3 Ways to Stay on top of your Summer Weight Loss Goals

Who doesn’t love summer? Sunshine (mostly), ice-cream, holidays, balmy evenings, al fresco dining… But wait! What if we’ve decided to finally shed those extra pounds of baby weight just before the summer’s begun?! Yes, hands up! Guilty as charged over here! 😩😳 Could there be a worse time (well, ok, aside from Christmas!) to count…

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Matte v Gloss – The Ultimate Beauty Test

Ahh! Lip Gloss! A beauty bag basic since… ooh… at least the early noughties. Up until quite recently, matte lipstick has been just so last century (check out any Friends episode for verification of this! 😉). Yes, we’re so looking at you, Rachel… Via GIPHY Yes, and you too, Monica! Via GIPHY Unfortunately, I’m old…

3 Surefire Ways to find your Happy Place this Summer

Summertime means weeks and weeks of endless sunshine, holidays, fun and freedom from the daily stressors of normal life…☀️🌴 Well, that’s the dream the fantasy world of the advertisements in TV Land (and maybe even our own imaginations would like to sell us!). But (as is often the case), the reality can look a little…

4 Must-See School Run(way) Items

School’s finally out for the summer! Hurray! Or is it? On the one hand, there is finally that exhilarating feeling of freedom. (Well, as free as you can be with three children in the house… ) Six whole weeks of school-run-free bliss! No more early morning panic, being late no matter how early we get…

3 Things Social Media Can Teach Us About Life

Ahh! Social Media! On the surface, it’s a bit like Marmite – we either love it or hate it. But scratch a little bit beneath the surface and it’s not quite so simple… There are some who will want nothing to do with it whatsoever. On the flip side, there will be those who have…

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…

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…

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…