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Rocking half term with Rock Choir Rock Stars workshops!

"But I can't sing!" Those were the words of the oldest (9) when she was offered a place on one of Rock Choir's Rock Stars singing workshops this half term. And at the risk of sounding like a mean mummy, the fact she thinks she [...]

Top tips for creating the perfect home office

Hands up who’s making do with home working from a completely unsuitable room? If you’re fighting with clutter, dreary décor and a desk that’s too small then this post is for you! Working from home in an unsuitable room is a problem that households up [...]

5 practical ways to help elderly neighbours during lockdown & beyond

Did you know that almost four million people over the age of 65 in the UK live alone? And that those older people are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions compared to those who live with others? The statistics from Age UK make [...]

Chewie Cat UK teething toys review & giveaway!

In the throes of teething and on the hunt for some fun and stylish teething toys for them AND you? Then this post is for you! At the time of writing Violet is nine months old and has cut two bottom teeth, one top tooth [...]

3 great bathroom flooring ideas for 2021

If you're planning a bathroom revamp this year and are on the hunt for bathroom flooring ideas then this post is for you. More than three quarters of us have been using lockdown as a chance to spruce up our homes if the latest figures [...]

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 [...]