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5 reasons everyone should keep a rainy day fund

Did you know that one in 10 of us don't have any savings at all, and of those of us [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Money|16 Comments

5 easy ways to save money on your wedding day #ad

More than £30,000. That's the average cost of a UK wedding if the latest figures are to be believed - [...]

By |April 20th, 2020|Lifestyle, Money|1 Comment

5 easy ways to earn extra cash fast

More than £1,400. That's how much the average British family spends on presents and food at Christmas according to one [...]

By |December 27th, 2019|Money, Parenting|1 Comment

Should I start saving for my children’s future education?

More than £75,000. That’s how much it costs to raise a child from birth to 18 in the UK if [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Money, Parenting|4 Comments

5 practical ways to deal with bad credit

Worried about having bad credit? Not sure what to do about it, or how to improve it? Then this post [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Family life, Money|0 Comments

10 easy ways to save money on your food bill

Looking to save money on your food bill? Whether you have a growing family like us and are looking to [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Money, Parenting|3 Comments

My Own Fairy door review & reader offer!

Doesn’t the idea of your very own fairy door complete with its own tiny key sound enchanting? The three year [...]

Taking out a pension and making a will: eeek eeek eeek…

Getting a pension and making a will. Those are top on my list of life admin which I’ve been vowing [...]

By |May 8th, 2015|Baby, Family life, Health, Money, News, Parenting, Reviews, Work life|0 Comments

There was absolutely no sign of the necessary big pants: where was Kate’s VPL?

Didn’t Kate look amazing when she left hospital less than 10 hours after giving birth? I too left hospital around 10 hours [...]

New nuclear, blended or klingon: what type of family are you?

The idea of the nuclear family – mum, dad and two point something kids living together – is being stretched [...]

Shared parental leave: it could easily end in divorce

The new shared parental leave policy comes into force next week. Having just returned from maternity leave, I don’t think [...]

Purifyne Cleanse review: an internal makeover for your body

Cold pressed, ready to drink fresh detox juice delivered straight to your door. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? There’s never been [...]

Aldi bedding review: I’m a bedding snob

There’s been a lot of bed hopping going on at our house. With me working in London on three consecutive [...]

By |March 16th, 2015|Family life, Money, Parenting, Reviews, Work life|0 Comments

Baby swimming lessons: are they worth it?

It’s a good question, because at around £13 per class they’re not cheap. Although I took BB swimming regularly when [...]

Mountain Buggy Protect review: it’s amazing what you can hold between your teeth

Maxi Cosi better watch its back. Mountain Buggy has entered the travel system market with a new group 0+ baby car seat from birth to 13kg (pictured). And boy, is it light. In case I haven’t harped on about it enough, we live in a fourth floor flat, which is one thing when you’ve got an independent three year old who can walk, but quite another when you’ve got said independent three year old AND a baby. Which is asleep in the car seat. And shopping. And wellington boots the independent three year old discarded in the hallway downstairs…you get the picture. It’s amazing what you can hold between your teeth. […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Baby, Family life, Money, Newborn, Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments