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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Weight Loss Challenge: 52lb in 52 weeks #5

Weight loss and dieting challenge week 5

Can you believe that the end of January is here already? I certainly can’t! Somehow time slips by without me noticing, I blink and another month is gone. This month has been a bit of a weight loss roller coaster. My first week was amazing with a 4lb loss but then I jumped back up and gained 2lb. Luckily since then I’ve been steadily losing 1lb a month, which isn’t terribly exciting but it is exactly what I’ve set myself up to do. I’m sure there are diets out there which would have me losing 2 or 3lb a week […]

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Frugal February Money Saving Challenge

Frugal February Money Saving Challenge

What the heck is Frugal February? We’re now well and truly into 2017, the post Christmas and New Year hangovers are clearing and day to day life is returning to whatever passes for normal around here. It’s right about now that I usually look at the December bank balance, suck air in through my teeth in my best dodgy mechanic impression, and decide that it’s time to tighten the financial belt a little. It is with this slightly gloomy state of mind that I’ve decided that this year I will be participating in Frugal February. The goal? To find as […]

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Weight Loss Challenge: 52lb in 52weeks #4

Weight loss challenge: 52lb in 52 weeks

This week I’m feeling more positive about my weight loss journey by far. I’ve managed to substitute a number of foods for lower fat alternatives and although this won’t get me far on its own, it’s a start. One of the things I’m struggling with most is getting my head into the right mind frame to diet. I’ve got used to eating what I want, when I want and turning back the clock to a time when I ate what I should, when I should is difficult. By swapping foods such as regular meat for lean meat, I’m doing something […]

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Fed is best – Why I chose to bottle feed my baby over breast feeding

Why I chose bottle feeding over breast feeding

“You don’t know her circumstances, maybe she couldn’t breast feed” “Maybe she can’t breast feed for medical reasons” “Some women just can’t breast feed” “You should have breast fed, then you wouldn’t have to carry so much stuff”   These are all things that have been said to me or about me over the past 5 months since Baby was born. You see, I chose to bottle feed from Birth. Yes, you read that right, I chose to bottle feed. There were no extenuating circumstances, I didn’t fail at breast feeding and my boobs work just fine, thanks for asking. […]

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