About Rainy Day Mum

Who is Rainy Day Mum

I’m Cerys Parker, a stay at home mum to J and T my two little monkeys, we live in the East of England. I’m a former Sea Turtle Biologist where I worked in Greece and Costa Rica and secondary school teacher, yes I’ve been both before becoming a stay at home mum which I insist is the hardest but most rewarding job I have ever had.Rainy Day Mum - Cerys Parker

I’m a Hands on Mum, playing, cooking, crafting and exploring on the floor and out and about with J and T as well as creating a playful learning environment at home that will, lead them to have a life long love of learning and to remember their childhoods with fondness and for the fun times we have spent together as a family.

Rainy Day Mum

I share these activities and others that are easy to do, require little set up time (I know how hard it is to set up something with 2 children running around your feet) and are fun for babies, toddlers or preschoolers with the aim of making every day fun what ever the weather is outside the window.

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Photographs from Malcolm Woolf Photography on Facebook

Why Rainy Day Mum?

So why am I called Rainy Day Mum – well have you ever visited the UK? It Rains – A LOT – so Rainy Day Mum seemed a great name for a site for a mum from the UK.

Initially based around indoor activities (like I said it Rains a LOT in the UK and it was hard getting outdoors with a tiny baby and an adventurous toddler in the rain) Rainy Day Mum has grown and expanded and now spans

Creating, Playing, Exploring and Learning

I also try and share some parenting titbits, home organisation ideas and family fun that will help make your life a little easier and have worked for us.

Where else can you find Rainy Day Mum?

I hope you enjoying reading the blog and I love reading your comments (I try and respond to as many as I can). Please also come and follow us we are on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and have a way that you can subscribe via e-mail (link on the right hand side).

If you would like to contact me – you can use my contact us page where there is a form or why not e-mail me at info@rainydaymum.co.uk.

What to start with?

Here are a few great posts to start off with from our archieves…..

rainy day activities for children

101 Ideas for Rainy Day

35 activities for babies and young toddlers

35 Activities for Babies and Young Toddlers

recipes and cooking with toddlers and kids

Cooking with Toddlers

Paper Plate Lion

Paper Plate Lion

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15 comments to About Rainy Day Mum

  • clare nicholas

    Thought this may be a good one to add.

    No cook playdough reciepe

    Quick rhubarb biscuit crumble


    250g plain flour
    50g salt
    140ml water
    1 – 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
    Few drops of food colouring (optional)

    Preparation method

    1. Mix together the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil.

    2. Knead well until mixture is smooth about 10 mins. You might need to add a bit more flour or water until the consistency is smooth but not sticky. (i use my food mixer with plastic bread dough blades attached)

    3. Add food colouring and knead until the colour is fully blended.

    4. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until chilled enough to use.

  • Kristen

    Wanting to let you know I have nominated you for a blog award! Here is a link to check it out!!

  • [...] who’s been running an interesting and well received kid craft and activities blog entitled Rainy Day Mum. Both of which have been established for almost a year, with the latter attracting in excess of [...]

  • Cerys, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love what I am finding here on your wonderful blog!!

    Lisa x

  • [...] we are in for a great summer treat… Cerys from Rainy Day Mum is sharing her tips for building solid and successful sandcastles with the [...]

  • Hi RDM,
    Just thought I’d let you know that I’ve added your links to a couple of noticeboards in Netmums plus a very verbal recommendations too.

    I’ve got piccies of Olympic pizza & will be making them again for Para-olympics. Let me know if you want them x
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  • Cerys, Thanks for telling us “your story!” And for sharing those lovely smiles from your children. I enjoy your blog and share it with my readers quite a bit! Hope your 2013 will bring sunshine and lots more smiles:)

  • Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! Keep up the good work!

  • Hi Cery

    After reading your blog I’m contacting you on behalf of a new UK-based online retailer and blog focusing on soft furnishings and (as you might guess from the name) sofas in particular.

    The site is 123sofa.co.uk that offers a really niche and clever product where the customers can choose any of the sofas customised to their choice. So they can choose from whatever length, width and depth they want and hundreds of fabrics. All this and delivered within 28 days.

    We’re looking at ways to promote this service on the website as it appeal to a specific clientele.

    The post would be entirely original and composed of some interior design or furnishing tips, with a brief section mentioning the launch of the new brand. We recognise that there is likely a charge for this kind of service and this is something I’m completely happy to discuss.

    If this sound likes something that you might be interested in, if you could get back in touch with me by email that would be fantastic.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.

    All the best,

    On Behalf of 123sofa.co.uk

  • I love your blog! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://toddlefast.blogspot.com/2013/07/versatile-blogger-award.html. Looks like you’ve been nominated before – no surprise to me! You’re welcome to take another round, or just feel loved. You were one of the first blogs I discovered and I still get so many great ideas from you.

  • Meehell

    Thank you so much for this blog i <3 Rainy Day Mum!

  • tiddlebot3000

    My friends Meehell told me about this and now i can’t stop reading! Please keep it up you are an inspiration to me. <3 love you so much #yolo swag #loveyou #keepitup #twerk

  • My business is actually prompted using your crafting abilities as snugly like layout, design on your blog. Is the your compensated subject matter as well as would you change the item all by yourself? In any event . keep up to date the excellent high quality creating, it’s exceptional to look a good website just like it currently.

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