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Mum of five staying sane · 1W ago

Decluttering the house when you are married to a 'hoarder' and trying to make things a bit tidier!

My husband is a hoarder! I mean not to the extremes that you see on the hoarding programmes on TV but he struggles to let things go. The lounge on a tidy day. I try and limit the amount of t...
Mum of five staying sane · 1W ago

Ikea Reading, a new store in the Ikea family and well worth a visit (or two or three!)

Ikea, it's one of my favourite places. Who doesn't like a trip to Ikea to stock up on household items and meatballs! When Ikea decided to open a store half an hour down the road from us in R...
Mum of five staying sane · 1W ago

The children have grown too quickly & I regret wishing the school holidays away. Enjoy your time together before September arrives.

I know this is a bit rich coming from me as I am usually the one moaning most summer holidays that we have nothing planned and the kids are killing each other and it's raining and they won't...
Mum of five staying sane · 2W ago

A day out in London for 'me time'. My first Irregular Choice purchase & some Selfridges exclusive Krispy Kremes too.

A few weeks ago myself and the bestie hit London for a day out and some time out from the kiddies. Leaving the Things in the hubby's quite capable hands I jumped aboard a, later than expecte...
Mum of five staying sane · 2W ago

A busy family birthday month including 3 birthdays on the same day. Why I am loving lots of birthday family get togethers too.

So it's that time of year again. August is our busy birthday month for family and friends and since Thing 5 started school last September we have recently discovered it's a busy time for sch...
Mum of five staying sane · 2W ago

Looking at the new autumn winter childrenswear releases from Burberry, Gucci, Kenzo, Dolce & Gabbana and more

As the Summer sales come to an end there has been an influx of new Autumn Winter arrivals at some of my favourite websites that I like to visit. They stock designer brands such as Burberry, ...
Mum of five staying sane · 2W ago

Thing 5's birthday wish list. What to buy for a 5 year old. Birthday (and Christmas!) gift ideas from Playmobil, Lego, Bopster and more

HELP! It's Thing 2 and 5's birthday next week and I am so not ready at all. You would think being their Mum and knowing that their birthday is on the same day EVERY year I would be a bit mor...
Mum of five staying sane · 1M ago

Changing schools and starting school in September. Thing 3 & 4 are on the move as they prepare for a new Junior school and Senior school.

I can't believe we are already in our last half term back at school before the Summer holidays. Having received new school placement news back in March/April I am already thinking ahead to S...
Mum of five staying sane · 3M ago

Can you DIY on a budget?. Tips on how to DIY on a budget including upcycling furniture and our hallway makeover for under £25 including paintwork and new carpet.

Can you really DIY on a budget? When I first start looking into doing a room makeover it soon started adding up once I added in all of the paint, wallpaper, carpets, accessories, lighting et...
Mum of five staying sane · 3M ago

Why I'm a tired mummy, nearly 20 years on into parenthood and I still haven't learnt how to parent properly. Ongoing investigations into the sleep thief in our house!

With nearly 20 years of parenting under my belt you would think I could get it right but most of the time I still feel just as out of my depth as a new Mum feels in those first few days at h...