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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 […]

Use Up Your Over Ripe Bananas: 9 Recipes Under a £1 a head

Use Up Your Over Ripe Bananas: 9 Recipes Under a £1 a head

Out of all the fruit, I buy, the only fruit I let go bad is my humble banana. Everything else gets chucked into a smoothie with a sad and regrettable smile, but the over ripe banana is something that I actually get excited about! (Yes, […]

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 […]

Maternity Pay: 7 Easy Ways to Make Your Money Go Further

Maternity Pay: 7 Easy Ways to Make Your Money Go Further

Maternity leave is meant to be a stressful time that you can spend with your new addition without the stresses of life getting in the way. Unfortunately, nowadays, this just isn’t realistic. Most of us mums have to think a good 6 months ahead before […]

9 Furniture Hacks That Will Make You Say: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

9 Furniture Hacks That Will Make You Say: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I hate spending money, go figure, which is why I love the idea of up cycling. You can get a modern day individual look for almost nothing; now that’s a win in my book. When it comes to lifestyle furniture, the best pieces are the […]

£1 a Head Family Meals: Recipes That Will Keep Your Food Bill in Check

£1 a Head Family Meals: Recipes That Will Keep Your Food Bill in Check

If you’re trying to cook on a budget and are looking for cheap, quick and easy meals to feed the family, that are under £1 a head, then this is for you. Before the kids, it never even crossed my mind to eat on a […]

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 […]