value range
Money

What value range products are worth using?

Value range products can be a lifesaver when money is tight. They can mean the difference between being able to feed your family and not if things are really bad. And away from food, some of the value range items we’ve brought have been really good. I don’t see the point of paying more for […]

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Keeping the kids entertained
Family

Keeping the kids entertained for the whole summer

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer holidays can sometimes feel like an impossible task. It can also feel like it is going to cost a fortune but that doesn’t need to be the case. It is perfectly possible to keep them entertained and happy without breaking the bank. There are plenty of days out […]

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from daughter to woman
Reviews

From Daughter to Woman – Blog Tour

From Daughter to Woman by Kim McCabe has been sent to me this week for review and for me to participate in my first ever blog tour and author interview.  It’s blurb promises to help a mother guide their daughter successfully through the difficult teenage years and out into the big wide world. As the mother […]

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summer holidays
Family

Planning for the summer holidays

Summer holidays are fast approaching, and with it the panic of parents everywhere as they try to think about how they can keep their children entertained without breaking the bank. I’ve been planning our summer holidays for a while to make sure that we have a fun time, but do it as cheaply as possible. […]

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finances
Money

Giving your finances a makeover

Managing your finances is an important part of life. It can be difficult to achieve at times but there are some things you can do to give your finances a mini makeover and improve them. None of them are too painful and all will help to improve your financial security and give you a little […]

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florida
Family
Money

Planning a holiday to Florida

Florida is top of our list of holiday destinations, and with this is mind we recently booked a fortnight holiday there next May. We are all really excited about it already. Lottie has big plans, but I don’t think she understands just how expensive it is there. I genuinely think that Florida is going to […]

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help around
Family

Getting children to help around the house

Getting Lottie to help around the house is a constant battle for us and I think many other parents face a similar battle. I want her to do jobs, and I feel at almost ten she should be doing a lot more than she does. She seems to disagree, rather unsurprisingly. However, when I fractured […]

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happy marriage
Family
Personal Growth

Secrets of a happy marriage

What is the secret to a happy marriage? I think every couple starting out asks themselves this question. It’s one that’s been on my mind a lot lately because last year our marriage went through quite a rough patch and even now I look back and wonder how it actually made it through. I want […]

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Blogging
Reviews

Blogging Your Way to Riches – My review

Blogging your way to Riches was recently sent to me to review by the very lovely Lynn James at Mrs Mummypenny. As I am quite keen to turn this blog into something that makes me some money I read it with great interest. I love this blog and would happily continue it without making any […]

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