More Than Mummies Update – May

There’s been a definite party theme to some of the articles added in April including ‘How to…Throw a Jubilee Party!’ and  ‘Please Can I Have a Party for My Birthday? – How to throw a children’s party on a budget’. Here is a list of all the articles added to the website last month.

How to…Throw a Jubilee Party!

‘The process of creating is good for the soul’ – Starting up a keepsake business

Please Can I Have a Party for My Birthday?

Catching the Eye of a Dragon

An Interview With… Just Jasmine Boutique

What it’s Like Setting Up a Business as a New Mum

Are your children getting their financial five a day?

Click on the titles to redirect to the full articles on our website.

We’ve had a fantastic response to the articles on the website and we have received some wonderful feedback on how the articles are both helping the contributors increase their website traffic and social media fan base and how they are helping to inspire our readers.

We’d love to add some more articles on a variety of topics, here are some suggestions:

  • Your experience as a mum running her own business or advice and guidance for other mums thinking about setting up their own business.
  • Proffessional advice for business mums, accounts, tax, legalities, HR, promotion, marketing, health and safety, etc.
  • Your predictions for 2012; what will be popular fashion wise, make-up trends; party trends; wedding trends; etc!
  • We’d also love more recipes and tutorials. Especially recipes that are quick and healthy and help out busy mums!
  • We’d also love to add some creative articles to our website, story sample, poems, cartoons etc.

If you are interested in writing an article for Click here to find out more

Wedding Cake Competition

The winner of our wedding cake voting competition was the Vintage Bird Cage Cake by Marie’s, Congratulations!

Vintage Bird Cage Cake by Marie's

28. Vintage Bird Cage Cake by Marie’s

It was such close contest with the winner only being decided on the last and well done to all who took part your cakes were seen by over 12,000 people and the page being shared via social media over 2000 times!

Details of our next voting competition can be found below and if you would like to sponsor one of our voting competitions please see our advertise page for more details.


May Showcase – ‘For Dad’

Our May Showcase is themed ‘For Dad’, and can include gifts for Father’s Day or general gifts suitable for men. Please NO CARDS, only gifts. It is free to include an item but there will be a limit of 30 items in each of our showcases and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Our Showcases get seen by thousands of people each month so it’s a fab free way to promote your products and your business!

If you have an item or product you would like to submit please complete the form on our showcase page:


Current Competitions and Giveaways

Photography Competition – ‘Quintessentially British’

Our Wedding Cake competition was another brilliant voting competition, the entries were of the highest standard and the thought, effort and skill that had gone in to the creations was incredible. The competition was extremely popular and the it was so close between first and second through out the contest with Marie’s Bird Cage Cake snatching the lead on the last day!

We are extremely pleased to say that our wedding cake competition received well over 12,000 pageviews which gave all the entrants a wonderful opportunity to show off their creations and in turn promote themselves and their business.

You also had the opportunity to help decide what our next voting competition would be and the most popular choice was photography. So with that in mind we are pleased to announce our next voting competition is for photographs themed ‘Quintessentially British’. We thought this would tie in really well with the Queen’s Jubilee and the London Olympics and give some cheer to the miserable weather we’ve been having!

The category is very broad and is open to your interpretation but some suggestions from us include:

  • The British Countryside/Scenery
  • English Tea Party
  • British Cuisine
  • The Weather!
  • Historical Interest

This will hopefully be another fantastic opportuntity to get your work seen and increase awareness of your business or talents.

Please note, this competition is aimed at photographers and therefore we don’t want to include photos of products.

You have until 13th May to enter but we can only accept a maximum of 40 entries, so don’t miss out! A fab FREE way to promote your business or talent.

To enter please see:


Book Giveaway – Tales of a Midwife by Maria Anderson

More Than Mummies are delighted to giveaway a copy of ‘Tales of a Midwife’ by Maria Anderson, published by Headline.

”A heart warming account of life as a midwife, from Maria deciding to become a midwife at 15 after her youngest brother was born to fainting during the first three labours she attended as a student. The journey sees Maria transform into an assured and accomplished midwife.”


The winner of our last book giveaway Catching Babies by Sheena Byrom was Mrs J. Connolly from Bristol. Congratulations and we do hope you enjoy reading this lovely book.

To read our review of Catching Babies please see

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If you have listed your business in our directory, have contributed an article to our features section or have entered an item in one of our voting competitions or showcases you can now display a badge on your website or blog.

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May Sponsor – Just Jasmine Boutique

Gorgeous Handmade Bunny

Visit my online boutique for beautiful handcrafted gifts, suitable for every occasion. Children’s toys and clothing, home decor, gifts for him and gifts for her. Also offering a bespoke sewing service, I can create items to match your style, contact me for more details.


We also have some other competitions running at the moment:

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