Monthly Archives: March 2013

Global Kids Fashion Week

Global Kids Fashion Week was a brand new event, and a highlight of 2013’s fashion calendar. The event saw a gathering of some of the world’s best-known designers, as well as up-and-coming talents in kid’s fashion. Labels such as Chloe, Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry showcased their children’s collection on catwalk shows, alongside smaller brands like Jottum, Wildfox and Mischka Aoki. As well as the shows, there were playful activities for kids and adults and fundraising …

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Upcycling Rose Petals Part One – Simple Table Centrepiece

I love receiving flowers, same as most people, but I always feel a bit sad when they start to die. Roses are my faves (in fact, Sausage’s middle name is even Rose) and they start off so beautiful and full of potential, but whither away to nothing in such a short time. Recently, Sausage insisted on making me buy buying a bunch of flowers for her Dad and she chose pink roses for him. They …

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How Poor SEO Approaches Can Damage a Brand and the Implication if That “Brand” is a Leading Cancer Charity

I don’t want this blog to turn into a long list of posts where I moan about SEOs, but I had an approach yesterday that had me bashing my head against a wall. It started well – “Hope you’re well. I just wanted to get in touch to ask about your policy on guest posting on Mum’s the Word. I’m working with Cancer Research UK, to build awareness of the breast cancer help and resources offered …

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Silent Sunday

 

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SPAMALOT! – Or “How To Save Yourself An Hour A Day”

We’re having a quiet weekend at home after a hectic week and getting hunkered down against the cold. We’re doing lots of family things but we also have time to ourselves when Sausage likes to watch a film, Husband likes to play a game on his PC and I attend to blogging bits and pieces. One thing I have vowed to get a handle on is the amount of spam that lands in my inbox. I don’t …

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Fat Face Launch Kids Competition to Celebrate 25 Years!

We’re big fans of Fat Face in the Mum’s the Word household, their clothes are funky and really high quality and are just a little bit different to what you’d find in your average high street store. This year is their 25th birthday and to celebrate, they’re inviting kids to design their own t-shirt. The winner will see their t-shirt design made for them and win a £100 Fat Face gift card. Sausage is massively …

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S.E.O – O.M.G!

I started blogging in 2010, a Golden Age of not long ago when bloggers could make money from their sites in a number of ways. Sponsored posts, sidebar adverts, paid-for links, it was all gravy. Then belts got tightened, laws were passed and it got harder for us to make a buck from our sites. Google got wise to companies who were buying their way up the search results and decided to crack down on …

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Parenthood Is…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about parenthood and how different people feel about it. Some people love a good moan while others wax lyrical about how their lives have changed for the better – one thing’s for certain though, and that’s that parenthood is one topic on which its really easy to engage a lot of people and get them thinking. I decided to turn to my lovely blogging mates and ask them what …

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International Women’s Day – A Letter to My Daughter

To My Darling Daughter, It seems only fitting to me that on International Women’s Day I should write to you, the single most important female in my life. You will, one day, be a woman and I hope that you have daughters too, for having a daughter has been the single most rewarding experience of my life. You are my world. I cannot express my gratitude at being blessed with a daughter who has the kindest heart …

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International Women’s Day – Sightsavers

Because today is International Women’s Day I have a guest post from the charity Sightsavers for you all to read.  Today is International Women’s Day. We’d like to celebrate a very special group of women, lady health workers, who, in developing countries, go door-to-door to provide access to free eye care services made available by us and our partners. These women work tirelessly to help prevent avoidable blindness, travelling to some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach neighborhoods, …

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