This blog, all of its content and photos are the legal property of Samantha Donnelly and StressedMum.  This is a personal blog, written and edited by Samantha Donnelly.

Unauthorised use and/or duplication of the material found on StressedMum. Without express and written permission from the blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to StressedMum. With appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Unless otherwise stated, all photos are taken by us.  If you would like to use a photo from our blog, you must

  • Ask and receive consent from Samantha Donnelly at StressedMum
  • Use only the images that you have the permission for. With a direct link to the post where it was published.  StressedMum images may be pinned on Pinterest or shared through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Plus any other forms of social media only if they are linked to our blog and credited to StressedMum



All of these posts are written by me.  I will have received monetary compensation and/or a product/service. To use in return for writing a post on my blog, with links to other website(s).  All written content, ideas and experiences are my own and are not influenced by the company in any way.  I only write a sponsored post if it is something relevant and relateable to me and my blog audience.  These posts will be clearly marked with link to the disclosure policy page.

Any items sent or given to me at a press event or from a PR company in consideration for a product review will be clearly marked. I promise to give you all my 100% honest opinion.  I only recommend products that I have used myself, I will never be influenced by a company to blatantly sell something I do not like or agree with.

All opinions and experiences are my own and I have not been paid to write a positive review.  I always write my posts with my own findings and views, and I will never accept money or items to write something that I do not agree with.

There may be occasions when I write my own review on a product or service that I have purchased and want to share with you.  No money or free product has been accepted for these, and so, are not linked to my disclosure policy.

If you are a brand and would like to work with me and StressedMum, in the short or long term, please contact me to open a discussion and request my media pack – I look forward to hearing from you.


A company may provide me with a prize for me to giveaway on my blog.  I may have received payment or an item from the company to run the giveaway, in the form of either monetary compensation, or in the form of products/services.  Prizes will either be sent from myself if I am in receipt of it or directly from the company and not myself StressedMum.  The prizes will always be provided by the company unless stated otherwise.  In the case of a prize not being received please contact me so that I can look into this for you.  Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions for each giveaway as they may differ.


StressedMum recognizes that privacy of your personal information is important.  Here is information on the types of personal information received and collected when you use and visit this site and how your information is safeguarded.  Your personal information is never sold to third parties.


As with most other websites, StressedMum collects and uses data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL), the browers you used to visit our site (Such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.


StressedMum does use cookies to store information, such as  your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our site features, such as comment forms.

StressedMum also uses third party advertisements to support this site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Goodgle AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit this site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.

This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing local attractions in your local area for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as baby products to someone who looks at baby sites frequently).


StressedMum may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (interest based targeting). The ads seved will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example if you have been viewing sites about visiting Spain, you may see Spanish hotel advertisements when viewing  a non-related site, such as on a  site about wallpaper).

DART uses ‘non personally identifiable information’.  It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.  You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with this site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookis does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

StressedMum is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without my permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.


Cookies are small files that are stored on a server and help to ensure that this site runs smoothly. Some cookies stored serve a function and are required in order to make this website work and provide a smooth user experience. You may have seen cookies before – they’re used for convenience as they retain user preferences. This means that they store useful information, such as your name and address when shopping online and your log-in details for social media sites.

They also provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a website that allows me, the website owner, to check my website’s performance. In terms of audience and popularity. It shows me information like what percentage of my audience is male or female, how many people have visited my site, what country they live in and if they’re regular visitors. This information is invaluable for me as it helps me to carry on creating the best possible content that’s relevant to my readers. Once again, this data is collected anonymously.

However, you do have the choice to opt out of using cookies. Although cookies are designed to give the reader the best possible user experience, it is possible to deny their use. The easiest and most effect way to do this is to disable cookie usage on your browser.



Click the three dots in the top right hand side of your screen. Choose ‘settings’ from the menu and click ‘view advanced settings’. From here, scroll down to the ‘privacy and services’ section and you’ll be able to chose between blocking all cookies, blocking only third party cookies, or not blocking any cookies at all.


Click the three dots in the top right hand corner and select ‘settings’ from the menu. From here, scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘advanced’. In the ‘privacy and security’ section, find the option for ‘content settings’. From here you can toggle on and off several features, including cookies.


Click on ‘Tools’, then ‘Options’ and select ‘Privacy and Security’. From here you can toggle on and off many different features, including what sites you wish to allow the use of cookies on, how long to keep them for and manage your existing cookies.

By continuing to use this website and having cookies enabled, you are consenting to their use.


We are not professionals or experts on any areas that we are writing the post about. All reviews are done by us at our home environment.  We seek to inspire others and provide as much information and guidance as we can on each review.  The purpose of the blog is to pass on our own personal findings. We are not responsible if you try the product and are not happy.

This blog accepts sponsorships and compensation in the form of products.  Any and all posts sponsored by a specific brand will be clearly disclosed as such.  The owner of this blog may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics.  However, we will always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs and/or experiences. Regarding those topics/products (please see the sponsored post disclosure above for more detail).

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

StressedMum may update these policies at any time.  We will notify you of any changes by posting the new policies on this page.  We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes. To stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our policies and agree to their terms.

For any questions about this blog or our policies please contact Samantha Donnelly at StressedMum here.