Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jubilee Outfit Emergency!

Don’t you just love that thing that kids do? “Mum, can I have a drink please? Oh yeah, by the way, I’m going to a party tomorrow…” Cue parental panic and frantic searching for details of said party, but after a quick phone call to Nursery, we discovered that the party is in fact on Friday, but there is a Jubilee theme, so the kids should be accordingly attired. Right. Okay. Off we went to …

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Mum’s the Word Recommends: H&M Summer Basics

Just so you know, this is in no way, shape or form a sponsored post or a review, it’s just a genuine shout-out for something we love, totally unsolicited. I tend to find it a bit difficult to find summer dresses for ladies who are slightly larger of bust. Cotton dresses have no give in them and never fit over my chest and anything that is big enough for the girls is usually like a …

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Silent Sunday

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Parental Choices: Consider Me Shocked.

Last night, I went to the chip shop to fetch some tea after a busy day for all of us and after I ordered I stood outside because it was frightfully warm with all of the fryers going. Our local chippy is along a busy main road which is mostly residential but has shops at various points along it, a busy dual carriageway at one end and a large alley running next to an allotment …

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Parenting FAIL – Naming and Shaming Myself

Today, we got to nursery and Sausage’s keyworker asked me “Does she have any sunscreen on?” – Er, no, I had to answer. “Okay, no problem, does she have any in her bag?” – Errr, no… *feels (correctly) judgemental glare of keyworker* Despite everything that has happened to our family in the past three years, despite Sausage being fair of skin and red of hair, despite having a ‘dodgy’ mole removed myself last year, despite …

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Rescue Your Videotapes – A Giveaway

Anyone who has precious memories saved on video tape will know that as the years go by, those tapes become even more delicate. It would be a tragedy if the tapes were to break, leaving you without your mementos of births, birthdays, graduations and all of those other wonderful occasions that we like to watch over and over. Here at Mum’s the Word, we have 5 copies of ‘Rescue Your Videotapes v4.0’ to give away, each worth almost …

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Today I learned through Jo Middleton’s blog Slummy Single Mummy that today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. We’re all aware that ‘mental health’ or mental health issues exist, so what does this really mean? Raising awareness for something that we all already know about? But, how much do you really know, and how much of it is an assumption? If I said to you that someone was a paranoid schizophrenic, you may assume that …

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Cybher – The Mum’s the Word Run Down Pt. 2

So, this is the second part of my Cybher debrief and the last post ended just before lunch… Lunch was…well, how do I put this? I found the food to be pretty mediocre. Some bland sandwiches, crisps in jars and not much else. The sandwiches were okay but  they didn’t seem all that fresh and I was all that keen on eating crisps out of a jar that literally hundreds of other people had put …

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Silent Sunday

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The Best Advice I Can Give…

Don’t ever go glasses shopping by yourself. It is HARD and you will fill up your photo stream and bankrupt yourself by sending dozens of MMS’s to anyone who can help. You will spend over an hour in your local Specsavers, trying on the same dozen pairs of glasses, over and over and over again. You will get very frustrated and start asking bewildered strangers “Does my face look too big for these frames?!”. (Just FYI, I didn’t …

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