6 Children’s Party Ideas That You Should Have

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How do you ensure that your children’s birthday party is the best in the neighbourhood? There is no right answer, other than simply making sure that all of the kids who attend have a great time and in dire need of an early night! When you are tasked with throwing an unforgettable birthday party for your young son or daughter, you, of course, want the day to be perfect. Although the party will only last a few hours, the planning… Continue Reading “6 Children’s Party Ideas That You Should Have”

Holiday Tips for Parents

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Going abroad with the family is always an exciting time. Some of my favourite memories from travelling as a child is visiting new places, learning a new language and using a foreign currency. Fast forward a few years to my children and nothing has really changed. They love exploring new destinations, always make an effort to learn some of the language of and are always fascinated by using different money. Budgeting whilst on holiday is always something I find tricky… Continue Reading “Holiday Tips for Parents”

Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed

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You wouldn’t swap your busy family life for anything but having a large and growing clan presents its challenges and you need to be savvy with every penny if you are going to be able to make ends meet every month. Here is a look at some tips that can help you to keep your finances in the black even when you are responsible for a big family, including how to eat well for less, a smart way to dress… Continue Reading “Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed”

5 Tips to Achieve a Contemporary Style Kitchen

When you know exactly what kind of kitchen style you want to go for, there are always lots of different directions you can go in order to achieve it. One of the hardest parts of designing your kitchen can be sticking to a plan and not getting carried away. It’s always better to start minimal and work your way to a character filled décor style, otherwise you may find yourself going to over the top and losing sight of the… Continue Reading “5 Tips to Achieve a Contemporary Style Kitchen”

What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?

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Phew! That was one busy weekend. Three birthday parties to attend, although thankfully one for each child and not all at the same time, otherwise that would have caused more problems. You would think that having six children I would have got this whole birthday party etiquette down to a tee by now: RSVP sent – √ Bought present – √ Wrapped present – √ Written card – √ Fancy dress sorted (if applicable) – √ My problem is what… Continue Reading “What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?”