A blog for

Mums

Hi, I’m Mae, founder and creator of Mudhutmama. I blog about parenting, children, travel and things I’ve learned bringing up three children, including twins!

Why I started

this blog

So how did all this begin? After having my first child and dealing with the shock to the system, I started to talk with other mothers who had struggled and had nowhere to turn to for advice or help and decided to do something about it. Within a few weeks Mudhutmama was born. Why Mud Hut you may ask? Well my first born loved nothing more than building mud pies in the garden and it kind of stuck!

Becoming a mother shouldn’t mean your children are your life and that’s it, this blog is to help you gather ideas and support.

Mae Barnes,

Mum of 3

Latest blog posts

Parenting

Simple guide to moving out after a divorce

Alt: cute red toy robot holding a broken heart. Going through a divorce is difficult in many ways. The emotional turmoil you may be experiencing …

General

6 Things To Do Immediately After An Accident – Portland

Every year, nearly 1.35 million people are killed in road accidents around the globe. If you or someone close to you has been severely injured, …

Travel

The Best Rafting Trips to Take in Colorado

Nothing beats the heady hustle and bustle of racing down a fast-flowing river in a trusty rubber dinghy or kayak. Once the river bends and …

General

Hiking With the Kids

Going hiking with the kids is one of the most rewarding activities you can have. We all grew up with an appreciation for hiking and …

Travel

Take Kids Rock Climbing and Skiing in New York

Take kids on a snow covered adventure through the treasured Hudson River ski areas of New York. From the intimidating Adirondack Mountains to the beautiful …

Parenting

10 Ideas for Unique Family Photos

One of the best ways you can keep memories alive is through photographs. Family portraits are great for capturing those sweet moments of your life …

Family life

Family life can be testing for even the most experienced mother, we’ve all had highs and lows, here’s some of my stories

home-family-top-left
home-family-bottom-left
home-family-centre
home-family-top-right
home-family-bottom-right

Parenting

Parenting

Simple guide to moving out after a divorce

Alt: cute red toy robot holding a broken heart. Going through a divorce is difficult in many ways. The emotional turmoil you may be experiencing …

Parenting

10 Ideas for Unique Family Photos

One of the best ways you can keep memories alive is through photographs. Family portraits are great for capturing those sweet moments of your life …

Parenting

Parenting Dos and Don’ts – Tips For Raising Healthy, Happy Kids

Parenting essentials to have a successful relationship with your kids. There is a difference between having a good relationship and a bad one. Parenting styles …

Parenting

5 Packed Lunch Ideas to Make School Lunch Time Exciting

Who says school lunches need to be boring? Mix up your kid’s packed lunch with some fun and healthy lunch ideas from school uniform 247 …

Parenting

Travelling With Kids? – Consider Safety First

Travelling with children is a challenging yet rewarding experience for parents. As you gear up for your next family vacation, think about the challenges involved …

Parenting

Finding Valuable Parenting Help

Parenting help can be obtained from family, friends, support groups and professionals. There are many sources for such help. Family counseling is a good place …

Holiday ideas

I love travelling and refused to let starting a family stop me from enjoying one of my favourite things. It takes more planning and there is obviously a bigger cost involved but do a bit of research and you can find some amazing places that cater for children as well. Here’s some ideas for you to consider:

Vietnam

An incredible history along with the best beaches, wild life and nature at it's best.

France

Something for everyone, and what child wouldn't want to see the Eiffel Tower?

Canada

Some of the friendliest people you'll encounter and stunning landscapes to explore.

Mexico

Find an all-inclusive resort and your children will be in heaven, amazing weather too!

Italy

Packed with history and places to explore, fall in love with the winding streets and taverns.

Norway

The place for adventurers, perfect for when your kids are starting to want to explore.

Travel

Travel

The Best Rafting Trips to Take in Colorado

Nothing beats the heady hustle and bustle of racing down a fast-flowing river in a trusty rubber dinghy or kayak. Once the river bends and …

Travel

Take Kids Rock Climbing and Skiing in New York

Take kids on a snow covered adventure through the treasured Hudson River ski areas of New York. From the intimidating Adirondack Mountains to the beautiful …

Parenting

Travelling With Kids? – Consider Safety First

Travelling with children is a challenging yet rewarding experience for parents. As you gear up for your next family vacation, think about the challenges involved …

Parenting

Parenting Travel Tips – How to Keep Your Kids Fun While You Are Away

If you have been planning a vacation with your family and are looking for some helpful parenting travel tips, then you have come to the …

Travel

Travel Advice And Warning Levels

A travel advisory, or travel warning is a formal warning statement issued by governmental agencies to give out information about the current status of travel …

Travel

Travel Cuba With a Classic Car

Travel to Cuba is an ideal travel adventure for anyone wanting to experience a unique and exciting country. Travelling to Cuba is a great way …

I've really enjoyed the discussion about how to juggle parenting and still have a life outside of your children.
Alicia gregory
Single mum
After having post natal depression reading Mae's thoughts and advice gave me the confidence to travel and regain part of my life.
Carrie Badger
Mum of 2 little devils
A note to my visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.

Scroll to Top