A ‘Mum Muddling Through’ Christmas Carol

Marley was dead, to begin with.

Perhaps this wasn’t the film to choose on Christmas eve, as the girls zone out to the demise of that labrador whilst Jennifer Aniston and family mourn their beloved puppy. Still, at least it gave me a bonus ninety minutes to blitz the house. Prep the veg, whizz the hoover round, shove any last bits of laundry behind closed doors and make everything look perfect. more “A ‘Mum Muddling Through’ Christmas Carol”

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The Supermum Myth Book review & #Giveaway

Super Mum. Do you know her? Perhaps you’ve crossed paths with her once or twice, probably at a PTA meeting or whizzing past you on the school run in designer gym gear. Ironically, to someone else you may be perceived as Super Mum – juggling work and kids who always seem so well behaved, with plenty of time to yourself, and loads of help from your friends and family. Or conversely, blissfully a stay at home Mum, never missing a school performance or trip, always there at the classroom door and knowing everyone in the line, every school calendar date and all over each school notice. more “The Supermum Myth Book review & #Giveaway”

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#CoolMumClub linky week 86

Well the weather outside is…err, quite changeable really, but here at #CoolMumClub you lot are definitely DELIGHTFUL so let’s squeeze in another week or two of #CoolMumClub before the big shutdown for Chrimbo. Can’t wait to hear all about the gifts, the glitter, the hangovers, the meltdowns, and above all, let you lot KEEP ME SANE amidst the craziness that december serves up to us Mums!
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Move over Satsumas in stockings, time for Strawberry shampoo in your hessian sack; A Vosene kids giveaway

Like many Mums, I have to confess, the bulk of the kids stocking fillers are made up with bits and pieces they actually need, as opposed to high ticket items – it’s just enough to get their juices flowing and extend the whole ‘HE’S BEEN’ hysteria for as long as possible (long enough to make a brew and turn on the tree lights).  more “Move over Satsumas in stockings, time for Strawberry shampoo in your hessian sack; A Vosene kids giveaway”

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#HideTheBags Cool Christmas jumpers for kids

It’s all too easy to fall into the accidental purchases for the kids this time of year. The recent uptake on the Christmas jumper tradition is just too tempting with so many cute as hell designs in the shops. (Christmas jumper day is on 15th December this year!). It’s even easier when the high street offers some bargains, perfect for carrying them through each and every party, lunch and family get together. And anyway, they grow so fast – so that’s my excuse, right? more “#HideTheBags Cool Christmas jumpers for kids”

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Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?

Over the past few weeks, something’s been niggling. A passing comment, a throwaway conversation between two strangers have left a sense of self doubt and worry about our family set up. more “Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?”

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#CoolMumClub on Instagram November roundup

It’s only the FIRST OF DECEMBER!! That means it’s practically Christmas right?! Well, perhaps not and a good job too because we have a few bits to see to here at HQ before the big day! In fact, whilst I have been busy down at the grotto, and rambling on the blog how everything has gone christmas cray cray, I VERY NEARLY forgot to do the insta round up for our very own #coolmumclub. more “#CoolMumClub on Instagram November roundup”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 85

Well hello again members of the cool mum club. Old, new, strangers and friends, you’re all welcome here  to share a little snippet of what you’ve been posting on your blogs, find your favourite bloggers latest posts and just spend of time escaping and mooching around.
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Blogging; When opportunity knocks (but you aren’t coming out to play)

When I started blogging almost three years ago, I had a clear and concise idea of how it would pan out. Kids sleeping / at nursery + laptop out = blog. Wearing slippers, TV on in the background and a brew on the side. more “Blogging; When opportunity knocks (but you aren’t coming out to play)”

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Life on Instagram; An epic lie or the beautiful truth?

I spend a fair bit of time of time on instagram. I can’t deny it. I guess it’s my social media platform of choice, given that I don’t do facebook and I tend to use Twitter as more of a blog post sharing platform. It figures – Instagram is so visual and aesthetically pleasing to scroll through, it’s far too easy to get lost amidst its squares of loveliness. more “Life on Instagram; An epic lie or the beautiful truth?”

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