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Should we limit our child’s use of technology?


By Sam Hornby When I was little, technology consisted of tape cassettes, VHS and those huge computers you had in school with the green writing and paper with holes down the sides that you would I have to tear off once you had printed your work…I’m showing my age now! Now it’s all tablets and […]

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Can pregnancy be glamorous?


By Sam Hornby As someone who has had two pregnancies, I’m yet to have found the elusive ‘Pregnancy Glow’ I’ve heard so much about! From the day I found out I was pregnant with my second child to approximately 14 weeks, I had morning sickness, a new phenomenon for me, as I had no morning […]

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Diary of an elective C-section – part one


By Sam Hornby When I had my little boy, it is safe to say, I did not have the nicest of times. To cut a long and traumatic experience short, I was induced on the Monday, my waters broke at 1:11am on Tuesday and I was sent to the labour ward at 11am to continue […]

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Boob to bottle feeding


By Sam Hornby There are a lot of views on breastfeeding your baby, but whatever you decide to do, be it to breastfeed or bottle feed, with breast milk or formula, this article is NOT meant in anyway to be judgemental, there is enough of that around. I found breastfeeding painful for the first couple […]

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Baby & toddler swimming lessons – everything you need to know.


With the number of children able to swim at a record low and schools struggling to meet the curriculum, it’s easy to see why parents are once again investing in private lessons. Leading swimming programme for 0-10 year olds, Puddle Ducks, teaches hundreds of young children across the North West how to swim every year. […]

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Disney stores Doc McStuffins set – recall

Disney stores Doc McStuffins set – recall


The following recall was published by Trading Standards on 14th April 2015   Doc McStuffins Bath Set sold at Disney Stores – recall The following notice has been issued by the retailer: IMPORTANT NOTICE – PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL Product: Doc McStuffins Bath Set (UPC 411101866509) sold exclusively at the Disney Store since January 2015. It has […]

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ASDA Little Angels Newborn Soothers – recall

ASDA Little Angels Newborn Soothers – recall


The following recall was published by Trading Standards on 7th April 2015 The following notice has been issued by the retailer: Product: Little Angels 2 Newborn Soothers 0+ Months – All designs Barcode: 5052449627114 Price: £2.25   What’s happened: As a precaution, Asda is recalling the Little Angels 2 Newborn Soothers 0+ Months (dummies). These […]

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Next Red Hooded Cardigan – recall

Next Red Hooded Cardigan – recall


The following recall was published by Trading Standards on 7th April 2015 The following notice has been issued by the retailer: Next Red Hooded Cardigan recall (662424 – 12-18 months to 3-4 years) due to potential choking hazard. Next wants to make customers aware that there is a potential safety issue with the bobbles becoming […]

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Toddlers and tricky questions


By Sam Hornby   My little boy is three and ever since he learnt to talk, we haven’t had a moments peace.  He talks and talks and talks!  Recently, as his speech and language has developed,  he has begun to ask lots of “tricky” questions.  The sort of questions that you think, “How on earth […]

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Happy Easter!


Wishing you all a very happy Easter weekend from all the team at My Mum’s Diary! Mr Sunshine may not have received the memo that Easter is here, we ordered nice weather please and we want to play outside, but we hope you can still enjoy some egg hunts and outdoor fun with family and […]

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