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Who doesn't love flowers? These simple mess free cake case daffodils are easy to make, but look fantastic and are perfect for kids of all ages.

Cake case daffodils http://bit.ly/1GyZrBd

#kidsactivities #kidscraft #springcrafts #kbnmoms
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Some days parenting can be hard - strike that not hard, just plain boring. 

How do you escape the everyday routine of "momotony"? 

#parentingtips   #parentingadvice   #monotony   #lifelessons   #kbnmoms  
Tips for getting through the monotony of parenting or Momotony. Getting past the slog by Mum in the Mad House
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Perfect for #cookingwithkids  this half term

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Spelt Banana Bread

This fab simple banana bread is perfect for #cookingwithkids  

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We have been taking part in a new series over a The Mad House on cooking with kids, the A to Z of recipes. We have loved it so much that we are going to be expanding it to here on A Thrifty Mum and this week we want to share our Spelt Banana and Chocolate Bread. This is a fantastic simple recipe ...
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Why not make love toast this valentines day for the one you love!

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Salt dough jewellery

These beautiful broaches and pendants were made by my eight year old Mini.  He made them for his Nana and Teachers.  I think they are amazing.

#Saltdough  is such a versatile craft material. 

#kidscrafts   #heartcraft   #valentinesgifts   #kbnmoms  
We love salt dough.  It is a brilliant art and craft material and we love creating with it.  It is not just a kids craft material and to demonstrate that we wanted to share with you our heart shaped salt dough jewellery which is the perfect craft for preschoolers through to teens. We used our go t…
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We have been having fun creating (and eating) our own version of Weetabuddies
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet one in six kids in the UK do not eat breakfast.  I have two very different kids in this house, Maxi will not leave the house without breakfast and Mini would skip it given the chance.  So we jumped at the chance to become representatives for We…
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10 Recycled Playsets

Don't throw away wants in the recycling bin.  Turn it into something that your kids can play with instead

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Recycled playsets - 10 fabulously frugal playsets made from upcycled from everyday junk for kids to play with by Mum in the Mad House
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Who doesn't love flowers? These simple mess free cake case daffodils are easy to make, but look fantastic and are perfect for kids of all ages. 

Cake case daffodils http://bit.ly/******

#kidsactivities #kidscraft #springcrafts #kbnmoms
Cake case daffodils, a simple spring activity perfect for kids of all ages. Homemade flowers are easy to make, but look fantastic
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Helping children deal with the death of a loved one. Hints and hips for dealing with death and children from Mum in the Mad House
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HOMEMADE GIFTS

What is better than receiving a fabulous homemade gift and what with Mothers day about four weeks away then these are ideal.

See them all here http://www.muminthemadhouse.com/…/homemade-gifts-fabulousl…/

Pin for later https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48695239697221026/

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Homemade gifts for mothers day which are fabulously frugal from mum in the madhouse linked to #fabulouslyFrugal
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A is for Apples.  Easy apple and cinnamon muffins.  

This recipe is perfect for cooking with kids, no mixer required and great for learning basic skills.

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These simple apple muffins are perfect for using up old apples. We often double this recipe and make between 12-18 as they freeze so well.
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How to make pretty heart shaped sugar cubes.
One of the highlights of my days as the boys get older is afternoon tea.  Once they get home from school we sit down to after school snacks and a pot of tea.  I don’t take sugar, however, the MIL always sugared the boys tea and they love adding a sugar lump, so we have mad fun making our own heart…
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Mum in The Mad House, life is not alweays interesting, but it is never quiet www.muminthemadhouse.com
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I am Jen and I write at www.muminthemadhouse.com.  I am a WFHM with two delicious boys, Maxi, who was born on 16 March 2005 and Mini, who was born on 24 June a year later.  I am happily married to MadDad, who is the sane one in the family.  We returned to our homelands in the Frozen North of England in 2006 to raise our Children from a 14 year stay in Berkshire.

I carry a spelling mistake in my BRCA1 gene and underwent an oomperectomy (removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes in July 2008 and a bi-lateral prophylactic  mastectomy in February 2009.  Unfortunately the I have numerous complications after the surgery and was unable to have a reconstruction.

I am a freelance project manager and writer 

I am Editor of the Great Toy Guide, were top 20 parent bloggers review toys with their children.

I also write at www.frugalisiousfood.com and www.athriftymum.com

I love to write, sew, read, cook and craft with my children, spend time with my family and just generally be a buffoon!

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I am still alive and love chocolate and stationery
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