Monthly Archives: May 2015

Shopping Guide: Watch Features You Should Look Out For

Shopping Guide: Watch Features You Should Look Out For

Although smart phones that have timers, clocks and other features that are traditionally found in watches have started to replace watches, digital & classic watches found in Tesco and other retail stores still have a place in the world. The  classic mens watches out on the market are generally fairly priced and come with exceptional features that make them good investments. This makes watches great feature rich accessories that can add a touch of class …

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Six Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Have Your Second Baby…

1. Having One Child Doesn’t Prepare You For Your Second. In terms of the practical stuff, i.e. bum changes, making bottles, bathing what equates to a greased-up eel with no neck control, if you’ve done it for one kid, you’ve probably got it dialled in by the time number 2 comes along. In terms of every single other aspect of parenting? Good luck, because more often than not, it’s back to the drawing board. Sausage …

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Britax Sponsors the Bliss Buggy Push

Britax Sponsors the Bliss Buggy Push

As you probably know, the Mum’s the Word family were chosen as ambassadors for Britax and are huge fans of their products. Our Affinity has been all over the country with us, transporting Burrito Baby around London Zoo, Tropical Wings, Bluewater and Lakeside shopping centres (frequently!), Drusillas Park and Hello Kitty Land, as well as many other places and numerous walks up and down Southend seafront! I adore the Affinity for so many reasons, not …

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Bingo Through the Ages!

Bingo is one of those things which has seen a real resurgence in recent years. When I was a kid, bingo was the domain of old ladies with a blue rinse and the thought of going to a bingo hall would be dire for most under the age of 70! These days though, bingo is something that is enjoyed across the generations and you’re just as likely to see a Hen Party at your local …

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How to Save Time and Money at the Supermarket

How to Save Time and Money at the Supermarket

Supermarkets are experts at persuading shoppers to buy things that they don’t really need. This cycle often leads to stocked cupboards filled with food that nobody in the family will ever eat and which eventually ends up as waste. According to the BBC, the UK wastes over £12bn worth of food each year which could have been avoided if shoppers knew exactly how to save both time and money while at the supermarket. Shop Online …

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Star Stable Review

Star Stable Review

Sometimes, having two kids with a large-ish age gap can mean that it’s tricky to find ways to spend one-on-one time with your eldest. Burrito Baby gets me to herself all day while Sausage is at school and although we’ve tried to maintain certain activities, like swimming, that Sausage and I do together, sometimes fitting things in around naps and bedtimes can be hard. That’s why, when I was asked if we’d like a free …

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Sponsored Post: World Baking Day with Stork

Sponsored Post: World Baking Day with Stork

Today’s the day! Then one we’ve been planning for a couple of weeks; today is World Baking Day and the lovely people at Stork challenged us to make something spectacular for someone special, using Stork. As you’ll know if you read our previous post, we chose to make for my mother-in-law, as a thank you for everything she does for us and for being an all-round brilliant person. We decided to bake a Victoria sponge …

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Why is an Invasive Ultrasound Important?

Why is an Invasive Ultrasound Important?

If your doctor has scheduled an invasive ultrasound, you’re most likely asking yourself, “What does this mean?” At this point, your mind is racing with all sorts of thoughts- Is something wrong with my baby, Why do I need this procedure, and Are there any risks? There are many reasons that would constitute your obstetrician scheduling such a procedure. During early term pregnancies, an invasive ultrasound is often the only way to get a clear …

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NO MORE TOREEN! An Alternative Malt Loaf Recipe by Mummy Pat

NO MORE TOREEN! An Alternative Malt Loaf Recipe by Mummy Pat

My friend Sarah is awesome. I’ve known her since I was 11, when we were united through a shared love of Friends and Oasis and although we rarely see each other, she’s one of the people I’d really miss if I ever did the unthinkable and quit Facebook. Amazingly, she seems to be one of only a small bunch of girls from our school who is a dyed-in-the-wool Leftie, although not really that amazingly since we …

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No Child Under 5 Should Expect to Die. #Stopatnothing

No Child Under 5 Should Expect to Die. #Stopatnothing

World Vision is a charity which offers humanitarian aid, development and advocacy across the globe to the poorest and neediest people. It is active in in more than 90 countries and is the 11th largest charity in the United States with total revenue of over £981 million. They’ve teamed up with BAFTA award-winning creative agency Don’t Panic to create video to highlight under-five child mortality and get people taking action for all children dying from preventable causes. The video …

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