I admit, I have never been a fan of seeing kids glued to ipads, iphones, games consoles. BUT. I get it. I’m a Mum, and sometimes we just need FIVE MINUTES PEACE in a way a jigsaw just ain’t gonna cut it. more “Kidloland App Review & giveaway”
So I have good news and bad news…the good news is we have another fabulous blogger to feature this week: Alison aka Madhouse Mum. A relative newbie to the #coolmumclub but a stellar contributor none the less, she even won best post just a couple of weeks back with her piece on The voice of experience. She’s got a wise head on those shoulders…obviously not been knocked off on any of those Taekwon-do fights yet…
The bad news guys is the guest series is being paused for the summer hols. Along with the linky…the two go hand in hand and we can’t have one without the other. Please drop me a line if you’d like to be featured for the grand return in September…I’m always looking for subjects 😉
Anyway, back to Alison. You are going to LOVE this one…
Oi Oi #coolmumclub! It’s the last week of term and likely it’s all going crazy where you are (not at that stage yet? ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS!). Sports days, fetes, fairs, leavers assemblies, parties, picnics, presentations, presents (do you / don’t you?), tearful goodbyes making way for new beginnings. I’m sure we’ll be reading a few topical blog posts on those subjects this week, as well as the ever looming SUMMER HOLIDAYS! Can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to…
There comes a time in every parent’s journey where she (or he) realises the carrying around of ten tonnes of crap has to stop.
You may love your baby changing bag. You may be sick to death of it. Either way, when your child reaches the stage you are mostly running after them, arms and legs flying, abandoning all other belongings, it does us all good to be travelling a little lighter. The novelty of that suitcase you once swooned over may well have worn right off, and become a weight around your neck. Literally. more “Travelling light with tots”
Feeling lonely sucks.
Having time to yourself and loving it is one thing, but if you find yourself in a vast expanse of time without good company to share it with, laugh about it with, and on occasion MOAN about it with, that can be really tough. Especially if you are Mum, when your own enjoyment can (and often does) come behind the needs and wants of the boss(es), and six o’clock Friday seems so SO far away. more “How to Meet Other Mums”
I have sooo much in common with Sarah and Louise. Firstly I’m a Sarah. Secondly, I’m a Kent girl. Thirdly I’m a massive fan of silly… It must be so nice to share your blog with your BFF. It sounds like they have a right giggle along the way…good luck girls! We love your blog!
I wasn’t consciously setting out this past month to revamp my make-up bag. It just kind of happened. Ooops. With a combination of Birthday gifts, a little spending money and vouchers in cards, plus the irresistible lure of Duty free shopping on holiday, and some not-to-be-missed bargains I can of course forgive myself for falling off the #HideTheBags wagon. more “#HideTheBags: Summer beauty product splurge”
How did you learn to swim? Or, perhaps, the question should be rephrased, ‘Did you learn to swim?’. Swimming lessons are pretty high up there on the parenting-pressure list; no sooner as you have lovingly pushed your baby out of the correct exit, into a warm birthing pool of water, at home, with no pain relief and whale music playing you may have started thinking about when to sign him up for his first swimming lesson. more “Just Keep Swimming : teaching your kids to swim”