Parenting

Newly Pregnant? Here’s Loads of Freebies Especially for You!

Newly Pregnant? Here’s Loads of Freebies Especially for You!

Finding out you are pregnant is usually the most exciting day in a woman’s life and not one easily forgotten. However, soon after the sight of that blue line comes the fear of the cost! How will you afford this little miracle? Luckily there are […]

7 Money Saving Tips to Make Staying at Home Possible for You

7 Money Saving Tips to Make Staying at Home Possible for You

I get asked all the time if I work. Well, yes I do, but I also look after my children twenty-four seven as a stay at home mum. Most people call me lucky, and always say they wish they could afford to stay at home […]

7 Essential Uniform Items Your Reception Child Needs to Start School

7 Essential Uniform Items Your Reception Child Needs to Start School

It’s that time of year again! It’s the start of a new academic year. We’ve had the summer holidays and we have tried to entertain the children as best we can. So now cue the busy parents having to find time to buy new uniform. […]

4 Nursery Rhymes You Should Know But Really Don’t

4 Nursery Rhymes You Should Know But Really Don’t

Nursery rhymes are vital for the development of young minds. They are silly, funny and sometimes down right bizarre! However, they provide a great opportunity for parents to interact with their baby. But can you remember any of them? Why are Nursery Rhymes Important? Nursery […]

21+ Free Activities to do with the Kids During the Summer Holidays

21+ Free Activities to do with the Kids During the Summer Holidays

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the very idea of having six weeks (closer to eight here) full-time parenting is slowly starting to dawn on me. What are we going to do? How am I going to keep everyone amused on my tiny part time […]

How I can Afford to be a Stay at Home Mum

How I can Afford to be a Stay at Home Mum

No, I’m not rich, and I do work, just possibly not the same way you do. Spurred on by my good friend Emma Reed, who recently wrote a piece about how she can afford to be at home, I thought I’d add mine too. Not […]

7 Bargain Teachers Gifts that say “Thank You” Without Breaking the Bank

7 Bargain Teachers Gifts that say “Thank You” Without Breaking the Bank

It’s that time of year again when you feel like you need to show your love to your kid’s teacher for all the amazing things they’ve had to put up with this year. Now, whatever aisle you fall down (gift or no gift), I generally […]

Here’s How the Perfect Bedtime Routine Could Save You Money

Here’s How the Perfect Bedtime Routine Could Save You Money

Sleep – the holy grail of all new parents! Unless you are that one in a million, your little one will be keeping you up at some point. It might be from the moment they are born, from the 4 month regression or maybe from […]

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 […]