parenting


Should I put a TV in my Child’s Bedroom?

Should I put a TV in my Child’s Bedroom? is a paid collaborative post with Reliant. Recent research by Relient shows that 75% of children want a TV in their room and that this request starts happening in Infant school. So let’s take on this debate about whether a child or adolesant should have a TV in their bedroom and if so what age is the best. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of having a TV in a child’s bedroom and then some tips for keeping control if you do decide to.


Top tips for Eating Out with Kids

Top tips for Eating Out with Kids is a paid collaborative post with tastecard. An increase of 177% in google searches of “restaurants near me” in the last two years shows that people are really looking to eat out after the pandemic. I know that I certainly got somewhat sick of cooking during the lockdown and it seems that many people are the same. However, as a parent I know just how challenging it can be to eat out with kids can be especially after a two-year hiatus.


Insurance – Is it Worth It? 1

“Insurance – Is it worth it?” is a paid collaborative post with HSBC. With the cost of living crisis, many families are looking to cut costs and many are asking if they should cancel insurance policies. Before you even contemplate it, you really need to understand what each policy covers and how and also if it is a legal requirement. Please remember that I am not a financial adviser just a regular mum, so please take professional advice.


Canada – The Perfect Place to Holiday with Kids

Choosing the perfect place to holiday as a family can be a real challenge especially when you add the volatility of kids or in my case teenagers into the mix. There is so much pressure involved in choosing the right place to holiday, especially when my family has so many different priorities and likes. My husband hates sunbathing and too much heat, Mini struggles with new places, Maxi is a thrill seeker and me, well as long as everyone else is happy then that makes me happy. So grab your eTA for yourself and your family and see why Canada is the perfect place to holiday with kids.


How to Save but Not Reduce the Quality of Life?

The lower the family income, the more critical the question of creating savings is. A financial cushion will save you temporary work problems, salary delays, and unexpected expenses. Small loans can save for a certain time, but they also must be returned, so the issue becomes even more urgent. How to save, form a financial cushion, but, at the same time, not give up your quality of life? Financial company Payday Depot is ready to answer this question.


Tips for a Stress-Free Road Trip With Kids

Road trips are a great way to spend quality time with your family while exploring new places. However, if you’re not properly prepared, they can also be a recipe for disaster. In addition to being restless and uncomfortable, kids are often unhappy that they’re stuck in the car instead of exploring new sights and sounds. When planning a road trip with children, it is important to keep their comfort and happiness in mind.


A brilliant Maths App you need to know about

A brilliant Maths App you need to know about is a paid collaborative post with Mathpid (https://mathpid.com/). As parents we really want to support our children’s learning at home without making homework and any additional learning a battleground. In fact, the holy grail for me is when children want to keep learning independently and without involvement from me and that is where Mathpid comes into its own.


How to Save Money on Groceries and Food Shopping

How to save money on groceries and food shopping is part of my money-saving series sharing tips and hints gained over the years and from thrifty and frugal people. With the increasing cost of living and the massive rise in inflation, being a savvy shopper and spender has never been more critical. Getting the most out of your money is something I have learned over the years and I am happy to share it with you.


How to Save Money on Heating Costs this winter 1

You should never have to choose whether to heat your home or eat and I hope this post will help you save money on your heating costs. The newspapers have reported recently that 80% of families are planning on rationing their heating this year, with the majority limiting their household heating to one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening and some people totally just going without. There are also local firms setting up warm banks. So many people are worried that they are not going to be able to pay their heating bills.


Rising Costs of Energy and Inability to Pay – An insiders guide 1

I think that the majority of the UK is deeply concerned and anxious about the rising energy costs and other expenses and how we are all going to cope in the coming months and pay our energy bills. There will be lots of people unable to pay their upcoming utility bills and I know that I am very anxious about it (especially having just received my water bill and the direct debits more than doubling). I have blog posts about ways to save energy, however, this crisis is not something you can budget your way out of. I know you can not budget your way out of destitution and would never more »


10 Great 10-Year-Old Birthday Party Ideas

As a parent, you always want the best for your kid, but let’s be honest–that sometimes goes against the kid’s wishes. Especially when it comes to a birthday party of a 10-year-old kid, and that’s not for no reason. 10-year-old kids have so many interests that it’s often hard to keep track of them all. Moreover, children at this age are in flux, and what they find exciting today may be a thing of the past tomorrow. So, what do you do to ensure a birthday party leaves a lasting impression and, above all else, makes your child satisfied and delighted?