10 Things They Never Tell You about having Kids

There is nothing better than the anticipation of that very first pregnancy… Will we have a boy or a girl? Will they look like us? How much fun will it be to dress them up, buy them all the toys we wish we’d been given as children, decorate the nursery?! Books, magazines, advertisements and even…

Mostly Mum’s 7 Top Tips for Surviving the SATs

  It’s SATs week and Mostly Mum is in a contemplative mood. While resisting the urge to give in to to the worry gremlins (see quote posted above!), we here at Mostly Mum HQ have come up with a stress-busting exam week strategy that will serve us all well as we navigate those choppy educational…

The Clutter Clinic – Top Tips to Halve your Hoard

Mostly Mum is on a mission – to finally, once and for all, get on top of her hoarding (gulp!) tendencies! Yes, hands up over here! We at Mostly Mum HQ harbour hoarding habits. We don’t mean to… It just sort of happens… A trip to Primark here… An outing to H&M there and we…

Mostly Mum’s Latest Primark Haul Revealed!

Gif pic source: SLANTED.STUDIO, GIPHY app. If you’re a regular reader you will know that Mostly Mum is a bit of a Primark (aka Penneys to the Irish among us!) fiend! So imagine the excitement chez Mostly Mum when she discovered during a recent outing to the shops (proper shops not just grocery shops this…

A Birth Story and a Cautionary Tale!

My precious Baby C is one today! In fact, exactly one year ago, almost to the minute, the Hubby and I were speeding towards the hospital my waters having gone… Pop! Just like that… In the middle of the night as I was settling down in bed for a good night’s rest after checking out…

Caleb’s Crazy about Carter’s!!!

We were all quite happy about Baby C’s choice of outfit this morning but no one was happier than he! Giggles, gurgles, squeals of joy! It was all there and just because Mama decided to dress him in this: The uber trendy ripped skinny jeans are from H&M (we just have to sneak it in…

Social Media and the Pre-teen – Playing with Fire 🔥?

Regular readers will know that Mostly Mum has a pre-teen and most of you will also already know, from your own experience, that parenting a pre-teen is not without its challenges in normal circumstances – coming of age, puberty, friends, exams… It’s all a bit of a minefield! However, parents of pre-teens in 2018 have…

Mind the Celebrity Bump – Pregnancy after 45, yay or nay?

  Scrolling down through my Instagram feed yesterday, the story below from Elle USA jumped out at me: Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are expecting their first child together—and they sound so excited 😍 Link in bio. A post shared by Elle Magazine (@elleusa) on Apr 20, 2018 at 6:15am PDT ‘Rachel Weisz and Daniel…