Mr Bloom

Our Weekend in Pictures-Including Hanging Out With Mr Bloom

This weekend was gushingly one where I literally kept thinking, 'Wow I'm so happy, I'm so lucky'...stick with me...You see we are all so busy rushing around aren't we, running from here to there, working, hustling, multi-juggling that these last few days went by a bit slowly in comparison and allowed me to truly take stock.
one black cat

Kids’ Clothes by me&i to Make You Smile

I love working with me&i and have collaborated with them for years now-they're a seriously cool, super-fun, vibrant Swedish brand for kids (and ladies too), that really embody that retro vintage vibe for modern families everywhere. Look at the bright kids line below-bursting with funky prints, truly happy-making fashion for kids of all ages.
Daddy Blogger

Who’s the Daddy – Tony Pitt aka Papa Tont’s Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

It's that time again 'Who's the Daddy', my monthly feature where a Daddy blogger guest posts on my blog, sharing his voice and view on the world right now. I've been utterly overwhelmed by the response from the incredible Daddy blogging community both in the UK and abroad, along with my readers of course- since launching this series last month; it's a real privilege to share my blog with such a diverse and talented pool of bloggers writing about parenting and beyond, from their perspective. This week Papa Tont, Tony Pitt, is sharing this thoughts on Valentine's Day.
Khush-boo Fragrances-Honest Mum

Khush-Boo Fragrances For All The Family

Mothers & Shakers Featured Post. We are sent a fair few samples in this house but never have we tried fragrances for all the family before and let me start by stating these Khush-Boo fragrances are JOYFU...
brilliant blog posts-Honest Mum

Brilliant Blog Posts 27th November 2014

I can't believe another week has flown by and it's #brilliantblogposts is live again and what a busy week it has been! Last Sunday saw us attend the world premiere of Paddington and although I've been lucky enough to attend premieres through my work as a filmmaker and journalist, it has never been as fun as with my own little bear, my 4, nearly 5 year old, Oliver!
Alexander asleep-Honest Mum

My Sleep Tips For Kids

My kids, Oliver (4 nearly 5 and Alexander, 2) have never been the greatest of sleepers (they take after me) but sleep patterns seemed to have gotten worse towards the end of the summer with a serious lack of structure, outbreaks of tonsillitis for my toddler and a period of nightmares (my eldest and I to be honest) pre-school starting! We were all shattered! Fast forward to Oliver starting and settling in at school (he's so happy), a more structured routine and a few dietary changes and the boys are sleeping better than ever. So, I wanted to share what has worked for us.
Top to Toesie

Win £35 Worth of Natural, Organic Childs Farm Products

It's nearly my birthday (Sunday) so I'm treating you guys to some fabulous competitions on the blog to celebrate! First up is this wonderful competition where one lucky reader will win £35 worth of Childs Farm Products, all containing natural and organic ingredients with NO parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours and SLSs.
grilled prawns with a Thai sauce-Honest Mum

Grilled Prawns with a Thai Peanut Sauce

The other night, my husband Peter and I got cooking up some grilled prawns. I can't eat nuts (*sad face) but Peter is obsessed (we really are opposites that just work). ...I'm fine with trace of nuts so cooking with them is OK, just not eating them! I did chomp on the grilled prawns and rice with a little sweet chilli thai sauce (was from the bottle though to save time) but Peter relished the home made peanut sauce so if you like nuts, you should LOVE this recipe!