Rewilding – what is it all about?

30 days of rewilding Iris Murdoch

Lucy AitkenRead (author and blogger at Lulastic) is a woman who lives as she believes. She inspires others through her writing and by her example. I think she is pretty fantastic actually. She has just published her latest book and I have had the pleasure of reading it. 30 Days of Rewilding: Find your place […]


My first Spa – science for kids

my first spa

I  have to be honest and admit I am a little scared of science. I was always bodging experiments in Chemistry, getting completely lost in physics and  refusing to chop things up in biology. I sighed with relief when those school days were past. I do a lot of art and crafts and writing and […]


Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Child-Care Provider


When it comes to choosing child care, there are many different options to pick from. From hiring a nanny or other in-home care, to selecting a child-care centre or family day-care facility, there are a variety of providers to consider when making the all-important decision about who will take care of your little ones when […]


Alternative Borrowing Options For New Families

2 babies

With the squeeze on household incomes continuing to eat into new families’ finances many young families are finding it difficult to save money, and in some cases to even cover their day-to-day expenses during certain months. At the same time access to traditional sources of finance have become more restricted than ever. Banks which were […]


Nerf super soaker floodfire blaster


Some of our best fun this summer is when we have simply just played. Not the big day trips or the expensive trips to the cinema, elaborate camping set ups in the garden or open air theatre. Nope none of that. Although these have all been fun. The best times have been playing , simply […]


Make someone smile – Balance transfer your life


You know that epic feeling when you finally clear a debt. Financially, this can be achieved by making a balance transfer and knowing the increased interest is gone. Feels good doesn’t it? Ticking off items that have been on your to do list for FAR too long can give you that same epic feeling. I […]


Curing travel sickness

cure travel sickness

If you or your children are suffering from travel sickness, then you’ll know how unpleasant it can be. Cold sweat, nausea, dizziness, and vomiting are only some forms this nasty ailment can take. Robert M. Stern, professor of psychology at Penn State University, explains that motion sickness is caused by a “sensory mismatch” where the […]


Back to school supplies

magic tap

This week I have been sent some fab stationery by 3M. When I say I, obviously I mean my kids, I wouldn’t dream of pinching it (ahem)! The 3M Back to School Stationery Essentials Pack includes the Post-it notes and Index flags, to Scotch Magic Tape and glue. How useful is that. Tabs are brilliant […]


ParkLives free local activities for all the family


I was invited this week to try out a a ParkLives session of my choice with my daughter in Nottingham. I have to be honest I had no clue what ParkLives session was so I hopped over to the ParkLives website to have a look. I have to say it really pleased my thrifty heart! […]


What would you do with a large inheritance?


I doubt it is ever going to happen to me as I have no rich older relatives but I do wonder what people do who receive large inheritances. Those I know who have  received such inheritances have usually paid off their mortgage then put the rest in the bank for a rainy day or university […]


How many people are still paying for last Christmas?


Summers end is in site and I have heard Christmas mentioned a few times recently (yep really!) but you’ll never believe how many people are still paying off LAST Christmas! GetPaidTo’s Christmas Saver Club has just revealed revealed that one in five of the people they surveyed are still paying back last year’s holiday debt.* […]


Gameband + Minecraft Review


This summer we have been lucky enough to have been given a Gameband + Minecraft to review. I have  to tell you straight off Minecraft goes pretty much over my head but I know my kids love it and it involves building! Am a ‘with it ‘ parent I am sure you can tell. Very […]