About crummymummy1

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

Growing into a little lady with Molly Brown London

Seven going on seventeen. That’s what I often find myself saying about our eldest, who seems to be growing into [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

The 10 stages of me-time mum guilt

Me-time and mum guilt. If you're a mum the chances are the two go hand in hand: you can't have [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Parenting|15 Comments


#MySundayPhoto this week is from a series of pictures I took of the littlest one earlier in the week. I [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|Parenting|4 Comments

Lest We Forget – & why I don’t think we will

Lest We Forget. That’s one of the key messages behind events to mark Armistice Day, when we remember all those [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Parenting|1 Comment

10 fun winter activities for kids #ad

Wondering how on earth you’re going to entertain the kids all winter now the nights are drawing in and the [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

5 ways we make life hard for ourselves (& what to do about it)

Ever feel like life is harder than it needs to be? Do you find yourself getting stressed about things you [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Parenting|11 Comments


'On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will remember them'. As I write it's [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Parenting|3 Comments

What should you look for when choosing a school for your child?

They say to teach is to touch a life forever. It’s a profound sentiment, and a terrifying one if you’re [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

Getting ready to ramble for BBC Children in Need

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing – and it’s true. If you’ve got all [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

Win a Paddington 2 Christmas bundle worth £25!

Got a Paddington fan in the house? Know someone who would love to receive a Paddington bundle this Christmas? Then [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Competitions, Parenting|24 Comments


#MySundayPhoto this week was taken in the New Forest, which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for images for [...]

By |November 4th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

The truth about hand, foot & mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease. It’s sounds like something farm animals might get, but if you’re the parent of young [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Parenting|8 Comments

5 easy ways to raise money for BBC Children in Need

It’s that time of year again. The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, meaning only one [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Parenting|5 Comments

4 things I’ve learnt in 4 years as mum to a boy

Four years. That's how long I've been mum to a boy for this week. And as mum to two girls [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Parenting|14 Comments


#MySundayPhoto this week wasn't actually taken by me - it was taken by Misery Guts as I was otherwise engaged [...]

By |October 28th, 2018|Parenting|4 Comments