How to save money on shopping for Christmas

I am sorry to mention the “C” word in September, but it is just 94 days until the big day, although even I was very surprised when I walked into a local shop yesterday to see it full to bursting with Christmas decorations already. As a mother of 6, Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but I do have a few hints and tips to save money along the way. 1. Manage Expectations My top tip is to… Continue Reading “How to save money on shopping for Christmas”

A month of change

Kian 18

This September has seen the biggest change in our household for some time. Kian has been counting down the days until he leaves for university since he finished his exams back in June and thankfully, he got into his first choice university. On Friday, we took him down to Bristol to move him in to his new accommodation. Until then, it was easy to take it in our stride that he would be leaving home and we busied ourselves with… Continue Reading “A month of change”

Top Tips To Help Kids Deal With Hay Fever

Tissues

Do your children battle with runny noses and itching eyes and endless sneezing in the summer? Then in all probability, they suffer from hay fever. Are your kids prone to seasonal rhinitis? A runny nose, itchy eyes and lots of sneezing? Does it normally occur during the warmer months of the year? If you answered yes, your child suffers from seasonal rhinitis or also known as allergic rhinitis. The most common cause of allergic rhinitis is pollen particles which float… Continue Reading “Top Tips To Help Kids Deal With Hay Fever”

Pool Safety – Your Guide to Staying Safe Around the Pool

Swimming

With the beautiful hot summer we recently enjoyed in the UK, many more families took the plunge – literally, in many cases! – and invested in a family pool in the back garden. A semi-permanent feature, they allowed everyone to enjoy the sunshine but staying cool at the same time. There is no denying how fantastic a pool in the back garden is but have you considered all the safety aspects? Accidents happen No one wants to be a killjoy… Continue Reading “Pool Safety – Your Guide to Staying Safe Around the Pool”

Money lessons – getting the kids in the know

piggy bank

At school children are taught the importance of numbers, which coins are worth what and how to add, subtract, divide and multiply. But what kids aren’t taught, is the value of money. That tricky subject is left down to us. So how to we go about teaching our children the importance of saving, making good choices and how to effectively manage their money. Whether it’s a few coins from their pocket money or a substantial amount for a birthday or… Continue Reading “Money lessons – getting the kids in the know”