Monthly Archives: March 2022


Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids - Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for families? Well, look no further I have a complete resource of them all in one place for you, including DIY Crafts, Easter recipes, Egg Decorating, Cards and simple art activities for kids

Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids 11

Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for kids? Well, look no further I have The Mad House’s complete resource of them all in one place for you here. As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page. I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and these cute Easter Crafts and activities are the perfect activities to keep the kids busy over Easter. We have things suitable for kids of all ages, from toddlers and preschoolers through to teens and adults depending on skills and time available including Easter printable templates for a lot of the papercrafts.


How does VAT work for small businesses?

Taxes can be daunting for anyone but when you are running your own business it is even more important to keep things in check because you could end up putting your livelihood at risk. Not only can you end up incurring financial penalties, but you can get yourself in some legal trouble if you do not pay the right taxes at the right time. An important tax for small business owners to be aware of is VAT or value-added tax. I am not yet at the stage where I have to pay tax but I do earn money being a blogger (find out how).


How to tighten your budget without impacting upon family life 11

As a family, we’re always trying to save as much as we can. We can’t necessarily afford to put a great deal aside each month, but it’s always so reassuring to have a little bit put away for things like holidays, days out, and, of course, Christmas and Birthdays. But, with the looming inflation rises, the ever increasing energery cost rises and my boys growing up quicker than I ever thought possible, and things like going to university, moving out and, dare I say it, weddings, looming ever closer on the horizon, I’m trying to find ways in which we can cut back and save more.


Helping children deal with the death of a loved one 35

Losing a loved one at any time is hard for a child to understand and process, my boys Grandma (my mum) died suddenly and unexpectedly on Christmas Day when they were 4 and 5.  My children are the most important people in my life and helping them deal with the death of a loved one was my number one priority.


Keep It Classy – Frugalist Guide to Staying Fashionable on A Budget 1

Any person can look his best without having to spend thousands on clothing. It all comes down to the strategy you have when it comes to clothes shopping. It is a general misconception that you have to earn a lot in order to look impeccable. On top of that, you don’t have to wear designer clothes to look classy and polished. Still, you can incorporate some new habits. Before we talk about that, note that your expectations should be realistic when your budget is limited. It’s true – you can stay fashionable on a budget, but it’s not as easy as it would be if you had a higher sum of more »


Are Diet Shakes an Effective Way To Lose Weight for Summer?

Now, as the winter is coming to an end, it’s that time of year when a majority of people are obsessing over their appearance, to be more precise, about their weight. A lot of them want to find ways to get rid of those extra pounds. Those who are looking for some healthier options, usually turn to weight-loss shakes or meal-replacement shakes that appear to them as a fast, yet very efficient way to get their summer body.


Fabulous Meal Planner Apps for Families perfect for your Phone

Fabulous meal planner apps is a paid collaborative post with collaboration with O2, but all thoughts and experiences are my own One of our top priorities as a family is mealtimes, eating healthily and ensuring we have a balanced diet, but there are times when I find cooking and feeding my family really monotonous. Things took a turn last year when I developed an illness that meant I had to focus on my wellbeing and go on the FODMAP diet. I am not sure how I would have managed without my iPhone 12 and a number of Apps to help me with the menu planning and the grocery list.


How to talk to children about war – An age-appropriate Guide

With so much conflict in the world, it is important to talk to your children about war and explain things to them in an age-appropriate way. This is especially important when they reach school age as they will hear about it in the playground and it is so much better if you become their trusted source of information. That way you can control what they hear and how they process it. When it comes to older children you will find that they consume so much news and information via social media such as TikTok.


Four Ideas For Exciting Children’s Birthday Parties Aged 10 to 15

Throwing a birthday party for your child can be a lot of work. But it can also be a lot of fun. If you are looking for some ideas to make your child’s birthday party extra special, you have come to the right place. This article will discuss four exciting themes that appeal to children aged 10 to 15. It will also provide tips on how to execute each theme successfully. So read on and get planning.