Latest Mummy McAuliffe Blog Posts

inside hospital bag
Aug 24

I’m sure every pregnant woman gets excited to pack her hospital bag. After all it’s a sign that you’re nearing the finishing line, and getting ready to meet the baby you’ve felt growing and wriggling inside you for the past nine months. I packed my hospital bag a week or so ago, but it’s certainly […]

Packed lunch
Jul 15

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet over all this talk about packed lunches being unhealthy. I really resent the Government stepping into a situation which in our household works very well, and really doesn’t need any investigating or tampering with. In case you’ve missed it, head teachers in England are being urged to ban […]

garden
Jul 10

I don’t want to jinx things so I’ll whisper it very quietly…summer is here! When the weather’s like this, I don’t think there’s anything nicer than hanging out in your own garden, with the sun beating down and the paddling pool out. Thankfully Little I agrees – she’s definitely a garden girl too. At 32 […]

sports day
Jul 04

Last week was Little I’s sports day. Her preschool joined forces with the infants for a lovely morning event, and believe it or not, the sun came out! Little I was incredibly excited for it, and had been training in the garden (of her own accord!) for weeks. She even had The Mobot rehearsed for […]

two change bags
Jun 25

I’m a bag and shoes girl. Mainly because at 5 ft 1, I’m such a tricky size to buy clothes for (and don’t even mention petite maternity wear!), that shoes and bags are the only two things I can purchase with success. When I found out I was pregnant with Little I, my changing bag […]

once upon a time
Jun 18

I’m a bookworm and always have been, but bizarrely, my parents and sister have never shared my enthusiasm for reading (nor does my husband!). Growing up I always had my nose in a book, and most of my childhood memories are of me reading under my duvet with a torch, probably much further into the […]

Beckley Farm field
Jun 11

Last year we visited Open Farm Sunday for the first time, and we had so much fun that we rocked up again this year and asked some friends to join us. It’s a fantastic family event, full of activities and educational fun for children of all ages. This time we gave ourselves from 1pm till […]

sugar craft making
May 29

I had a tough challenge on my hands when it came to making Little I’s 4th birthday cake. For months she had been adamant that she wanted a Rapunzel cake. I desperately wanted it to live up to her high expectations and I’d spent quite a lot of time researching online for ideas…but all seemed […]

monty's wine
May 14

I can’t remember the last time my husband and I went out together on a Saturday night…seriously! Before Little I arrived I remember us discussing how we would try to get out once a month still, which we managed to achieve for the first couple of months. But I think we quickly realised that we’re […]

bowl of granola
May 09

I’ve always bought into the school of thought that breakfast is the most important meal in the day. I don’t always have a massive appetite for it, but I never skip it. Little I simply adores breakfast time. One of the first things she always says to me in the morning is “what are we […]

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