Latest Mummy McAuliffe Blog Posts

Green People moisturiser featured
Feb 27

I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to skincare and makeup. They’re not something that I’ve ever been that interested in spending my money on, and I’ve been lucky in always having fairly clear skin, so have been able to get away with it! Well…that was until Wolfy entered my life, who decided […]

Boon featured
Feb 26

When it comes to weaning your baby onto solid food, there is a lot of conflicting advice out there, and particularly if you are breastfeeding. While there’s general consensus that ‘breast is best’, I’ve also been told on countless occasions that from six months and beyond (and some say earlier), breast milk doesn’t contain the […]

The Works
Feb 15

Our family is a big fan of The Works. It’s brimming with goodies for everyone, from Frozen merchandise through to gorgeous stationery, arts and craft materials, and of course lots of books. Just as my favourite shop as a child was Woolworths (sadly now extinct on the high street), I am pretty sure The Works […]

dolls house
Dec 19

My Sindy dolls house is my best remembered toy from childhood. It was handmade by my Dad, and I have very fond memories of the hours I used to spend playing with it. I adored my Sindy dolls (so much better than Barbie!), and I used to get very wrapped up in my make-believe storylines, […]

bookshelf
Nov 30

Not everyone’s a reader, my husband included. But I, on the other hand, have been collecting books since I was a child. Over the past 30 or so years I have amassed a pretty big collection, and hats off to my husband for allowing me to turn our small fourth bedroom into my own personal […]

the goldfinch
Jul 14

At the beginning of the year, one of my many resolutions was to try and read at least one book a month. Little did I know that resolution would be completely thrown out the window when I picked up Donna Tartt’s epic new novel The Goldfinch…but hand on heart, it was completely worth breaking my […]

the stable
Jul 08

Poole Quay is little more than a stone’s throw from my home, but for some reason it’s one of those places we only think to visit occasionally. After every visit, we always end up saying, “why don’t we come here more often?” But then I guess it wouldn’t have such novelty value if we did. […]

eating ricecake
Jun 04

Wolfy has been a little slow on the uptake with weaning. He is hopelessly addicted to his milk and hasn’t quite seen the need for anything else. Looking at him, you certainly wouldn’t say he was going without! But at his eight month check a couple of weeks ago our health visitor gently advised that […]

When Nurture Calls campaign
May 13

Would you go to a cafe, buy a coffee, and then sit in the toilets to drink it? I’m presuming in most cases the answer would be ‘no’! So WHY is it acceptable for some business owners to ask a nursing mum to feed their hungry baby in the toilets? The logic baffles me. I […]

Chocolate cupcakes
May 06

As our humungous Easter egg stash begins to dwindle, finally…it seems like the perfect time to consider whether we have the willpower to go sugar-free for a month, or maybe more! If this is a topic that interests you, you may like to check out my guest post, ‘Should my family go sugar-free?‘, on parenting […]

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