3 Things Social Media Can Teach Us About Life

Ahh! Social Media! On the surface, it’s a bit like Marmite – we either love it or hate it. But scratch a little bit beneath the surface and it’s not quite so simple… There are some who will want nothing to do with it whatsoever. On the flip side, there will be those who have…

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3 Steps To Effective Weight Loss

There is an air of excitement chez Mostly Mum this evening. So much so that, instead of getting an early(ish) night as originally intended, I am up burning the midnight oil (again!) to tell you all about the latest developments in my ‘blast the baby belly’ journey… Regular readers of this blog will know that…

10 Perfect Products to Fight the Frazzle this Summer

This post contains affiliate links. It’s officially summer! But unlike most summers in the British Isles, it really, truly feels like summer as we’re basking (or baking, can’t decide which!) in day after day of glorious sunshine! In fact, according to the Daily Mail online (my guilty pleasure! 😳), it’s been one of the hottest…

3 Reasons to Rediscover Zara

Mostly Mum has been prowling the shops again! Well, they do say that ‘old habits die hard’, so why break with tradition? And then there is the fact that it’s summer and the shops are simply brimming with too-cute-to-be-true sparkly objects like the earrings pictured below. (Yes, hands up, I am a bit of a…

5 Top Tips to make the most of your Beauty Sleep

As all parents of babies and young children will attest, sleep is a precious commodity and usually on the scarce side of the scale. Not good when you consider the fact that ‘beauty sleep’ isn’t just an empty phrase. In order to maintain (and even improve) our looks, not to mention our physical and mental…

Sort out your Stress with a … Manicure

Disclosure: This post contains an amazon affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Sometimes, it’s all just too much! The sun might be splitting the trees but that is of no consequence if you feel as if the weight of…

Five Things You Don’t Need To Buy For Your New Baby

Ah! Those gloriously happy days of that first, much wanted, pregnancy! The anticipation. The joy. The awe-inspiring wonder that two would soon become three (or more, depending on your circumstances)! And then – it you’re at all like me – the devouring of every baby article you could possibly unearth; baby magazines, parenting websites, forums……

Slides: Could you, Would you, Should you?

Fashion’s a funny old world! One minute, a certain item is the most undesirable object ever imaginable and then the next, that self-same object is an absolute must-have! Enter stage right, the slide sandal, in what would probably be its most recognisable form: the Adidas Adilette. Hmm… Love it or loathe it? 🤔 If you’re…

B is for Boisterous…

Oh dear! Another day, another new development in the life of Mostly Mum… This time, we’ve progressed onto head-butting. Well, when I say ‘we’, I really mean Baby C, aka Lulu, aka my adorable one year old baby boy. Even though we’re hardly newbies in the parenting game (almost eleven years in and counting –…