Latest Mummy McAuliffe Blog Posts

poorly child
Feb 19

This is a sponsored post. The flu is unpleasant for everyone who catches it, but for the young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, it can mean much more than a few missed days of work or school. This year has seen one of the most intense strains yet, meaning that families should […]

Chinese Lantern
Feb 14

On Tuesday night, Little I was allowed to stay up a bit past her bedtime to join in the Chinese New Year celebrations at our local Boscombe Chine Gardens. She’s such a big fan of Rapunzel and the Disney movie Tangled, and for those of you who’ve seen it you’ll know that there’s a part […]

On the Farm jigsaw
Feb 05

I hope I’m not the only parent who sometimes finds role play a little exhausting…particularly when it’s all that your little one wants to do! It’s lovely to see and of course role play is great for encouraging creativity and storytelling, but when you’re required to act out the parts of the ugly sisters, prince […]

mummy cuddle
Jan 07

Our Christmas this year didn’t quite go to plan. My husband came down with full-blown flu on Christmas day and retreated to bed for a whole week. Our plans to visit family were totally scuppered. It really wasn’t the Christmas that we’d planned for Little I, and it was a bit of a disappointment all […]

santa drinking
Dec 22

Before the Prosecco is in full flow…I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you, my valued readers, a very happy and restful Christmas. This is my blog’s second Christmas, and over the holiday period I’m hoping it will receive an exciting re-design, which will bring with it lots of new blogging resolutions. While I […]

Ben eardefenders
Dec 09

This post is authored by Katie Pass, who contributed a guest post last December which sparked much debate and interest. Last year, following a diagnosis of high functioning autism for my son, I wrote a blog post describing how we would be celebrating Christmas. I wasn’t expecting anyone apart from family and friends to read […]

sweet tooth cover
Dec 05

I really didn’t need an extra book to add to the leaning tower of Pisa next to my bed…but when in the library the other day with Little I, I couldn’t resist picking up Sweeth Tooth, the new novel by Ian McEwan that was on display. Dangerously I read the inside front cover, and the […]

SOFIA
Dec 04

I hinted here, back in July, that at the start of next year we would be graced with the arrival of a new Disney Princess! For more than 70 years, most little girls have grown up with dreams of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in their heads…but never before has there been a little girl princess. […]

flexible parenting
Nov 13

Today the government announced plans for a shakeup of the parental leave system in England, Scotland and Wales, which will give new mums the chance to share their maternity leave with their partner. Under the new system, which will come into effect in 2015, mothers will be able to return to work two weeks after […]

witch eye
Nov 12

When you have a new baby, you’re sent home from hospital with a stack of leaflets and booklets to read on everything from exercising your pelvic floor, to breastfeeding advice, to what temperature your baby’s room should be at night. I diligently read through most of these and there was one that really stuck in […]

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