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WIN a 2020 family planner from Boxclever Press!

Fancy kicking off the new year with a super duper all-singing, all-dancing family weekly planner to help get you organised? Then you've come to the right place! We've teamed up with clever British stationery brand Boxclever Press for our last competition of the year: the [...]

5 simple ways to create happy memories that last a lifetime

Do you ever worry what your kids will remember when they’re grown-ups and look back on their childhood? It’s something I think about a lot, especially at this time of year with Christmas around the corner and a new year on the horizon. It can [...]

5 expert tips to help kids sleep on Christmas Eve

Did you know that more than half of parents admit to resorting to scare tactics to get their kids to sleep on Christmas Eve, and that one of the main reasons our little elves won’t shut their eyes isn’t because they’re too excited, but because [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is an out take from our recent review of I’m a Girly’s new styling head Lola (the childhood gift I always wanted but never got – you can read all about her here!) The styling head comes with interchangeable wigs, and because [...]

Help! Pregnancy is turning me into a Christmas grinch!

Cross. If there’s one word I’d use to describe myself so far this Christmas it’s cross. And grumpy. Forget what you may have seen here and on social media so far: the truth is behind my smile is one angry mama bursting to get out! [...]

Making memories with I’m a Girly’s new styling head Lola #ad

Meet Lola. She’s got purple hair, real earrings, magnetic eyelashes and is causing a bit of a stir at Crummy Mummy HQ - and not just among the kids! A styling head was the childhood gift I always wanted but never got, so when Mumsnet [...]

Our review of Stick Man Live – magic, music & mayhem!

'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative'. That's just one of the rave reviews for Stick Man Live, which has enjoyed 10 years on the stage including eight consecutive Christmas seasons in London’s West End. Dubbed the Christmas show for kids, we were invited to see what all [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our kitchen window sill, where our Christmas amaryllis has put in an early appearance. As you can see there was no waiting for Christmas day - the blooms are loud and proud and as big as dinner plates! What you [...]

Surviving Christmas & New Year when everyone else is drinking & you’re not

Six billion. That’s how many units of alcohol we consume between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day if the latest statistics are to be believed, with the average Brit knocking back 26 units on Christmas day alone. Being five months pregnant with baby number four [...]

Meeting Father Christmas at Portsmouth’s Tower Toymaker’s Workshop

Looking for a Santa’s Grotto experience with a difference? Live within travelling distance of Portsmouth? Then I’ve got a treat the whole family will love! This Christmas Emirates Spinnaker Tower is once again home to a Tower Toymaker’s Workshop, where children are invited to join [...]

A first timer’s guide to Elf on the Shelf – hints, tips & how to stay sane!

Twelve million. That's how many elves on the shelves there are currently dangling from doorknobs and living it up in living rooms across the world if the latest figures are to be believed. Which is an awful lots of elves - and an awful lot [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, where we were invited on a press trip to see what's in store for families this Christmas (see what to expect at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2019). We'd never been before and the kids absolutely [...]

Is it ok to spend more money on one child at Christmas?

Do you spend equal amounts on your kids at Christmas? I ask after one in four British parents admits to spending more on one child than their others at Christmas, begging the question: is it ok to spend more money on one child at Christmas? [...]

What to expect at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2019

It's dubbed the Christmas extravaganza event in London and the lights are so bright it can be seen from aircraft in the sky. Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland has opened its doors for another year and if you want to know what to expect in 2019 then you've [...]

5 simple ways to be a good role model for your kids

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘do as I say, not as I do’. And we also know that kids learn from what they see. Knowing both of these things is all very well, but how can we make sure we’re setting the best example [...]