A word about socks

Socks on a newborn… total nightmare! When our newest little man isn’t wearing an outfit with in-built feet in it I am so tempted not to bother at all. That is however a dangerous game as it opens you up to a rampage of abuse from on-lookers who consider you a bad parent for not putting socks […]

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Parenting realities

It has occurred to me over the years that there are a number of harsh realities about parenting: The later you stay up, the earlier your children will wake If one child sleeps well, one or more of the others will not – it is a conspiracy Toys expand to fill any space available LEGO […]

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When the lights go out

You really don’t realise how much you need electricity until you don’t have it. The power was out for around four hours this morning and we had no idea why – seems now that it was an overhead fault, thanks Scottish Power for getting back to me so quickly.With four children it seems that everything I […]

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The perfect toys for Christmas

If you are a parent of a child or children aged between 1 and 5 years old and you haven’t heard of WOW toys you really need to take a look These toys are very appropriately named and quite frankly when I heard of them I said exactly that “WOW”! So what makes these the ideal […]

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Relax and wind down through massage

After years of back and neck ache after a horse riding fall when I was 15 massage and exercise are the only two things that help relieve tension and discomfort. How good it would be if you could actuality massage yourself I have always thought…although clearly it is still nicer if you have a willing person to […]

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Body Brushing

Body brushing is one of those things I know I should be doing everyday but somehow I have just never been able to get into a routine with it. I’ve had a few body brushes over the years and had bursts of doing it daily and then it always trails off and becomes something I do just when I remember. At […]

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Bonfire Night: Part two

We love bonfire night at Mummy Fever …how about trying this out? Ingredients: 8 large sausages 1 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp Lyle’s golden Syrup 225g ready–rolled puff pastry Beaten egg to glaze Sesame seeds Red and orange Pepper Method:1. Fry or grill the sausages until golden all over. Cool. Heat the oven to 220C/200Cfan/ […]

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