Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is Your Pet Stealing Your Bed?!

Is Your Pet Stealing Your Bed?!

When I received an email about the Carpetright bed competition, I had to giggle. You see, they’re giving away £500 to spend on a bigger bed to the person who tweets the best picture of a bed-stealing pet to @Carpetright with the hashtag #PetStoleMyBed, and if anyone knows about bed-hogs, it’s me! Here’s a few examples… Chuck is a MASTER bed-stealer! When we first bought him home from the rescue centre, we were ADAMANT that he’d sleep in his own bed, …

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Great Ideas for Cheap Days Out

Great Ideas for Cheap Days Out

Here in the Mum’s the Word household, we’re almost delirious with happiness about the fact that summer is finally here. We’ve got Sausage’s birthday next week, so parties and picnics are in order, plus we’ve got a few days out planned, some restaurants to review, plus a whole bunch of other stuff on our summer ‘must-do’ list. There’s no denying though, that summer can be an expensive time, whether you’re paying for days out or …

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Romantic Rendezvous

Romantic Rendezvous

The lovely people at My Single Friend have asked me to take part in their Romantic Rendezvous competition, where I tell you about my most romantic encounter to be in with a chance of winning an ASOS voucher, worth up to £150. My Husband and I have a slightly different idea of romance to most – I’m not a huge fan of gushing love poems, serenades or anything which might set off my over-active cringe …

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Living in a Digital World

Living in a Digital World

I’ve written in the past that I’m definitely on the ‘for’ side when it comes to kids using electronic devices, and Sausage has a few which she uses regularly, including a Chromebook and a Nexus 7 tablet. She has a mixture of fun apps and sites that she uses, as well as some more education-driven content like the Babbel language app which she uses to learn rudimentary French. However, her time on these devices is …

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Setting Them Up for the Future #sp

Setting Them Up for the Future #sp

I don’t know if it’s because having two kids now makes this whole ‘grown up’ thing seem SO much more real, or the fact that I recently turned 30, but my mind has been turning to all sorts of responsible-adulty type things lately, such as wills, life insurance and savings. When I was little, my Nan and Grandad put money away for my cousins and I every week and when we were 18, presented us …

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Feeding a Senior – Growling Tums Dog Food review

Feeding a Senior – Growling Tums Dog Food review

If you’ve read any of my older posts about our dog, Chuck, you’ll know that he didn’t have the best start in life. He came to us covered in scars from untold abuse, riddled with worms and a haunted look in his eye. We vowed that we’d always do our best to give him the best life we could, and his nutrition has always been a big part of that. He’s a bull terrier cross, …

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How To Avoid Giving Your Kid Issues with Food

How To Avoid Giving Your Kid Issues with Food

It occurred to me recently that many of my issues with food are huge overspills from my childhood, and I got to thinking about what I would have changed if I could go back. It’s a struggle every day for me to get Sausage’s nutrition right because many of my food-related issues also spill over into the way I deal with her, but I’m determined that she won’t have the same issues I do and I’m …

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Birthday Ideas for the Man in Your Life

I don’t know about you, but I find the men in my life really hard to buy for. Husband, my Dads, my FIL (whose birthday it is today, actually – Happy Birthday if you’re reading this, Rick!) – all of them leave me scratching my head when it comes to birthdays, Christmas and Father’s Day. Husband, I can sometimes work out as he has an Amazon Wishlist; something which has saved my skin on more than one …

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Maybelline Super Stay 7 Day Nail Polish

Sausage is of an age now where she loves nothing more than a bit of pampering, so sometimes as a treat when we’re wandering around the supermarket, I’ll grab a new nail polish for us to use. A few weeks ago, we noticed that Waitrose had a bunch of new Maybelline polishes in some pretty colours, so we grabbed one to try later. Even better, the polish was ‘Super Stay 7 Day’, which really appealed to …

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No More Babies?

No More Babies?

Can you believe BB is almost 5 months old? How can it possibly have gone that fast? Being the dinky dot that she is (more about that in another post), she’s only just gone up to wearing 3-6 month sized clothes and yesterday, I sorted and bagged up all of her newborn and 0-3 month sized stuff to make way for the clothes that fit her. Once I finished, I stood looking at the bag full of tiny …

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