This week’s appearances, guest spots and interviews

It has been a busy week with me featuring on three other parenting blogs. Check out these interviews where I talk about what life is really like as a working mum and the challenges of finding a flexible working pattern that makes it possible. https://www.janineslittleworld.com/day-parenting-bloggers-life-welsh-mum-writing/ https://digitalmotherhood.com/2017/11/29/interview-with-a-working-mum-helen-at-welsh-mum-writing-talks-flexible-working/ https://squirmypopple.com/parenting-2/flexi-mamas/flexi-mamas-helen-from-welsh-mum-writing/ If youare interested in working with me, please get in touch.

Another Leibster Award!

I’m delighted to have been nominated for another Leibster Award – this is the second for Welsh Mum Writing  since I launched my blog a few months ago so I’m absolutely delighted that people are getting to know my name. I could just go “poo, poo, I’ve already participated” but in the interests of paying it forward to some other bloggers who might need a boost, I’m going to do this one again. This time, there’ll be new questions and new invitees. The Leibster is an opportunity to discover new bloggers by nominating them to answer some questions about themselves. They…

5 ways to cut household bills and save money fast

I have a reasonably good grasp of my personal and household expenses but like everyone there are times that I need to cut bills and save money. This may be because of a change in circumstances (e.g. Rise in nursery fees), or because it’s good practice to stop occasionally and see if you’re getting value for money. So what can you do if you feel that your household bills and expensive are increasing, you want to save for something special but don’t have any disposable income to put away, or you just want to create a bit more wiggle room…

Black Friday deals and exclusive offer codes for my followers

Black Friday is here and for the next few days and into next week many retailers are offering huge discounts on items.  As a busy working mum with a toddler being a savvy shopping is essential.  Having a child means you always seem to be buying something or other and having a  baby or toddler generally means some sort of childcare too. I’ve rounded up some of the best deals and offers for you, including discount codes with some of my partners and brands I like. Remember though that it’s only a bargain if its something you already need. Amazon has…

By George, I think she’s got it! (I can finally wear skinny jeans after a baby)

I can’t lie, I’m not known for my love of clothes shopping or fashion. I do my best to cobble together something vaguely resembling and outfit, and I like to look my best, but comfort and a no need to iron fabrics draw me in more than anything else. I did read Vogue once – it was a Thursday in 1996. I grew up in the 80s and did most of my nightclubbing in the 90s, pre Facebook and Instagram. It was a golden, time when you could wear three “going out” outfits on rotation, without being shamed on social media for wearing…

5 Household Gadgets Every Family Need

There’s a few more than 5 items every household needs, but I thought I’d share some of the ones I really class as essential. I’m all about making life easier for myself. Sometimes that means planning in advance (See number 5), but sometimes it’s just about have equipment or items in my home which takes away some of the burden. 1. The Karcher Window Cleaner Karcher are one of my favourite brands and for good reason, but even I was resistant about buying this. How lazy! NO!!! It’s amazing. This is one of the few small household appliances that I…