Monthly Archives: December 2013

Another Year of Mum’s the Word (part two)

Another Year of Mum’s the Word (part two)

Following from yesterday’s post rounding up the most popular Mum’s the Word posts from January to June of 2013, today’s post is finishing up by showing you what our readers loved during July to December. JULY The beginning of July saw us exploring a local heritage centre, Prittlewell Priory. I was also pondering whether Brits would be healthier if the weather wasn’t so bad, and wondering if our kids are lonelier than we were when …

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Another Year of Mum’s the Word (part one)

Another Year of Mum’s the Word (part one)

It’s hard to believe that this little ol’ blog of mine will be into its 5th year of life in 2014 – I can be flaky at the best of times and I never thought my blog would be going this long, nor have the readership it has now, let alone some of the fabulous opportunities it’s given us a family in those years. It’s gone from strength to strength, especially over the past year, and …

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Red Hot or Ginger Minger?

Red Hot or Ginger Minger?

My friend Aly has got a bit of a thing for ginger men. I suppose you could say that I have too, given the fact that I’m married to one, but the other day she posted a link to a site called Red Hot. Red Hot is the brainchild of a guy called Thomas Knight, who’s photographed a whole bunch of good-looking red-headed males and is exhibiting them in a London gallery this year as …

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Review of patient.co.uk – In Association with Tots100

Review of patient.co.uk – In Association with Tots100

A while back, the peeps from Tots100 got in touch and asked if any of us would be interested in reviewing the health and well-being website, patient.co.uk, and given the fact that I’m currently pregnant and have a series of ongoing health issues, I thought it might be beneficial to me to give it a go. After registering, users go through a questionnaire which I found to be really comprehensive. I had to give details …

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The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race – Kids Book Review

The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race – Kids Book Review

We’re HUGE fans of reading, here in the Mum’s the Word house and although Sausage loves all of the usual classics, we also try to expose her to stuff which isn’t so mainstream. That’s why, when we were asked to review The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race, I did that thing that you should never do…I looked at the cover and decided that it looked like something we’d love. Luckily, my initial assessment was absolutely …

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I’m a #DebenhamsSecretSanta!

I’m a #DebenhamsSecretSanta!

I love a good Secret Santa – I’m actually in four this year, two with family, one with a group of blogging friends and another, courtesy of Debenhams – and I love the process of working within a budget to get the best gift for a particular person, and seeing what they’ll choose for me. The Debenhams Secret Santa was particularly exciting as the guys over there chose a handful of bloggers, gave us all …

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Where to Hide Your Christmas Presents!

Where to Hide Your Christmas Presents!

Christmas is a wonderful time of year full of laughter and joy, but it’s also the time of year where you have to keep lots of secrets. Everyone wants to know what they’ve got, knowing that present under the tree is theirs makes it all the more tempting to shake it about and hazard guesses as to what the gift is. So Christmas Photo Cards have made an infographic – Keeping Your Presents A Surprise This Christmas …

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When TV Shows Age Badly

When TV Shows Age Badly

Let it be said, right off the bat, that I’m a huge fan of TV shows from many different eras. My favourite show of all time is ‘The Good Life’ and I watch them fairly frequently, still finding them funny and relevant, even if the fashion is rather dated! I also still love Friends, which started when I was a Tween and has been a favourite ever since. Husband and I are also huge fans …

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Pregnant? Here’s What You’ll Need…

Post provided by Koochi You there. Yes, you. You’re pregnant, are you not? Yes, yes you are. So, one day sometime soon, the stork will visit and you’ll have your little bundle of joy, wailing away in the crook of your arms. Lovely jubbly. But wait! You forgot something! Actually, you forgot everything! There’s loads to do – you can’t get pregnant and just wait around for nine months! Stuff has to get done! What …

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The Perfect Bedroom

The Perfect Bedroom

One of the perils of living in a rented house is never feeling like you’re able to make a real home of the house you live in. Sure, you can fill it with your furniture and personal belongings, but when the walls are white and you can’t hang pictures its really tricky to get a truly homely feel. One place where this is most obvious is in the bedroom. I’d love to have the walls …

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