Everyman Theatre Cardiff – Girlfriends musical auditions

Everyman Theatre Cardiff are holding auditions for Girlfriends. A musical by Howard Goodall in collaboration with Richard Curtis and John Retallack. Director: Wayne Vincent Musical Director: David George Harrington Girlfriends is set during the second world war. It is 1941. Most people in Britain inwardly believed they are outgunned and outnumbered and that they are […]

Beauty & the Beast ‘A Twist in Time’ – A talented young cast impress me again!

In the early 90’s I, like many other young girls fell in love with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I was captivated as I followed the journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman. Now a mum, I have asked my boys to watch the movie with me but they say it’s for […]

New Report Suggests 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Have Mental Health Problems – It’s not only depression

1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. A new King’s College London study published Thursday 4 January in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. This is more common than previously thought – but two simple questions can help identify these problems so that […]

Welsh Mummy Blogs Theatre Guide & Current Auditions – January 2018

New Theatre Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Saturday 9 December 2017 – Sunday 14 January 2018 Synopsis The New Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will star Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico,Tam Ryan & Stephanie Webber who will bring Wales’ No.1 pantomime to life with an abundance of […]

WIN WIN WIN a family ticket to Beauty & the Beast – Kinetic Theatre Arts plus Footloose

As most of my readers are aware I love the theatre! I am a great believer in allowing children to express themselves through the performing arts. I was always encouraged to express myself growing up though music and drama. As a child I was shy, I did not have a large social circle and most […]

Baby due between January and March? – Plimsoll Productions are looking for expectant parents.

Plimsoll Productions are making a really exciting new documentary series for BBC Wales focusing on six sets of parents across the South of Wales. The series will follow new born babies and their parents over the first 6 months of their lives. Plimsoll Productions will work closely with parents to arrange short, simple filming schedules. The documentary will […]

Asthma in children, signs and symptoms – What to do in the event of an asthma attack

On Tuesday night my 3 year old had an asthma attack! I didn’t even know he had asthma! The day before the attack he was feeling under the weather, he had a cold and a slight fever but nothing too worrying. The following morning he woke still feeling groggy and he had a cough. Nothing […]

Fancy a free guided tour – Harry Potter, Jack the Ripper and more!

Have you ever wanted to explore London like never before? Are you a Harry Potter fan wanting to learn more about the locations which inspired J.K. Rowling’s magical world? Or maybe you want to discover one of London’s darkest chapters: the shocking murders of Jack the Ripper. In 2013 Strawberry Tours opened shop in London […]

Do you have a baby aged 11 – 19 months – Voltage TV are looking for families

Voltage TV is looking for families with babies aged 11-19 months to take part in a new and exciting show. Voltage TV Productions make ground-breaking TV shows for major broadcasters are currently making a new landmark series for BBC 2 exploring baby development. Under the supervision of experts, babies will take part in fun demonstrations for this […]

Baby College – A complete developmental workout

Baby College classes are for babies from birth to 3 years. Classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more – all designed to cover every aspect of your child’s development. The structured programme provides a complete developmental workout. It helps to […]

Benenox Overnight Recharge – Can a supplement really banish the morning struggle?

2 weeks ago I was sent Benenox overnight recharge to try. With the product I was also sent a sleep diary to track my energy levels and sleep quality whilst trialing the product. The extraordinary night time mindfuel is aimed at those who struggle with disrupted sleep, low energy and concentration levels the following day. […]

Looking for families with children aged 2 – 5 years – Learn Welsh!

Language learning company Lingumi are looking for 8 – 10 families to be part of a group. They are looking specifically for parents of 2 – 5 year old’s who would like them to learn Welsh as a second language, rather than native Welsh speakers. Lingumi has made an app that teaches English as a […]

Make your home a safer place – Winter nights don’t mean you have to stay indoors

Lighting your home is obviously essential, how else would you cook, clean and live in the evenings, especially through winter when it’s dark roughly by 4pm. But lighting the exterior of our home might not exactly be essential, but it’s definitely something you should consider. Outdoor lighting needn’t be expensive, and with a few simple […]

I’ve wrapped my 1st Christmas present – Beautiful Bespoke Gift Wrap

This evening I wrapped my first Christmas gift. Its a present for the boys. I am hoping it will go well with other Imaginext toys I have for them. I wrapped the gift using personalised wrapping paper from Pretty Gifted. Pretty Gifted offer affordable bespoke foiled gift-wraps which instantly add a personal touch to gifts. Experienced […]

Winter Wonderland Cardiff – What you can expect this year.

Cardiff’s Iconic Winter Wonderland returns tonight (Thursday 9 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018) offering an undercover Admiral ice rink, authentic bierkeller, alpine village and funfair! Last night the Welsh Mummy Blogs family were invited to attend a special preview of this years Winter Wonderland. As we entered we were met by the delightful […]

Father Christmas in South Wales – Where to meet him this year!

Santa Claus is coming to town… Please find below a list of Grotto’s in South Wales A Magical Christmas at Leekes 2nd and 3rd December Leekes Llantrisant Cowbridge Road, RCT, CF72 8XU Visit Santa in his Grotto and meet a live Reindeer Book tickets in store Christmas lunch with Santa Copthorne, Cardiff £16.95 per Adult […]

PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero – PJ Masks 1st ever DVD!

Both my boys are  PJ Masks fans. They watch the show everyday and act out scenes in the house. Ethan’s favourite is Catboy and Harrison’s favourite is Gekko. This October, budding young superheroes will be delighted as Entertainment One’s (eOne) hugely popular preschool TV show, PJ Masks, will be soaring onto DVD for the first […]

British Academy Cymru Awards 2017 – Interviews and after party highlights

On Sunday 8th October I attended  the 26th British Academy Cymru Awards ceremony, which honours excellence in performance and production within film, games and television in Wales. My night kicked off in the press pit where I had the pleasure to welcome celebrities and British Academy Cymru Awards guests. The Hayes, Cardiff was busy! Fans ready for […]

New mum friendship group – 5 week support group for new mums!

Registered Cardiff based charity Perinatal Mental Health Cymru aims to help those suffering with postnatal related mental health difficulties. The ‘New Mum’ 5 week friendship group starts on Monday 23rd October and will run from 10 – 11  at The Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub.  Creche available More details below – New Mum Friendship Group – […]

ABI MORGAN AND JOHN RHYS DAVIES TO BE HONOURED AT BRITISH ACADEMY CYMRU AWARDS!

BAFTA-winning writer Abi Morgan and acclaimed Lord of the Rings actor John Rhys Davies revealed as recipients The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, has revealed the Special Award recipients for this year’s British Academy Cymru Awards, taking place on 8 October 2017. BAFTA-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) […]

Calling all book lovers! – Cardiff Book Festival 2017

As many of my readers know, the Welsh Mummy Blogs family love books! We especially love to read and review children’s books! Click HERE for our book reviews. We are pleased to have been invited to attend the Cardiff Book Festival which starts tomorrow Friday 22nd and ends on Sunday 24th. There is something for everyone […]

Toddler interrupts mum’s live interview with Alastair Stewart on ITV NEWS – Have you ever been in this situation?

Toddler Steals the Show on ITV News by Climbing Over Host’s Desk. Alastair Stewart keeps cool as toddler climbs onto his desk and high-fives him on ITV Lunchtime News. Today I spoke to Dot Davies on BBC radio Wales. She asked if I had ever been in a similar situation with my boys…Ahh yes! Many […]

SPARK – Fans of The Secret Life of Pets, Minions and Despicable Me will be in seventh heaven with SPARK

One small hero. A whole galaxy of adventure The thrilling intergalactic adventures of a teen monkey and his gang zoom onto Blu-ray and DVD in September, in an animated sci-fi comedy from the makers of The Nut Job and Coraline.   SPARK is a wisecracking, teenage monkey who lives on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk the pig […]

Enrolling NOW! Theatre School – Kinetic Theatre Arts

Enrolling NOW! For Sept! Theatre School 10-1pm Every Sunday Christ the King Primary School. Classes in: Acting (Drama, Storytelling, Film & Theatre) Singing (Voice, acting through song, vocal training) Dance (Styles, Movement, improvisation) FREE TRIAL ! AFFORDABLE FEES ! QUALIFIED TEACHERS ! For information contact them direct on Facebook click HERE  Or email Kinetictheatrearts@live.co.uk 20% […]

Calling all parents! The face of parenting – Enter your family now!

The Welsh Government’s Parenting. Give it Time campaign has launched a new initiative. They are looking for parents across Wales who are willing to share their stories and become the #faceofparenting! #faceofparenting is a search to find four real, families living in Wales who can share their stories about the joys and challenges of parenting. The competition is designed to […]

A guide – how to choose the right mattresses and bedding for your baby

It’s a significantly exciting period when you’re expecting your first child, but knowing how to choose the right mattresses and bedding can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. When I was expecting our first baby I did not have a clue! I thought…hey its all good; I once knew a parent who used a chest of […]

Monster Island is in cinemas nationwide from tomorrow – Watch trailer here!!

The summer fun has just begun this July on Monster Island, a fantastic new animated feature from the producer of Top Cat and the writer of box office hits Madagascar and The Jungle Book. Featuring voice talent from Despicable Me and Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale. When young Lucas finds out he’s not really a human; […]

BBC Antiques Roadshow NEEDS YOU! EVENTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Would you love to be involved when the roadshow visits Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 6 September 2017? Join Fiona Bruce and the team, and help ensure a great day for all our visitors, by becoming a steward. What’s involved?? You need to be available on Tuesday 5 September:  1.5 hrs briefing Wednesday 6 September: 8.30am – […]

RENT – Exhilarating landmark musical is to be taken on by Kinetic Theatre Arts.

‘RENT’ tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess. This exhilarating landmark musical is to be taken on by the ever so talented young actors of Kinetic Theatre Arts. Director and choreographer Kris J Crowley is bound […]

Vicar of Dibley fans will not be disappointed! Open Air Theatre Festival

When their elderly vicar passes away, congregation members in Dibley are surprised to find that a woman has been assigned to their parish. And not just any woman – Geraldine Granger is outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving however with all that she is caring and committed to her congregation. The Vicar of Dibley hit British television […]

Milkshake! Live – The Magic Story Book in Cardiff – Still time to book!

Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Wissper, Fireman Sam, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Shimmer & Shine, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this […]

Open Air Theatre Festival, Pre-Theatre Suppers at No.10 – Quality food at a great price!

Last night my husband and I enjoyed a night without the kids (this is a rare thing!) We attended a pre-theatre supper at No 10 (formally Jolyons) a beautiful boutique hotel on Cathedral Road, Cardiff before heading off to watch the Vicar of Dibley at the Cardiff Open Air Theatre festival. The hotel offers luxury and sophistication […]

Tafwyl festival Cardiff 2017 – Whats on for babies, kids and Welsh learners?

Tafwyl is Cardiff’s annual Welsh language arts & culture festival. Its a huge Welsh party for everyone! The festival is held at Llandaff Fields on Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd. Tafwyl brings you the biggest names in Welsh arts, culture and sport to Cardiff; along with an excellent street food area. Entry to […]

Calling all Paw Patrol fans – Paw Patrol on the BIG screen!

Calling all you Paw Patrol fans out there, I have just been informed that Paw Patrol will be on the big screen this summer!! Featuring favourite PAW Patrol episodes never before seen in cinemas, plus a special sneak peak of the pups newest adventure and unique interactive activities, PAW Patrol Mission: Big Screen, is a not […]

Its International fathers mental health day tomorrow – Dads need support too!

Tomorrow is International fathers mental health day. The day was foundered by my friend Mark Williams after he spoke out about his struggles with mental health after witnessing the traumatic birth of his son. Mark’s life was turned upside down after the birth of his son. Both Mark and his wife were suffering from anxiety . […]

FIREMAN SAM: ALIEN ALERT – In Cinema’s this weekend!!

If like me your tots are fans of Fireman Sam, don’t miss out on this feature-length special Alien Alert. The iconic fireman has to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding alien-hunter-turned-TV-presenter Douglas’ arrival to the town of Pontypandy. With UFO sightings on the increase, he is determined to get to the bottom of the odd events. […]

Fathers Day Giveaway for the Super Dad in your life.

  For fathers day this year we are running a Super giveaway, The prize is a special edition Super Dad Evo Shave dual edge razor system. Evo Shave, is an award winning and innovative new razor system.  It’s the first advance in razor design for over 100 years! What makes the razor different is that it has a unique EvoGrip design […]

What is going on in Cardiff? Dinosaur Babies #DinoOnTheLoose!!

If you live in Cardiff you may already be aware of the strange going on’s that have been happening throughout the city. Dino footprints were spotted outside the museum, a sculpture had been broken and a naughty dinosaur had taken a poop in the middle of Queen Street! Wales Online reported the mayhem – This is why […]

Give it time – Seven top parenting tips

Remember that one person who said parenting was easy? Hahaha…who on earth said that!! Babies don’t come with a handbook at birth, as babies grow into toddlers from toddlers to children, family life and parenting changes with them. Between birth and age five children grow and change very fast. Understanding more about your child’s development […]