Parenting

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 […]

Paultons Park Season Pass – Economical or Excessive?

Paultons Park Season Pass – Economical or Excessive?

We all love the feeling of going out for a day’s entertainment for free. I am from Southampton and around us there are various places which are completely free and provide a great day out. However, we have exhausted them and I am now looking […]

Best Buys for Little Birthdays – For All Those Friends Your Toddler Has!

Best Buys for Little Birthdays – For All Those Friends Your Toddler Has!

Since becoming a mum I have been lucky enough to make some great mummy friends, but with mummy friends comes lots of little birthday’s to remember and to buy presents for. Yes we all know we don’t have to buy presents but when they have […]

13 Frugal Things All Parents Should Be Doing Right Now

13 Frugal Things All Parents Should Be Doing Right Now

It’s been well documented recently that to raise a child to 21 costs the average parent over £200,000. Gulp! That may sound unimaginable, but how many of us don’t think twice about buying that book the kids have picked up in Asda or splash out […]

Parents as Teachers? The Free Way to Help Your Children Succeed in School

Parents as Teachers? The Free Way to Help Your Children Succeed in School

Since the new curriculum has come in the expectations for our children has increased. The new SATs papers (tests taken at the end of year 2 and year 6) are more challenging than in previous years, yet somehow teachers are expected to reach these new […]

6 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Behave – How Many Have You Tried?

6 Ways to Get Your Toddler to Behave – How Many Have You Tried?

We all know that children are there own little people and very quickly they start exerting their independence. Unfortunately, the way they show this independence is often through saying no, tantrums and shouting. Children can also become frustrated quickly and this can lead to them […]