Frugal February – Money Saving Challenge Update

Frugal February Money Saving Challenge

Read the original Frugal February Post This month I’ve been taking part in Frugal February, the idea being to save and make as much money as possible during the month, now that Christmas and January are out of the way. The month is far from over but I wanted to share a quick update on how I’ve done so far. So far I’ve saved approximately £30 per month by economising on monthly bills and cancelling services I no longer need. I still have some bills to look at but those will require more thought and investigation. This will save me […]

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Review: Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Options Gift Set + Giveaway

Dr. Browns newborn gift set review and giveaway

About Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Options Gift Set The Dr. Brown’s deluxe gift set includes everything you will need to start bottle feeding your newborn. The pack contains a microwave steriliser and tongs, 3x 270ml bottles, 2x 150ml bottles, level 1 teats for all bottles, 2x level 2 teats, 2x level 3 teats, 2x travel caps, and bottle brushes. The bottles included are part of the Dr. Brown’s Options range which allow you to use the bottles with or without the anti-colic vents. My Review of the Dr. Brown’s Options Gift Set When Baby was born she had awful trouble with […]

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Looking back at 6 months with Grumpy Baby

A look back at 6 months with Grumpy Baby

So, it’s been 6 months since a small, damp Grumpy Baby was unceremoniously dumped onto my chest, where she lay looking rather confused. In those first few hours I think it’s fair to say that I was also confused most of the time, confused and scared. I had no real clue how to feed, burp or change her and I was scared of hurting her when I changed her clothes. I had to beg the night staff at the hospital to show me how to do everything and I was constantly worried that she was spitting up too much, sleeping […]

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Review: Scout’s Goodnight Light

LeapFrog Goodnight Light Review by Grumpy Mum Reviews

About Scout’s Goodnight Light Scout’s goodnight light is a chunky space themed torch recommended for children between 9 to 24 months. The torch has two projection options. The first is a projection of planets which doubles as a low light torch, the second option projects a colour changing number and star light show onto the ceiling. The night light also has two sound options which comprise of 10 or 20 minutes of lullabies or ambient sounds. These can be muted or set too two different sound levels. Review of Scout’s Goodnight Light As Baby is just approaching 6 months I […]

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Have your consumer rights been slimmed down by Slimming World?

Slimming world are they slimming your consumer rights

Every year, some time between the fourth helping of left over Christmas food and the first serving of New Years Eve bubbly, millions of people in the UK look down at their post Christmas belly which is now sitting rather snugly against their waste band, and think “Hmm… best lose a few pound in the new year”. This year, I was no different. The aftermath of pregnancy and Christmas had left me several dress sizes larger than I was happy with, so I decided that with the help of Slimming World online, I would start my 52lb in 52 weeks […]

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Review: My Pal Scout and Violet & LeapFrog Giveaway

My Pal Violet by Leapfrog, Review by Grumpy Mum Reviews

About My Pal Scout and Violet from LeapFrog The My Pal range comprises of cute dog shaped interactive teddy bears which comes in two varieties, Scout in green, and Violet in purple. This review features Violet. The teddy bear is recommended for children aged between 6 and 36 months and is made of super soft fabric. In the back of the bear there is a battery box requiring 3 AA batteries and a headphone jack in order for you to connect a smart device. The front of the bear has a flashing collar and each foot has a button which […]

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#RockingMotherhood, because all mums Rock!

#RockingMotherhood Blogger Tag

The lovely Pat at White Camellias has started a bit of a Mummy Bloggers craze when she wrote a post with 10 reasons why she rocks being a mum. After some lovely comments she decided to spread the feel good vibes and has started the #rockingmotherhood tag, where bloggers can write 10 reasons why they rock being a mum. Susie at This is Me Now was very kind to tag me for this a little while ago but I have to admit that it’s a hard one. As mums, we all spend an awful lot of our time beating ourselves […]

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Internet Dating Disasters: A humorous look into computer age dating

Internet dating disasters

Seeing as Valentines day is on the horizon I thought I would treat my lovely readers to a good laugh. Before I met the wonderful Grumpy Dad I went through rather a dry patch on the dating front. So much so that I decided that my only choice was to try internet dating. Now, I know that many, many people do find love internet dating, however, it is also the last resort for many and is swimming with cougars, dirty old men, people just out for a shag and some scarily bitter people who should possibly come to terms with […]

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The Bedtime Tag – Sleeping with Baby

The bedtime blogger tag. Sleeping like a baby.

Thank you to the lovely Mummy to Logan for tagging me in the Bedtime Tag. This tag is all about sleep habits, which is somewhat ironic for a mum with a young baby to write about. On the whole I’m usually happy just to get a nap and I’m one of the luck ones who has a baby who sleeps well! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine Bedtime is a military operation in my house because there’s a good chance that if anything interrupts it, the baby won’t sleep! At about 7pm Baby goes for daddy time while I waft […]

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10 Toys from the 80’s my daughter will never know

Top 10 80's toys

With Christmas and Birthdays galore over the past couple of months, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at toys and there’s no denying that things have changed a lot since I was a child. Sure there are still dolls and Lego, but most children just want a xBox or an iPad. So, while wandering around Toys’R’Us, which isn’t as magical these days, I found myself reminiscing about the toys of my childhood in the 80’s and realising that my daughter will not only never play with the sort of toys that I enjoyed, but will also probably think […]

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