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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 […]

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Bank Account Skimming: An Easy Way to Save For your Next Family Holiday

Bank Account Skimming: An Easy Way to Save For your Next Family Holiday

Before I found skimming, I just assumed that saving a lump sum every month was the best way to save. It’s not. We really wanted a family holiday, but with four mouths to feed and only one full-time wage, money is very tight. But this […]

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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 […]

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Cheap & Easy Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Cheap & Easy Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

At just 44p, this lovely homemade sweet potato and carrot soup is perfect for those “i can’t be bothered” lunches.  It’s such an easy and tasty soup to make, that i purposely cook more to fridge for the rest of the week. It can be slightly […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Make Your Own: 30p Basic Loaf Recipe

Make Your Own: 30p Basic Loaf Recipe

You don’t need a bread maker to make a simple loaf your family will love. For just 30p, this homemade loaf goes well with soups or stews, and takes sonly 25 minutes to cook in the oven. Make up of only kitchen staples, this really is a family […]

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Feeding a Family of Four on £2.50 a Day

Feeding a Family of Four on £2.50 a Day

Ok, so we all know I’m a bit of a tight ass, but throwing food away and how much we spend a week on food really gets to me, and I wanted to prove to myself mainly, that I could feed a growing family on […]

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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 […]

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39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

39+ Low-Priced Kitchen Staples Every Family Should Own

I know I bang on about kitchen staples a lot, and how having a well-stocked pantry not only gives you the option to swap and change your meal plans around but also means you can whip up a meal on the fly in no time. […]

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