Monthly Archives: October 2016

Keeping Kids Germ Free During Cold and Flu Season

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend about Burrito Baby, explaining how my tactile almost-three-year-old doesn’t LOOK with her eyes, she looks with her hands. When BB says “Mummy, can I look at that please?” she doesn’t mean can she cast an eye over it, she means “can I touch it?” – I’m fairly certain that’s normal for a kid of her age but it does make me chuckle that she’s such a feeler and …

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Technology and Kids: Moderation is the Key

Technology. It’s one of those things which can be SO good when it works but can also be the bane of your life when it doesn’t. We’re quite “techy”, here in the Mum’s the Word house, and all of us have various devices that we use on a daily basis. The girls have tablets and Sausage has a mobile phone which she got for her last birthday, mostly to allow her to go Pokemon hunting …

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Easy Additional Storage Options

Easy Additional Storage Options

  We’ve all experienced it, there are simple too much stuff for the space in the house. Whether you’re drowning in kids toys, books or clothes then these extra storage options should be a big help for you. Add some extra shelves Shelves are great. You can make them so you can hang all your pans for easy access and free up a cupboard or pop your books on them. Wherever you have a spare …

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The Night I Learned to Make a Big Mac at McDonald’s

The Night I Learned to Make a Big Mac at McDonald’s

Last night, I had a pretty unusual experience. I was asked along to a local branch of McDonald’s to get a behind-the-scenes look at how a busy store operates and to learn how to make my very own Big Mac – not something you get to do everyday, so of course I agreed! I won’t lie, I went there with a few preconceptions of how I’d find the whole thing but I’m delighted to say …

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Everyone Jump For Pudsey! #JumpForPudsey

Everyone Jump For Pudsey! #JumpForPudsey

When I was a kid, Pudsey and Children in Need was one of the highlights of the year – we’d get to do fun things like non-uniform days and bake sales at school to raise money for Children in Need and we’d all huddle round the telly for the night when it was shown on BBC One. Children in Need is now in it’s THIRTY SIXTH year (I know, it’s older than me!) having raised over …

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Bladder Weakness – Seeing The Funny Side!

Bladder Weakness – Seeing The Funny Side!

Bladder weakness. Let’s face it. it’s not the most glamorous subject, but given that its something which affects up to 14 million people here in the UK, it’s still something that we should be talking about in order to break the taboos surrounding it. I’m not ashamed to say that after two pregnancies which resulted in c-sections, I still have issues with bladder weakness when I’ve got a cough, which means that I spend most …

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Waiting for Operations (or: Tonsillitis Sucks)

Waiting for your kid to be operated on is the weirdest thing. Sausage has had tonsillitis about 30 times and needs a tonsillectomy; we battled with our GP for years just to get a referral to a consultant to see if they thought she needed the op. Then, when we moved last year we also changed GP and he referred her pretty much immediately. She saw her consultant on the very first day of the …

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Smarten Up Your Man!

Smarten Up Your Man!

Being a woman in her thirties with two kids means that I spend an inordinate amount of time listening to other women moan about the men in their lives (come on, it’s a fact of life that MOST women moan about their fellas). Obviously, there’s the usual moans about how they don’t do enough housework or they spend too much time with their mates, but I’ve also heard other women moan about how their man …

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Getting A Second Car – What You Need To Know

Getting A Second Car – What You Need To Know

If you’re ready to take the plunge and head back to work, you might be searching for jobs all over the place. Working from home doesn’t suit everyone, and it rarely pays enough. More importantly, you would benefit from a workplace pension and some paid annual leave! It’s difficult to find a job within walking distance of your home. After being out of work for a while, you may be just a one-car family at …

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A whole new Supermum: The Academic Mother

A whole new Supermum: The Academic Mother

It is expected in today’s society, that a mother be able to juggle both family life and career. Yet, the realities of having children still pose difficulties when it comes to returning to work. Whether it’s to continue academic studies, or to start afresh on a whole new career: finding that balance to fulfil both roles can be daunting. But, it is possible. The archaic notion that a woman’s role is in the kitchen is …

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