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Mums at Work: Why 5 to 9 is the New 9 to 5

Mums at Work: Why 5 to 9 is the New 9 to 5

Anyone else think that flexible working is a myth? When it came to looking for a part time job after number 2, it was a minefield of 9 to 3 jobs that don’t revolve around the kids. With spiraling childcare costs and raising debts, I […]

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Easter Holidays

11+ Cheap Activities to do with Kids in the Easter Holidays

It may feel like the kids have just gone back to school, but with Easter just around the corner, be prepared for another two and half weeks of entertaining your little ones. Half terms don’t have to break the bank, though! From cheap days out […]

Battle the Waste: 15 Fail-Safe Cheap Recipes That Use Up Leftovers

Battle the Waste: 15 Fail-Safe Cheap Recipes That Use Up Leftovers

I hate food waste. With two little one’s it can’t be helped, but before they came along I was a self-confessed food snob. I’d throw away anything past its best before date and chuck leftover meat away without a seconds thought. Now, with these two […]

Food Waste: 7 Tips to Help You Save £100 Off Your Monthly Grocery Shop 

Food Waste: 7 Tips to Help You Save £100 Off Your Monthly Grocery Shop 

If I told you I could shave £100 off your shopping bill every month, just by asking you not to throw food away, what would you say? It’s well known that the average UK family throws away at least £60 worth of food a month […]

Holidaying with a Toddler and Baby – What Could Possibly go Wrong?

Holidaying with a Toddler and Baby – What Could Possibly go Wrong?

Trying to go on holiday while on maternity leave is a struggle financially, yes there are deals to be had but there are many other factors to consider when trying to go on holiday with a baby and toddler. It is hard enough when you […]

Easy & Cheap Kid Worthy Cupcakes: Make 12 for Just 69P

Easy & Cheap Kid Worthy Cupcakes: Make 12 for Just 69P

At only 69p for 12 cupcakes, these make a great frugal rainy day activity for the whole family. My kids love making these cupcakes, mainly because they’re quick and easy to make, and only take around 20 minutes to cook! You can’t freeze them, but […]

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Food Waste: Date Labels. What Does It All Mean?

Anyone else get really confused when it comes to food labels? Knowing the difference between best-before, display date or the general look of food could have you throwing away perfectly good groceries. Anti-waste charity Wrap recently reported that small changes in labeling could help reduce […]

Protection Insurance – Have you Considered It?

Protection Insurance – Have you Considered It?

Insurance has a funny stigma to it. Whenever anyone offers insurance the first thing I say is no, they just want more money for doing nothing. What a con! But are some insurances worth having? We all know that we have to have car insurance […]

Family Fakeaway: Cheap and Healthy Sweet & Sour Chicken

Family Fakeaway: Cheap and Healthy Sweet & Sour Chicken

I love sweet and sour chicken. Before the kids, we spent a staggering £20 on a Chinese meal for two. Now, being far more frugal, I make my own and still enjoy it week in week out. At just £1.05 a portion, this is a bargain of […]

How to Stop Spending Money You Just Don’t Have: A Parents Guide

How to Stop Spending Money You Just Don’t Have: A Parents Guide

Sometimes, just telling yourself to stop spending doesn’t work. It may now be a habit, a distresser or your funny way of showing the kids you care. Whatever your reasons, it’s now time to stop and tackle your inner spending monster head on, right now, […]