Here in the UK Mother’s Day is fast approaching so I thought it was a good time to round up some great Mother’s Day crafts. There are some great ideas here for kids of all ages, so all you need to do is share this post with your husband or your kids and let them get crafty!
The Super Mommy Club Learning to be a Super Mommy one day at a time!
When you read or hear the word Entrepreneur, who do you think of? How about Alan Sugar, Martha Stewart or Donald Trump. People who set up their own businesses, took lots of risks and made a fortune.
Would you consider yourself an entrepreneur? Probably not. But it’s time to change that perception.
Read more to find out why you probably are already an entrepreneur and how you can instil those values in your children…
I had two grumpy babies on my hands this morning, despite them having a good night’s sleep, so I was looking for a way to distract/entertain them. I wanted to try some sort of sensory play but didn’t want anything too messy since they were both clean and dressed.
I remembered seeing this post over on Pinterest so I decided to stick some shredded paper into one of our plastic storage boxes and see what happened!
When we were thinking about having kids I decided I would like to breastfeed. One of my friends, my role model really for being a mum, had three kids, and she breastfed them all until they were a year old. As far as I could see it was easier than sterilising bottles and making up formula, and much cheaper too! When my children actually arrived I discovered things about breastfeeding that no one had cared to share with me before, and it was a big shock. Which leads me to confess my Dirty Little Secret. I hated breastfeeding – and here’s why…
Mother of 3 Cathy Hayes was struggling to find a full-time permanent job when she chanced upon a newspaper article featuring a couple who had made £8 million trading on eBay.
Her interest piqued Cathy headed up to her loft to see what ’treasures’ might be stored up there. She came downstairs with a random assortment of toys, children’s clothes, a seventies telephone and an old boiler and set to work listing them on the popular online auction site. By the end of the week she was £600 better off, and had caught the eBay bug!
Read more about how Cathy became a MumPreneur…
Lucy Rumens was a Marketing & Tourism Manager for her local council before she fell pregnant with her daughter in 2009. Thirteen months later she fell pregnant again, and when her 12 week scan revealed she was carrying twins, Lucy and her husband agreed that she should give up work and be a stay at home mum.
A few months after her twin girls arrived Lucy started looking into ways she could make a little bit of money doing something she could fit around her three daughters.
Find out how Lucy went from stay at home mum to MumPreneur…
Finding out you are expecting twins can be a shock as well as a pleasant surprise, and you’re not alone if you were also struck with panic at the thought of how much these precious babies were going to cost!
We didn’t start looking at baby things until after our 20 week scan, and then we couldn’t believe how much we were going to have to spend on a twin buggy, two car seats, two cots and mattresses not to mention all of the other paraphernalia like sheets and blankets, bibs and changing bags…
After being struck with said blind panic I turned to Pinterest. I went on maternity leave 8 weeks before my babies were due, on account of me being too huge and uncomfortable to concentrate on work, so I figured I’d dust off my sewing machine and make some of this stuff. I had a lot of fun making things for my babies and it helped pass the time until they arrived, so I thought it would be useful to you if I shared the tutorials that I followed.
Oh and if you’re sitting there thinking that you have no idea how to sew then don’t worry, I didn’t really know either, the sewing machine had been a birthday gift the year before and I’d never really gotten around to using it. These kind mamas write detailed instructions!
Turning one is a very special birthday but I found it a difficult one to handle gift-wise. My twins turned one in December so we had to think about first birthday gifts, and Christmas presents all in one month. Family members wanted to mark the occasion with toys and clothes, but I didn’t want anyone to spend too much money because hey they’re only one and they still don’t quite understand what these special days mean or why they’re faced with lots of shiny looking paper that they’re suddenly allowed to rip to shreds!
If you’re having the same dilemma and wondering what to buy your twins for their first birthday read on and I’ll let you know what toys rock in our playroom right now…
Having two or more babies at once can be really costly, especially when it comes to buying formula and diapers. It looks like quite a few US companies appreciate this and offer freebies and coupons to moms of twins or multiples, all you have to do is contact them and ask for the free stuff!