WIN a family ticket to LEXICON – The family friendly contemporary circus show, Cardiff.

As most of my readers are aware, the Welsh Mummy Blogs family love anything to do with art and culture. I believe children and young people should get involved with theatre and dance. I believe that trips to a museum or theatre from a young age can have a positive impact on a child’s confidence, knowledge and […]

Help break the sleepless cycle with Phenergan® Night Time – an effective and established way of getting to sleep.

We have all been there, laying in bed trying to sleep. Tossing and turning. We try sleeping on our front, on our backs, one leg out of the duvet and then back, but nothing seems to help. This was me a few weeks back. With worries playing on my mind, I just could not settle. […]

The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair – A truly interactive journey for all the family.

This Easter the Welsh Mummy Blogs family attended a family friendly production of The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Inspired by the story of Rapunzel, The Girl With Incredibly Long Hair tells the story of Rapunzel, her Mam and her new friend Daf. The story re-imagined for our times, takes us on […]

Monster Jam returns to Cardiff – 19th May 2018 – BOOK NOW!

Families of Cardiff rev your engines for the ride of your life! The larger-than-life sport that always leaves you entertained, Monster Jam, is returning to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on the 19 th May! Prepare to watch an unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable show the whole family will enjoy. From the legendary team that brings you Disney […]

PlaySenseWorkshop – Cardiff fundraising event on Sunday 20th May

The PlaySenseWorkshop is an event that provides engaging, stimulating and accessible activities to children with disabilities and additional learning needs. Attendees will be able to engage in different sensory based activities across three separate rooms themed around the ‘touch’ ‘taste’ and ‘listen’ senses. Featuring a range of different activities including making sensory bags and musical […]

SHREK THE MUSICAL – Not to be missed!!

Last night the Welsh Mummy Blogs family were invited to watch SHREK THE MUSICAL at the Wales millennium Centre, Cardiff.  If you have never heard of Shrek you’ve not lived! Shrek The Musical tells the story of an ogre and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess […]

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2018 – Book before it’s to late!

Woo hoo. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when tickets go on sale for the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival. The Theatre Festival takes place annually during the summer in Sophia Gardens. It’s a festival you will never forget. With great talent, food and a welcoming ambience, anyone who’s attended a […]

Cardiff’s Cracking Easter Egg Hunt For Charity by Giovanni’s Restaurants

Looking for an eggcellent way to kick off the Easter holidays? Giovanni’s Restaurants are hosting a cracking Easter egg hunt across Cardiff’s city centre in collaboration with Claire’s, The Entertainer, Urban Outfitters any many more. This is no ordinary easter egg hunt, though. Colourful eggs will be stuck in shop windows for you to find […]

Premier League Writing Stars – Olivia Smith, 7, from North Wales wins Premier League poetry competition

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. The competition, which launched in September last year, asked children to write poems based on the theme of resilience and uses the appeal of the Premier League football to help inspire children […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 – My Story (trigger warning)

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 takes place from 26 February to 4 March. As most of my readers are aware, I live with mental illness. Being diagnosed with Bipolar at 20 years old and then an Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder recently, I have raised awareness and spoke about my life living with these conditions. What […]

A Child Inside by Sharon Shaw – Book review – Blog Tour

I have just finished reading A Child Inside by Sharon Shaw. A Child Inside: understanding, healing and freedom following childhood abuse and trauma, is written by Sharon Shaw, a respected psychotherapist; specialising in cases of childhood sexual, emotional and mental abuse. The book is written from a lived experience. Her early life is shared with readers in this […]

AQUA Carpatica water with very low Nitrate levels : Ideal for babies, toddlers, expectant mothers and great for everyone else too.

I was recently sent some water to review, yes you read that right, water! I am a water drinker, I much prefer it over juice, pop or squash; so when I was asked to review AQUA Carpatica I couldn’t refuse. I prefer bottled water to tap water, I go as far as to store bottles of […]

How to get a “better” night’s sleep when you are pregnant – by Sleep Consultant Kathryn Stimpson

My pregnancy went a little bit like this, severe morning sickness from week 3-17, week 17-34 was an emotional rollercoaster, week 35 our little sleep thief greeted us nice and early. During the first 17 weeks of pregnancy I laid in bed all day everyday. Even if I opened an eye, I felt like I […]

Kinetic Theatre Arts 5 years on: Tickets on sale NOW

I have attended many performances by Kinetic Theatre Arts over the past few years. Every time I am amazed to see the enthusiasm of the young actors and the talent of Producer / Director / Choreographer and Theatre School Principal, Kris J Crowley. Here are two of my Kinetic theatre reviews: Beauty & the Beast ‘A […]

A new advanced range of fertility supplements – WIN WIN WIN

NEW ADVANCED PRE CONCEPTION FERTILITY FORMULAS FOR MEN AND WOMEN LAUNCH IN THE UK Those hoping to conceive in 2018 can now try a new advanced range of fertility supplements, available for the first time in the UK. Developed by fertility experts and tailored to support the specific nutrient needs of each gender, the PROCEIVE® […]

Premier League Writing Stars – Free resources for primary school teachers

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. With support from professional football clubs, current and former players, such as Alan Shearer, stars from the entertainment world as well as the National Literacy Trust, the response from children has been […]

Join us as we support Sport Relief – Entire nation challenged to step up for Sport Relief

Sport Relief is back and for the first time ever is asking the entire nation to take on a huge collective challenge – beating a billion steps a day, every day, from 17th-23rd March. A host of famous faces including Zoe Ball, Greg James and Alex Jones will lead the charge and take on their […]

Shelley Norton Productions present The Addams Family – Auditions

Shelley Norton Productions are looking for a cast aged 7 to 18 for a production of The Addams Family to be performed at The Paget Rooms, Penarth, show week 20 – 23rd June 2018. Please see full details below: Rehearsing at The Talent Shack, Unit 17, Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, CF11 8EQ Mainly Saturday afternoons […]

Research highlights mental health impact of hyperemesis gravidarum

A systematic review of qualitative research on the impact of severe pregnancy sickness published yesterday (1st February 2018) in the British Journal of Midwifery has shown that some women can become suicidal from the severity and long duration of symptoms. The review, which was conducted by Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) and researchers at Plymouth University, […]

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society: Auditions for 84 Charing Cross Road this Sunday!!

Auditions for 84 Charing Cross Road will take place this Sunday, 4th February at 7:30pm at Rhiwbina Memorial Hall, in the VERYARD ROOM. Please use the side entrance and come in through the WILLIAMS ROOM. Please find below a line breakdown of the Characters and their speaking roles : • Lead – Helene Hanff – […]

Sockz in New York City – Educational and colourful book by Cardiff Author Erica Willmott

Every wondered what happens to your missing socks? Cardiff children’s author Erica Willmott has a story for your little ones. Sockz in New York City will have them giggling and wondering. The story starts with Sockz living in Higgledy-Piggledy House. When Mrs Higgle puts Sockz in for a wash, he gets separated from his partner. Scared […]

Bespoke Gift Wrap: Personalise your Valentines Day gift with an exclusive reader offer

St Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. On 14 February people celebrate this day by sending Valentine’s Day cards to someone they love. Traditionally, cards were sent often anonymously to a person one was romantically involved with or attracted to. In nowadays, Valentines Day is a day honour […]

WIN, WIN, WIN – Smashers, must have TOY collectables of 2018 ENTER NOW!!

Smashers is a major new collectables sports related toy aimed at 4-12 year olds which will be in shops from January 2018. Smashers, is a plastic ball that you have to physically ‘smash’ to get to the sports-themed character inside. The “shattered” ball then doubles up as a bit of a puzzle as kids can […]

Super Movers designed to help primary school teachers inspire children – A new campaign

Swansea City legend Lee Trundle, Cyril the Swan and Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chingyanganya paid a visit to St Therese Primary School in Port Talbot [on Wednesday January 17, 2018] to mark the launch of Super Movers, a new campaign from the BBC and the Premier League which will help primary school teachers to inspire […]

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 […]