20 Experience Gifts for Kids (Instead of More Stuff)

Experience Gifts for Kids are the Future! As we head towards Christmas aka The Season of All Shopping, I’m already on the hunt for gift ideas for my teen daughter. Increasingly, though, I’m trying to avoid buying yet more “stuff“. We already have crammed shelves, and wardrobes and more shoes…

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Nine Years of Blogging: A Love/Hate Affair

So here we are. It’s been nine years this week since I first posted on Who’s the Mummy. To commemorate the occasion I thought it would be interesting to reflect on how I feel about my blog after nine years. What are the things I enjoy, and what are the…

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Is it Time to Give Hauls the Heave-Ho?

Is it time for fast fashion clothing hauls to stop? Spend more than five minutes on YouTube these days and you’ll see an enormous number of haul videos. YouTubers showing off bagfuls of items they’ve bought, often from stores like Primark or Shein. It’s a similar story on Instagram.  I…

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Ten Embarrassing Parenting Stories from 10 Years of Blogging

So it turns out that my blog is turning ten years old next week. You might imagine that in ten years of blogging, I would have shared some amazing insights into parenting. Maybe some useful recipes, or hacks to make home life easier. Nope. Mostly, I’ve shared ridiculous stories of…

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Ten Years: Time to Move On?

I bought my current house ten years ago this month. Back then I was a newly single parent working as a freelance journalist. I’d had to sell our house in Brighton as part of the divorce settlement, so I was broke (to put it mildly). Moving 300 miles North and…

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