Should you give your children pocket money
Family finance, Life and Parenting

Should you give your children pocket money?

My children are starting to get to that age now where they often want to buy things or ask for money, and we’ve been thinking about when it’s appropriate to start giving pocket money. There are so many things to think about though! What age to start giving it? How much should they get? Do …

Brexit and the implications for households
Family finance, Saving money

Preparing for a hard Brexit: What are the potential implications for your household?

All over the news at the moment is Brexit, and the potential effect it will have on the economy, immigration, and the country as a whole. What’s harder to figure out though, is what that actually means for the average family household. Regardless of whether you’re a Leaver or a Remainer, if recent reports are …

Saving money

How to make your money go further each month

  Tips to make your monthly money go further There’s nothing quite like pre-payday blues. When you’re getting towards the end of the month and realise you haven’t quite got enough cash to keep you covered, life can be pretty stressful. Living paycheck to paycheck is no way to live, especially when you don’t have …

Silly things parents have done whilst sleep deprived
Life and Parenting

Silly things parents have done whilst sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation is one of the most inescapable consequences of having children and it can make you do the most bizarre things! I’ve found myself pouring diet coke on my cereal in the morning, wearing clothes inside out, squeezing baby lotion into the bath and adding more because it wasn’t very bubbly. Not getting enough …

All about the blogger -peanut and sprout

All about the blogger interview – Peanut and Sprout

This month I’m taking part in an ‘All about the Blogger’ linky which is all about getting to know other bloggers and their blogs. The blog I’m sharing today is Peanut and Sprout, which is run by Shannon. You can follow Shannon on Facebook, Instagram and on her YouTube channel. Tell us a bit about …

Misadventures in parenting - holiday fun
A series of misadventures, Life and Parenting

What parenting really looks like – misadventures on holiday

I know you can’t go on holiday with children and expect it to feel like the same kind of holiday as when you went without. And I, of all people, should know that holidaying without children doesn’t always happen without incident. Last time we attempted a holiday, day 2, my 2-year-old kicked a football to …