6 Ways Older Parents Can Stay Financially Secure

Becoming a parent can be a magical experience, but if you’re in your 40s- or even older- it can be a huge shock! All the work you did to build up your financial security is suddenly on shaky ground.


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).


Top Gift And Souvenir Ideas To Buy For Your Family After Your Trip

There’s something very special about buying gifts for your loved ones. It shows that you care about them and that they’re always in your thoughts. It’s also a nice way to share the memories of your travels with your family and friends who didn’t get the chance to join you.


Simple and Delicious Breakfast Waffles 1

We love easy weekend breakfasts or brunch here and breakfast waffles are a regular on our weekend menu. These Breakfast waffles are delicious but more than that they are simple to prepare (no separating eggs) and can be tweaked to make savoury or sweet waffles depending on your preference, either way, they taste amazing.


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.


Ingredients That Can Help Boost Testosterone Production

Testosterone is essential to a person’s wellbeing and overall health and it is for sure the most crucial male sex hormone. A majority of men start worrying about it only when they begin experiencing issues with their sex drive.


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.


Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love In 2022

Receiving gifts is always a pleasure, but giving them is no less a satisfaction. Choosing gifts for your loved ones for a family holiday isn’t always an easy task. We want our gifts to be original and please our relatives, especially when gift ideas have long run out.


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks 2

On the 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the Throne. This June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Make a lasting souvenir of the Queen’s Jubilee with these Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks and enjoy celebrating the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.


Easter Bookmarks to Color 3

These super cute Easter bookmarks are perfect to color and celebrate the Easter Season. I have created these super cute secular Easter bookmarks for kids to color in four different designs. They are perfect to keep children occupied over the Easter holidays and also to give as a gift, a great alternative to Easter eggs with some colouring pencils as a treat. They make a great classroom to group activity.


Free Printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations 26

These fab free printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations are perfect for celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee, throughout 2022. The focal point will be the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June which is an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June to celebrate The Queen’s 70 years of service. I have recently made an additional set of Queens Platmuim Jubilee Printables in the official colours using the approved logo. A beautiful purple and line drawing.


Things to Consider When Getting a Family Pet 1

A family is not complete without its four-legged members. Now more than ever, people have a deeper level of emotional attachment to their pets, which they consider not only as a furry companion but also a family. 


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.


Free Printable Valentines Coloring Pages 2

I love valentines day and I love colouing, so it makes sense that I would have some free valentines coloring pages for you to download. So I thought I would share the love with these beautiful Zentangles Valentines coloring sheets.


Free Printable Positive Affirmation Cards

These Free Printable Positive Affirmation Cards are a collaborative post in conjunction with Cricut. January can be a dark and long month especially after the sparkle and joy that is Christmas and I have a real love for positive affirmations. I have used them in my daily life since I got post-natal depression way back with my youngest Son. I love how positive thoughts can really change the feeling and direction of a day. So I have created positive affirmation quotes on free downloadable cards perfect to pop in a purse or wallet.