Super Busy Mum

Belfast based Lifestyle & Parenting Blogger. Mum to five. Keen photographer. Photoshop dabbler by day and Gamer Mum by night.

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I have said it a dozen times already – this is the digital age. I love how quickly technology is advancing and what you can achieve with it nowadays is nothing short of amazing. Giving our children access to electronic devices is something that is hard to avoid, but helping them to embrace it while keeping them safe online is essential. Especially in this day & age. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kid’s tablet is aimed solely at kids with features to make things easier & parental controls to give us, the parents, peace of mind!  This tablet allows me to…

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Going anywhere as a family is incredibly important to me. Being a Super Busy Mum {pun intended} with a super busy family we can often be like ships in the night. We get swept up by schooldays, homework, daily life commitments and then some. So when it comes to taking time out and spending some good old-fashioned quality time with my family – it’s something very dear to me. Usually, we do this by having movie nights and gaming afternoons – nothing beats some Pokemon monopoly or a round or two of Munchkin in our house. But going beyond those…

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When the days are long and the temperature is soaring, it can only mean one thing: the summer holidays have arrived. For parents, it means six weeks of coming up with a bank of inexpensive and fun activities to keep children occupied all day long, to avoid the words “Mum, I’m bored” from spilling out of your child’s mouth. The key is to not count down the days until school starts again, and instead keep yourself and your children happy, allowing you to get the welcome break to sip cocktails or catch up on a book, and soak up the…

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It’s Pancake Tuesday!! Possibly my most favourite food-related day of the year {if that can even be a thing!}. Today is the day that the nation goes mental over pancakes and we love them in our house, too. We’re the kind of pancake fans were we don’t have a preference for when is right to eat them. We’ll happily have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner – we’re not fussy – especially not when it comes to those fluffy pancakes of joy!  Num Noms got in touch recently and offered us the chance to get involved with their #NumNomsPancakeDay Challenge…

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When I buy biscuits & treats for my children at the shop, I have to admit, I rarely consider the sugar content – which no doubt made some of you gasp! Obviously, I am not buying the most chocolatey or the gooiest biscuits on the shelves. But even when I buy the likes of custard creams or bourbon biscuits, the sugar content still isn’t at the forefront of my mind. It should be, though.  Free-ist, a sugar-free based food company right here in Northern Ireland invested a hefty quarter of a million pounds into a complete rebrand. Based in Belfast,…

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Every birthday cake my children have asked me for – bar one – I have made & decorated myself. This cake making and decorating lark is no easy feat – so when Annabelle asked me for a Unicorn Rainbow cake I knew I had a challenge ahead of me. So, I did what we all do when we’re in need some inspiration – I paid a visit to the trusted land of Pinterest. As expected, it was oozing with inspiration & ideas that I needed to make Annabelle’s cake a reality. First things first – I needed food colouring to…

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A few weeks ago we were kindly sent out another game bundle from Ginger Fox games to review. We love games, of all kinds in this house so getting more to add to our collection was exciting. Last month I shared our review of Which One? & Cat Chaos which you can read here {incase you missed it!}. This month we will be sharing our thoughts on The Emoji Card game & Corks.  I’ll start with The Emoji card game. We love a good card game and after reading the instructions on how to play, we were keen to get started.…

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What You Need to Know About Oil-fired Heating In the UK, most homes with central heating use mains gas to fire the boiler, but there are around 1.6 million homes in the UK that use heating oil because the houses aren’t connected to the gas mains. More and more areas in the UK are being linked to the gas mains, but not everyone can afford an entirely new system so they have decided to stay with oil. This has its advantages, though, especially when it comes to taking advantage of the fluctuations in oil prices that suppliers like Super Saver…

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I have to be honest. I haven’t always been a massive fan of ‘Valentine’s Day’. The whole concept of declaring your love with gifts & gestures on this one day a year was all a little bonkers to me. Because, surely, any day is perfect to declare the love you have for someone. However, over the years my Husband has mellowed my anti-Valentines day ways and I have begun to welcome it a little more.  Don’t get me wrong, I still cringe and maybe let out an inner hiss & spit at all of the heart confetti and the heart-shaped…

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