12 things nobody tells you can happen to your body after giving birth

Stretch marks, leaky boobs and hair with a mind of its own. It's common knowledge they're among the occupational hazards that come with having a baby. But what about all the things they don’t tell you about – like what actually happens downstairs, and I [...]

Revamping our garden furniture with Pinty Plus spray paint

Got some garden furniture in need of a bit of TLC? Want to give it a new lease of life but never seem to find the time? Then read on! If you’ve got furniture that’s seen better days then you’re not alone: until recently we [...]

7 secrets for coping with three or more kids

Baking. That's what parents with three or more children are turning to in a bid to stay sane if a new study is to be believed. And it might sound bonkers, but as a mum of three who loves baking I totally get it! According [...]


There was only one contender for #MySundaySnapshot this week: new shoes the colour of marigolds for Marigold! I'm not sure who was more excited when we spotted them on the shelf, and mightily pleased with them she is too. In fact she loves them so [...]

4 reasons why travelling with your parents is actually a great idea

When was the last time you went on holiday with your parents? Last year? Ten years ago? When you were a child? We often holiday with our parents, and we’re not alone if the latest research is to be believed. Ageless travel is on the [...]

Caring for my soon-to-be 40 skin with Wooden Spoon sun cream

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” So said Coco Chanel, and they’re wise words when you think about it. I’ve only started really thinking about my skin, by which [...]

Why I won’t be using the hashtag #freebie

They say nothing in life is free. Except it is, according to the latest guidelines from the Advertising Standards Authority, who want bloggers to start using the hashtag #freebie when an item has been gifted or sent for review purposes. Using the hashtag #freebie on [...]


As it's Father's Day I thought it appropriate for #MySundaySnapshot this week to feature the man himself. I took Misery Guts to his first ever pop concert this week - Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour - and it's fair to say he rather [...]

10 things nobody tells you when your child starts school

So the countdown is on: the middle one starts school in September and we're in the midst of form-filling and uniform buying ahead of the big day. This got me thinking about the first time around, and all the things I wish I'd known before [...]

Why I wish I’d been given a push present – & don’t mind admitting it!

So push presents have hit the headlines - again - after the Duchess of Sussex was spotted sporting a new ring on her finger. Rumour has it the diamond encrusted band was a gift from Prince Harry following the birth of baby Archie, and it's [...]

Mummy concierge services: bonkers or brilliant?

Did you know you can have your holiday villa baby proofed before you even get there? Or buggies you've shortlisted tested on snow to see which one fares the best? Me neither, until I came across The Mummy Concierge Tiffany Norris. Mum-of-two Tiffany has set [...]


#MySundaySnapshot this week is a throwback to half term when we had the luxury of a garden for a whole week. As you can see our three loved scampering around outside - and now we're back home our fourth floor flat suddenly seems very small!

WIN a Sambucol family vitamin bundle worth £50!

Fancy winning a family vitamin bundle with something for all ages to keep you - and them - in tip top condition this summer? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with family health experts Sambucol to offer one lucky reader the [...]

When Daddy ran 150 miles across the Sahara Desert: what happened next

This is a story about type 1 diabetes, a 150-mile foot race across the Sahara Desert and an unlikely cover star. And it features our very own Misery Guts, aka Daddy here at Crummy Mummy HQ. It’s been almost eight weeks since Misery Guts completed [...]

5 top tips for the perfect DIY baby photoshoot

Almost £200. That's the average cost of a newborn baby photoshoot in the UK if the latest research is to be believed. And that's before you've even bought any of the photos. As a mum of three I know how tempting it can be to [...]