Why I can’t imagine anything worse than eating dinner with the kids

They say that families who eat together stay together, but do they really? We don’t eat dinner together on a [...]

By |December 30th, 2015|Family life, Reviews|12 Comments

5 reasons why Christmas is better with kids

I don't know about you, but since having children I do think Christmas is better with kids around. Admittedly there are drawbacks: [...]

By |December 28th, 2015|Parenting|30 Comments


After hosting Christmas dinner for the first time as a family we blew the cobwebs away with a Boxing Day [...]

By |December 27th, 2015|Family life|18 Comments

Merry Christmas from Crummy Mummy!

Excuse the royal-esque Christmas message - not to mention the photo - (I couldn't resist) but thought I'd take a minute to [...]

By |December 25th, 2015|Family life|0 Comments

What NOT to do when hosting Christmas for the first time

We're taking the plunge: this year we’re hosting Christmas dinner for the first time since becoming a family. They say you should [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Family life|4 Comments

What they don’t tell you about reception year

With the Christmas holidays underway I’ve been reflecting on BB’s first full term at school. It’s fair to say it’s [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Parenting|6 Comments


Christmas is well underway in our house. The decorations are out, the tree is up and our wooden nativity scene [...]

By |December 20th, 2015|Family life|6 Comments

Why I’m glad I’m not a normal mum

Apparently constantly being in a rush, looking tired and spending the entire time thinking about food and what to cook [...]

By |December 18th, 2015|Parenting, Uncategorised|30 Comments

A guilt-free Christmas yule log!

I’ve found it! A guilt-free Christmas yule log! Admittedly it isn’t made of chocolate and you can’t eat it – [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|Family life, Reviews|0 Comments

How important is home?

They say home is the single most important place in a child’s life, but what does home actually mean? I’ve [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|Family life|20 Comments

What your Christmas cards say about you

We’ve had a steady flow of Christmas cards landing on our mat over the last week or so. Little B [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Uncategorised|29 Comments


This photo sums up how fast Little B is growing up. He's been obsessed with my sunglasses and has been [...]

By |December 13th, 2015|Family life|12 Comments

What to buy the person who has everything

When it comes to buying presents I’m a great one for seeing something ages before an event, making a mental [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Reviews|16 Comments

Easy peasy mince pies

There’s nothing like making your own mince pies to get you into the Christmas spirit. The mincemeat bubbles over the [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Recipes|16 Comments

Is it possible to babyproof a marriage?

Is it possible to babyproof a marriage? I ask because this week I read an article about a mum who [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Parenting|36 Comments