Monthly Archives: July 2015

Beanies Coffee – A Review

A photo posted by Mum’s the Word (@mumstheword84) on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:29am PDT A while back, we were sent a selection of items by Beanies Coffee to taste-test and review. For those of you who haven’t heard of Beanies, the company makes flavoured coffee, both roast ground and instant, in a wide selection of flavours. I opted for Cherry flavour and Maple Syrup flavour in the roast ground, and Amaretto Almond in the …

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Do We Expect Too Much From Our Kids?

As parents, there’s definitely a certain amount of “do as I say, not as I do” that we get away with on a daily basis, and it’s a natural part of child rearing, to an extent. However, there are certain things that I’ve observed other people saying to their kids that absolutely baffle me. Obviously, I’m not advocating letting your children behave badly, but sometimes I think adults really do expect too much from their …

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Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility

I’m guessing by now that everyone has heard about Tesco banning Ribena and several other products from its shelves? In fact Ribena is just one brand that the store has axed, also choosing to shun brands such as Capri-Sun, claiming that both are contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic. According to the newspapers, health campaigners are lauding the supermarket chain for its decision and is urging other retailers to follow suit. Am I the only …

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I Used to Hate Myself…

I used to hate myself. I hated my annoyingly-too-large hands…until I realised that they were the hands my daughter reached for when she was nervous. I hated my tummy, covered in stretchmarks and seemingly permanently distended…until I realised it had provided a safe place for my babies to grow. I hated my ears…until I realised that BB has held onto my ear to comfort herself since she was tiny. I hated my arms…until I realised …

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Making Space for a New Baby

Before Burrito Baby came along, Husband, Sausage and I were living in a little 2-bed bungalow. We knew that finding space for a new baby would be tricky but we wanted to wait a little while before moving, so we made do for just over a year, which meant finding space for a whole new human being in our tiny house and utilising every nook and cranny possible! The infographic below has got some great …

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Ideas for Rainy Days

Ideas for Rainy Days

I am so happy to be able to FINALLY say that the holidays have begun! Sausage has had an amazing year at school, thanks to her own hard work and her fabulous year 2 teacher but now we’re looking forward to 6 and a bit weeks of fun, relaxation and adventures. We’ve got a whole bunch of things planned for the break, such as trips to the park and the beach, weather permitting! Often, though, …

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Making ‘Back to School’ Less Stressful #tipsandtricks

Making ‘Back to School’ Less Stressful #tipsandtricks

As we approach the summer holidays, I can feel the stress of the year melting away; we’ve had a good year, all in all, but with SATs and homework and school runs and everything else in between, it’s definitely time for a break. We’ve got a lot of plans for the holidays and are lucky enough to live in a coastal town, so lots of trips to the beach are in order, as well as …

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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Husband and I are both keen photographers; we don’t tend to carry around huge bags of photography equipment, but we both take photos on our phones almost every single day and also both take our cameras with us on days out, to document our family fun. We also spend time looking at our photos a lot, rather than just consigning them to the archives never to be looked at again. Quite often, once the girls …

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7 reasons to skip the bank when looking for short-term loan solutions

7 reasons to skip the bank when looking for short-term loan solutions

Bank loans can be an expensive form of credit. You might think that you’re applying for a loan from a responsible organisation, but once you’ve taken administrative fees, interest rates and other costs into account, your bank loan could turn out to be as expensive as a payday loan. Here are some reasons why you might look elsewhere for financial help. 1. Logbook loans If you’re looking for a speedy response to your short-term loan …

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Transferable Parenting Skills for a Career in Education

Transferable Parenting Skills for a Career in Education

Parenting is a job like none other, requiring you to be on the clock for 24 hours a day. You’ll consistently need to adapt to changing situations and expectations as your children grow, while managing the demands of a busy household. As a result, there are many parenting skills which can be transferred to the workplace. This is particularly true in the field of education, which can be a natural fit for mums who wish …

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