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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 »


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.


Top Gaming Accessories Your Teen Will Love

Many people, male and female alike, enjoy the fun that can come with playing video games. For your teenager, gaming could be quite a large part of their life. As long as they are still socialising, partaking in exercise, getting the correct nutrition, and doing homework, you may want to support them in their chosen hobby. One of the ways of achieving this can be through looking into the different tools and accessories that could help them to enjoy their gaming sessions that much more.


How to Get Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

How to get kids to sleep on Christmas eve is a collaborative post with DUSK Luxury Bedding to celebrate their Christmas Sleep Hub. As an adult, I know how hard it is to get to sleep on Christmas Eve and if I find it a challenge then I totally understand why my children struggle! The excitement, the anticipation and the joy all create a fizzing feeling that stops sleep. I think that Christmas Eve and Birthday Eve are the hardest night of the year to get children to go to sleep. So here are some of my tried and tested tips for getting children to sleep the night the Santa comes more »


3 Tips for a Happier Family

While some struggles can be normal for families, others may be causing quite a lot of strain. Considering the current state of your family life, you may be able to identify areas of improvement. Spending a bit of time thinking about possible solutions, and putting plans in place, could help to give you a bit more balance at home, and even benefit the physical and mental health of each individual living there.


How to Choose the Right Blanket for Your Baby

When you get the news that you or someone you know is expecting a baby, your first thought is to get the best quality items for all their needs. Baby blankets are one of those essential items, helping you to keep the baby cosy and warm even when the weather isn’t great. However, choosing the best baby blanket can be a challenge, with so many options to pick from. Look at our blanket buying advice so that you can be sure that your purchase will benefit the new baby in your life. 


Getting prepared for Winter Driving - Winter Car Checklist

Winter Driving Tips and Myths

Winter Driving Tips and Myths is a paid collaborative post with ATS Euromaster as part of their Winter Driving Myths Challenge but all thoughts and findings are my own.  Now is the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for the cold weather. If you don’t know we live in a pretty rural area and the husbeast travels a lot so we have learned the hard way the importance of making sure our cars are safe and reading before the temperature drops and road conditions become more dangerous.  Winter Driving Myths Before we get to the winter driving tips, it was time to do some myth busting. I admit that I have fallen more »


Talking to Children About Climate Change

Talking to Children About Climate Change is a paid collaborative post with Worcester Bosch to celebrate the launch of their children’s storybook A Robot called B4. Climate change and the climate crisis is in the news a lot at the moment and is hard to avoid (not that we should as parents), however, it can be a lot for children to understand and also can feel very scary and hard to deal with for them.


The Importance Of Dentist And Orthodontist Checkups For Your Children

Ensuring your children are healthy and safe is a prime concern for parents, and it can often feel overwhelming. Making sure they’re eating right and getting the right nutrients in their diets, getting good quality exercise, and having access to great health care are all major considerations when parenting. It can often be quite confusing figuring out certain aspects of healthcare for your child, especially when arranging regular checkups without being prompted. When it comes to dental care, it’s easy to overlook this but it’s recommended that children visit the dentist at least once a year, and also as early as possible in their development. Here are the main reasons why more »

Encouraging your Hypersensitive Child to Brush their Teeth

3 Simple Upgrades to Your Family’s Health and Wellbeing 2

There are a lot of often overlooked aspects of health flying under the radar. Maybe you’ve thought about them, but not as much as diet and exercising. A good diet and regular exercise can go a long way to aiding some of these problems, but some of them require a little more forethought and regular upkeep. Read on to find out what you should be adding to everyday life to keep up the health and wellbeing of your family.


Tips for Choosing a Senior School 1

Choosing the right Senior School for your child can feel very daunting and is a big decision.  I know, I have been there…… twice for two very different children. There are lots of different guides for choosing a senior school from different perspectives, but I want to give you some tips from a parent of boys, one of whom has been through GCSE’s in a pandemic and one who will be sitting them in 2022 to finding the right school.


Mompreneurs: here’s how to start a side hustle…

It’s easy to think that motherhood and entrepreneurship are mutually exclusive. And never the two shall meet. However, more mothers than ever before are looking into and successfully launching side hustles in order to bring in more income for their household, because they have a passion for business or simply because they want to reclaim some of their identity and start an exciting new chapter in their lives.


Why you should be Measuring your Child’s Height Regularly

How often do you measure your child’s height is a paid collaborative post with More Than Height. My best friend has a wall in her kitchen where she records each other four children’s height every 3 months or so and it is so much more than just for sentimental reasons. Your child height and growth rate is more than just an indicator of how tall they might become, it is a brilliant indicator of general health and well being.


10 Toddler Winter Coats to Rule This Cold Season 1

After years of scrambling all over and shopping like crazy to find the best winter coats, we’ve found the ones that combine perfectly comfort and warmth at one of our favourite baby & toddler clothing stores – BabyOutlet. They offer cute but affordable toddlers’ winter coats with fantastic quality and a lot of the features that you would only find in high-end winter outerwear. So, whether you’re planning to ski in Colorado or have a winter escape in Alaska, it’s important to get decent winter coats to keep your little one warm and protected all through the season. So, here are the top 10 best toddler winter coats that will rule more »