Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Art of Lighting a Fire

I discovered something about myself this week. I found out that I don’t cope very well when I find out I’m not good at something. You’d think, after 31 and a third years of life, this would be something I’d know but it has literally only just dawned on me. Okay, so it’s not even lunchtime but… A photo posted by Mum’s the Word (@mumstheword84) on Oct 13, 2015 at 3:50am PDT It started because …

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6 Simple Self-Checks for the Men in Your Lives #movember

6 Simple Self-Checks for the Men in Your Lives #movember

Sponsored by Discount Supplements discount code Cancer. It’s a horrible subject that no-one likes to talk about and from a personal point of view, it’s something which has caused great sadness in both mine and Husband’s immediate families. The thing is though, it’s one of those subjects which, scary as it is, NEEDS to be talked about because awareness is one of the biggest steps towards prevention. Breast cancer is now more treatable than ever …

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Making Sure Your Child is Safe in the Bedroom

Making Sure Your Child is Safe in the Bedroom

Our children tend to spend a lot of time in the bedroom sleeping or playing, and this is usually alone without the supervision of an adult. With this in mind, it is little wonder that most parents are eager to ensure that their child’s bedroom is not only a comfortable and secure place to be, but also a safe one that is as free from hazards as possible. There are all sorts of things that …

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Win a Selection of Cardooo Greetings Cards

Win a Selection of Cardooo Greetings Cards

Did you know that here in the UK we buy and send more greetings cards than anywhere else in the world? I don’t know about you, but when the girls have a birthday, we tend to leave the greetings cards up for months because we feel bad about taking them down too soon! Recently, Cardooo got in touch and asked if we’d like to give away a selection of their cards to one lucky Mum’s …

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Ultimate Autumn Comfort Foods

Ultimate Autumn Comfort Foods

I always thought of myself as a summer baby. I was born in June, I adore the sunshine and am never happier than when I can be outside with the sun on my face. However, I don’t know if it’s an age thing, but these days, autumn seems to be my favourite season. I love the changes which are happening all around us and there’s something about the changing seasons which seems to spark my …

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Win a Framed Caricature of Your Child and their BFF with VTech and Mum’s the Word!

Win a Framed Caricature of Your Child and their BFF with VTech and Mum’s the Word!

As you’ll probably know if you read THIS post, Burrito Baby has been chosen to be an ambassador for the VTech Toot Toot Friends range of toys, which means that my living room is currently full of lovely brand new toys amongst all the moving boxes, and I have one seriously happy toddler! VTech, being the lovely people that they are, are offering one lucky Mum’s the Word reader the chance to win a framed …

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Roadkill

Roadkill

One of my favourite things about our new house is the immediate surroundings and the wildlife that lives within. Yesterday, we had to drive into town at about 7.30am and it was a glorious day; as we turned the corner out of the end of our road we saw rabbits, squirrels and phaesants, all just happily milling around eating at the edges of the farmers field. When you’ve lived in a very built-up town for …

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Spatone Iron Supplement Review

Spatone Iron Supplement Review

A few weeks ago, the people at Spatone got in touch and asked if they could send me some of their products to review. Having suffered in the past with anaemia, I thought it would definitely be worth giving it a go, especially seeing as I had a house move and various other stress coming up, during which time I needed to be at my best. Spatone is unlike other iron supplements in that it …

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Potty Training with Thomas and Friends

Potty Training with Thomas and Friends

Hey, you. Yes, you over the there. The one with the haunted look in your eye and the bucket of tiddly toddler clothes soaking in your laundry room! Let me tell you a secret: Potty training does get better! Seriously. I know it feels like a really daunting prospect to think about beginning the potty training process, or if you’re already in the middle of it all it can feel like there’s no light at the …

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