Parenting

30 Hours of Free Childcare Explained: Do You Qualify?

30 Hours of Free Childcare Explained: Do You Qualify?

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past year, you would have heard about the 30 hours of free childcare being rolled out by the Government across England this year, and you can now pre-register. Currently, all 3 and 4-year-olds are eligible for 570 […]

How to Keep Your Toddler Interested in Reading

How to Keep Your Toddler Interested in Reading

There are many things we need to do to give our children the skills they need to survive as adults. Hopefully more than survive – flourish. One of the most important skills we need to teach our children is how to read. Isn’t that what […]

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

From saving up pocket money to receiving their student loan, it’s more important than ever for our kids to grasp the concept of money. I recently read an article that said that eight out of ten parents think it’s important to ensure their kids know […]

Children’s Favourite Things are Free – So why do we Have Such Difficulties Providing Them?

Children’s Favourite Things are Free – So why do we Have Such Difficulties Providing Them?

We hear all the time in the news that the mental health of our children is worse than ever, that they have too much pressure on them and sadly that more than ever are committing suicide. We live in a comfy bubble in which we […]

Flying with Kids: 11 Great Yet Free Activities to Keep Them Amused

Flying with Kids: 11 Great Yet Free Activities to Keep Them Amused

It’s that time again! It’s summer! And although the weather in the UK is a bit of a hit and miss, the weather abroad is more certain. So as all true Brits do we travel by boat or plane searching for a bit of sun. […]

10 Tips To Help You Budget for Maternity Leave

10 Tips To Help You Budget for Maternity Leave

The week before Christmas I was told I was at risk of redundancy. I was eight weeks pregnant and it was fair to say I panicked. We had already been preparing ourselves for a frugal second half of 2017 as I’d only receive Statutory Maternity […]

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained During the School Holidays on a Budget

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained During the School Holidays on a Budget

During the school holidays your kids are going to need something to do, if only to spare your furniture and walls. There are plenty of activities to do both inside and out, dependent on the weather, and Rossall have a few tips to keep them entertained during […]

Learning Ideas: Homemade Ways to Teach Your Kids Their ABCs & 123s

Learning Ideas: Homemade Ways to Teach Your Kids Their ABCs & 123s

Now I’m no expert on teaching my kids things unless you count throwing a whole loo roll down the toilet multiple times a day or saying “gross” when they even spy anything green in their food, and between my 5 to 9ner every evening, i’ve surprised […]

Games to Play With Your Kids Inside – For Free!

Games to Play With Your Kids Inside – For Free!

Summer’s coming and that means good weather right! Not in the UK! As a mum of two I need just as many inside games for the summer months as for the winter. The problem is that inside games become boring quickly or cost a small […]

7 Free Apps Your Toddler Will Love: All Without in App Purchases!

7 Free Apps Your Toddler Will Love: All Without in App Purchases!

One of the first things I promised myself as a new mum was that my children would never be sat in front of a tablet or smart phone. How little did I know about reality! Not only have I found my phone useful for changing […]