Are you saving for a rainy day?

piggy bank

It’s a scary fact that approximately 50% of UK adults do not have any savings or investments and are struggling to put away money for a rainy day. My older children think I am a nag as I often try to cajole them into putting money away for the future whilst they don’t have any dependants to support. Sadly it mostly falls on deaf ears as those new trainers or must have fashion item NEED to be bought. Even we struggle… Continue Reading “Are you saving for a rainy day?”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentines

Did you know it is just 28 days until Valentines’ Day? Valentine’s Day is held on 14th February, a day when it is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with or attracted to. Of course being married and parents, that tradition has long since past, however, we do get little gifts for each other, cook a nice meal (who wants to pay those inflated prices in a restaurant?) and attempt to have… Continue Reading “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide”

Choosing the Perfect Baby Shower Invitations for Girls

Eliza

When I had my first daughter, Abbey, 23 years ago, they were not allowed to tell you the sex of the baby at the scan, so I had a lovely surprise when she arrived. When I had Callan, four years later, I new he was going to be a boy as I had to have an amniocentesis to check that he didn’t have Down Syndrome as I has been given a blood test that gave me a higher than average… Continue Reading “Choosing the Perfect Baby Shower Invitations for Girls”

Getting rid of Carpet Stains

Cleaning carpets

I am a firm believer that white wine should be drank and not poured onto problem stains whilst hoping for a miracle that it will get them out (it doesn’t work). Having children that love the great outdoors, whatever the weather, they are forever traipsing mud and grass through the house despite numerous requests for them to take their shoes off and wipe their feet. It is particularly bad at the moment as they insist on having water fights and… Continue Reading “Getting rid of Carpet Stains”

Can you identify the Children’s Celebrity Drawings?

Eliza loves to draw! As a toddler she was never really interested in pens and paper but fast forward to her Reception years and she brings home a book bag full of her artwork on a daily basis. Her favourite things to draw are butterflies and rainbows and I can see a real improvement in her drawings in just a few months – I can actually work out what she has drawn and written now. Isaac is also keen on art… Continue Reading “Can you identify the Children’s Celebrity Drawings?”