Monthly Archives: December 2016

Redefining Relationships – A Reflection on 2016

As most of you probably know by now, I stopped contact with my mother in 2013, when I was pregnant with Burrito Baby. Although she’s tried to control the narrative, telling people that it was because she showed concern about my weight because of my pregnancy or that it was because I was being controlled by my Husband or that I was bipolar, none of these things are true and were constructed by her in …

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Been Invited To A Wedding? Here’s Everything That You Need To Know About Being The Perfect Guest!

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to being invited to weddings, I always like to make sure that I am the best guest that I can be. I mean, it costs thousands to plan a wedding, with the happy couple having to pay extra for each guest that they invite, which means being invited to any wedding is a real privilege. So as a guest, I always like to ensure that I …

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A Mum’s Guide To What To Do With Kids In London

Children and huge cities often doesn’t sound like the best and safest of combinations. A lot of people move out of places like London to the countryside in order to give their kids a different sort of life, but at the same time we shouldn’t forget that London actually provides a whole lot of culture and some incredible experiences for kids. Here’s what you should do to make your trip to London a great time …

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MUM’s Office Diary Review and Address Book Giveaway

MUM’s Office Diary Review and Address Book Giveaway

You’d think, given the amount of time that I spend on my smartphone, that I would be using it’s calendar to its fullest potential, using it to organise the family, but regardless of what device I’m using I’ve just never really liked using a digital calendar. I think it’s because I like it all just there to see, on a page, in my own handwriting preferably. I’ve been looking for a paper diary for 2017 for a …

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but there have been Christmasses past where I’ve been well and truly caught out. Times when I’ve been convinced by the middle of December that I’m completely done with all of my Christmas shopping and that I have no more gifts left to buy, only to remember a whole bunch of people who I really should be buying for! Times like this are when a good gift stash comes in handy; a …

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Age Gap Kids at Christmas

It’s been a pretty eventful week for us, here in the Mum’s the Word house…I’m sad to say that this is the week that Sausage has become an un-believer. Sadly, a child who used to be in her class but has now moved up a year decided to spoil the magic for almost the whole class and tell them that Father Christmas wasn’t real and on Monday afternoon Husband and I had to deal with …

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Winning the War on Cancer and Compensation Claims

It’s a battle to beat cancer, but medical misdiagnosis claims may be necessary when there are unacceptable delays or outright faulty diagnoses that can leave you worse off Great strides are being made in the seemingly endless war on cancer, with more people than ever living long and healthy lives after being diagnosed. Across the UK, 2.5 million people are living with cancer, according to the most recent statistics. But medical advances mean people are …

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Waitrose Party Food – A Family Review

Waitrose Party Food – A Family Review

At this time of year, one of the things that I love to do is try new food and recipes and I can usually be found watching some Christmas-themed cookery show or another, such is my obsession. However, this year I’ve decided to dial back the stress and try to have a more chilled-out festive period, which is why I was particularly interested to try out the Waitrose Party Food range. One of the main appeals …

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How Often Do Your Change Your Profile Picture?

How Often Do Your Change Your Profile Picture?

I often say that the world is a really different place now than it was when I was younger. Things like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram didn’t exist until I was well into my twenties and I was already a married woman, and growing up in a digital age must be quite tricky at times. It only takes a quick Google of a name to see stuff about people and there are photos of basically everyone and …

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Alternatives to a Winter Coat

Alternatives to a Winter Coat

Okay, so let it be said that I’m no fashionista – if it’s clean and it fits me, it’ll usually do and co-ordination be damned! However, at this time of year, one thing that I find tricky is outdoor wear, particularly big coats. I spend quite a lot of time driving and I hate feeling bunched up in thick layers, unable to move my arms properly, but I also hate being cold more than almost …

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