Monthly Archives: August 2013

BritMums Blogging Carnival – Current Affairs

Today, I have the esteemed honour of hosting the BritMums Blogging Carnival, a round up of all of the posts that fit my chosen theme, which is ‘Current Affairs’. If you’re a regular reader of Mum’s the Word, you’ll know that I love nothing more than to ride the highest of horses, sharing my opinions on just about everything in the loudest of voices, so I thought it was probably time to turn the tables …

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The Mysteries of Parenthood

The Mysteries of Parenthood

In the past five years, two weeks and six days, I have come to realise that there are certain occurences, certain mysteries of parenthood that I will never understand. And these things appear to be fairly universal, as I see lots of other people mentioning these occurences on social media and the like. What makes me feel infinitely better is that none of these people have the answers to these unexplained phenomenon either, so I …

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Back to School with Clarks Shoes

Back to School with Clarks Shoes

A few weeks ago, Clarks asked us if we’d like to go along to our nearest store and have Sausage properly measured for her next pair of school shoes, so armed with our £40 voucher we went along to the Southend branch this week to get started with our back to school preparations. When we got to the store, I was eternally grateful that we’d arranged an appointment – the upper floor where the kids …

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Draw With Me – August

Draw With Me – August

The lovely Sonia over at This Mummy Loves has come up with a new linky with her daughter, which involves a theme being set for our littlies, who then draw a picture to represent that theme. This month’s theme was ‘Summer’, so I got Sausage on the case, who came up with this beautiful, seasonal offering: This is a multimedia composition, using both pencils and pastels, and although chicks, lambs and rabbits usually represent spring, …

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Expectations of a Biological Clock

Expectations of a Biological Clock

Almost as soon as Husband and I got married, people started asking whether we had any plans for children. I’m aware that, traditionally speaking, people used to get married so that they could start a family, but I was surprised that the expectations of starting a family were still so heavy in the 21st century. And even once we’d had Sausage, the questions didn’t stop; people almost immediately wanted to know when we planned to …

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Walkers Mighty Lights Review

Walkers Mighty Lights Review

When I opened the door to the postman this morning and he was standing there with a rather large box, I had no idea what might be inside. Little did I know, the contents would change my day. As you may or may not know, I’m diabetic, and I’m being closely monitored at the moment to see how I’m processing sugar, which means following a low GI diet and testing my blood 5-6 times a …

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Review: Disney Talking Sofia The First Doll and Animal Friends.

Review: Disney Talking Sofia The First Doll and Animal Friends.

I liked the animals when they spoke to Sofia and her amulet and her hair and dress are beautiful! – Sausage, aged 5 I must admit, in the run-up to Sausage’s birthday, two weeks ago, I was struggling to think of things to buy for her. We bought her a couple of ‘big’ presents (a Chromebook and a Nook), but I wanted to get her a few little bits to open on the day, so …

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

  Silent Sunday

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Why Are Electronic Devices for Kids Still Frowned Upon?

Why Are Electronic Devices for Kids Still Frowned Upon?

I was at the hospital yesterday, waiting for an appointment and whilst in the busy waiting room, I overheard a conversation. There were several mums with their kids and one child was happily playing on an iPad whilst his mum waited for her appointment, whilst another boy of about 8 was looking on with interest. At this point, I got called into a sub-waiting area, but about five minutes later the mum and child without …

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Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Colour Studio – Review and Giveaway

Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Colour Studio – Review and Giveaway

Last week, Sausage celebrated her 5th birthday and the awesome folks at Moxie Girlz decided that they’d like to send my special girl a very special present. She was super excited when a package for her arrived and was beside herself with excitement when she saw what was inside – her very own Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Colour doll! We were sent Avery, pictured below: As you can see from the photo, Avery comes with …

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