• Blogger,  Blogging,  Children,  happy,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    5 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Kids

    Your life is always one big rush. You’re running to prepare breakfast, you’re running to ship your kids off to school, you’re running to work, then you’re doing the chores, then there’s that appointment you have to get to, and then there are a million more errands in the day that you have to finish! There’s never enough time for anything, and before you realize it, your child’s birthday is coming up and you wonder – when did they get to grow up so much? It’s a big modern age problem, that stressful, hectic rush that often makes us forget about the important things in life. So, how do we…

  • Bad parenting advice,  Blogger,  Children,  father,  jabs,  Made Up Mummies

    Could You Be Inadvertently Ruining Your Children?

    With many people around the world now using social media daily, it’s almost impossible to go a single day without seeing different opinions on parenting. However, there are some that I’ve come across in the past which seem just straight up stupid. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I’m a big believer in fighting for what you believe in, but when it comes to children there are many people who seem like they are asking for social to be knocking at their door. I’m not a perfect parent, in fact no one is (although many like to believe they are) and social media has been the home to many…

  • Finance,  Made Up Mummies,  money,  Self Improvement

    The Best Remedy For Family Financial Management Headache

    Managing family finances can be quite a headache, and in a world with so many responsibilities, you deserve peace of mind by getting the right remedy. Poor management of family finance is one of the major factors that cause stress. What is more, a recent report from the APA says that, “money continues to be a top cause of stress”. Needless to say, with the hustle of day to day life, everyone needs a breather at some point. You need something to take the weight off your shoulders. The good news is, there are a number of financial tips perfectly tailored to ensure you are relieved of the burden. Read on to learn more. https://pixabay.com/en/coins-money-uk-money-english-money-2512279/ Less Spending…

  • Beauty,  Blogger,  happy,  Made Up Mummies

    Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder – Make Sure You’re One Of Them!

    With all of the celebrities that we see on telly and in magazines, it’s easy to be given an impression on what sort of beauty regime that we should be undertaking. It’s also easy to fall into a position where you doubt that you’re in fact, a beautiful person. Society dictates that we look a certain way, and if we look any different then we look out of place. It’s a sad state of affairs to be in, but it’s also something that I’m passionate on fighting. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you as an individual should be one of those people that thinks you’re beautiful.…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Children,  happy,  love,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    How To Deal With A Frightened Child

    Today I had to deal with one of the worst things a parent can see their child go through; fear. Dinky had an ophthalmology appointment today and although this isn’t the first time he has been to have his eyes checked, he was not happy during the whole car journey there. My Dad took us, and normally when he’s around all he can do is talk and blabber on about nothing. But today he was silent, with the odd sigh and whimper. He told us that he was bored, so we kept chatting to him to keep him occupied. Fast forward thirty minutes into the car journey and he lets…

  • Children,  Made Up Mummies,  School

    Getting Your Children Back Into Their Routine For School

    It’s easy to slip out of routines in the summer holidays because it’s likely you don’t have to get the children up really early like you do with school. Now that the new school term is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids back to their school routine. Bedtime That’s the first routine that comes to mind. I know for a fact that my little one has been staying up later since the summer holidays has begun. As of today, he will be going back to his stricter bedtime routine, and if you’ve got a week or so until your kids return to school, it might be…

  • Beauty,  Children,  Made Up Mummies

    When Should Children Be Allowed To Wear Make Up?

    A question that’s as old as the tale of time, when should children be allowed to wear make up? I’ve got to be honest, I originally wrote “when should girls be allowed to wear make up” and then changed my mind because I didn’t want anyone being offended that only girls should wear it. Anyway, back to my point. What age do you think children should be allowed to wear make up? It’s a difficult question because it poses so many follow up questions like: What is considered a ‘child’ in your mind? How much make up? What kind of make up?     So how do we make the…

  • Anxiety,  Blogger,  Blogging,  happy,  health,  healthy,  Made Up Mummies,  parenting

    I Don’t Want The School Holidays To End!

    Not long until the kids are back to school! I can literally hear the sigh of relief from a lot of you! I’ve got to admit, I have loved every second of the summer holidays with Dinky, he’s really come into himself as a character and his behavior has improved massively. Before the summer holidays, I was struggling with his behavior because he was very much chatting me back, doing everything opposite to what I had asked and in general, being a little pain in the bum. So what changed? Once the summer holidays started, I decided to start this trust routine with him. Before, whenever I left the room…

  • happy,  health,  healthy,  Made Up Mummies

    How Being A Mum Can Be The Best Workout

    Being a busy mum is a 24/7 job, and once you’ve signed up; there’s always going to be plenty to keep you active. Therefore, it can be difficult to find the time to get to the gym for a workout and get home again; not to mention the added stress of finding childcare and ensuring that everything around the house is ready for the next day. However, there are some tasks and activities you can do; and it’s all part of being a mum. The following are some hints and tips on how to make “mumming” into a workout, to help you feel fit, healthy, and full of life. Image…

  • happy,  Made Up Mummies,  Save money

    How you can save money by making small changes

    Today I’m going to show you how you can save money by making small changes, and without even feeling like you’re missing out on anything. If you can make these small changes, you will notice a difference in your bank balance which will help you save even more money for a rainy day. We all love a good bargain or being able to save a bit of money here and there, but let’s face it we probably all indulge way more than we should. Well I definitely do. Set small savings up. Let’s start with going through the traditional way to save money by literally putting some money aside. You could choose…