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…

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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…

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……

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 –…

Bye-Bye Bonny Baby, Hello Testing Toddler

Oh dear! Once Baby C hit his milestone 1st birthday, Mostly Mum knew from experience that change was coming… Those gloriously blissful days of delicious babyhood were numbered as Lulu (aka Baby C) found his feet to toddle into… a whole new phase of… well… toddlerhood. However, the almost overnight transformation of my precious Lulu…

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…