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About crummymummy1

I'm a wife, mama of four, freelance journalist & blogger. Not necessarily in that order!

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 [...]

By |December 25th, 2019|Parenting|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Parenting|7 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes courtesy of my super talented cousin who has been helping the oldest and I get Christmas [...]

By |December 22nd, 2019|Parenting|8 Comments

WIN a 2020 family planner from Boxclever Press!

Fancy kicking off the new year with a super duper all-singing, all-dancing family weekly planner to help get you organised? [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Competitions, Parenting|22 Comments

5 simple ways to create happy memories that last a lifetime

Do you ever worry what your kids will remember when they’re grown-ups and look back on their childhood? It’s something [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|Parenting|0 Comments

5 expert tips to help kids sleep on Christmas Eve

Did you know that more than half of parents admit to resorting to scare tactics to get their kids to [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|Parenting|2 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is an out take from our recent review of I’m a Girly’s new styling head Lola (the [...]

By |December 15th, 2019|Parenting|7 Comments

Help! Pregnancy is turning me into a Christmas grinch!

Cross. If there’s one word I’d use to describe myself so far this Christmas it’s cross. And grumpy. Forget what [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|6 Comments

Making memories with I’m a Girly’s new styling head Lola #ad

Meet Lola. She’s got purple hair, real earrings, magnetic eyelashes and is causing a bit of a stir at Crummy [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Parenting, Reviews|2 Comments

Our review of Stick Man Live – magic, music & mayhem!

'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative'. That's just one of the rave reviews for Stick Man Live, which has enjoyed 10 years [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Family days out, Reviews|1 Comment

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our kitchen window sill, where our Christmas amaryllis has put in an early appearance. As [...]

By |December 8th, 2019|Family life|8 Comments

Surviving Christmas & New Year when everyone else is drinking & you’re not

Six billion. That’s how many units of alcohol we consume between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day if the latest [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|6 Comments

Meeting Father Christmas at Portsmouth’s Tower Toymaker’s Workshop

Looking for a Santa’s Grotto experience with a difference? Live within travelling distance of Portsmouth? Then I’ve got a treat [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Family days out, Parenting, Reviews|3 Comments

A first timer’s guide to Elf on the Shelf – hints, tips & how to stay sane!

Twelve million. That's how many elves on the shelves there are currently dangling from doorknobs and living it up in [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Parenting|8 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, where we were invited on a press trip to see what's [...]

By |December 1st, 2019|Family days out, Parenting, Reviews|5 Comments