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Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'My son is two and a half going on 18'

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Our columnist returns from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for a mother and son shopping trip.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last bits for baby have gone to the charity shop

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

It seems like once you have turned your back on one milestone, you are staring another in the face. When will it stop?

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: The last week has hit nine on the Richter scale

Surrey Comet: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

6:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Forget “mum about town”, as it’s been more like “mum all over the place” this week.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Be careful what you wish for with kids

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

6:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

I always tell my wonderful husband to be careful what he wishes for

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Am I a nag?

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

6:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

So my other half called me a “nag” the other day, which I thought was funny! I decided to look the word up in the dictionary and the definition is, “to harass someone to do something they are averse to”.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: My son's slimy snails are testing my tolerance

Surrey Comet: A pupil gets up close to one of the snails

6:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

For those that know me, they’ll tell you I’ve never been a girly girl or, on the flip side, a tomboy. I’ve also never been that squeamish, but having a son has tested my levels of tolerance.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: My son setting the world to rights with a snail in the sun

Surrey Comet: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

5:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Not only when the sun decides to put his hat on does it affect the general mood and clothing attire of the nation, but it also means there is more scope for activities when you have children. Now I’m not just talking about trips to the beach or even the zoo, but simply hanging out in the garden.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: We now have a bona fide crawler

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

5:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

I can’t say anything momentous or ground-breaking happened this week, apart from the fact the play pen had to be drafted down from the loft because we now have a bona fide crawler in the house.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Joanna Lumley told me I have a face for a portrait

Surrey Comet: Owners Gary Mercer and Sarah Clout (left and right) celebrate Holwood's opening with Michael Underwood and Angelica Bell

5:40am Sunday 30th March 2014

I seriously don’t know where the last seven days have disappeared to.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: My son's first pet spider

Surrey Comet: Busy mum: Angellica Bell.

2:20pm Monday 17th March 2014

I write my column this week having had a full night’s undisturbed sleep.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I am the clumsy one in the Underwood household

Surrey Comet: Angellica at last month's Love Kingston event

5:00am Sunday 2nd March 2014

his week I’ve burnt my forehead with the curling tongs, grated my finger and bruised my leg against the kitchen table. Yes, just another week in my hectic life and I can’t blame anyone for it but myself.

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: The curious incident of the egg at lunch time

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

8:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

It’s been all go this week with press launches, bikram yoga, filming for the One Show, friends over for Sunday lunch and Valentine’s Day too.

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: Cake baking judging rattled by napping daughter

Surrey Comet: Angellica Bell, Jacqui Kelly and Lesley Cox.

6:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

It’s been another hectic week in the Underwood household, but what’s new?

Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

Surrey Comet: Mum about town with Angellica Bell: I've become an over-excited mother

6:00am Sunday 26th January 2014

One of the great things about my job filming for The One Show is that I get to meet lots of interesting people all over the country.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: We love Christmas

Surrey Comet: Angellica's husband Michael Underwood at Kingston Hospital's lights turn-on with

5:00am Sunday 8th December 2013

What an incredibly exciting week it’s been. I’m a massive fan of Christmas and love the build up to it.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: 'There's now four entertainers in the house'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Do babies get bored?

5:00am Sunday 1st December 2013

The reality of being a mum-of-two kicks in for our weekly columnist.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Frantically preparing for Christmas

Surrey Comet: Maternity staff at Kingston welcome new arrival - a birthing pool

7:30am Sunday 24th November 2013

So this week we have been frantically getting ready for Christmas before the madness of the festive season kicks in.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Bored with kids?

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell

5:00am Sunday 10th November 2013

Anyone who says they are bored when they have children must be crazy!

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Our first night out together in almost two years

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

12:02pm Monday 4th November 2013

I’ve heard and seen lots of Halloween fun happening this week but none of that activity has been in this household as I haven’t had any time to think about carving pumpkins or make pumpkin pie.

My son has a cooking fascination

Surrey Comet: Michael Underwood was runner up in Celebrity Masterchef 2012

5:00am Sunday 27th October 2013

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: In our household we no longer have three people with a voice, but now there are four.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'My son is now into cars and kamikaze jumps off the sofa'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 20th October 2013

Well it’s been another week of running around trying to fit everything in between nappy changing, bottle sterilising and clearing things out. Let me explain.

Mum's the Word: So important to enjoy every minute with our children - before it's too late

Surrey Comet: Michael J. Fox in 'Back to the Future' re-released this week.

6:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

When our children have grown up and start having flashbacks of their own, we want them to have a massive grin on their faces, says Angellica Bell

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Have you ever had that 'caving in' feeling?

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5:00am Sunday 6th October 2013

At the beginning of the week I woke up and felt like everything was caving in on me.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: "My toddler now has an obsession with cleaning"

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

5:00am Sunday 29th September 2013

It’s been a busy week in our household. Firstly I had a day’s filming for Cbeebies and I was incredibly nervous; this would be the first time my children could potentially see me on television and they could be my worst critics.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: "Winter is coming and I can't wait"

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

7:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013

I love all the seasons. They each have their good and bad points, and as we’ve now dived head first into autumnal conditions with the wet weather, I’ve looked on the bright side and accepted my garden seriously needed watering.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'Having another baby shouldn't be ruled out'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 15th September 2013

Another action-packed week for me. I went to a wonderful wedding without the family and felt like I’d lost a limb.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I do feel I’ve let myself go'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

It’s been a funny old week and I’m not entirely sure why.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: When you buy a new home, you like to put your own stamp on it

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

7:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

When you buy a new home, you like to put your own stamp on it.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I've studied a degree in baby talk'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 25th August 2013

There are some sounds that are “music to the ears” or brings us back to a place or memory.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'The thing that concerned me was knowing how I could love another as much as my firstborn'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

7:00am Sunday 18th August 2013

The question I’m most asked, apart from how I cope with two really young children, is how my son is coping with another baby in the house.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'My son ran wildly through the closed off street like a hunted gazelle"

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

8:00am Sunday 11th August 2013

Well it’s been a busy week in the Borough of Kingston upon Thames and I’m not just talking major sewage works.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Post pregnancy body image

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

10:40am Sunday 7th July 2013

Now on our travels last week to our local Sainsbury’s with children in tow, we bumped into someone I know from the gym who had also recently had a baby.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Sergeant major persona required now I have two kids

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 30th June 2013

Now this week has been all about double trouble; looking after two children for the first time.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Bring on the summer

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 16th June 2013

When I first told friends and family I was due in the summer, I was met with some worried comments about handling pregnancy during the hot, sticky, unbearable months and how tough it would be.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: I will protect them the best I can

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

7:00am Sunday 26th May 2013

At the end of the day, all us parents want to do is to care and protect our children.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Looking for the perfect double buggy

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 19th May 2013

When I started researching all the products I needed for my first child, I seriously thought I needed a degree, but now another is on the way, a PhD is definitely a prerequisite.

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: I can't imagine loving child number two less than number one

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

6:00am Sunday 12th May 2013

I love my neighbours and this week I had a catch up with one of them while sitting on her porch in the sun.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I had to be admitted to hospital'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell

8:00am Sunday 7th April 2013

The trouble with this long winter is that I have spent so long making sure my son does not get unwell with all the colds and viruses going around, I have neglected myself and, as a result, have been under the weather this week.

Mum’s the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I feel frumpy and round'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word by Angellica Bell: You know where you stand with babies

8:00am Sunday 31st March 2013

I think there is a defining moment during pregnancy when you realise, “yes, this is it; I’m actually going to have a baby”.

Mum’s the Word with Angellica Bell: Routine is the key

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

7:00am Sunday 24th March 2013

Now I don’t need to read a Gina Ford book to know that routine is the key to happiness for a content child.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'My Mother's Day'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

9:00am Sunday 17th March 2013

Well firstly, I’d just like to say I hope all mothers out there had a special day last Sunday.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Visits to the hospital, checkups at the doctors and a poorly child

Surrey Comet: Angels look down on latest stage of All Saints Kingston restoration appeal

6:00am Sunday 3rd March 2013

This week has been about check-ups at the doctors, visits to the hospital and a poorly child.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: 'I have the patience of a saint'

10:00am Sunday 24th February 2013

Do you sometimes have weeks where nothing eventful happens and there’s not much to talk about?

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: A new bundle of joy

Surrey Comet: Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Do babies get bored?

8:00am Sunday 17th February 2013

I’m writing my column on St Valentine’s Day, which is quite appropriate as it was announced last week on The One Show that I’m expecting another bundle of joy!

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Getting a few gripes off my chest

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

7:50am Sunday 10th February 2013

This week I am going to get a few things off my chest…because I can.

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Are you a super mum?

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

7:00am Sunday 27th January 2013

I met a woman this week who was working full-time and also had three children, the youngest being a 10-month-old and she juggled it all while her husband worked away Monday to Friday. In my eyes that meant she had two full-time jobs. I was in awe. Had I just met supermum?

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Exciting things unfolding this year

Surrey Comet: Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: the million dollar question

7:00am Sunday 20th January 2013

A couple of times this week I’ve said Happy New Year to people, only to hear the reply, ‘It’s a bit late for that!’

Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Who drew the short straw this hectic Christmas?

Surrey Comet: Mum's the word with Angellica Bell: Do babies get bored?

7:00am Sunday 6th January 2013

Well first things first, happy new year to you all.

Mum's The Word with Angellica Bell: Baby's first haircut

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

7:30am Saturday 1st December 2012

This week, Angellica ruminates on the rights and wrongs of sending a toddler to the barabers

Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Keeping little one entertained

Surrey Comet: Mum's the Word with Angellica Bell: Premature GCSE worries

5:00am Wednesday 14th November 2012

Keeping a little one entertained isn’t always easy and coming up with something new to do every day is even trickier.






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