How to have a baby on a budget

How to save money and have a baby on a budget

Are you expecting a baby or planning to have a baby and wondering if you can afford if and how much it will actually cost? There are plenty of articles and research out there about what the cost of having a baby is, and the cost of raising a child. The problem is they mostly …

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Fun Halloween Activity and Craft Ideas

When it comes to Halloween, I have to admit to not being the most creative, or particularly inspired for great crafts and activities to do with the kids. It’s not really my ‘thing’, so thinking of spooky or fun Halloween themed things to do doesn’t come naturally! So I reached out to fellow parent bloggers, …

Creative Halloween Bakes and Party Food Inspiration

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to share a roundup of all the best Halloween bakes! Here are some fun and festive Halloween inspired recipes, from spooky spider cookies, to amazing pumpkin spice cupcakes. If you’re wanting to create some Halloween themed treats check out these brilliant bakes and makes. …

Should you give your children pocket money

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 …

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How to Feel at Home on Holiday

Are you dreaming about your next holiday? I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but as soon as I get back from a break with my family, I’m already starting to think about going away again! There are so many options when it comes to travel and holidaying, especially when it comes down to …

Silly things parents have done whilst sleep deprived

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 …

Misadventures in parenting - holiday fun

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 …

Frugal and free summer activities

Frugal and free summer activities

With the summer holidays approaching, if you’re anything like me (and it’s only my first year when any of my children have been at school!) you might be starting to wonder how on earth you’re going to keep the children entertained for all those weeks. Having three children, I know that a lot of activities …

La croix du vieux pont review

Holiday – La Croix Du Vieux Pont review

If you’re looking for a fun, family holiday for a reasonable price, La Croix Du Vieux Pont – a campsite and holiday village in Berny-Riviera, France, is a great option. We’ve just come home from a week staying there with Canvas Holidays – our third visit, but second with Canvas, and really enjoyed it. La …

Frugal living tips

Frugal living tips to save money everyday

It’s always great when you can manage to free up some money by being able to reduce your monthly budget. These simple frugal living tips should help to make everyday savings and cut down your expenses. There are so many ways you can be a little more frugal in order to make some extra savings; …