The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping which means (forgive the pop culture reference), Winter is coming. This is our favourite part of the Winter season; the air temperature hasn’t dropped below freezing and we have all the exciting events like Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas upon us. This is the season that’s all about staying in, keeping warm and cosy and enjoying time indoors with your loved ones. In order to create that cosy, warm atmosphere, here are some of the perfect accessories for that cosy feel in your home. more “The perfect accessories for a cosy feel”
As soon as Halloween strikes midnight and the trick or treat sweets have been scoffed (or hidden in our excessive case) it would seem it’s all systems go for folk to start declaring their organisation, or lack of, for the big C. Yes there may only be two pay days to go, and Christmas is officially ‘next month’, but I, like (hopefully) most of you, haven’t yet bought a single Christmas present. more “Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide”
Despite being a summer girl through and through, I have no shame in admitting that this time of year brings out a totally different side to me. One who loves to get all of the blankets, onesies and slippers out by dusk; candles lit and mood lighting twinkling. Saturday nights are all about a big family meal followed by Strictly and popcorn, and there is something so lovely about cosying up as a family in the warmth while the cold weather sets in out in the darkness. more “Snuggle Up Season with CoolClobber #Review #DiscountCode”
Finally! I managed to find a moment to get my fingers back onto the keyboard after taking a much needed blog break during the two week half term. Add to that a one week Instagram detox, and a couple of bonus days thanks to unplanned school closures, calendar commitments and technical issues,plus two kids tearing chunks out of each other and here we are!
more “Reflections after a blog break – Embracing change for Mum Muddling Through”
Yep, I’m still banging on about the no drinking…sorry! This has however been quite a life changing revelation for me so feel free to skip on if you’re uninterested, or if, like me you were a little sober curious, I’m sharing today a slightly different angle on how it’s going being alcohol free. more “The down sides of giving up booze”
Hello! Is it #CoolMumClub you’re looking for? Well you are in the right place for this week, and it’s also the last week of term which means we are saying goodbye for a short break so no time like the present! My kids’ school, like many others has taken on board the two week October half term so that folks like us can make use of a cheap getaway – which is exactly what we’d like to do… so we’ll be back after a two week break, and one that is much needed for some #CoolMumClub self care TLC.
more “#CoolMumClub Linky Week 116”
Like most of us, we break up for the half term break this week, and with two whole weeks (and a week of parenting solo) ahead, it can be a bit daunting to know exactly what we are going to do with the kids without breaking the bank or getting cabin fever! more “Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018”
Emmeline Pankhurst would be spinning in her grave as I reveal that in our home, the lions share of the cooking falls under my watch. Despite a few attempts for us to spread the load, the fact is that logistically, it’s all too easy for the responsibility of putting food on the table to lie with me. more “Your turn to cook… ft @thaitasteuk easy Thai Curry Kits”
There was a time when the thought of having one car between Dad Muddling Through and I just would have sent me
running driving for the hills. In the days when we both worked, and lived a pretty active social life that covered a 50 mile distance across Kent.
However, at some point in time, whilst we were both still working, we made the decision to join forces and share a car. more “Could you cope as a one car family?”
Today, October 15th marks the last day of International Pregnancy And Infant Loss awareness week, marked by a international wave of light at 7pm local time in honour of babies gone too soon. One of the main objectives of this week is to remove the stigma associated with baby loss, and encourage people to talk openly about baby loss; to break the silence. more “Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018”