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6 life lessons I’ve learnt in 6 years blogging

One thousand and forty-one. At the time of writing that’s how many blog posts I’ve written in my lifetime – or 1,042 if you count this one too. It’s been six years since I first hit publish on Confessions of a Crummy Mummy and as [...]

Should homework at primary school be banned?

Should homework at primary school be banned? I don’t mean the basics, I mean more in-depth assignments, like projects and tasks that take more than an hour to complete. I ask after our school scrapped homework other than reading, spellings and times tables meaning we [...]

5 ways we’re getting ready for starting ‘big school’

Got a little one starting school for the first time? Me too. And having been there, done it and got the t-shirt once before there are a few things I’m going to do differently second time around. The middle one is due to start school [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

There's a moral to the story behind #MySundaySnapshot this week: when kids go quiet something fishy is afoot. I left the house for 20 minutes to collect the older one from Brownies one evening this week, leaving Misery Guts to put the younger two to [...]

10 things I’m scared of now I’m a mum!

Is it just me or are there lots of things you suddenly become scared of when you become a mum? I don’t just mean big things, like whether they’re going to choke to death on a carrot even though you steamed it within an inch [...]

Why are we so afraid to tell the truth about parenting?

Why are we so afraid to tell the truth about parenting? I ask after David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones caused a social media storm by (half-jokingly) declaring parenting is ‘rarely fun’ and ‘life destabilising’. He went on to brand parenting ‘exhausting’, ‘banal’ and ‘like looking [...]

Organic baby clothes: what are they & are they worth it?

Did you know that cotton is the most pesticide dependent crop in the world? And that it takes four times more water to produce one kilo of cotton than it does one kilo of organic cotton? Me neither, until I went to a preview of [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is a little window into my life as a work at home mum. Although the littlest one goes to nursery three mornings a week the rest of the time she's at home with us, meaning all sorts of activities are required to [...]

Coping with eczema flare ups in the winter months

Got a little one who suffers from eczema? Does their skin get worse in the winter months? If so and you’re wondering what to do about it then read on! Eczema flares up because the skin can’t stay moist on its own. Add to that [...]

10 things I learnt in 2018 – & wish I hadn’t!

What did you learn in 2018? With the first full week of 2019 underway I’ve had a chance to look back on the last year and all the things I learnt – which made me realise there are also rather a lot of things I [...]

A sneak peek inside Aldi’s new baby & toddler Specialbuy event

Want to know what’s going to be included in Aldi’s new baby & toddler Specialbuy event? I’ve had a sneak peek – and if you’re on the hunt for a bargain this January you’re going to love it! If you haven’t heard of Aldi’s Specialbuy [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

We're kicking off 2019 here at Crummy Mummy HQ with a brand new weekly series: #MySundaySnapshot, giving you a little snapshot of what goes on behind the scenes each week. This is the middle one on New Year's Day after we let him stay up [...]

8 reasons January is the best month of the year

It’s dubbed the gloomiest month of the year with the third Monday - Blue Monday - supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The festive season might be over and we might be back to work and school with a bump but I’d argue [...]

5 simple ways to stick to New Year’s Resolutions

So Christmas has been and gone and it's that time of year again. Having made my New Year's Resolutions (see 10 ways I'm going to try & be a better me in 2019) the question now is how to go about sticking to them. According [...]

10 ways I’m going to try & be a better me in 2019

It’s that time of year again. The time when you look back over the year and think about the new one coming, and things you’d like to do differently. I’m not a major fan of new year resolutions owing to the fact that if you [...]