Supporting Piccolo’s One For You, One For Mum campaign

Did you know a record number of families are now using foodbanks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? And that as a result many foodbanks are struggling to meet the demand? It’s sobering stuff, and I don’t know about you but the thought of [...]

5 great reasons to keep a printer at home

Hands up who's breathing a sigh of relief they've still got a printer at home? Since Lockdown 1.0 our faithful old printer has gone from a little-used bit of kit in the corner of our home office to a homeschooling essential used on a daily [...]

15 fun lockdown birthday ideas for kids

On the hunt for lockdown birthday ideas for kids? Want to try and forget the fact we can't see family or friends, eat out or do any of the things we might normally have done to celebrate birthdays pre Covid? Then you've come to the [...]

Would you consider homeschooling after lockdown ends?

Would you consider homeschooling after lockdown ends? I ask after research suggests almost a quarter of British parents say they plan to continue homeschooling after the coronavirus lockdown ends. If the research is to be believed apparently 23 per cent of us want to carry [...]

5 fun indoor activities kids won’t realise are educational

Struggling to keep kids entertained on the homeschooling front? Dreading another week of trying to engage them in lessons and running out of bright ideas to keep everyone smiling? Then this post is for you! We’re entering week four of homeschooling in the latest UK [...]

8 things I wish I’d known before starting a mummy blog!

There's a special birthday at Crummy Mummy HQ this week: my fifth baby is eight! When I say fifth baby I do, of course, mean my blog, which first went live what feels like aeons ago on January 19, 2013. So much has happened since [...]

7 self-care tips for mums in lockdown

In need of a little self-care now term time is underway and we're *trying* to homeschool and juggle everything else at the same time - again? If you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day - especially when it comes to your own [...]

10 things they don’t tell you about homeschooling in lockdown

If you're reading this the chances are you've survived another week of homeschooling in lockdown. Or if you're anything like us, muddled through might be a better way of putting it (if you're one of *those* mamas who's got it all licked with laminated lesson [...]

5 simple ways I turned my blog into a business

"Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants." Of all the memes out there about blogging (and there are lots) that has to be one of my favourites, because it's so true. This month I celebrate my eighth year blogging and [...]

A short rant about remote learning 2.0

Sooo here we go again. Remote learning 2.0, aka home schooling, as I'm (not affectionately) calling it. If you've got primary school age children like me and live in a part of the country where coronavirus cases are once again rising the chances are you've [...]

10 things to look forward to in 2021!

Hands up who's looking forward to 2021? I don't know about you but I won't be sorry to see the back of 2020 - and hopefully all the home learning grids and ten million snacks a day that came with it! With the new year [...]

Merry Christmas from Crummy Mummy HQ!

It's that time of year again - and what a year it's been! I don't know about you but if you'd told me this time last year what 2020 would have in store I simply wouldn't have believed it - because you couldn't make it [...]

12 fun & creative elf setup ideas for Christmas 2020 #ad

Running out of elf set up ideas to keep them entertained between now and Christmas? Want some fun and creative inspiration to get you through lockdown and like the idea of supporting small businesses in the process? Then you've come to the right place! With [...]

How you can lose weight swimming

Want to know how you can lose weight swimming AND reduce stress and improve your sleep and mood in the process? Then you’ve come to the right place! I love swimming and until lockdown I swam at least once a week and had done for [...]

5 things we’re doing differently this Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - but not Christmas as we know it. Wherever you are in the country and whatever tier you fall into the chances are Christmas is going to be a bit different this year, but different doesn't have [...]