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Grilled Pizzas

I have all sorts of great excuses as to why I’m behind on posting, but as someone who can’t stand excuses, I’ll spare you mine. 😉  The most important bit is that we’re having an incredible time in Portland and eating lots of great food and drinking amazing coffee. (I’m currently sitting in my favourite Portland coffee shop with an absolutely perfect almond milk latte!)  Hopefully this week’s meal plan will be up tomorrow and we’ll be back on schedule.

In the meantime, you need to know about these super fun and delicious grilled pizzas that Pete’s godmother made us yesterday. Such a fun and easy idea! She grilled one side of the dough first and removed them from the grill for us to add toppings to (on the grilled bit). They then went back on the grill to cook the other side on a lower heat to make sure the cheese had plenty of time to melt. I’ve never actually attempted grilling on my own, but these may be where I start!

Bethie xx

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Chatter: Going with my Gut: why I post pictures of my kids online

I joined Instagram in 2010, right after my first child was born. I posted a few photos here and there, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I became a regular user. We had just moved to a new neighbourhood here in London, and I didn’t know anyone. After a few lonely months, I figured out that I could connect with local mums by following them on Instagram. I could see which mums frequented my local parks and check out their profiles to see if we had much in common. I connected with mums all over the world, and we bonded over our similar interests or having kids of similar ages. All of a sudden, I went from feeling completely isolated to having an entire community of mums at my fingertips: it was truly life-changing.

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Chatter: Eating with Kids on Holiday

Before kids, Jason and I did quite a bit of traveling. We vacationed everywhere from Costa Rica to West Virginia, and always made a point of trying interesting local cuisines, shopping at local grocery stores, and seeking out restaurants where the locals eat. Since having kids, we really haven’t had to adjust how we travel much at all, as we’ve found that this suits the kids quite nicely.

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Chatter: How I Cured My Picky Eater

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People tell me that I’m lucky to have kids who will eat anything, but in reality it has very little to do with luck: I’ve worked hard to get them to eat well! My daughter (now six) was two when I finally admitted that I was raising a picky eater. After lots of reading, discussions, and quite a bit of trial and error, we came up with a plan that eventually turned the situation around. Here is what worked for us: Continue Reading…