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19 Healthy Snacks My Kids Will Actually Eat - Bumbles of Rice Healthy Bedtime Snacks, Healthy Protein Snacks, Quick Snacks, Healthy Cookies, Healthy Snacks For Kids, Healthy Recipes, Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Baking With Kids, How To Cook Chicken

19 Healthy Snacks My Kids Will Actually Eat  - Bumbles of Rice

Surely my kids aren’t the only ones that are ALWAYS hungry? Sometimes I think that when I’m at home I just feed them, clean up after feeding them and repeat all day til bedtime. When I was off work on maternity leave we’d have lots of visitors so they’d enjoy… Continue reading

Are you ready for Dinovember? - Bumbles of Rice Autumn, Fall, About Me Blog, Rice, Seasons, Activities, Halloween, Ideas, Fall Season

Are you ready for Dinovember? - Bumbles of Rice

Last November we copied the internet started a new tradition in our house. Our toy dinosaurs came to life every night and got up to a lot of mischief every night for the whole month. Read all about our very creative dino-inspirations HERE. I admit there were many nights where we… Continue reading

Stuck indoors with the kids? Here's 22 rainy day activities to keep them occupied Rainy Day Activities For Kids, Beautiful Scenery, Staycation, Travel With Kids, Parenting Advice, Rainy Days, Continue Reading, Travelling, Bedroom Ideas

22 Rainy Day Activities for Kids - Bumbles of Rice

It’s an Irish summer. If you’re doing a staycation this year you’ll need: your swimsuit; a warm fleece; suncream and wellies. Rainy days are inevitable, that’s what gives us our beautiful scenery. Don’t let the weather spoil your holidays, embrace it. Remember that there are some activities that can be done… Continue reading

When summer rolls in nobody wants to be slaving over a cooker or waiting ages for dinner to be ready. I’ve noticed a definite change in what we’ve been eating for dinner as the evenings… Summer Rolls, Wonderful Recipe, Getting To Know, Continue Reading, About Me Blog, Rice, How To Get, Dinner Ideas, Feelings

17 Summer Dinner Ideas - Bumbles of Rice

When summer rolls in nobody wants to be slaving over a cooker or waiting ages for dinner to be ready. I’ve noticed a definite change in what we’ve been eating for dinner as the evenings get longer, and the temperature has risen a little. Summer dinners need to be quick… Continue reading

We had a sad incident the week before last where a family member (who may just be the one who is typing this post) didn’t close the freezer properly and by the time it was discovered the icep… Time Saving, Saving Tips, Homemade Dinners, School Resources, Freezer Meals, Back To School, Fill, About Me Blog, Sad

The Cheat's Guide to Filling the Freezer - Bumbles of Rice

We had a sad incident the week before last where a family member (who may just be the one who is typing this post) didn’t close the freezer properly and by the time it was discovered the icepops were liquid and the freezer dinners were only fit for the bin.… Continue reading

It’s an annual tradition now, my guide to holidaying around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula. So, without further ado here’s what’s happening this year: From my previous posts you… Travel With Kids, Us Travel, Family Travel, Travelling, Irish, About Me Blog, Posts, World, Family Trips

Bumbles Family Travels: Holidaying with Kids around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula (2016 edition) - Bumbles of Rice

It’s an annual tradition now, my guide to holidaying around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula. So, without further ado here’s what’s happening this year: From my previous posts you know that in my opinion Duncannon, my home village is near idyllic and that the Hook Peninsula is one of the… Continue reading

Are Your Kids Eating Too Many Treats? How to Cut Down - Bumbles of Rice Childhood Obesity, Parenting Advice, About Me Blog, Rice, Treats, Posts, Children, Healthy Recipes, Sweet Like Candy

Are Your Kids Eating Too Many Treats? How to Cut Down - Bumbles of Rice

A press release from Safefood arrived in my inbox yesterday morning as I left the house for work, another chapter in their campaign against childhood obesity. “New safefood research reveals giving treats to children still a daily habit” was as much as I read initially. I thought about it on my hour-long… Continue reading

My Tips for Dealing with Fussy Eaters (And Why the Usual Advice is Rubbish) - Bumbles of Rice Fussy Eaters, Parenting Advice, Continue Reading, About Me Blog, Rice, How To Get, Posts, Parenting Tips, Messages

My Tips for Dealing with Fussy Eaters (And Why the Usual Advice is Rubbish) - Bumbles of Rice

Do you have a “Fussy Eater” in your house? I think all kids go through phases and by us parents obsessing about it we make it worse. Parenting magazines and websites are full of tips on “how to get your fussy eater to eat their veg” (In fact I recently contributed… Continue reading

My Tips for Dealing with Fussy Eaters (And Why the Usual Advice is Rubbish) - Bumbles of Rice Fussy Eaters, Parenting Advice, Continue Reading, About Me Blog, Rice, How To Get, Posts, Parenting Tips, Messages

My Tips for Dealing with Fussy Eaters (And Why the Usual Advice is Rubbish) - Bumbles of Rice

Do you have a “Fussy Eater” in your house? I think all kids go through phases and by us parents obsessing about it we make it worse. Parenting magazines and websites are full of tips on “how to get your fussy eater to eat their veg” (In fact I recently contributed… Continue reading

Our Family Holiday Praia da Rocha, Portugal - Bumbles of Rice Going On Holiday, Family Holiday, Travel With Kids, Along The Way, Portugal, Places To Visit, About Me Blog, Vacation, Rice

Our Family Holiday 2016: Praia da Rocha, Portugal - Bumbles of Rice

Over the last few years it seemed like everyone we knew was going on holidays to Portugal. We’d been once, about 10 years ago, as a couple without kids and hadn’t gone back since. We decided this year (well, early last year when we were booking) after our last two holidays were… Continue reading

Are Your Kids Eating Too Many Treats? How to Cut Down - Bumbles of Rice Childhood Obesity, Parenting Advice, About Me Blog, Rice, Treats, Posts, Children, Healthy Recipes, Sweet Like Candy

Are Your Kids Eating Too Many Treats? How to Cut Down - Bumbles of Rice

A press release from Safefood arrived in my inbox yesterday morning as I left the house for work, another chapter in their campaign against childhood obesity. “New safefood research reveals giving treats to children still a daily habit” was as much as I read initially. I thought about it on my hour-long… Continue reading

It’s an annual tradition now, my guide to holidaying around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula. So, without further ado here’s what’s happening this year: From my previous posts you… Travel With Kids, Us Travel, Family Travel, Travelling, Irish, About Me Blog, Posts, World, Family Trips

Bumbles Family Travels: Holidaying with Kids around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula (2016 edition) - Bumbles of Rice

It’s an annual tradition now, my guide to holidaying around Duncannon and the Hook Peninsula. So, without further ado here’s what’s happening this year: From my previous posts you know that in my opinion Duncannon, my home village is near idyllic and that the Hook Peninsula is one of the… Continue reading

Chocolate Coconut Bites (Davina’s Power Balls) sugar-free and delicious Coconut Balls, Power Balls, My Cookbook, Sugar Free, Cocoa, Peanut Butter, Sweet Tooth, Chocolate, Desserts

Chocolate Coconut Bites (Davina's Power Balls) sugar-free and delicious - Bumbles of Rice

I love my cookbooks, my many, many cookbooks, but let’s be honest, they are neglected. So neglected that I tried to make myself look at them and sort of review them last year but it didn’t really work (read the results HERE, in fact I don’t think I ever go… Continue reading

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A Family Break in Galway - The Connacht Hotel Review  - Bumbles of Rice

Back when we had two children we used to go on hotel breaks with the kids every year. We’d use our supermarket tokens to bag a bargain and visited Westport, Cork, Limerick, and Carlow among others. However, since Laoise was born three-and-a-half years ago we’ve gone twice, for a short summer… Continue reading

I always say that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I definitely use the time off over Christmas to re-evaluate things. It’s the same as the “back-to-school” re… Hello 2017, How To Get, How To Plan, Resolutions, Continue Reading, Back To School, About Me Blog, Rice, Parenting

A Trick to Help Make Resolutions That You Can Stick To  - Bumbles of Rice

I always say that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I definitely use the time off over Christmas to re-evaluate things. It’s the same as the “back-to-school” resolution, or the “back from holidays” ones. Plans to improve myself, my health, my home and my work life balance. My non-resolutions… Continue reading