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About crummymummy1

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

5 simple ways to be a good role model for your kids

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘do as I say, not as I do’. And we also know that kids [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Parenting|1 Comment

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our allotment, where I spent Saturday afternoon planting about 100 spring bulbs in the rain. [...]

By |November 24th, 2019|Allotment|6 Comments

What it’s REALLY like being 20 weeks pregnant with baby number four!

‘You must be mad’. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard that since revealing we’re expecting baby [...]

By |November 22nd, 2019|Parenting, Pregnancy|10 Comments

5 simple ways to avoid overspending at Christmas

More than £800. That’s how much extra the average UK household spends in December if the Bank of England is [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Family life|1 Comment

Win a family ticket to see Stick Man at Theatre Royal Brighton!

Got a Stick Man fan in the house? Fancy winning tickets to see Stick Man live on stage at the [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Competitions, Parenting|3 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot pretty much sums up the weather in our neck of the woods this week: sunny one minute, chucking it [...]

By |November 17th, 2019|Family life|7 Comments

Improving the quality of our indoor air with Philips 2000i Air Purifier

When was the last time you thought about the quality of the air in your home? Last week? Last month? [...]

By |November 15th, 2019|Family life, Health, Reviews|2 Comments

5 top tips for driving in winter weather

Hands up who gets nervous about driving in winter weather? If so, you’re not alone! Battling elements like snow and [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Family life|2 Comments

How much does it REALLY cost to raise a child?

I ask after new research has revealed life for people with children is an average of £400 a month more [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Parenting|10 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week is another little plug for Smiggle and ITV This Morning's new #BEKIND anti-bullying campaign. I shared this [...]

By |November 10th, 2019|Parenting|5 Comments

Why I’m sorry to say goodbye to Mothercare

‘A sad moment for a well-known high street name’. Those are the words of administrators appointed to oversee the closure [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|Parenting|11 Comments

How to make a Lego cake in 7 easy steps

Got a little one who loves Lego? Would you like to make a homemade Lego birthday cake but don’t know [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Food, Parenting|1 Comment

WIN one of 2 InfaCare baby bath bundles!

Fancy winning one of two InfaCare baby bath bundles? Then you've come to the right place! With the temperature dropping [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Competitions, Parenting, Reviews, Uncategorised|15 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

Hands up who's glad half term's over and it's back to school this week?! We had a busy week with [...]

By |November 3rd, 2019|Parenting|6 Comments

5 easy ways to cut the cost of car insurance

Ever wondered what makes your car insurance so expensive? We’ve both been driving for more than 20 years now, but [...]

By |October 31st, 2019|Family life, Parenting|1 Comment