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5 ways to feel more confident about how you look

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Many people have little things about their appearance that they might like to change, but what if how you feel about how you look significantly impacts your confidence and even your self-worth? If you’d like [...]

WIN a Dreambaby toilet topper worth £21.99!

If you're in the throes of potty training or will be soon this post is for you. We've teamed up with baby gear brand Dreambaby to give away a step-up toilet topper worth £21.99! As a mum of four who has been there, done it, [...]

5 ways to mumify your car!

There are many truths universally acknowledged when you become a parent, and one of them is that your car basically becomes an extension of your house. It requires its own extra set of parenting paraphernalia like muslins, nappies, and wipes, and you can end up [...]

6 easy ways to make your home comfortable for guests

Having guests over can be stressful, especially if you want to do all that you can to make them feel welcome. As a family of six I'm conscious that our house is often noisy and chaotic, with lots of shoes and coats in the entrance [...]

Why I’d rather starve than eat with my kids

Do you sit down and eat together as a family? Or do you eat dinner (or tea, depending on what you call it in your house!) after the kids have gone to bed? I ask because apparently less than a third of Brits now sit [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about writing a book!

It's been a month since Confessions of a Crummy Mummy - The Baby Years hit the shelves and since then I've been asked so many questions about it that I thought it was about time I wrote a blog post on the subject. I don't [...]

Why I’ve got a mum crush on MP Stella Creasy!

I've got a confession. It involves a mum crush, but not on a CBeebies TV presenter or someone of the opposite sex who used to be in a boy band (although I *might* have one or two of those too!) The latest individual to catch [...]

5 great reasons to gift a photo book this Christmas | #ad

It's that time of the year again. Christmas is on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to get who, and before you know it the Christmas to-do list starts to look - and feel - a bit overwhelming. As a [...]

5 simple ways to make camping with kids fun (& stress free!)

Toying with the idea of going camping with kids for the first time? Or perhaps you’ve done it before and are wondering how to make camping with kids a bit less stressful? Either way, this post is for you! If you’re a regular follower of [...]

BIG news: I’ve written a book!

I’ve got a confession. It involves a fifth baby (although not of the human variety!), a secret I’ve been keeping and have been dying to tell you about, and 46,921 words. I’ve written a book! An actual book with actual pages and it’s available to [...]

3 positive ways to be a great co-parent

When a relationship breaks down – for whatever reason - positive co-parenting is a great way to keep your family close, your children happy and create a better life for everyone involved. Being a co-parent might not be something you ever envisioned doing, but being [...]

5 sensible ways to plan & prepare for later life

Ever find it hard to picture your kids being anything other than the age they are now? If so you’re not alone, and when it comes to planning for the future I find there’s so much going on in the now that it’s easy to [...]

An open letter to Stacey Solomon from a mama of four!

Have you seen the gorgeous photos of Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash and their newborn baby girl doing the rounds on social media? In case you’ve been on another planet the singer and TV presenter has welcomed her fourth child – and as a mama [...]

The best luxury skincare brands to spoil yourself with

What does it mean for a skincare brand to fall into the 'luxury' category, other than the price? It's a good question, and one I've often found myself wondering when standing in the skincare aisle bamboozled by choice. The truth is there’s a lot more [...]

Capturing favourite family moments with Printster

Did you know that one in five Brits has more than 7,500 photos stored on their mobile phone if the latest research is to be believed? It's a startling stat, and begs the question: what can you do with all the photos other than leave [...]