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Black Friday UK: When is Black Friday and How Can You Benefit?

Black Friday UK: When is Black Friday and How Can You Benefit?

The countdown to Christmas is here, with Black Friday taking place on Friday 24th November. The best part is, most of the major retailers have started now, included Argos, Amazon, SuperBreak, and Wilkos. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, just over 50% of us here in the UK […]

Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head

Turkey Carcass Soup: Cheap and Easy Lunch for just 37p a Head

I’m all about using every single bit of a turkey, and this carcass soup recipe is perfect. It’s really simple to prepare and can be left to just boil away while you’re doing something else. This is delicious and can be easily frozen for another […]

Turkey Stir Fry with Brown Rice: Feed Four for 67p a Head 

Turkey Stir Fry with Brown Rice: Feed Four for 67p a Head 

This turkey fried rice with egg recipe is really simple and quick to cook, and is perfect for all your leftover Christmas turkey. I use frozen vegetables as they’re cheap and means I don’t have to chop, and chuck everything in together and just add […]

Cheap Toys Online: The Very Best the Web Has to Offer in November 2017

Cheap Toys Online: The Very Best the Web Has to Offer in November 2017

Including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here is our pick of the latest red hot bargains and deals online. Some will only be on offer for one day and others will be around for a few weeks. This post will be updated daily with the […]

How to Keep Debt at Bay This New Year

How to Keep Debt at Bay This New Year

‘Tis the season of togetherness, giving and overindulgence. Some take this overindulgence to all aspects of Christmas, including their spending. At Christmas time consumers seek escapism and a break from the office, but this can easily turn into a time of overspending that carries debt […]

Here’s How to Have a Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings for just £3.36 a Head

Here’s How to Have a Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings for just £3.36 a Head

The cost of cooking a traditional Christmas dinner is rising, with the average Christmas lunch coming in at a whopping £10.71 per person. But with a bit of planning, it’s still possible to have an indulgent Christmas dinner on the cheap. Is it really possible to […]

Christmas Shopping on a Budget: 27 Tips to Getting the Best Online Deals

Christmas Shopping on a Budget: 27 Tips to Getting the Best Online Deals

27 Christmas Shopping on a Budget tips Do you want to find the best online shopping deals? Take the guesswork out of finding the best online shopping sites with these simple and easy tricks. Here are 27 top tips just for you, including how to […]

Earn Extra Cash for Christmas: Here’s How to Make Money Online Without Paying Anything

Earn Extra Cash for Christmas: Here’s How to Make Money Online Without Paying Anything

Earn Extra Cash for Christmas! Regardless of what electronic device you have, even as a beginner, there’ll a load of ways you can boost your income from home. Some may be slow burners, but you could earn an extra £500 plus by just sitting on […]

9 Cheap and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Kids That Cost Less than £1 a Head

9 Cheap and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Kids That Cost Less than £1 a Head

What to make in a slow cooker Slow cookers are great for making cheap and easy meals and require very little effort on the cooking front. When looking for recipe ideas for your slow cooker, try and avoid those that need loads of preparation or […]


Parenting

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 full time, and while I do have a part time income, it no way covers all the costs that come with having a family.

For the majority mums, becoming a stay at home is possible, but if you’re asking if you can still live the same lifestyle as you did on two full-time incomes, then the answer is no, of course, you can’t.

I’m one of the lucky people who have extended family to help me look after the kids, but when I didn’t, and my parents and in-laws both worked, we had to find childcare. We worked out that after just paying for petrol to get to work and the cost of two in a nursery, I’d be bringing home just £90 a month. Not really worth it at all.

So while my husband goes out to work every day, I look after the kids and plow away when I can, mostly in the evenings or on the days my amazing mother in law can have the kids.

Living off of one income or one and a tiny bit in our case is not easy by any means. You do have to make a certain amount of lifestyle sacrifices in order to make staying at home work for everyone.

Here are my top seven tips that have helped me for the past 2 years and will hopefully give you some insight into how you could afford it too.

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