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the last time poemParenting is such a busy time and before you know it they have grown up and left home. Take a moment to read The Last Time poem, we think it’s beautiful. Be warned, you’ll need a tissue ready!

Competitions

We add competitions all the time to our Competitions section so stop by and check out our latest giveaways. This month you can win:

  • Starlink game and Nintendo Switch console
  • The latest parenting book by our Parenting expert Val Mullally
  • A family break at Mount Wolseley
  • Win your Christmas outfits from M&S
  • Win a Family Game of Bowling at Leisureplex

Food & Recipes

tomato and basil pasta recipeWe’ve been looking for ways to eat more vegetarian meals and cut down a bit on meat based meals. But the recipes still need to be quick and easy to make.

🍝This Tomato & Basil Pasta is one of the simplest recipes to rustle up and it uses store cupboard ingredients. It takes less than 30 minutes to cook and it’s guaranteed to go down well with kids.

The good thing is you can make the sauce ahead of time and it freezes well also. Then just change the variety of pasta you cook to go with it each time; penne is a favourite in our house!

This week’s featured recipe is Quick Tomato & Basil Sauce for Pasta, tried and tested by Jill, mum of 2.

Healthy No Bake No Sugar Caramel Slice

caramel sliceI have a bit of a sweet tooth but I am trying to be conscious of eating less sugar and I’m also always on the lookout for healthier options for the kids. This recipe for Healthy No Bake No Sugar Caramel Slice bars hits the bill. I promise you that you won’t be able to eat only one! (But at least you can eat a second without feeling guilty!)

More treats and recipes on our Food section.

Science Week 2018

Science Week 2018 Events⚗️🔬Ooh we’ve gone all Science-y this week at Mykidstime. Science Week takes place November 11th to 18th 2018. There are 12 regional science festivals, one day events, family activities, school visits, adult talks.

⚗️🔬We’ve picked out 8 extraordinary FREE science events at Science Week 2018.

⚗️🔬And if you’re looking for something to do at the weekend then head along to the Dublin Science Week Family Open Day on Saturday 17th November – a fun filled family day of scientific shows and workshops at the Convention Centre Dublin. There are two sessions to choose from (11am or 2.30pm) on the day. Allow Scientific Sue and James Soper to blow your mind as you join them with the help of lots of volunteers. ⚗️🔬Along with these amazing shows there will be plenty of fun for all the family with interactive workshops and exhibitions. You will have the chance to look at the wonderful world of cells and discover the physics of kite flying through an interactive ‘make & take’ workshop. There will also be the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of physics, turn food and science into a multi-sensory experience and meet some other brilliant guests on the day. Free but prebooking required.

And finally

Which 3 would you keep? (Books, coffee and wine here!)

you can only keep 3