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Should I harvest my colostrum before my baby is born?

It sounds like the sort of thing best left to scientists in labs, but it's the latest recommendation being dished out to expectant mamas in the run up to the big day. Colostrum harvesting - aka expressing colostrum before your baby has actually been born [...]

5 ways to cope financially when you’re unexpectedly expecting

Six thousand pounds. That’s how much a baby costs in their first year if new research by insurance company LV is to be believed, and I don’t know about you but that sounds like an awful lot of money. Planning for a new baby – [...]

7 ways blogging has shaped me as a parent

Seven years. I’m not sure where the time has gone but that’s how long I’ve now been blogging for – seven whole years! To put it in context, that’s 2,555 days resulting in 1,226 blog posts which have attracted 15,436 comments, the majority of which [...]

10 things I’d completely forgotten about being pregnant!

Isn’t it funny how you can completely forget what it’s like to be in a situation when you’re no longer in it – until you happen to be in it again and it all comes flooding back and you wonder how on earth you could [...]

Celebrating Veganuary with Little Dish

Trying to eat less meat and a little more veg? Want to encourage your little ones to follow suit? Then you’ve come to the right place! With Veganuary in full swing we’ve teamed up with toddler ready meal brand Little Dish to give away three [...]

How can I stop my toddler touching my boobies?

If there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write this has to be it: how can I stop my toddler from touching my boobies? (And yes, if I could insert the monkey hiding behind their hands emoji here I would!) And I say toddler, but [...]

WIN a Milton baby bundle worth £30!

We’re kicking off the new year with a brand new competition here at Crummy Mummy HQ: the chance to win a Milton baby bundle worth £30! We’ve teamed up with the household name trusted by parents for 70 years to give away a host of [...]

When is the right time to start shopping for a new baby?

When is the right time to start shopping for a new baby? I ask after reaching six months of pregnancy and realising I've bought absolutely nothing for the new baby - not a stitch. Although we have plenty of hand-me-downs left over from our other three, [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from North Wales, where we're celebrating my FIL's 70th birthday with a big family get-together. For reasons I can no longer remember someone thought it would be a good idea to send him down the longest zip wire in Europe, which [...]

10 things to look forward to in 2020

So, the new year is upon us - and not just a new year but a new decade too. With Christmas over and the depths of winter still to come it's perhaps not surprising so many of us admit to a spot of the January [...]

5 great reasons to go on a wellness escape in 2020

In need of something to look forward to now Christmas is over and the new year is almost upon us? Indulged a little too much in the festivities and need a bit of a detox? Then a wellness escape could be for you! Self-care tourism [...]

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week features this year's Christmas cake, which I finally managed to make with less than a week to go until the big day. Thanks to plenty of feeds of brandy it tasted just fine and you'd never have known how recently it came [...]

5 easy ways to earn extra cash fast

More than £1,400. That's how much the average British family spends on presents and food at Christmas according to one study into our spending habits. Which means if an unexpected cost rears its ugly head we can be left wondering how on earth we're going [...]

Merry Christmas from Crummy Mummy!

Don’t panic, this isn’t going to be a Crummy Mummy version of the Queen’s speech. It’s just a little note to say a very Merry Christmas from Crummy Mummy HQ, and to wish you all a peaceful and restful few days. We’re spending the day [...]

A letter to myself this time next year

Feeling the festive stress yet? December is one of the most stressful months of the year if the experts are to be believed, and I can’t say I’m surprised. Family life is hectic enough as it is without the fair-going, present-buying, play-watching, food-prepping, work and [...]