http://metodosalargarpene.es/ebioer/4392 This was the sign (of the road sign variety rather than the miracle variety) that I saw when I was driving home a few nights ago. Delirium had obviously kicked in as I found myself laughing out loud on my own in the car (it’s the small things!). The authorities clearly don’t mean this to be aimed at parents of little humans, do they?!? If they do, perhaps they could throw in some additional free childcare for us tired parents to have a much-needed, mid-morning kip……

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Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break.

Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!) a trip to London to the Shrek Adventure…

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It’s been 28 days since the 2-and-a-half-year-old decided (finally…am I allowed to say that!?!) he wanted to take a pee on the potty. I’m not sure if this is normal, but when he did, I celebrated!

Ever the pushy mother (I know my faults) I was hell-bent on getting him toilet trained by 2-years old. I was determined not to potty-train but to toilet-train. So determined in fact, that I wouldn’t even entertain the prospect of potties. I even banned the term potty-training from the house…

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I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron those items that didn’t need it! You’ll be pleased to hear I stuck to it and as menial as it sounds, it makes a big difference to my workload!…

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The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week.

I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than that, so I guess I have something to thank him for…

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Newly returned to work after a nice 10 and half month maternity break I’ve been looking forward to the sanity that a professional environment and work brings. Having been employed for many years I have recently taken the plunge into the unchartered waters of self-employment, both as a lawyer and a blogger.…

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We recently returned from a beautiful holiday in the Canary Islands (see the post on ‘A little Taste of Paradise’ here). We had a fabulous time and both Toddler and Baby were as good as gold, even sleeping in until 7.30am on some days. We returned as relaxed as parents can be after a two-week holiday with two kids under two…

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I do love a good recipe. For sometime now I have followed a food blog called http://pinchofyum.com/ Lindsay (of Pinch of Yum) creates the most delicious, easy idiot-proof recipes that are irresistible. She’s a foodie after my own heart.…

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Yesterday was International Women’s Day when I had planned to publish this post, but because I’m a working mum, time ran away with me and now it’s the day after International Women’s Day, but I’m going to publish my post anyway, because it’s relevant any day.

Today (now yesterday) I bumped into my friend and neighbour. She has four children and has dedicated her life to looking after them. “I suppose you’re back at work?”, she asked, as I picked her up a few roads away from where we live…

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If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it was therefore important that I awaited his arrival! Not to mention the small fact that the work was not due to be completed until the 23rd. Nothing like cutting it fine!…

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Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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My dad is Spanish, from the Canary Islands, Spain’s southern-most archipelago. The island that is home for us is the third smallest out of seven Canary Islands. Seven?!? I hear you cry. I bet you thought there were only four islands. But they’re aren’t, there are seven and the one I’m going to talk to you about here is La Palma.…

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As this blog progresses, you will realise my absolute and total love with cooking and eating food. However, despite that, you will also learn that I am also a huge fan of one-pan dinners. Straightforward, no-nonsense, delicious dinners with minimal washing up for your washer-upper or, in my case my dishwasher, my favourite kitchen gadget by a long way.…

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In honour of Halloween and inspired by one of the final tasks in The Great British Bake Off, I decided I’d make a two-tiered fruit Pavlova for a dinner party on Saturday night. If you fancy trying it, here’s how:…

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Sometimes we need to change how we approach things to get results whether it’s at home or at work. Here’s I do things…

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Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break.

Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!) a trip to London to the Shrek Adventure…

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Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break.

Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!) a trip to London to the Shrek Adventure…

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Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it was therefore important that I awaited his arrival! Not to mention the small fact that the work was not due to be completed until the 23rd. Nothing like cutting it fine!…

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The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week.

I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than that, so I guess I have something to thank him for…

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I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron those items that didn’t need it! You’ll be pleased to hear I stuck to it and as menial as it sounds, it makes a big difference to my workload!…

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Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break.

Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!) a trip to London to the Shrek Adventure…

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Welcome back to the newly launched website; From High Heels to High Chairs. After a lot of love from Crisp Digital, here we are and excited to be back! From High Heels to High Chairs was born in 2016, 18-months after the birth of my first child and only 4 months after the arrival of […]

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I survived Easter, just. It wasn’t without indulging, sorry allow me to rephrase that, over-indulging in multiple treats “because it’s Easter” and copious amounts of alcohol (most days, not just “because it’s Easter”!). Every year I swear I won’t let the kids have so much chocolate, because something in the chocolate turns them into wanton, […]

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My favourite kind of cooking are those minimal mess, one-pot dinners that are low maintenance, healthy and absolutely delicious. This recipe, curated from a traditional Palmero (my father’s heritage) recipe “Lentejas”, was originally a cheap, meat-free, hearty meal to which I have added chicken. I also sometimes add bacon lardons, spinach, chard, Cavolo Nero just to change it up a bit. The purists will hate it but this simple, uncomplicated dish will happily feed a family any time of year.

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Three weeks back from the summer holiday and it’s week 3 of back to school. After a slow start (2 weeks of transitioning) they’re thrown in at the deep end of full days. As am I. It’s a shock to the system.

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I recently read a blog post by The Bright Mama about self-care. It intrigued me because I have always been very pro-self-care; I always, without fail, have my nails done, I’m rarely seen out of the house without my face on and I like to dress well whether I’m in jeans or dressed for work. […]

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It’s work-life balance week. It’s taken me this long to actually get this post out here, but I have put spent a week thinking about it Here’s the definition of balance: balance /ˈbal(ə)ns/ noun an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. “she lost her balance and fell” a situation in which different […]

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