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……

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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

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links 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…

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…