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Entering the magical world of David Walliams with McDonald’s Happy Meals

Did you know that instead of plastic toys, McDonald’s is currently giving away free David Walliams books with every Happy Meal sold? And I know they’re meant for kids, but there’s nothing like a David Walliams story to put a smile on your face! McDonald’s [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week pretty much sums up our weekend: wet wet wet! Despite the rain I still managed to make it to our allotment for a couple of hours, where Lady Emma Hamilton is the last rose of summer (don't worry, I'm not going mad [...]

Has gender neutral parenting gone a step too far?

I ask after a couple hit the headlines for deciding not to reveal their baby’s gender to family and friends in a bid to avoid ‘unconscious gender bias’ for as a long as possible. Hobbit Humphrey and Jake England-Johns made national news after revealing they [...]

My top 10 tried & tested morning sickness remedies

‘An uncomfortable condition that can occur with or without vomiting’. That’s the dictionary definition of morning sickness, which is an understatement if ever I heard one. If you’ve ever suffered with morning sickness (which, ironically, can happen at all times of the day or night [...]

10 things I’m going to do differently with baby number four

If you were to have your time again on the baby making front, what would you do differently? It's been nine years since I first discovered I was expecting baby number one, and now I'm expecting baby number four I've realised there are quite a [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

Hands up who likes going to garden centres just to see the Christmas decorations? #MySundaySnapshot this week comes from a garden centre in Bournemouth where I've been having a child-free break this weekend (yay!) As you can see Christmas has well and truly started - [...]

5 great places to visit in Ireland with kids

It's known for Guinness, shamrocks and leprechauns - if you're lucky enough to spot one. Just over three hours from Liverpool by boat and 24 minutes from the UK by air, Ireland is the perfect destination for those looking to getaway from it all without [...]

OMG…I’m expecting baby number 4!

One's lonely, two fight, three's piggy in the middle, four's just right. So the saying goes about having four children - which is just as well because it looks like our family is about to get a little bigger! All being well baby number four [...]

WIN 5 boxes of Organix Gruffalo Biscuits!

Fancy winning not one, not two, not three but FIVE boxes of Organix’s new cocoa & vanilla Gruffalo Biscuits? Then you’ve come to the right place! To celebrate the 20th birthday of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s character The Gruffalo, organic kids’ snack [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

The weather might have turned and it might be autumn now but at Crummy Mummy HQ we're doing our very best to pretend it's still summer. #MySundaySnapshot this week comes from the stern of HMS Big Beach, a pirate ship at our local play park [...]

Disguising my mum tum with a little help from Maidenform Shapewear

‘Shapewear is the canvas and clothes are the art’. That’s what the founder of Spanx famously said, but what she failed to divulge is that there’s no need to pay Spanx prices to achieve the desired effect. I’ve become a big fan of shapewear since [...]

3 simple ways to teach kids internet safety at home

How can you make the internet safe for kids? The short answer is you can’t, but as a parent what you can do is put safeguards in place to make sure they’re as safe as they possibly can be. Our three love nothing more than [...]

Why shopping vouchers for breastfeeding makes me SO mad!

Brace yourselves: this is going to be a ranty one. Have you heard the one about new mums being offered shopping vouchers in exchange for breastfeeding? I kid you not, that's the latest initiative hit upon by the so-called experts in a bid to improve breastfeeding [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

It's officially the last day of summer so I thought I'd mark the occasion with #MySundaySnapshot and a little bit of sunshine from our allotment. It might be the start of autumn tomorrow but someone tell that to the flowers - as you can see [...]

5 fun things to do in Southampton with kids

It’s famed for its association with the Titanic; it’s integral to the birth of the Spitfire and it’s the home port of some of the most spectacular cruise ships in the world. If you’re on the hunt for a family-friendly day out on the south [...]