One Frazzled Mum

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tracey bowden

Health & Fitness

Getting Healthy, Again with Stacey

Once upon a time, there was a girl called Stacey. Stacey loved cake and chocolate and meals she didn’t have to cook. Meals that came with phone numbers or appeared by magic from the click of the mouse. Basically, Stacey is lazy. She needs serious help getting healthy again. The past few years had seen Stacey develop a strange  ...

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General Posts

Happy Aunties Day 2017: This Years Gifts

It’s that time of year again. Mother’s Day is on the 26th March this year (you didn’t forget did you?) and Olivia has her Aunties Day Bags already to go. We do this every year, on Mother’s Day and now Christmas for my sisters. Olivia loves to spoil her Aunties and her little Aunties Day Bags are the most anticipated  ...

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Fiction

Bringing Me Back Home: World Poetry Day with Viking

It’s 8:10 pm. Tuesday the 21st of March 2017. Exhaustion seared through every fibre of my body. I was sat at the top of my stairs phone in my hand surveying the damage all around me. Suddenly the words flowed through my fingers and I started tapping away on the screen of my phone. Olivia turned 11 today. At 3:55 pm on this day in 2006  ...

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General Posts

Finding a Spring Jacket with Octer

It’s that time of year again. Time to come out of hibernation and find some outfits more suited to spring. In the winter I tend to hide away in big oversized jumpers and coats. I don’t leave the house without a coat so no one can see anything apart from my leggings! And so starts my search for finding a spring jacket. It’s  ...

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General Posts

Making Learning Fun: Starting Early

We all know how important it is to make sure we are making learning fun for our children. But did you know there has been an extensive amount of research on this topic?  The research shows just how important the role of play activities is in the healthy physical and mental development of a child. However, not a lot of people know that children  ...

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Competitions

Win with Inspired Wallpaper

Before Christmas, I decided to decorate my living room. One day after my lunch break at work, I came home with wallpaper and all associated accessories and an urge to decorate my house. I have been here 5 years and have come to hate certain rooms and how they look. It’s safe to safe it was well past needing freshening up. From dark and  ...

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General Posts

Maintaining Your Home Whilst Working Full-Time

Maintaining your home can be difficult while working full-time. Finding time to clean it, check the appliances, and sleep may seem impossible, but these simple tips can help. I really struggled to find the time to do housework when I worked full time and more often than not it got neglected. Tips for Maintaining Your Home Whilst Working Full  ...

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