicly turbulent year. A privately turbulent year. Let’s just say I car crashed (nb: this is a metaphor […]
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  • A Great Festive Recipe

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 18, 2013
    Christmas is a time to dream about presents, faith, family, lovers and most importantly food, so is it not appropriate to postpone the diets and get down to some serious cake making?! Try our ‘Marble Cake’ which infuses a chocolate and plain mixture with half melted chocolate chunks to create a marble effect! This ‘Marble Cake’ recipe will not only […]
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  • Popular children’s bedroom themes

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 17, 2013
    When it comes to decorating your children’s bedrooms, both a combination of creative thinking and elbow grease are required. Sometimes a child’s bedroom is as much fun to decorate as it is to rest in.   Nautical An underwater theme is a popular choice for many children, especially those who wish to sleep alongside a variety of marine life. From […]
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  • Games to suit the mood you’re in

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 17, 2013
    Being in charge of one little angel or a brood of four or more can be a hectic and demanding job, and we all know how good it is for us to be able to take time out now and then. It’s not just the mum who benefits – the kids will have an easier-going, more relaxed mom if she’s […]
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  • Toy Reviews: InnoTab3 and Wooden Market Stall

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 13, 2013
    If you are stuck for some last minute toy ideas – here’s two that will delight those boys and girls aged between 3-10 years old. InnoTab 3 Read, Play, and Create! Now kids can learn and have fun on their very own tablet! VTech’s InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet expands children’s minds with age-appropriate games, apps and more. Tilt the […]
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  • Do your smoke alarms all have batteries?

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 12, 2013
    Christmas often becomes ‘Crisismas’. Screaming kids, drunk adults and general chaos as you cram all your relatives into too small a space and then eat too much, drink too much and fill your kids with sugar so they can go hyper and drive you totally mental. So in the calm before the storm – just check that your smoke alarms […]
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  • DVD Review – SCOOBY-DOO! ADVENTURES THE MYSTERY MAP

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 12, 2013
    Get ready to experience the world famous Scooby-Doo! and the crew like never before, in an original movie with a brand new puppet format. Zoinks! Scooby-Doo! Adventures The Mystery Map DVD sees new-look Scooby and the gang embark on a mad, pizza-fuelled dash to find pirate Gnarlybeard’s hidden treasure. Confronting more than a few chilling obstacles along the way, watch […]
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  • Food and Wine – The Perfect Match

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 11, 2013
    I was sent 6 bottles of wine to taste and I wanted to create a tasting menu so that the food complimented the wine. The wine drove the menu decisions as opposed to the food driving the wine choices. But with the season to be jolly fast upon us here are some great food and wine combinations that are easy […]
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  • Real Life: Sorry – do I need to apologise?

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 10, 2013
    On Friday, whilst I was feeling miserable with a streaming cold, and heading out the door to the Carol Concert at Salisbury Cathedral, I received a message, via Facebook: “Been going through all your posts for Ben and you don’t seem to be getting anything. I think the reason is why would people want to spend money on this as […]
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  • Effective ways of studying: five essential study tips

    By A Modern Military Mother on December 6, 2013
    For those coming to university from college, the step up to degree level study can be a tough one to adjust to. For those returning to education from employment, this transition can be even harder. Finding your natural rhythm when it comes to studying doesn’t always happen right away. Here, we take a look at a few tips which will […]
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