Brilliant Mum Feature 101

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Denise who blogs at Mum on a Mission for a Better Life. Denise is 37 years old and is a married mum of three girls aged 20, 19 and 10. She lives in Suffolk and is very nearly at the end of a social work degree. They have three dogs who… [Read More]

#GIFTED Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

As a busy parent finding ways to encourage my children to connect with nature can be hard. During the weekdays we’re all pretty busy with work, school and after school activities. This means I don’t get a lot of time to plan out any activities for the weekend. However Mud & Bloom recently sent me their April monthly subscription box to review and it’s full of easy and fun activities to engage children in nature. As an added bonus they’re also educational. Mud & Bloom was created by Anja in December 2017. As a mum of three, Anja is passionate… [Read More]

Review: Beatrix Potter Gifts by Enesco

(Helen) Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. My children are seven years old and they love Peter Rabbit. They always watch the show on CBeebies and they loved the Peter Rabbit film that was released last year, but did you know that we’re not only the fans of Beatrix Potter? It’s certainly no secret that the Royal Family are fans of Beatrix Potter too, and with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby due next month I thought… [Read More]

Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

Getting the family outdoors

This summer my husband and I have decided that we’d like to try and make a really big effort to spend more time outdoors as a family. There are so many benefits to spending time outdoors such as better mental health and reduced stress levels. We have so many ideas as to how we can encourage the whole family outdoors. The first thing we’re doing is ditching the car on the school run when we can and walking instead. Naturally this is better for the environment for lots of different reasons, but it’s also better for us. It means we… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 100

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is me! You may wonder why I’ve decided to take part myself, and it’s quite simply because this is the 100th Brilliant Mum Feature! I can’t take all of the credit of course. I should firstly say thank you to my husband, Nigel. After all he was the one who started the… [Read More]

Everything you need to know about reusable sanitary pads

In a bid to reduce our single use plastic, I’ve switched from disposable sanitary pads to reusable sanitary pads. These are better for the environment, more comfortable than disposables and they’re so easy to use. Before I made the switch I had lots of questions about reusable sanitary pads. Trying to find answers was tough. That’s why I thought I’d write my own little guide about my experience, in addition to how to use, store and wash your reusable pads. I’ve also put together a video which may also be of use. Types of reusable sanitary pads First up we’ll… [Read More]

My Favourite LUSH Products

I’m pretty new to using LUSH products. Over the last few years, I’ve been gifted the odd bath bomb, and I always buy my daughters a bath bomb or two each for Christmas and their birthday, but bath bombs were usually all that I bought. However, after a recent trip to LUSH in a bid to explore the world of shampoo and conditioner bars in order to reduce the amount of single use plastic we use as a family, I discovered that LUSH offer much more than just bath bombs. After asking a staff member for advice regarding shampoo and… [Read More]

I’m the Vuelio number 10 Mummy Blogger in the UK!

Many moons ago, well three years ago to be exact, my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy was named the number 10 Daddy Blogger in the UK by Vuelio. Since then he’s been named in the Top 10 UK Daddy Bloggers for three years in a row reaching the height of number two in 2017. To say I was a tad envious is an understatement! Of course I was also very pleased for him too! Now, however, it’s my turn! Last week Vuelio announced their Top 10 Mummy Bloggers in the UK for 2019, and I’m so pleased to… [Read More]