Fit as a family

How we lost 6 stone & got fit as a family!

The Joinson family share their inspirational story with My Mum’s Diary… Encouraging our children to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle is important to most of us as parents. But as any busy family knows, it can be a challenge to get off the couch and start pounding the pavement in a bid to become […]


The pros and cons of working from home

The challenges of parenthood can make it difficult for some men and women to return to the workplace. The number of parents opting to work from home is growing. So what are the pros and cons of being based at home? Spend more time with your children Working from home means that you don’t have […]


The Giants return to Liverpool

After two years, the Giants returned to Liverpool in July and received a phenomenal reception. The spectacular was entitled ‘Memories of August 1914’ to mark the Centenary of the First World War and took place over four amazing days. More than one million people are estimated to have flocked to the city to see the Giants […]


Brushing teeth

Parents blamed for rotten baby teeth

Tooth decay is now the most common reason for children aged 5 to 9 to visit hospital, new figures show. Almost 500 children a week are having rotten teeth removed and in the worst cases, dentists say children need to have all of their baby teeth taken out! The shocking figures, which have been revealed by […]


Painting with your baby or toddler

If you’re looking for new and fun ways to help your baby or toddler to explore their creativity, why not try out art projects? This is a fantastic way to encourage youngsters to use their senses to explore the world around them and create new things. For children, the actual process of taking part in […]


Baby and toddler treasure baskets

The team here at My Mum’s Diary are a big fan of finding different ways to create stimulating playtime for babies and children, without it costing the earth. One of our favourite activities is creating treasure baskets, which basically involves placing a variety of household objects into baskets for the little ones to explore. Babies […]


Make time to read

Time to read Sitting down for some quiet time and reading a good book with your child can be a really special part of the day. It could be enjoyed as part of your bedtime routine and as a nice end to a busy day for you and your child, accompanied by lots of cuddles too of course. […]


Selecting a Nursery School

There are many points to consider when choosing a nursery for your child. Here is some useful information from the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA): When looking for a nursery it is important to find one that suits your family and we strongly recommend that you visit a shortlist of nurseries to take a look […]


Stressed mother with child

Supermums are ‘more likely’ to be depressed

Mums who try to juggle family life and a high-flying career are more likely to be depressed than mums who accept they simply can’t do it all, new research has shown. The study, which was carried out with expectant and new mums, looked at beliefs and ideals about the role of motherhood and the responsibilities […]


Bed sharing with baby

Cot death warning about bed-sharing with baby

Many of us have taken our baby into bed with us to get some much-needed rest, particularly during the challenging first few months. But do we really know the risks of bed-sharing with our baby? According to radical new sleeping guidelines, which could be introduced soon, parents have been warned not fall asleep with their baby […]