What is the First 1000 Days?

1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >

two bundles of joy

Two New Bundles of Joy

When I announced back in August last year that I was expecting twins, I fully expected to blog right through my pregnancy. However I ended up suffering from a number of complications and was on bed rest a lot of the time, but I also felt that I didn’t want to jinx myself further by … read more >

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Double Trouble!

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post and you might find it hard to believe that it’s nearly 2 years since our little girl, Ellen, was born –  I find it hard to believe myself at times.  We won’t be a family of 3 for much longer though as we are starting … read more >

homemade granola

Homemade Granola

Treat yourself this weekend, and make some of this delicious granola.  Even if you don’t have much faith in your cooking skills, trust me, this is easy and you will love it!

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Sweet Dreams

It’s happened. I can barely bring myself to type it for fear of jinxing myself. But the baby has STTN. Maybe the abbreviation won’t break the spell.

seasonal produce & precious playtime

Seasonal Meals & Precious Playtime

I’m back at work over 3 months and feel like I’m just getting my head around it all now. We are in a routine that works (most of the time!) and most importantly, Ellen is well settled with her child-minder. It’s very tough being away from her during the day but it makes me treasure the time I have with her in the evening.

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So the baby has moved out. Packed up his little grow bag, his favourite teddy and shuffled off without a backwards glance….

treat yourself blog karen koster

Treat Yourself

For me, a mist of sticky syrupy fake tan does the job. My face could do with sleeping for a hundred years and I’m thinking of getting my fringe back just to hide the trenches in my forehead. But hose me down at 7pm and by 7am I’m looking at my love handles, marvelling at how much nicer they look when they’re the colour of chocolate.