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10 great reasons to visit CarFest with kids!

Toying with the idea of visiting CarFest with kids? Want to know whether it's worth the money - and the hype? Then this post is for you! We were invited to CarFest South for the first time this summer and like many people I'd heard [...]

5 simple ways to market your brand

If you’re on the hunt for some simple ways to market your brand and you’re not sure where to start then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re hoping to raise the profile of a blog, Etsy shop, kitchen table start-up, or bricks and [...]

7 things they don’t tell you about starting school!

There’s been a milestone mummy moment at Crummy Mummy HQ. It involves starting school, starting nursery and having no children at home at all for the first time since Violet was born almost 17 months ago. This week Bluebell started year six, her last year [...]

Saying goodbye to nursery with the Sweet Hamper Company

If you’re on the hunt for nursery leaving present ideas you’ve come to the right place. We were recently asked to review a Sweet Hamper Company sweet hamper and it turns out a sweet hamper is the perfect gift if you’ve got a little one [...]

How to make an ice cream cake in 10 easy steps!

Want to know how to make an ice cream cake but can't get your head around how to go about it - or where to start? With this recipe you don't need to churn your own ice cream, you don't need to be an expert [...]

10 things I’ve learnt in ten years of motherhood!

It's official: I've been a mum for ten whole years - that's ten whole years of motherhood! Ten years of needing eyes in the back of my head, ten years surviving on the least sleep ever and ten years of overthinking things because you just [...]

5 simple ways to support a breastfeeding mama

If you thought breastfeeding was a one-woman job, think again. You might be the lady with the boobs and the only one who can actually feed the baby, but the truth is everyone has a role to play in supporting a breastfeeding mama. From husbands [...]

Has lockdown psychologically damaged our kids?

Has lockdown psychologically damaged our kids? I ask with so-called 'Freedom Day' on the horizon and all remaining Covid restrictions due to be lifted after almost 18 months living under varying degrees of lockdown. I was 37 weeks pregnant with Violet and finished work to [...]

5 unexpected benefits of giving your child their own mobile phone

More than 90%. That’s how many children aged eight to 15 in the UK own their own mobile phone if the figures are to be believed. And, as of this week, our nine-year-old is one of them. Bluebell has been asking for her own mobile [...]

5 things I learnt about parenting in a pandemic

Am I a good enough mum? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot lately, especially as life gets back to ‘normal’ and the kids are back at school and nursery after all the various lockdowns. Like many families we had some bad days, very [...]

5 ways we’re getting reception ready in the wake of coronavirus

If you’ve got a little one starting school for the first time this year and you’re worried about how it’s all going to pan out in the aftermath of the pandemic you’re not alone. Our third born Marigold May is due to start reception in [...]

Are primary school weigh-ins really all that bad?

Are primary school weigh-ins really all that bad? I ask after it was revealed the powers that be have decided to bring back weigh-ins for primary school children from September amid fears lockdown has exacerbated the UK's child obesity crisis. Apparently the move to reintroduce [...]

Making story time fun with I Found a Poo by Carolina Castillo

Poo, farts and bottoms. If I had to list three things guaranteed to send the kids into fits of giggles in our house poo, farts and bottoms would top it. In that particular order. So when we were asked to review a new children's story [...]

5 simple ways to keep your home looking clean & fresh

They say a tidy house equals a tidy mind, and I don’t know about you but I find that saying so true. I can’t bear clutter and mess, but with kids in the house it’s not always easy keeping things looking as you’d like them [...]

5 reasons I chose flower names for my baby girls!

Toying with the idea of a flower name for your baby girl? Not sure whether to take the leap or play it safe with something else? Then this post is for you! Apparently online searches for floral baby names have spiked since it was revealed [...]