Reunited over Pasta! The Trouble with Twins!

Children helping to make food

What happened to my gentle, happy, kind hearted girls? One day they were four years old. They were nice to one another, had the occasional tantrum and more often than not they would listen to their mummy and daddy without us having to raise our voices. Then, all of a sudden they turned five years old and it’s like something within them has changed. Every day they argue, fight, cry and tell tales on one another. R is definitely more dominant and hates it when she’s proven wrong. She hates it when M tells on her for doing something wrong,… [Read More]

Celebrating Your Twins’ First Birthday

The first birthday is an exciting event for all parents, no matter whether they are first-time parents or more experienced. But when it comes to twins, there is double the reason to be excited. The truth is that planning a birthday for twins is considerably different to just planning it for a single child. There are a few things that you will need to do markedly differently if you want your twins to enjoy their day. Of course, it is unlikely that they will remember it – but you will probably feel that you want to do something to make… [Read More]

We Are All Mums – Tommy’s Baby Charity

Mother’s day can be a hard time for many women. For me it’s pretty bitter sweet. My mum passed away when I was 18 years old. She had ovarian cancer and was just 50 years old when she was taken from us too soon. As a mum myself, Mother’s Day is a day that I want to enjoy with my children, but I also want to spend it remembering my own mum. For this reason Mother’s Day can be pretty emotional. It’s also a time when I look back at my own pregnancy with both fondness and gratitude that our… [Read More]

Lessons Your Kids Won’t Learn At School

There are many things that parents have the opportunity to teach their kids. It might be the basics of how to tell time or something simple like how to hoover up properly – the kind of things that most of us can’t even remember never knowing! It’s an interesting process to strip back to childhood and try to find ways to channel the things we feel we just inherently know, now we have to explain them to our kids. While the life lessons you impart to your kids never really have an end, there are a few areas that it’s… [Read More]

A Mum’s Guide To Cutting Costs When Times Are Tight

When you have a family, life becomes a lot more expensive. Whether you’ve got two children or eight, it can often be a struggle to make ends meet each month. If you’re currently finding it hard to make your money stretch as far as you would like it to, don’t despair because it is possible to make your money go that little bit further, it’s just a case of being smarter with your spending, that’s all. The fact is that parenting really is a costly business – little ones don’t come cheap, that’s for sure. A lot of families struggle… [Read More]

Chicco Arrow Balance Bike Review

As a busy mum I’m always trying to think of new ways to get the kids to spend more time outdoors instead of cooped up inside in front of the TV. My twin girls already have a pedal bike each, but if I’m on my own with them both and they want to go to the park on their bikes, it’s really difficult for me to manage them both on pedal bikes on my own. You see they both need help steering and quite often the wheels on their pedal bikes get stuck if the ground is uneven. That’s why… [Read More]

Mum Moments Plus win a box of Hotel Chocolat Chocolates!

Mother's Day Mood Board

Mother’s day is a rather poignant day for me. When I walk around the shops and see shelves full of Mother’s Day cards, aisles full of ‘Best Mum’ teddy bears and beautiful bouquets of flowers, I can’t help but feel a little sad. You see my mum passed away when I was 18 years old. Mum was just 50 years old. She had ovarian cancer. I try not to think of the sad times though which is why when I was asked by Hotel Chocolat if I’d like to write about my favourite ‘Mum Moments’, I thought I’d share some… [Read More]

Make Mornings Much Easier With These Tweaks To Your Home

Mornings can be a challenge when you have a little one to look after. And even before they go to school, mornings can be still difficult to master. After all, you need to make sure you and your child are both up and ready to face the world. But it can be a challenge alongside your hubby to get ready for the day ahead. Here are some tweaks you can make to your home to make mornings much easier. Invest in a new bathroom suite It’s often the bathroom which can slow down the getting ready process in the morning…. [Read More]

Tick, Tock: Pay Heed to Your Biological Clock!

The sound of a clock ticking can be one of the most irritating noises, conjuring images of minutes slipping away during difficult exams or the seemingly endless minutes waiting to fall asleep. So it’s no wonder that for many women, the tendency is to push that biological clock into a place where it can be safely ignored. However, for many women, the sound of the biological clock ticking can turn into alarm bells when the time comes to start a family. Women may “oversleep,” so to speak, missing the chance to start a family without intervention. And sometimes, interventions may… [Read More]

How Large Families Can Save Money

If you have a relatively large family, then you will probably be aware that it is often surprisingly easy to accidentally overspend and to end up with little money at the end of the month. This can happen all too easily, but the truth is that the solution is to simply adopt a different kind of attitude. There might only be a certain amount of money coming in, and the same responsibilities every month, but if you are a little clever about it then you can easily save a considerable amount of money for your family each month. In this… [Read More]