Monthly Archives: September 2013

Interplay Fairy Princess Craft Party Review

Interplay Fairy Princess Craft Party Review

A few months ago, Sausage went to the birthday party of her best friend (I swear, that kid has a better social life than I do, I’ve literally lost count of all the parties she’s been to this year!), which was hosted by a company which provides dress up clothes and accessories (princesses and pirates in this case) and then provides crafts for the kids to get involved with, like painting plaster-of-Paris ornaments and colouring …

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Zelfs Venus Flytrap Spin Salon Playset Review

Zelfs Venus Flytrap Spin Salon Playset Review

If you’re roughly the same age as me, I’d bet actual money that you had a Troll doll, with brightly coloured hair and cute features – or possibly even a whole collection of them. I had one when I was about 7 and I remember being taken on holiday to Hastings, where I proceeded to use the whole roll of film that had been bought for my camera to take photos of my troll, sitting …

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Ranty Friday – People Who Begrudge Charity

Ranty Friday – People Who Begrudge Charity

When it comes to charity, everyone has those that are close to their heart; in our case, we tend to give to animal charities, I do Race for Life every year in aid of Cancer Research and our local NICU unit, which cared for Sausage after she was born, always gets a donation if we see a collection. Husband and I have also adopted both a lowland gorilla and a Bengal tiger on Sausage’s behalf …

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Disney Doc McStuffins Interactive Talking Doll Review

Disney Doc McStuffins Interactive Talking Doll Review

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been thinking about Christmas for a while. I’ve had a list running for Sausage for about a month and every time I hear her mention a toy she wants, it goes on the list. One of the things she mentioned a while ago was the Disney Doc McStuffins Interactive Talking Doll, which was actually out around the time of her birthday but didn’t get bought for her back then, …

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And Onto Insulin I Go…

And Onto Insulin I Go…

Since I fell pregnant, I’ve known that my diabetes would be a complication. I had gestational diabetes whilst pregnant with Sausage, and it usually corrects itself after giving birth, but with a weight issue and family history of diabetes, mine never left me and I’ve been managing it with tablets ever since. Once I started monitoring my blood sugars in this pregnancy, it became clear that the Metformin wasn’t doing enough and although with a …

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Scared.

Last time I was pregnant, I had a sense of foreboding in me, something that told me that it wasn’t going to end well. As I went under the general anaesthetic for my emergency c-section, the last thing I remember was feeling an overwhelming sadness, convinced that I’d never wake up again and never get to meet the baby that I’d grown and felt kicking inside me. As it stands, I did wake up, but …

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Cooking Tips for the Disorganised Mother

Cooking Tips for the Disorganised Mother

Listen, it’s no secret that I’m not exactly a domestic goddess. I like to cook at times, but I don’t have a huge amount of skill in that area, nor do I have the patience for constant chores (don’t pity my Husband too much, will you?!). However, I am the master of the cookery bodge and I thought I’d share some of my awesome cookery tips for all of you other disorganised mummies out there, to get …

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Canagan Dog Food Review

Canagan Dog Food Review

Given the fact that Mum’s the Word is a family blog and Chuck, our 9-year-old English Bull Terrier cross, is very much a part of our family, it seems only fair that he should get in on the reviewing goodness, so when the people at Canagan got in touch and asked if we wanted to review their dog food, I was pleased to be able to cater for my fur-baby too. (Yes, okay, I’m one …

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5 Things I’ll Do Differently With My Second Pregnancy

5 Things I’ll Do Differently With My Second Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with Sausage, I was keen to do everything to the letter; she was my first child and when you’re doing it all for the first time, you rely on advice from books and other people, simply because you don’t have the experience for yourself yet. I’m confident that Husband and I did a good job of caring for Sausage as a baby, but after a while it becomes instinctive, rather than …

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Two Pregnancies – So Many Differences!

Two Pregnancies – So Many Differences!

When I fell pregnant the first time around, I experienced more than my fair share of complications. I actually found out I was pregnant when I was hospitalised for tearing a hole in my oesophagus because of the hideous amount of sickness I was experiencing, and things didn’t get better as the weeks went on. In the course of that one pregnancy, I developed SPD, a condition which causes the ligaments in your pelvis to …

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