Bright Star Kids – Personalised Labels and Backpack Review

Bright Star Kids personalised name labels

I'm in super-organisational-mode. It's day three of summer holidays, and I've already washed the school uniforms. This is far better than Easter, when I found them at the bottom of the laundry basket the night before the kids were due back to school. I've washed lunch boxes, and I fully intend to put them in the cupboard ...

I love povey – interview and review

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A very nice thing about blogging is being offered products to review. The hard part is deciding whether to say yes or not, but when Claire Povey asked if I'd like to try one of her hand-made beach bags, one click through to her website was enough to convince me to send back a resounding "Yes ...

A Doctor on Your Phone – Babylon Health App Review

Babylon Health main screen - Office Mum

Medicine and the internet – they haven’t always been the most comfortable of bedfellows. I can’t be the only one who has googled a mild headache and come away thinking I’m going to die within the hour? And I remember when my first baby was tiny, and breastfeeding was hit and miss to begin with, I ...

Giveaway! A chance to win with Papier Prints

PapierPrints Office Mum

In-keeping with the spring-like, new-beginnings feel that's all around us at the moment, I have a lovely competition for you. Sarah O'Callaghan, founder of Papier Prints, has very kindly offered a personalised baby print for one lucky reader - perhaps for your own baby, or as a gift for a friend. I'm always delighted to help ...

YUU Backpack – Review and Giveaway

Office Mum - YUU bag

A package arrived. Excitement was high. One child almost fainted, such was her need to see what was in the big cardboard box. "Relax," I said, "It's probably something boring for dad, or for me." Secretly hoping it was for me. I opened the box. Four heads peered in. "It's a bag!" one child shouted. "It's pink!" said ...

Bubble Bum Booster Seat – Review and Giveaway

Bubble Bum booster seat Office Mum

We are being very brave this summer; we're getting on an actual airplane with all three kids. We've never tried it with three before, and we may never try again either, depending on how it goes. But in a bid to see something further away than a ferry journey allows, we're getting on a plane. Among other ...

Fisher Price Smart Stages Chair – Review

Office Mum: Fisher Price Smart Stages Chair

When a Fisher Price Smart Stages chair arrived in the post two weeks ago, I suddenly realised I needed a reason to give it to my toddler. New toys arrive at Christmas and on birthdays, but not so much during the rest of the year. Perhaps it's my 1980s upbringing, or not wanting to set ...