Homework in primary school – gain or pain?

Our homework memories The team here at My Mum’s Diary all remember coming home from secondary school with plenty of homework to complete. We don’t really recall receiving any in primary school, but perhaps we did and it was sold as more of a fun activity to do, whilst also reinforcing what we had learnt in the classroom. Gain or […]


Most mums want to start a business

According to an annual survey by recruitment website, almost two thirds of working mums have considered starting their own business and 38% have already started the process. The survey also reveals that many working mums are considering switching their profession, with 29% of respondents saying they had retrained in the last year, while 24% […]



Dividing the family: How to help your child through a divorce

Divorce can be difficult – not only for the separating couple but also for the children who find their small world painfully divided. As a parent, it can be difficult to know how to support your child through a divorce, particularly when you may be coping with the emotional stress of separating and have mixed […]


Starting Primary School

Starting ‘big’ school: How to prepare your child for primary school

The momentous day when your little one heads into primary school for the very first time can be an exciting and overwhelmingly emotional experience for both you and your child. From making friends to doing up their own shoes, this new chapter in your child’s life can seem a little daunting. That’s why My Mum’s […]


Autumn arts and crafts ideas for kids

Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year here at My Mum’s Diary. We love the change in the season and the way the trees drop beautiful golden leaves and scatter conkers and nuts on the ground. These little treasures are perfect for young children to explore and open up their imaginations. Autumn […]


Guide to starting your own business

The prospect of starting your own business from scratch is very exciting, but also very daunting. If you are struggling with ideas on how to get started, My Mum’s Diary’s top tips for setting up a business are sure to provide you with some inspiration. Careful planning It’s vital that you think very carefully about […]