The Mummy Juggle #10 | Money for Mummy

Hello and welcome back to The Mummy Juggle,  a series designed with Mums in mind to share stories and inspiration about how to cope with the day-to-day struggle of juggling work and family life.  A struggle I’ve affectionately named ‘The Mummy Juggle.’ The Mummy Juggle: ‘The non-stop juggling act of being a mother, holding down a job, running a home and generally being an all round superwoman!’ This month I have a special contribution from Eda who set up ‘Money for Mummy’ a blog dedicated to helping parents find opportunities online to supplement their income, or even find an income if they are unable to secure part-time work. Eda’s story is not only inspirational but also very useful and I hope her site can help some readers find opportunities for themselves.…

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Christmas Gift ideas for little girls on the Nice List

This is going to be the first year that Ettie really understands Christmas. We were part way there last year in that she knew something exciting was happening, but I think she was more excited about the fact that chocolate seemed to form one of her five a day for a few weeks, rather than understand about the presents! This year is different, we’ve already taken her to see the big guy in red and an Elf has been to leave a letter under her pillow (telling her to be good, which blew her mind!!). Everyday I tell another flamboyant story about who Father Christmas is and what he can do, and I wonder if I’ve pushed it too far as I see the little cogs in her brain turning.…

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An Afternoon Making Slime

This isn’t my usual style blog post. I love to have a go at crafts, but anything I make generally turns out a bit pants so I definitely shouldn’t be your go to blogger if you want some crafting ideas! But this week we turned our hand to making some slime and it was so much fun I thought I’d share it with you!! Ettie loves magazines, you know the ones that cost a fiver and always have loads of tat stuck to the front! Whenever Stu takes her out for a walk (usually to the shop on a Saturday morning to get some bacon!),  she always comes back with one and as a result we have all sorts of little plastic toys dotted all over the house (thanks Stu). Well…

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I Love Gin (Subscription Box)| Review

I magine if you will that it’s a grey, wet Friday afternoon. Your youngest has been up four times in the night working through the latest sleep regression (which isn’t due to hit for another two weeks!) and your oldest has just poured cornflakes all over the floor for the third time that afternoon and is now having a tantrum on the floor because her apple isn’t juicy enough. It’s been a long week, you’re tired, dishevelled and wondering how feasible it would be to bring ‘bed and bath’ forward to 3pm just so you can get some shut eye!! But wait.. you hear a knock at the door? You go to open it, thinking ‘What now? surely nothing else could go wrong today, but it’s the post lady! She hands you…

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Christmas gift ideas for people you really want to spoil

It’s 14 days past bonfire night and only 8 weeks until the big day itself, so I’m going to put this out there and say it’s safe to talk about CHRISTMAS!!! Ahhh there I said it, I feel so much better now! If you’re still unsure then perhaps it’s time to look away! I was a bit unorganised last year and only published one Christmas Gift Guide but it was pretty well received, so this year I’m going all out and intend to publish five!! (Ok no one likes a show off!!) The first of these guides is a pretty special one as it’s in collaboration with Soho Home. Soho Home is a luxury homeware showroom on the top floor at Barber & Parlour in London. It is the is the…

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Letters to Ollie {15 weeks old}

D ear Ollie Hugo, my beautiful baby boy You’re almost four months old now and your little personality is really starting to shine through. You’re such a smiley, happy baby and ever so handsome. I fall  deeper and deeper in love with you every single day. I’ve said from the day that you were born than you were calmer and more chilled out than your big sister and it’s absolutely true. You’ll quite happily lay playing on your activity mat or bouncing in your chair, taking everything in until your little tummy starts to rumble and then you begin to shout. It’s not a cry, more an angry little grunt that repeats like a beacon until you are fed. You love your milk so much. When you feed you thrash…

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The Joyku Baby Sling | Review

I ‘ve got a lovely small brand to share with you today.  We’re very lucky and get sent lots of lovely things to trial, but it’s not often that one of these brands actually ‘revolutionizes’ my life (for want of a better word without sounding too dramatic). The Joyku sling has made such a difference to our day-to-day lives that I really wanted to share why I think it’s so good in a review. We were under no obligation to write this, but when I think something is good I always like to share the love. A few weeks ago I was contacted by Irina from Joyku asking if I would like to trial one of her baby slings. Initially I was hesitant because I’d tried Ollie in Ettie’s old baby…

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