My Monthly Plans – March 

This year is going by super fast, which is both terrifying (after all, I’m going to be 30 in a couple of years) and quite exciting as each month brings our wedding closer – eek!  March is a fairly busy month, although we need to budget well as April, for us, is insanely busy with lots of social stuff planned.   1st – Doctor & Dentist  Kicking off the month...

Feeling a Little Less like a Failure Thanks to The Unmumsy Mum Diary 

At the weekend I bought The Unmumsy Mum Diary. I wouldn’t say I had long awaited it, it’s existence had only come into my knowledge a couple of weeks beforehand, but, having read and enjoyed her first book, I was looking forward to reading more.   My verdict? I couldn’t put it down. I pretty much read it in one sitting. I wouldn’t say it was for everyone, my mum...

Mummy Mondays – Tipitoe Handprint Kit Review

When we moved house, the majority of boxes were filled with drawings done by the children, old letters, photos albums, scrapbooks and memory boxes. Ed calls it hoarding, I call it keeping memories.  In the spirit of making and keeping memories, I jumped at the chance to review a new product from Tipitoes soon to be available.  I received the keepsake handprint kit (suitable for ages 0-6 months) in blue...

Food & Fitness Friday – No Ifs or Butts 

Apart from my tummy, my bum is one of the parts of my body I’m least confident about after the kids.  I used to have a pretty good, small but pert bum, but lately I’ve noticed that my bum is not only bigger than it used to be, it’s also a bit shapeless.  I would love to have my bum back to its former glory in time for our wedding,...

Beauty – The Goddess Revolution – Why it’s Important to Love Yourself

As a mum of three it can be hard to find the time to take care of my appearance. I’ve been judged for wearing makeup daily in the past, for finding the time to straighten or curl my hair, even for taking a well earned bubble bath…  Since discovering The Goddess Revolution by Mel Wells, I’ve realised just how important it is to find the time for yourself, to practise...

Wedding Wednesday – Sit Down with a Supplier – Wow Grass 

I came across Wow Grass on Twitter and loved the concept. Luckily Caroline was able to chat with me so I could find out more about their company.  Hi Caroline, can you please explain what your company does?  We are all about transforming spaces. Our product, WowGrass, is real grass; it’s fresh, alive and soil-free. It can be laid indoors or outdoors, anywhere; it can cover floors, walls, furniture, and...

The Struggle of The ‘Want-to-Work’ Mums 

So today I came to a rather depressing realisation. I can’t afford to go back to work and, at the same time, I can’t afford to not go back to work…  Where does that leave us? Well, in good company for a start. A lot of women are faced with the tough decision of whether to return to work, for almost all of their salary to go directly on childcare. ...

Mummy Mondays – Simple Hairstyles for Girls 

If you read last week’s post, you will have seen that I’m trying to up my hair game a little as I’ve seen how pretty Carly’s hair can look when a bit more effort has been made than a simple ponytail.  So this week I’ve been having a go and have two styles that are relatively easy to recreate in a quick time, because with three minions to control of...

My Experience of the Mirena Coil – One Month In 

Two out of the three of my children have been conceived whilst on the pill, so you can imagine that after having Benjamin I didn’t really trust it as a form of contraception.  I looked into the other options, and the one I kept coming back to was the Mirena coil. My mum had it fitted around five years ago, and she has found it really good for her.  As...

Food & Fitness Friday – Quick & Simple Date Night Dinner 

I love a good date night at home but I’m not the most adventurous of cooks (that’s Ed’s speciality). As Ed’s Valentine’s surprise was in the day, I decided it was only fair to cook for him in the evening on Tuesday.  Although my skills do reach past Fajitas, it’s something we both love and I figured it would mean less time in the kitchen, more time snuggled up on...