The family home with no kitchen

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You have to watch this.... it's so funny but really thought provoking and a call to action. My granny was a cookery teacher and taught my mum and her sisters to cook as children. She became very … [Continue reading]

5 simple ways to get your child interested in cooking

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In these days where processed food is so quick cheap and convenient rising obesity levels and poor diet reflects how it really is not so good for us. We need to encourage the next generation to cook … [Continue reading]

10 tips for saving money with a family

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With the cost of raising a child until their 21st birthday rising to £225,000, it is clear that as a family, we need to budget more. Starting a family, or adding to your family comes with many … [Continue reading]

The cost of running a home today

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The cost of running a home can just feel all too much can't it? Does it get you down. I find by organizing myself and my budget really well we manage on what we have but I really do have to keep on … [Continue reading]

Kin – a new family magazine

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Kin is brand new magazine from Mamas and Papas. Packed with tips, support and fun, Kin is substance as well as style. There’s advice on sleepless nights, tantrums and all the other … [Continue reading]

Simple ideas for a rich life –August

Simple ideas for a rich life –August

Simple ideas for a rich life this month are exactly that simple, ordinary things you can do to make this month matter and memory making. Have a wonderful time x Friends We have just spent the … [Continue reading]

Five top tips for car travel with kids

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Are we nearly there yet is one of those phrases that sets my teeth on edge. Once its been said  I know it will be said again shortly after and gain and again...sigh. Its a phrase I dread. Long … [Continue reading]

How to survive the school holidays

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So the school holidays are about rolling into their final weeks and I don't know about you but my energy and purse strings are feeling the strain a little. Cue the wonderful Liz Fraser, celebrated … [Continue reading]

Personalised stationery for children

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We have been reviewing some lovely personalised stationery products from Stuck On You My goodness Stuck on You sell everything personlised; drinks bottle, place mat, lunch boxes, labels and tags … [Continue reading]

A fun idea for a teddy bears picnic (and a free download)

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Last week my daughter had her little friend around to play and the sun was shining. It was the perfect day for a teddy bears picnic in the garden. I have been sent  a brilliant game from … [Continue reading]

Getting a home when you live on a budget

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Getting a home when you live on a budget Home ownership is becoming increasingly more difficult for large sectors of the population. The banks and building societies have tightened up on lending … [Continue reading]

How to get 50% off kids magazines

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I just want to tell you abouyt a great new find Kid Mags Store. It's basically a new online store that sells back-issue magazines at a substantial discount to the cover price. Kids love magazines … [Continue reading]

Win a gorgeous PaddlePak from Trunki

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My daughter was sent this lovely dolphin Paddlepak from Trunki for us to review and Oh! it has been such a big hit PaddlePak is a water resistant backpack which has proved to be perfect days out and … [Continue reading]

Eco Craft: Milk Bottle Elephants

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We have always crafted from our recycling bin...its one of those essentials for a thrifty parent! Milk bottles, silver foil, egg boxes and cereal packets have all found their way into our arts and … [Continue reading]