Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker

You know those things you see advertised or in shops that the kids are desperate to try. They appear a bit gimmicky or perhaps a bit unnecessary? Well the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker fell firmly into that category.

The kids have been desperate to try one as they are massive fans of yoghurt but I’ve always been dubious as to whether they were too much hassle compared to buying yoghurt so from the supermarket.

So, when we were sent the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker to review I was definitely sceptical as to whether I would think it was a handy kitchen gadget or just a space taker.

Firstly, it does take up a reasonable amount of worktop or cupboard space, and it does look like a space age, cryogenic style capsule but it’s not huge.

Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker

The process for preparing yoghurt to go in the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker is simple, just add one of the sachets, mix it with water, and add warm water to the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker and leave it to set overnight. Very simple really.

Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker

 

Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker

What did we think of the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker?

The result? Thick, creamy tasting yoghurt. The kids were impressed, they wanted to try other flavours and that’s where the Easi-Yo website comes in. They have tonnes of different flavours from everyday favourites to luxurious special mixes plus fruit squirts and toppings. Sachets of the yoghurt mix are about £2.49

The current offer on the website is an Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker with 3 sachets and a lunchtime sized takeaway pot for just £18.99

Would I recommend the Easi-Yo Yoghurt Maker? If you spend as much a week as we do on yoghurt so (around £8) then it would definitely save you a little bit of money. For the price it’s a bit of fun, you can give it a go without breaking the bank and the kids thought it was great.

Parenting Hacks with Arla Big Milk

As a busy working parent I love parenting hacks, those little tips and tricks from other people that make your life easier with kids. Handy little ‘secrets’ that other parents have that make them look like super parents. I like those tips, anything that make me look clever or more organised are big wins for me.

Arla Big Milk agrees, they love a good parenting hack or two, too. They’ve picked tips from parents and created these fun parenting hack videos that you will love.

I have a favourite little tip of my own that’s both fun and practical. Do you have children who constantly lose the chargers for their tablets? Or drop them down under desks etc and bang their heads when they go hunting for them? Well look no further, you can even make this a really cheap parenting hack if you have LEGO hiding around the place, we have hundreds of thousands of these little LEGO men so we were all set to create these great wire holders:

Parenting Hacks with Arla Big Milk

Wire too thick for the LEGO figures hand? Give them a little bulldog clip to hold and the wire clips in there neatly! You can stick them to your desk or cupboard with blu-tack making them easy to move when you want to put them somewhere else.

Like it? Want a few more?

This video is a simple way to stop children from getting stuck in the bathroom (or any room for that matter!)

Does your little one put their shoes on the wrong feet? This really simple trick will help them learn to put them on the right feet quickly and easily!

Need a fun paint activity but hate the mess? Try this super simple, mess free option next time your little one wants the paints out?

Do you have a parenting hack you swear by? Let me know below and why not help out other parents by sharing them over on the Arla Big Milk Facebook page?

This post is sponsored by Arla Big Milk.

 

 

Working Mothers Guilt

I got a new job. A good new job. The kind of job I’ve been hoping to get. The kind of job that is part of my career plan. The kind of job that gives us greater security for our family. The right job at the right time.

I’m really excited about it, I’m happy about it. It means a lot of change for our family. It means a lot more childcare. A lot less time with the kids Monday to Friday. It means I feel awful. I feel awful that I can’t pick them up from school any more. I feel awful that my daughter has been crying. I feel awful that she doesn’t want to go to childcare. I feel awful that it’s my fault

I feel like in some ways I’ve made a really bad decision. Should I have waited? Should I have looked for something with less hours, or less responsibility or less something?

Why do we do it to ourselves? Why do why beat ourselves up for making the right decision? Why can’t the right decision just be the right decision? Why do we have to worry and fret that the right decision is actually the wrong decision?

I don’t feel under pressure from anyone but myself. I feel like I should be able to do it all. Career. Family. Home. Life. I want to do it all. I should be able to do it all.

I want to believe that everything will work out. That I can find that elusive balance between my career and my family. They are my world. I’m doing this for them. I’m trying to make things better for us all. Not just now but in the long run. I want to raise strong, confident children who understand the value of hard work and determination. I want them to know that both parents can work and have careers and that in our house my career is just as important to me as Daddy’s is to him.

I want my children to know that I put them first. That at the end of the day when I pick them up they are my focus. They are my priority and they are my heart.

I want the guilt to go away so that I can remember what they will remember in the long run. They may remember all those hours in childcare but I need to make sure that they remember the time we spend together after childcare more.

I just want to find peace with the new set up. I want to forget my working mothers guilt.

 

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