blogging

Blogging Tips

Yes I'm a full time professional blogger but I'm always learning. Some refer to me as an expert but this is an ever-changing, exciting brave new world so not sure about that but let me tell you, parenting bloggers are HUGELY influential game-changers.
Alexander eating-Honest Mum

Stand Up for Good Snacks with Ella’s Kitchen (Sponsored)

For those who follow my blog, you'll know just how passionate I am about healthy food and snacks for my kids and myself. I love that this video by Ella's Kitchen has been dubbed a 'Good Snacking Revolution' and is basically a mini picketing demonstration from a bunch of socially conscious tots who are standing up for their right to healthy snacks!
Alexander-Honest Mum

Singing to My Kids

I always thought my voice was OK, that is pre-husband and procreating kids who are not so flattering. Granted, I'd never get through the first round of XFactor but I think I sound pretty awesome singing along to Beyonce in the car most days...
rose water-Honest Mum

My Natural Skincare Routine

I am often asked about my skincare routine and although I'll be covering this in upcoming beauty vlogs I thought I'd share some of my kind, gentle must-have's that I love for my skin.
Oliver-Honest Mum

Wise Words from a 4 Year Old

Some days I feel like I have a little Buddha in the making on my hands, a four year old son (4 and a 1/2 to be precise) seemingly wise beyond his years offering me kernels of wisdom only innocent children who so often so clearly see life as it is, can.
Frozen-Honest Mum

Life Lessons From Frozen

Admittedly and unashamedly I am utterly and completely FROZEN mad-possibly more so than even my kids who both love it madly, deeply.

Featuring in a Film for bareMinerals

A month ago saw me being commissioned to join a group of ab-fab bloggers Ella of La Petite Anglaise, Rosie from Cider with Rosie, Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and Ambarina of Beauty Passionista) to undergo a bareMinerals make over and discuss the beauty label's new and exciting bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation for a film on their site.
Mousse cake-Honest Mum

Hotel Chocolat’s Roast and Conch Restaurant Review

Saturday saw me being invited to review Hotel Chocolat's restaurant Roast + Conch in Leeds-their second fine dining restaurant in the UK with the first in Borough Market, London and the original created in 2011 in the open air cocoa estate kitchen of their Bou...
The boys

My Hopes for 2014

So what are my hopes for 2014?....I've been mulling over this post for a while now and in fact have started implementing a lot of things I want to change in 2014, even within the last few days.
Oliver wearing his hat

Children’s Ear Infections: What Helped Us…

My otherwise healthy little toddler suffered from chronic ear infections (otherwise known as Glue Ear) from June last year until December but has seemed to have knocked them on the head (for the longest time) anyway in the last couple of months.