Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Girly Gift Guide with GirlZone

I don’t know why but every year I really struggle when it comes to gift ideas for the children’s friends. With two of them in school now, there are generally lots of party invites throughout the year and each time I end up panic buying something from the supermarket the day before. This year I am really trying to think ahead and put together a stash of gifts for both...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...

Mummy Mondays – Educational Gift Ideas from Laurence King Publishers

I have loved the range of books, games and activity sets from Laurence King ever since I started working with them on a review basis last year. They are passionate about quality, and every single item I have received from them has been incredibly durable, managing to stay looking good even with my heavy handed children around. We were recently sent two new releases, the Who Owns these Bones book...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Back to School with Find Me a Gift

The summer holidays seem to have gone by in a bit of blur. We have managed to fit a fair amount in, and it’s been lovely to have Ed around now he is a teacher and gets the summer off. The children go back next week, and Find Me a Gift very kindly sent over some of their back to school essentials to help prepare us all for the start...

Mummy Mondays – Visiting Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers with 365 Tickets

My kids are at an age where they absolutely love theme parks, the excitement of visiting a new one and getting to explore the different rides and entertainment on offer makes their little eyes light up, and Ed and I are keen to visit the different attractions on offer around the UK. Trips to theme parks aren’t cheap though, so I was very excited when attraction ticket discount site 365...

Mummy Mondays – Family Money Saving – How to Save Money in Your Family Home

Saving money is something we all want to get into the habit of doing more often. But where do we start? The price of the weekly food shop is slowly creeping up each week, and when winter arrives, we know full well that our bills will increase dramatically as we pump more heat out of those radiators. We can’t help spending money; it’s essential to living a comfortable, hassle-free life....

Mummy Mondays – Finding Healthier Snacks for My Family

I try to provide healthy balanced meals for the children, but when it comes to snacks I struggle a little as the older two are so fussy. Rather than relying on a bag of crisps or cake bar, I have been trying to find some healthier alternatives, and when I was offered to sample some of the items from Pip & Nut, Kind and Doisy & Dam, I knew it...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Family Cruise with MSC

Back in October last year, I went along to my very first big blogging event – Blog Camp On Board, with Trips100. The event was held on one of MSC’s newer cruise ships, the Preziosa, and the whole day was so much fun! After the event, we were invited to write about our experience in a blog post, to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Holiday Plans

The kids broke up from school a week and a half ago, and the 6 week summer break began. Fortunately, with Ed being a teacher now and working freelance myself, we are able to spend the holidays with the kids. This is what we’ve got planned for the summer… Camp Bestival By the time you read this, we will have already returned from Camp Bestival, but I wanted to include...

Mummy Mondays – A Bedtime Comfort for Benjamin

Since Benjamin stopped breastfeeding, he has struggled to get himself off to sleep like he used to. We generally try to give him an item of my clothing that I have been wearing that day, but it isn’t always feasible. When I was asked by Summer Infant whether I would like to review their Little Heartbeats Soother Hedgehog, I figured it would be perfect for Benjamin as an alternative way...