Anyone else ready for spring? I am, and I couldn't resist buying this bunch of tulips when I passed them in the supermarket this week as a reminder of what's to come. It's been super sunny where we are so they've opened right out during [...]

5 apps I can’t live without since becoming a mum!

How many apps do you have on your phone? Ten? Twenty? More? I’ve got more than I can actually count but as I was scrolling through them to find one the other day it occurred to me there are a handful of apps I simply [...]

10 things the experts don’t tell you about breastfeeding

Did you that know half of women who breastfeed their babies say they feel like they let their baby down when they struggled to get the hang of it? And that just under half of new mums think breastfeeding is one of the toughest parts [...]

15 brutally honest ways to prepare for parenthood without losing the plot

Got a baby on the way and wondering what to expect in the parenting stakes? Or perhaps you're already the owner of a small person or two and fancy a laugh? Either way, read on! If you're a regular follower of the blog you'll know [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week is one I caught while walking on the beach. I was actually trying to capture the kids playing their favourite game, beach hut hide and seek - if you look closely you'll see a little person between the huts! - but as [...]

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 [...]


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 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 [...]