About crummymummy1

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

Why I’ve decided to give up breastfeeding

Two years. That's how long the World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding babies for. But 20 months in I've decided it's [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Breast feeding, Parenting|21 Comments


Depending on what time of day you're reading this I'll either be about to, be running or have run the [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Parenting|11 Comments

7 top tips for travelling while pregnant

Got a baby on board? Planning a trip or holiday somewhere nice? Then this post is for you! Whether you’re [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Parenting, Pregnancy|0 Comments

5 things I said I’d never do as a mum

Before you became a mum (or dad) did you used to think about the sort of parent you’d be? I [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments

Our school countdown bucket list

The countdown is on. This time next year my blue-eyed boy – the baby I once thought I’d never have [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Parenting|7 Comments


To steal a phrase from Blue Peter #MySundayPhoto this week is a close up of something I prepared earlier. If [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|baking|5 Comments

My top 5 school stain removal hacks

Marker pen, gravy and glue. If I had £1 for every time the oldest comes home from school wearing one [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Parenting, Reviews|14 Comments

The trouble with a common name

One hundred and ninety-five thousand. That’s how many people there are in the UK with the same surname as me. [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Parenting|4 Comments

Why I’m running the Great South Run

They say if you can't beat them, join them. After watching from the side lines as Misery Guts competes in [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Parenting|15 Comments


Have you been having amazing sunsets where you are lately? #MySundayPhoto this week is the view from our living room, [...]

By |October 7th, 2018|Parenting|5 Comments

Are our kids too clean?

Are our kids too clean? I ask because we bath our kids by default every day. We’ve had a ‘bath, [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|Parenting|0 Comments

5 things all women should know about checking for lumps & bumps

I don’t mean baby bumps, I mean more sinister kind of bumps. Like boobie bumps. We all know we’re supposed [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Parenting|1 Comment

Should I give my finger-sucking baby a dummy?

Should I give my finger-sucking baby a dummy? That’s what the dentist says we should do to stop the littlest [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Parenting|6 Comments


I know last week's #MySundayPhoto was a picture from our allotment, but I couldn't resist sharing another after this little [...]

By |September 30th, 2018|Allotment|13 Comments

3 things every parent should know about car seat safety

Like most parents with young children, the chances are taking your baby on car journeys is unavoidable. But did you [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Parenting|1 Comment