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…

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…

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 hope…

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. View this post on Instagram Went for a run along the embankment with Ryan 🏃🏽‍♀️💨 we had…