Parenting

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 […]

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 […]