Making extra money: what can you do in addition to the day job?

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  In today’s economy, a lot of people might feel as though they are not able to earn enough in the job that they do during the day, and as a result of this may be struggling to pay the bills at home. If this is true for you, and you want to find ways […]


Acupuncture awareness week; My experience


This week is acupuncture awareness week and I was offered a complimentary treatment in exchange for an honest and open review. My great friend Ruth (Dorkymum) had suggested this a year ago when I first became ill (I have bilateral diaphragmmatic paralysis which has reduced my lung capacity to under 50%). At the time I […]


Dino Tales Review


Dino Tales has been created by Kuato Studios and is a rather wonderful storytelling and natural history app for children. It is aimed at kids 4-10 years old. It works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It has been made in cooperation with teachers and educational experts, and includes scientifically proven information (on dinosaurs, fossils, […]


Girls Uninterrupted: Steps for building stronger girls

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Girls Uninterrupted shows the practical strategies you need to create a carefree childhood for your daughters and ultimately help build them into the healthy, resilient women they deserve to be. Girls, Uninterrupted: Steps for Building Stronger Girls in a Challenging World Published on March 5th by Icon books  Girls Uninterrupted is  full of steps for […]


Little Live Pets Tweet Talking Owl and Baby

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W are all rather in love with the little Little Live Pets Tweet Talking Owl and Baby – Nightstar Family that we have been sent to review from Character. Mama owl can copy what you say simply by pressing a button on her tummy and its is very cute to hear her repeat back evoking […]


How About a Tea Hamper for Mothers Day ?


I was sent a time for tea hamper from Moonpig last week to review and oh my was it special. As part of their Mothers Day promotions there is currently £5 off and I have to say this is the most lovely treat to receive. The hamper consists of: A Bombay Duck in a quirky […]


Diary of Dennis the Menace: World Menace Day

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World Book Day?World Menace Day is right round the corner and to celebrate Dennis the Menace is on the loose again. World Menace Day Oh its £1 very well spent. I asked my son what it was about  and he garbled off ‘that it was a diary really really funny’ and then he was gone. […]


Mine for gems – kits for kids

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Dr. Cool hands-on science kits each contain real gemstones or fossils and were developed by teachers. They have  won more than 100 awards for the quality of their products and we were excited to be sent one to review. We were sent Mine for Gems – Dig Out 10 Real Gemstone Treasures! (£24.95) and I […]


How to Save Money with High Street Huddle


Being a parent can be a costly business  but there is away to reduce these costs simply by coming together with others online who want to purchase the same things. I love people power. Have a watch this video and see how you could save money on your essential parenting purchase through a bit of […]


What are your family finance questions? #MoneyHangout

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Do you have family finance questions you would like answering in a clear and accessible way? Legal & General has done some research into the lack of financial understanding and education in Britain: The results are quite shocking really …. 53% of adults have received poor financial education or none whatsoever. Nigel Wilson, Group CEO, […]


Flora Family Fun at Half Term

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Well the weather was forecast to be rainy and cold over half term and after the excess of Christmas money was quite tight. Half term loomed and I was racking my brains about how to keep the kids happy when we were going to be spending quite some time indoors. Luckily Flora stepped in and […]


Ten top tips on travelling with young children

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As the warmer days start to come to mind we inevitably think about travelling; whether it’s a week with friends or family, a trip to the seaside or even overseas. Travelling with babies and young  children can feel fraught and it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the  sheer amount of ‘stuff ‘ they need […]