14 things I’ve learnt in 4 years of blogging

Is it me or does everyone celebrate their blogiversary in January? Everywhere I look people seem to be marking the birthdays of their blogs and guess what – this week it’s mine!   I guess the new year is the perfect time to start a [...]

My Good Morning Britain TV debut!

Posh hotel rooms, cars to whisk you from A to B and hair and make-up artists transforming you from a knackered mum into someone you don't quite recognise: I've had a taste of how the other half live. I'm writing this after appearing on ITV’s Good [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about the third trimester

I know babies don't come with manuals, but pregnancy should. An honest one, I mean. I'm now in the third trimester of my third pregnancy and there are so many things midwives and people who have been there, done it and got the t-shirt don't [...]


There's been a definite whiff of spring in the air in our neck of the woods this week, even if we did have a teeny tiny bit of snow and the rest of the UK appears to have had lots of it. It's staying lighter longer, [...]

How NOT to get a baby to sleep alone

It occurred to me, as I lay on the floor of Little B’s bedroom at 5 o’clock in the morning and held his hand through the rungs of the cot, that I’ve become something of a baby sleep expert. In how not to get a [...]

‘Mummy how did Daddy put a baby in your tummy?’

Of course it was inevitable. At five and a half years old and with the new baby due in a few weeks it was only a matter of time before BB asked The Question. I just didn’t expect it to be on crowded bus. Very [...]

A last letter to my Granny

You can probably guess where this is going. Those of you who saw #MySundayPhoto this week will know that the start of the new year brought with it the death of my Granny, my dad's mum. She was 95 (and a half – she’d have [...]


This week I'm sharing a photo taken on my wedding day in July 2010. The image became all the more poignant this week because my Granny, pictured on the right with Misery Guts and I, died. She contracted pneumonia shortly after Christmas and went downhill [...]

10 reasons live vlogging birth is a terrible idea

Have you heard about the mum who live vlogged her birth and shared it with all and sundry – by which I mean more than 200,000 people - on Facebook and Channel Mum? I kid you not, Sarah-Jayne Ljungstrom broadcast her labour from start to [...]

Why I can’t wait to be ‘just’ a mum

At long last, in a little over three weeks and at almost 39 weeks pregnant with baby number three, I’ll be going on maternity leave. I can’t wait. Apart from the fact it means the pregnancy will nearly be over (I’m one of those people [...]

What’s the best time of year to get pregnant?

Apparently today is National Baby-Making Day (I'm not making it up, honest!) According to a report from parenting website Channel Mum 10.36pm on January 2 is officially the most popular time of the year to fall pregnant. Which begs the question: what’s the best time [...]


Happy new year! I hope you had a great Christmas and new year - for me it was a chance to take some time out, catch up on some sleep and there was even the opportunity to have a proper sit down with the kids. [...]

Our year in pictures

A stint on ITV's This Morning, a photoshoot in bed for The Sun newspaper and a new baby on the way: 2016 has been quite a year in the Crummy Mummy household. The good thing about blogging is that whether you intend to or not you're [...]

My 2017 bucket list

It's that time of year again: Christmas is over, the new year is almost upon us and it's time to start thinking about the year ahead. I've written before about why I'm not a fan of new year resolutions, so this year I thought I'd write [...]

5 reasons being pregnant at Christmas sucks

Having just spent my second Christmas with a baby on board, I've decided being pregnant at Christmas sucks. The last time I was pregnant at Christmas was six years ago when I was only just pregnant, so unable to tell anyone and I somehow muddled [...]