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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?


Ideas to Stay in Shape When You’re Parenting and Have Limited Time

Staying in shape can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when you have a family to take care of! Of course, your kids are always the priority, so your sit-ups and burpees can sometimes fall by the wayside. Instead, you might have to think of other alternatives to keep fit, as you do need to look after yourself as well! That’s why we’ve decided to take a look at some simple ways you can stay in shape when you’re parenting and don’t have the luxury of time. Let’s get into it.


Essential Tips for a Safe Trip To Chicago

Chicago is one of the most exciting, bustling cities in the world. However, with all of this commotion, the danger within the city is certain to be more present than it is in your small town. If you’re travelling with a family, you want to know that you’re taking all the necessary precautions to keep you and your children safe. Thankfully, doing so has become easier than ever thanks to this guide going over the essential tips you need to know for a safe trip to Chicago in 2022:


Preparing for baby – buying a family home

There may come a time in your life when you decide to go from being a couple to welcoming a baby into your home. Alternatively, you may consider adopting, fostering, or even having a second child. Whatever your reason, it can be essential to ensure that the home you live in is adequate enough for catering to the needs of a child. This may involve selling the home you currently reside in for one that will be better suited.


How to spot if your child is being cyberbullied 1

One of our greatest fears as a parent is that our child is being bullied and now with the prevalence of mobile phones and social media it has opened a whole new side to abuse – cyberbullying or online bullying. It can be really hard to get your child to open up about being bullied, the signs can be difficult to spot and with cyberbullying, and it can be even more problematic as it isn’t confined to “in-person” bullying and abuse, and that’s why it’s crucial to stay safe on social media.


How to Save on Back to School Shopping 3

How to save on back-to-school shopping was originally a paid collaborative post in conjunction with My Voucher Codes back in 2018 and updated in 2022.  I would love to think that I am an organised Mum but half the time I am a fly-by-the-seat of my pants mum, however, when it comes to saving money I am on it!  Raising children is expensive and any penny I can save means that I can spend it somewhere else, preferably on something fun.

How to Save on Back to School Shopping

Parents Guide to University Open Days

University open days are a great way to help your son or daughter decide which university to choose. They can be somewhat overwhelming and also not all open days are created equally, so in order to help your child get the most out of their visit, we have put together this guide from a parent’s perspective. A lot of people ask if visiting potential universities is worthwhile, personally, I feel that by exploring the campus and surrounding areas my child is better placed to determine whether they can really see themselves studying there for at least the next three years. They can also get a good understanding of the courses offered. more »


5 Reasons to Stay in Pollensa for Your Majorca Family Holiday

Pollensa is a town located in the north of Majorca island, Spain. It’s about a 50-minute ride from the airport in Palma, and a 15 minutes ride from Port de Pollensa. It is not far from the famous Cap de Formentor and the city of Alcudia.  Pollensa is known for its rich history. The city had been conquered by several nations through the centuries from Talaiots, the Romans, Vandals, Arabs, and Templars. All had marked their influences on the city of Pollensa.  With its quiet mood and artistic architecture, Pollensa is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the beauty of Majorca. Especially if you’re bringing your more »


Reasons Why Eating Vegetables Is Important For Children

We all know how important it is to eat fibre-rich foods. These are responsible for good digestion, the feeling of fullness, and higher energy levels. Fruits and vegetables are packed with fibres. But not only fibres could be found in fruit and veggies. There are also antioxidants, water, and carbs that contribute to the higher energy level and the overall well-being. Hence, this makes fruit and veggies the most important foods for your children. In the following text, we will focus on the reasons why vegetables are so important for children and their proper development. 


If You’re Planning To Start Your Own Business These Tips Will Help You

If you ask any successful entrepreneur about the key to starting a successful business, the most common answer you will hear is investing in the right opportunity at the right time. There are some businesses that have started out as an accident or emerged from something that just luckily managed to gain momentum later on. However, this is a very small percentage of businesses, and most of these enterprises have a limited life. As soon as things start to change or as soon as the product/service starts to lose demand, these businesses have little that they can do to keep things going. There is more to a successful business than meets more »