10 Perfectly Reasonable Reasons for Being a Diet Cheat!

Mostly Mum has fallen off the diet wagon! 😳 I know, I know… It’s only been about two weeks. How could someone possibly come a cropper so early in the game? Quite easily, really! And I can think of not just one but ten great reasons why we all fall victim to the diet cheat…

Full makeup for a workout? Let me show you how!

A few days into my new diet and fitness regime and I’m already feeling the cold turkey effects of the combination of sugar deprivation and a sudden return to regular exercise. Crabby? Check. Grumpy? Check. Headaches? Check. Achy all over? Check. Now, I remember why I was so reticent about doing anything concrete to lose…

Fabulous at Forty Plus?

Mostly Mum has been thinking about age lately, or more specifically her age… Regular readers will know by now that Mostly Mum is already… ahem… cough… splutter… over… um… forty. Forty one and five months, to be exact! And does that bother her? Maybe just a teeny tiny little bit… Blooming beyond 40? I should…

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…

Mostly Mum’s Fitness Files #2 – #Diet Dilemmas!

Mostly Mum’s bid for fitness fabulousness is continuing in earnest… My Instagram feed is currently brimming with fitspo pics such as the one of the lovely Louise below. I am therefore determined not to let my motivation slide. #goals – the lovely Louise Thompson of Made In Chelsea fame. So this a.m., I literally squeezed…

Mostly Mum’s Fitness Files – Part 1.

Mostly Mum has a confession to make… She’s quit the gym! And not today or yesterday either… All of four months ago! 😳 I think it was the throwaway remark (except that it wasn’t throwaway for me… It has somehow got stuck in my brain and is on replay ever since!) made by the Hubby,…

Mostly Mum’s baby bulge fight – a losing battle?

Today Mostly Mum had a moment of lucidity – this battle of the baby bulge is on the very long road to nowhere! I’m not sure where exactly this light-bulb moment came from. Was it just after I had stuffed myself with a third slice of Granny’s cake? (Three slices? Yes, I know, excessive! It’s…

Mostly Mum’s Most Fabulous Finds of the Day!

Mostly Mum has been up to her old tricks again! Just nipped out to the shops quickly  to pick up something nice for dinner but ended up with a few fabulous non edible items in the bag as well. 😳 🛍🎁 Fab finds #1 and #2 I popped into Oliver Bonas for no more than a minute…

Spring Clean – The Sequel

Today was one of those annoying kind of days where Mostly Mum was feeling the overwhelm… As well as the usual feed, entertain, change Baby C tasks, I had the girls at home (the Easter holidays are still ongoing, a fact which can have its downsides… ) and to top it all, Granny and Grandad…