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My Money Saving Diary Challenge

As a family we generally live by quite a tight budget as Hubby is super strict when it comes to where our money goes. I was recently challenged by Scottish Friendly to keep a spending diary over a certain time scale, take a look at our spending and then figure out where we could have made changes whether that be …

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The Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke For Children

There’s definitely one opinion that I feel quite passionately about and that is smoking. I hate it and I just can’t understand why people would choose to slowly kill themselves for a habit. Not to mention the cost of it. It literally makes me fuming every time I see somebody smoking. Put that person near a child and the tension …

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Battling Winter Blues: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Busy on Cold Winter Days

Winter time is long, dark, and cold, and keeping the kids busy when they can’t be banished to the backyard for some fresh air and play time is essential for maintaining your sanity. Thankfully, there are many things to do that’ll keep your kids busy and engaged indoors. Next time your kids complain that they’re bored, break out one of …

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Family Holiday Packing Made Easier

Everyone loves a holiday. They are when most families create their best memories. There really is nothing like getting away from everyone for a few days and spending time just relaxing and focusing 100% on each other. The only problem is that organising a family holiday is often stressful. Deciding where to go and booking is not too difficult. You …

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My Money Managing Tips

If you know me in “real life” then you will know that my husband is very strict on our budgeting and living costs. I used to think living for the moment was the best idea. I splashed out whenever I had any extra money or my work bonus, instead of thinking ahead about bills. But Hubby is much more sensible with money …

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Adjusting To Warmer & Longer Days

Hands up if your Easter holidays were full of fun and warm weather? My hands are definitely up. I am a happier person when the weather is kind to us and my daughters adore being outside exploring. We don’t have a garden for ourselves so we had to find places to visit for pretty much every single day and I …

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How Reading Helps Young Children

Despite the fact I absolutely adore books and reading, I found it really difficult to actually want to read to my first daughter when she was a baby. I never saw the importance of reading to a young child. It’s only really been in the past six months that I have routinely made it part of our bedtime. Now every …

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7 Perfect Picks For Your Little One

When it comes to buying kids clothes, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are hundreds of retailers you can shop with, selling what seems to be an endless list of ‘must-haves’ for your little ones. But, what about those perfect picks? You know – the ones that tick the ‘essentials’ box, but also look fashionable, fun and …

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Gift Guide For Under 1s

Ok, I know I am a little late in posting this but there is still a few days left until Christmas, kind of! I have put together a little gift guide for under one year olds. I have chosen this age because I remember finding this age really difficult to buy for and now I have done it three times …

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Father Christmas Delivered Our Deliveroo

The lead up to Christmas this year has been so incredibly magical already. The girls have been spoilt with different days out, adventures and visits to see Father Christmas. But I don’t think they were quite prepared for when Father Christmas came walking down the road with our Deliveroo order, a sleigh and two reindeers. The girls had seen the …

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Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day 2016

I am feeling so festive this year and so super excited for the main day. I don’t know why but things just feel much more magical this year. I have been looking for a good enough excuse to dust off our Christmas Jumpers and thankfully Save The Children UK gave us just the right reason. We were invited to come …

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Memory Skills: Why It’s Better To Use A Notepad Than A Computer

When was the last time you wrote anything by hand? Perhaps you’re one of those people who leaves scribbled ‘to-do’ lists on sticky notes at work. If so, you might be in the minority – many of us are using technology more and more frequently instead. Apps like ‘Wunderlist’ are perfect for jotting down the groceries we need to pick …

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Learning More About McDonald’s Restaurants

I have many memories of McDonald’s. My Grandad used to take me for a lunch when we went to visit my Great-Grandad. My Mum frequently took me as a treat after my swimming lessons. I used to pop by with school friends. I headed there for my work lunches too sometimes. My Hubby also shares a love for McDonald’s but …

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6 Things No One Tells You About Travelling With Kids

Travelling with kids is great fun. And by fun we mean it’s like spending a few hours in one of Dante’s seven circles of hell. While you might consider that reference to be a little extreme, here are six things no one tells you about travelling with kids to change your mind: You won’t have enough room in the boot …

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