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Posted on August 21, 2015

New Business Feature – Meet other Mums

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Many of you know that for the past 5 years I have had a Mums in business section on the blog, I love to support other Mums like myself but I also know how hard it is for anyone to start up a new business, to build something from scratch and get the word out. So today I am creating a new business section too for anyone who’d like to tell us about their new business venture.

Today I would like to introduce you to Sally who is here to tell you all about herself and her very new business…

Hi, I’m Sally Oddy, a mum-in-waiting from Yorkshire! I’m 40 years old and have just started IVF in the hopes of becoming a mum. We started trying a year ago and, at that time, I was mulling over setting up a blog to record my ttc story. As I developed the blog idea it grew and, after talking to a lot of mum friends, I decided that I wanted to focus on helping mums make friends and create support networks to help them through all stages of being a mum. This is how was born.


I’ve had a tough year, with my Mum being diagnosed with cancer last summer and passing away this January so all thoughts of a new business venture were put on hold. When I surfaced in February I decided I needed a focus so, since then, all my energy has been put into Meet Other Mums. Alongside that I am a marketing consultant so provide freelance marketing support to a wide variety of businesses across Yorkshire.


Meet Other Mums is unique because it actually matches you with mums based on your profile criteria. This takes the stress and hassle out of trying to make new mum friends. Membership is totally free and you can also create private groups, social events and chat in the forums.


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Meet Other Mums finally launched at the beginning of August and I’m really excited with how it is building, more members are joining every day and after only one week a Member let me know she’d had 12 matches!

I have big plans for the site and will shortly be adding a Guest Blog section and inviting all the lovely mummy bloggers I meet on Twitter and FaceBook to link their blogs to the site. I will also be adding a kind of jobs board where mums can advertise services they need so that mums can find flexible jobs that make use of their existing skills and fit around their schedules.

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Having escaped the corporate world to set up on my own three years ago I love working for myself and the flexibility it allows. Meet Other Mums will hopefully provide event more flexibility so that if we are lucky enough to have a baby I can devote more time to learning how to be a mum and taking the time to enjoy the ride.

I would advise anyone who has a marketable skill or idea that can practically be applied by yourself for yourself to set up their own business. My advice would be to do your research, take the time to hone your idea, get an accurate list of costs, be patient, persistent and, above all, have confidence in yourself!

Mums can join for free at

Posted on July 20, 2015

Home is now available to buy! #HomeDigitalHD


We love finding new movies to watch so we were very pleased to find out that Home is now available to buy digitally! The kids are really excited to come home from school today to watch it, I have popcorn at the ready and we are going to enjoy some family movie time, this week is really busy as it is the last week of school so we need lots of down time like this after school. The kids are so tired, so ready for the holidays – I am so looking forward to having them home for the next 6 weeks!  I have heard great things about the film, the animation looks awesome and I personally cannot wait to watch it.

You can buy the digital version with Amazon or iTunes today!

Based on the critically acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex. In “Home” an alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl. The two become unlikely buddies and embark on a comical globe-trotting adventure to right his wrongs, in which our alien hero learns what it really means to be human.


Have you watched Home yet? What did you think? Please don’t leave any spoilers 😉

Posted on March 3, 2013

Hotter Shoes Spring Collection 2013 Review

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My Mum swears by Hotter Shoes, she has lots of pairs and as I just love her so much I always let her have a pair when I am asked to review for them! This time she chose Sunset shoes in black and she loves them! Says they are the comfiest shoes ever and she never buys from anywhere else nowadays!

SUNSET Shoes By Hotter


Light, cushioned Sunset is so versatile, ideal with trousers or skirts. A simple adjustable strap gives the perfect fit, with plenty of toe room.

  • Removable insoles for freshness
  • Lightweight comfort
  • Touch close strap for adjustability
  • Touch Fastening
  • Heel height: 28mm, 1 inch
  • Width Fitting: Standard Fit

Available in Black, Nougat, Grape Juice and Navy


Hotter shoes is based in the North West and produce 1.7 million pairs of shoes every year. They have an ethos which is built around comfort, with each shoe being made with specific comfort concept features. They have a huge selection of shoes & boots on their website for men & women & lots of choice for extra wide fitting too.

Hotter have some gorgeous styles… unfortunately the styles that I would choose only go up to a size 8 and I am a size 9 so I would love to see them increase their sizes in the following styles 😉

Hotter have a fantastic range of shoes for men & women in standard sizes and extra wide fitting too! Their range consists of sandals, boots, trainers, shoes and more! definitely worth taking a look if you need some comfy shoes! :)

Posted on November 20, 2012

Bugs’s Top 5 Gifts for Christmas…

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I couldn’t resist putting together a list of Top 5 gifts for my kids this year! I haven’t done the Christmas Gift section this year on my blog as I haven’t had time so this is my mini version! Bugs will be 2.5 at Christmas.

My top toy for Bugs this year is a Mini Micro Scooter with seat & O-bar handle £74.99

Next up are these gorgeous first Mickey Mouse books from the Book people for just £9.60! He will LOVE these!

He adores Jake & The Neverland Pirates – it’s stopped playing on CITV in a morning so I’ve got him his very own DVD :)

I always adored my babies in all in one babygro’s so I’m trying to keep him a baby a little bit longer by buying him this red striped all in one from Debenhams.

He’ll also be getting his very own Leaptop as he loves to play with Boo’s which is a more advanced version!

To be honest I have found it really hard to buy for him this year as he has so much passed down to him from Boo; so he won’t be having an awful lot more than this – just a few stocking fillers! I don’t think he’ll be disappointed; do you?


Posted on July 2, 2012

The New BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320


Lero and I have been playing with the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 for the last month or so and we are going to tell you about what we love and what we don’t about it! We were both sent one to review so that we could give a parents and teenagers perspective on it! We have both really loved playing with the BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320; neither of us have used Blackberry before so we had no idea what to expect!

The all new Curve™ 9320 from BlackBerry® is the must-have smartphone of the season, offering reliability and affordability as well as quick and easy access to all of the key messaging and social networking tools. 

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes equipped with everything a user needs to stay in touch with the people and things that matter most. Among its key features are a dedicated BBM™ key; global 3G connectivity; long-lasting battery life; and the best keyboard in its class for quick and easy typing.  

Users can indulge in a great selection of exciting apps available to download from BlackBerry App World, as well as all of the key social networking tools including BBM and the latest BBM-Connected apps such as Facebook® and Twitter®

Music lovers will revel in the built-in FM radio allowing them to tune into their favourite radio stations without having to use any of their data allowance.  The Curve 9320 also comes with an integrated 3.2mp flash camera with video recording capabilities allowing users to capture and share their favourite moments and tag them to their current location, wherever they may be.

This powerful new addition to the Curve family comes with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, which supports features such as Mobile Hotspot and Wi-Fi® calling where available.  Additionally, Parental Controls is a brand new, on-device feature that provides parents and guardians with simple options to help protect children by restricting access to specific functions, features and applications.

The stylish new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is available from O2, Carphone Warehouse, T Mobile and Orange from free, price dependent on carrier.  The Curve 9320 is also available from O2 for £149.99 on Pay and Go; on Carphone Warehouse on pre-pay for £119.95 (upgrades) and £129.95 on new connections. 

Watch out for our reviews coming soon…

Posted on May 21, 2012

This Mummy Loves… Chocolate & Ginger

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Yesterday I discovered Chocolate & Ginger on facebook and just had to feature them on my blog! Emily lives in deepest rural Suffolk & is expecting her third child and has started to make these gorgeous bears for people out of their favourite babies clothes as a keepsake! I absolutely love this idea and although I have seen them made before I adore the way Emily does them and the little details she includes!

Emily aims to have bears made and sent back to you within a week of receiving the clothes parcel that you send her! Obviously at busier times this will be longer but Emily will inform you of the wait times when you order :)

Each bear costs just £22 and you can pay an extra £3 to have your child’s name & date of birth hand embroided onto it! P&P is £4.00 as all bears are sent out special delivery! Emily also sells Gift Vouchers for the bears I think they would make an ideal new baby gift or babies first birthday, Christmas etc!

To order a bear you can email Emily at or follow her on facebook to keep up with her news. :)

Emily is very generously giving one of her hand made bears away to one of my very lucky readers! How awesome is that? Just fill in the Rafflecopter below to enter and Good Luck!! (I’m not jealous at all ;))

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