Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Brian Cox’s ‘Wonders of the Solar System’ made stargazing cool. I don’t know whether it’s his enthusiasm for all things cosmic, or just that charming big grin that he wears, but he had me sold- hook, line and sinker. Star Spotting with the Kids A special way to get your kids, (and […]Read More A Night Out With The Super Stars
What happens when you mix social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with Teen Idols like the Miss Teen USA – Cassidy Wolf, Justin Biber, Miley Cyrus, One Direction – Harry Styles? Yes! Cyber-bullying, fears, tears and mega drama. A recent poll revealed that 1 in 10 kids as young as 10 years old has […]Read More Kids Selfie Photographs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter open to Bullying and Abuse
If the Mother of Monsters (Lady Gaga) was an athletics leader, what would her little monsters say? She’s reached the number one Tweet again on the Twitters Sphere after being allegedly being criticised by Perez Hilton on her new album “Applause”. Lady Gaga is very consistent at reaching the headlines as well as sweeping awards […]Read More “Aspire to Inspire and Stay Focused!” Look to Lady Gaga
Book Review Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is about a third-grade girl with big ideas for an exciting summer full of dares, scares, and thrills with her three best friends forever. Judy’s hope for a summer-long thrill contest are quickly dashed when she discovers that two of her friends, […]Read More Book Review: Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
What are the benefits of yoga for kids? Introducing yoga early in life can have positive effects on a child’s emotional and social development, as well as their physical well-being. Yoga for children teaches positive self-esteem and builds confidence, self-love and acceptance of who they are through visualization techniques. It teaches children that they are […]Read More Yoga For Kids: helping them deal with stress and anxiety
How do you feel about this horse, rabbit and donkey meat scandal? We have been feeding our family food that was assured by leading brandname supermarkets and they have failed in providing good information on their products. The British Government’s Action on horsemeat The Impact on innocent factory production line workers List of beef burgers […]Read More Supermarket Scandal: Horse, Rabbit and a bit of Donkey in my Beef Mince please.
What’s on the front of your t-shirt? FFM loves these surreal prints for kids from Paul Smith Junior : moons with moustaches, sleeping zebras and carrot-rockets. Children love the weird and wonderful things in life, and these quirky clothing lines and designs are just the right mix of imaginative and cute. Much more than just […]Read More Junior Gautier, Fendi & Paul Smith Fashion Quick Look
Does your jaw drop when you see the utility bills? What on earth have we been doing?! You ask yourself. Hairdryers, hair straighteners, games consoles, laptops, electric blankets, kitchen appliances they all add up. According to Carbon Independent the average household’s electricity consumption in the UK is 4,500kwh per year, with around £40 a month going on electricity alone. Energy […]Read More Money Focus: Switch and Save at Home
FFM Brings you the Summer 2013 Kids Swim wear Collection Collection from Carter’s Swimwear Swimwear Accessories For Children Swimwear, children and fashion. Those are three words I that FFM doesn’t think go well together. I’m amazed at some of the very adult looking swimwear aimed at little girls- what’s your status on that one? […]Read More Kids’ Summer Swimwear Fashion: Swimwear that Makes a Splash!
Valentines’ Day doesn’t have to be a fanfare of flowers, chocolate and expensive dinners- an all or nothing event. Why not mark it this year with a babysitter and cosy night at the movies with your loved one? Keep it simple, keep it real: cinema dates are a great way to relax, snuggle up and […]Read More FFM movie selection for Valentines’ Day 14th February 2013
Don’t Do It On An Empty Stomach! Walmart, Cosco, Asda, Tesco, Aldi, Marks & Spencers and more. The first golden rule of supermarket shopping is this one. Doing the weekly shop when you’re hungry is a disaster for the purse or man-purse. Not only are we tempted by all the snacks in their brightly coloured […]Read More Supermarket Psychology 101( Walmart, Cosco, Asda, Tesco, Aldi, Marks & Spencers and more.)
The word ‘dungaree’ comes originated from India in the 18th century, and referred to loose calico clothing worn by laborers. Overalls, bibs, jeans, call em’ what you like, dungarees have certainly withstood the decades and saved many an undergarment from paint, oil, mud and other types of nastiness. That’s why I’m championing dungarees for kids […]Read More FFM Totally Digs Funky Dungarees for Spring 2013
Does the sight of broccoli make your toddler go green? Do grapes make your kids gag? Are you fed up with having to pretend you’re a helicopter just so your children will eat their carrots? Meal times can be a battle when kids refuse to eat anything healthy- but it’s often the sight, not the […]Read More A Healthy Twist – Burger, Raisins, Smoothies, Pasta and Lollies.
The incident: Eden Hardard, Chelsea Football Player captured on national TV The father (Swansea club manager) of the assaulted ball boy & the Chelsea Football club manager (Eden Hazards manager). Do you think they have coward out of the situation? As a parent, how would you feel if you child was assaulted by an adult […]Read More Children Abuse: How many chooses to sticks their head in the sand; British Football Authority, the Chelsea Football Manager, Eden Hazard or the parent?
I do.. I do it on the floor, I do it up against a wall, I do it while in pain and I do it while I train. You can also do it whilst on the toilet and I may have even strayed off a couple of times to do this whilst writing this blog. […]Read More What makes internet shopping so popular?
It’s the big one! The 2013 Academy Awards nominations have been announced in LA, and Lincoln leads the pack with 12 nominations. Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane, this year’s Oscar host, made an atypically funny and entertaining announcement this morning in LA, ahead of the ceremony on February 24 this year. Which animation deserves to be added to […]Read More Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Film 2013
White Lie? One of my favourite pastimes is a cup of black tea and a couple of pieces of organic dark chocolate. I’m sure many of you would agree with me that dark chocolates bitter qualities is definitely a somewhat acquired taste. But is dark chocolate as unpopular as fake chocolate? Please do not […]Read More 3 minutes starts now. 1.
Fresh Start? It’s a new year and a new year will always bring new opportunities. So what better way to start the new year than a resolution? Well not to sound too negative but many people tend not to keep to his or her new year’s resolution, in fact according to research by cancer research […]Read More It’s a New Year and I am Carsewick.
Instead of sitting in the pub or watching yet another movie at the cinema, do something different with your partner or with friends on that rare night off you get when you’re able to score a baby sitter. If you live in London or New York there are dozens of museums and galleries that have […]Read More A Night At The Museum with a Twist
Sometimes, it’s easier and less worrisome not to know what’s in your food- it must be safe otherwise the supermarkets wouldn’t sell it, right? Wrong. The truth is we just don’t know what real harm pesticides can do to our bodies, but we know that our children’s are more vulnerable to their potentially harmful effects. […]Read More Hidden Secrets in Organic Food
Unleashed is the youth of London’s response to the riots last summer, and gives a long awaited voice to the many young people who have felt disenchanted and unrepresented in the UK. The 200 performers who made up the cast of Unleashed were met with a standing ovation from its Barbican audience, and the feeling […]Read More Review: Unleashed Dance group at The Barbican, London
The food your child eats has everything to do with how much energy they have or don’t have. Sometimes they can be lethargic and sluggish, wanting to spend hours in front of the TV. At other times they might be bouncing off the walls long into the evening; you hope that they’ll wear themselves out, […]Read More Sugar Rush, Make it Stop!
There are two kinds of fibre- the soluble kind and the insoluble kind- we’re on the latter here today- sometimes called dietary fibre. Is your family getting enough of it? Sometimes referred to as ‘roughage’– getting fibre is not just an issue for older people, but essential for kids too. But getting enough fibre into your kids’ tummies can be […]Read More Fibre-ific Food
In today’s downturn economy, all moms & dads are having to find new ways to be efficient with a tight shopping basket budget. This doesn’t necessarily mean that luxuries like family vacations and weekends away should immediately get the axe. If there’s one positive outcome from the global financial crisis that has hit thousands of […]Read More Mummy Money Saving Tips: Holiday House Swap
This week’s discussion topic from Education Nation is inspired by Jon Dudas’ article Failure is Required for Innovative Learning, which highlights challenging teaching methods that accept failure as a pathway to learning in the science and technology classroom. The method, which has been implemented in Merrimack Middle School in New Hampshire as part of their STEM […]Read More Teaching Kids About Failure
‘Helping Kids Read ‘Critical’ to Education’ – Education Nation October 4th in the US is now national reading day. Read for the Record raises awareness by encouraging families to read together and prepare children for reading as young as possible, so that when they start school they have a head start. The scheme began after research […]Read More Education Nation: When Should Children Start Learning To Read?
Big announcement! Each month, FFM will feature and review community groups who cultivate creative young talent. Please help us identify these groups in your local communities by contacting us. I thought I’d start off the review section with a piece about London’s Cando2 dance troupe. Cando2 are connected to the Candoco Dance Company in London N1. They are […]Read More Review: Cando2 Contemporary Youth Dance
“5th October 2012, Tommy has grown taller by another two inches. I watched him smile as he made another mark on the door frame.” Watching your kids grow is both wonderful and terrifying. Is it really possible for their little bodies to be growing up that fast? It’s hard to believe just how hard their […]Read More The Best Start In Life
Who said keeping active during the winter is easy? I have a mixed group of friends, some would still be out in the cold exercising, whilst the others would be on comfortably planted on their the couch with the TV on, catching up on celebrity gossip and eating christmas treats… Well, I guess that’s nice […]Read More Skate Away the Winter Blues
I must admit I was skeptical when supermarkets started offering delivery services about five years ago. Surely you pay for the privilege, right? Delivery fees range from around £2-6 / $5-10, but some supermarkets offer free delivery if you spend over a certain amount or choose an off peak delivery time. There are loads of […]Read More Cut Costs by Having Your Weekly Shop Delivered
We all know that texting may result in having your teens so addicted to their phones that they rarely look up to see where they are walking. There are rules against texting while driving. There are sanctions and warning against sexting. There are monetary limits to how much your teen can text. But there is […]Read More Talking to Your Texting Teen
Jessica Simpson (again) made headline for her newest pregnancy craving, which she so coherently called, “slutty brownies” because “a lot go into them”. (Wow, why can’t we come up with lines like those on the spur of a moment? Are we not giving Jessica enough credit?) In any case, we figure out that she actually […]Read More Sinful Brownies Recipe
How much of your day is spent in the car with your children shuttling them back and forth from school events, sporting events, extra curricular activities, and playdates? Fast Food Mom FFMs Research: Average Morning school trips is 15 mins Average shopping trip is 24 mins Average play-date trip is 21 mins Average parent attention […]Read More Car Time is Connecting Time
Exercise fads come and go. Step aerobics were once the “in” thing. Then came Pilates. Now? Why, Zumba, of course. And while there are surely benefits to all types and forms of exercise (I, for one, love Zumba simply for the fact that it’s harder to figure out if I’ve screwed up a step or […]Read More Yoga – A Fad That Hasn’t Faded
The “Special X Cereal Challenge” asserts that you can lose up to 15 pounds in 2 weeks. Not kidding. As per instruction on the box, we are adviced to eat a bowl of Special X cereal for two meals of the day. Well, they have some more parameters like how you can have only two […]Read More “Special X Cereal Challenge” Diet – My Experience
Ever since the world lost the beloved Whitney Houston, one thing has been on our minds – especially if you are a mother yourself… how is Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina doing? Until now she’s been silent. For good reason. Recently, however, she broke that silence and spoke to Oprah. Check this interview clip out Bobbi […]Read More Bobbi Kristina’s First Interview with Oprah
Kids grow up. Fast. And they leave you with a ton of outgrown clothing and not enough closet space. If you keep them, your spouse will scream. If you throw them away, you’ll be shunned by this “green, recycle, reuse, etc.” world. So take advantage of “spring cleaning season” and make purging your kids’ outgrown […]Read More Getting Rid of Outgrown Kids’ Clothes
Congratulations to all the 2011/2012 new mommies who chose to adopt a baby! Anyone who has been involved or knows someone who has gone through the meat grinder would say it can be an intense process. How so? And how does it differ for professional women with celebrity status? FastFoodMom is here give you a […]Read More Baby Adoption Option? Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie
The other day as I was picking up my three-year-old from her nursery school I noticed her classmate looking awfully sick. Then I noticed their teacher talking secretly to the sick child’s mother. My stomach turned. Is this poor child contagious? Moreover, is my child now sick after a full day of playing with said […]Read More School Germs Spread!
When my son was just two I noticed that whenever he had a cough. It would take months to go away. I would mention it to his doctor, but would usually get the response of, “it’s just a virus”. One day in particular, he was coughing so much that he couldn’t sleep or even say […]Read More Identifying Asthma Children
Got a new baby? Congratulations! Now comes the baby carriage, and the cute little shoes, and adorable hats, and visitors, and germs, and doctor’s visits… argh! Yeah, there’s a lot to think about, but it’s not all scary. Here are some helpful tips of how to keep your new bundle of joy (and trouble!) healthy […]Read More Keeping Your Newborn From Getting Sick
5,4,3,2,1. Time Out! Another tantrum session? Fast Food Mom will review the “Time Out technique” in this article. What do you do when your two year old acts out? Where do you draw the line between, “they are just babies” and “they are misbehaving” (and driving me crazy!). It’s a fuzzy line that seems to […]Read More Time Out Techniques for Toddlers
Who doesn’t want to be like Angelina Jolie? Here’s another way to do so without adopting all of the world’s children… get your kids mismatched shoes. Put your anal, type A personality aside and let your kids decide which shoes to pair in the morning. Angelina gets her kids’ shoes from Chooze, a company that […]Read More Latest Kids’ Fashion Trend – Mismatched Shoes and Socks
What’s the best way to get your mediocre music seen by hundreds of thousands of YouTube viewers? Well, just feature a bunch of semi-cute (I mean, the cutest, most adorable) babies. This week Fast Food Mom brings you the“Shake Shake Babies” music video is actually just a “clever” (although not entirely subtle) Hyland’s Homeopathic advertisement for […]Read More Shake Shake Baby Music Video
Winter humdrums got you and your kid down this season? Tired of dragging your junior couch potato to the typical ballet lessons and soccer games? Fast Food Mom has a solution! I, for one, would love to have a regular activity that I could take my kids to that doesn’t require a half hour of […]Read More Fencing for Kids
For a Spicy, Chilli Indian evening. The dinner countdown is on (yet again), and you have less than an hour before that television show the kids are being occupied with (thankfully!) is over. Here’s the solution: Spicy Vegetarian Chili, made is 40 minutes or less! No joke! This veggie chili recipe from Meatless and Marvelous, […]Read More Spicy Vegetarian Chilli Recipe
Fast Food Mom brings you the newest range of non-excessive jewellery. They are subtle, stylish & small cost! As your loving daughter or son would say, you know what mom, you deserve it… You cook, clean, work, manage all family crisis, help with homework and more. So FFMs want to help your kids to choose […]Read More Reward Yourself with Jewelry!
“So what are your weekend plans? Try a Fast Food Mom FFMs Weekend!” – continue to read If you’re anything like most parents we know, the answer to that question is simply – birthday parties (maybe a couple of sports games) and more birthday parties. Let’s face it… we’ve lost some of the groove we […]Read More Kids’ Party Planning Essentials – For Adults!