Monthly Archives: October 2014

Is Halloween Becoming Too Sexualised?

Is Halloween Becoming Too Sexualised?

Just recently, I was asked to look at the results of a survey conducted by My Voucher Codes (which was also reported on in the Daily Mail) which showed that over half of UK citizens think that Halloween costumes have become too sexualised. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot myself lately, especially seeing as Sausage is now taking an interest in Halloween and insisted that we go costume shopping today. According to …

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Why I’ve Stopped Using Deodorant

Why I’ve Stopped Using Deodorant

Apologies for the slightly Take a Break-style sensational title to this post, but you should know by now that I’m a pretty straight forward kind of lady. I, friends, have stopped using deodorant. Here’s why: I’ve never had a great relationship with deodorant. It makes my armpits itch terribly and I tend to jump from brand to brand, using each one until the irritation begins. I’m similar with shampoos, if I’m honest, and I think it …

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Thorntons Chocolate Hampers

Thorntons Chocolate Hampers

If there’s one thing I love about Christmas, it’s the chance to enjoy nice things with the people I love. Last year, I was 7 months pregnant with BB and in the grips of insulin-dependant type II diabetes, so treating myself was really difficult and I struggled with keeping my morale up while everyone around me was digging in to the Festive fayre! Luckily, my Husband is a resourceful soul and discovered that Thorntons Hampers …

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Mum’s the Word 4th Anniversary Giveaway!

On 4th October, I realised that it had been 4 years since I started Mum’s the Word (you can find my first ever post here) and it felt like something which should be celebrated. You see, I’m rather flighty when it comes to personal endeavours and I’ve never, EVER stuck at a hobby or pastime for as long as this, although seeing as blogging is now my job as well as my hobby, I guess …

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Too Much Choice?

Too Much Choice?

As parents, we’ve always tried to maintain what we felt was a good balance of gentle guidance and egalitarianism in the household. Sausage is a bright child and we’ve tried to allow her the freedom to make choices for herself, in the hope that this would both encourage her to learn how to make good decisions, as well as make her feel respected, and like her voice is heard as an equal member of the …

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Guest Post: Mummy, Why are They Being so Mean to Me?

Guest Post: Mummy, Why are They Being so Mean to Me?

On the blog today, we have a guest post from Helen Neale, who writes at both kiddycharts.com, a parenting advice and tools site offering free personalised kids charts, and stickersstarsandsmiles.com, a much more personal blog where she promises to tidy up, but never quite gets around to it. She can be found far too much on social media, particularly Twitter. “As the teacher passed, she could hear sobbing. She looked across the wooden hall floor, …

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Shaving Tips for the Man in Your Life

Shaving Tips for the Man in Your Life

This post was written by my lovely husband! In recent years the so-called art of shaving has made a comeback. More and more men are switching over to the time honoured ways; the hot towels, the luxurious lather, the hand-picked Japanese or Russian blades, and it has to be said, treating yourself to a good, old fashioned shave is a great experience and one which I enjoy on a regular basis. Some followers of the …

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Dentinox, Snufflebabe and Cold Season #littlesniffles

Dentinox, Snufflebabe and Cold Season #littlesniffles

As a parent, dealing with an ill child is always tricky. Being unable to help them when they’ve got the sniffles can be heartbreaking, especially when they’re still tiny – you can’t explain to them why they’re unable to breathe and suck at the same time, and they can’t tell you when and where they’re hurting. Recently we were sent a few products by Dentinox, designed to deal specifically with the symptoms of colds which …

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Should Unvaccinated Kids be Allowed Places in State Schools?

Should Unvaccinated Kids be Allowed Places in State Schools?

With flu season upon us, my thoughts have been turning frequently to vaccinations. I’m passionately in favour of vaccines and feel that the results of mass vaccinations are indisputable. Anti-vaccination advocates often peddle myths regarding vaccines and their dangers, such as the link to autism, which has not only been found to be completely scientifically debunked but the journal which published the report have actually now retracted it because of the inaccuracies. Smallpox is one of the …

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McCain Find the Perfect Scarecrow for Emmerdale!

McCain Find the Perfect Scarecrow for Emmerdale!

Every now and again, I receive a press-release that’s just too fun to not share with you guys and when this one popped into my inbox, I knew I’d have to give you all a giggle: Star-crows from Mobberley in Cheshire have hit the big time and won a part on the small screen in the Emmerdale sponsorship ads! ‘The Scarecrow Farm Shop’, created by the Ellison family, made the long journey to London to …

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