Christmas gift guide: Affordable gifts for 0-‘5’s

Some of the items in this guide were gifted for review, however all opinions expressed are our own. With Christmas now just one month away, Christmas shopping is probably on your mind! This gift guide is for affordable Christmas gifts for 0-5’s and is full of things we think would make great presents for children …

Reverse Advent Calendar

Take part in #FoodBankAdvent with a Reverse Advent Calendar

This year I’m joining in with the #FoodBankAdvent campaign run by the UK Money Bloggers, and would love to invite you to join in too. The campaign simply involves collecting a box of items to donate to your local food bank. It’s like a reverse advent calendar – instead of opening a little box and …

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 it or 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 …

How to Have the Wedding you Want on the Budget you’ve Got

Weddings are one of those things that can end up being super expensive, but they don’t necessarily have to be. It just seems to be that when you throw the word ‘wedding’ into the mix, the numbers seem to shoot right up! I remember being shocked when were planning our wedding; it was crazy how …

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 …