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The pros and cons of having a family dog

The pros and cons of having a family dog

When we first brought our puppy cocker spaniel home in 2012, he was eight weeks old. We named him Max and we were so excited to have a new addition to our home, which was then only occupied by the hubs and I. We treated him like our first child, we spoilt him rotten and our weekends were dedicated to all-day walks in the country and visits to country pubs where he would get just as fussed by the other…

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8 reasons to visit Dubai with kids

Before my sister moved to Dubai over five years ago, it was never somewhere that I intended to visit. I suppose I had false impressions about it being too ‘man-made’ and ‘new’. As a family we tend to like…

Dubai camping in the dessert

#MySundayPhoto – New Year’s Eve in the dessert

A little late in the day, but better late than never! My first #MySundayPhoto for 2017 had to be this one of our little family on New Year’s Eve, which we spent camping in the dessert in Dubai. Our…

Tips for updating your home this new year

Tips for updating your home this New Year

I love an excuse for a home update, and what better excuse than a New Year? I have to admit that I couldn’t wait to take down the Christmas decorations this year and now I’m itching to make a…

Plans for a super organised 2017

Planning a super organised 2017

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I am not the archetypal organised mum who follows a daily routine, is always on time and makes weekly meal plans. I may look like I have my shit together on…

How to shape your child's social life

How to help shape your child’s social life

Until your child starts school, who they spend their time with is up to you. You can decide which playgroups to take them to and which classes to enrol them in. As the mum of a toddler, I haven’t…

Family time, a holiday in Dubai and a blog break

It’s been almost three weeks since I published my last post on here and what a great three weeks it’s been. I’m now sat back at my desk whilst trying to cuddle the radiator and thinking about setting some…

Blogging in 2016

Blogging in 2016 – The year in review

2016 has been such a significant year for this blog and my own blogging journey. I knew that this was the year when I needed to take Mum in Brum to the next level and get a little (a…

A letter to my daughter for her second birthday

I can’t believe that it’s a year ago since we celebrated your first birthday, and now you’re turning two! It’s been such a significant year of development for you and I really could go on forever detailing all of…