Latest Mummy McAuliffe Blog Posts

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 […]

defibrillator roleplay
Mar 19

I heard in the news recently that Asda is to be placing defibrillators in all of its 609 stores across the UK, through an agreement with the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Until last August, I had absolutely no idea that any member of the public can use a defibrillator within an emergency situation, if one […]

The Husband's Secret
Feb 07

A survey published this week found that mothers have on average just 17 minutes of ‘me time’ a day. Apparently these moments of peace are spent reading a book, having a (hot!) cup of tea, or watching soaps on TV. Reading will always win hands down for me, with a hand-crafted coffee running in close […]

Child with phone
Jan 29

It’s a very different world that my children are growing up in, compared to the world that I knew as a child. Technological advances over the past 30 years have been immense, and I truly believe that as a result, our children’s minds are being wired in a completely different way to our own. Technology […]

sleeping baby
Nov 14

Selecting a baby monitor can be such a difficult decision for first time parents. We agonised over which model to get before Little I was born, reading hundreds of reviews online and asking friends what they had. When it comes to baby safety, I’m sure most parents would be willing to pay a premium for […]

Oct 12

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but I have a very good excuse I promise! On 2 September I gave birth to our gorgeous new son. We’re all doing really well, if a little sleep deprived. As my regular readers will know, I choose not to use my daughter’s real name on […]

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 […]

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