Come and watch #mydens hangout

philips comp

We love building dens in our house, do you? I’ll be on a #MyDens Hangout on Tuesday 30 September at 11:00am. Would so love you to join in. It will be just in time for Philips’ #MyDens competition – where they are asking parent’s to share their children’s den creations to win a prize. I […]


Fab comp to #win 5x £25 Stuck on You vouchers

stuck on you

Just wanted to give you the heads up that over at RedTedArt there is a fabulous competition on to win 5 x £25 Stuck on You vouchers. Stuck on You sell a range of personalised gifts including the most gorgeous stationery…and you could get a head start on Christmas! Pop on over to RedTedArt to […]


Top Tips to Help Parents Achieve a Healthy Credit Score

car boot

Proper Planning Can Help Parents Save Money & Achieve a Healthy Credit Score We all recognise the stress that parenting can bring. But besides the actual taking care of your kids, becoming a parent can lead to other pressures too, financial pressure being the most obvious. Starting a family means that added financial responsibility is […]


Box upon a time – designer clothes at budget prices

box upon a time

  Despite being on a budget most parents still absolutely love to dress their kids in gorgeous clothes. Designer clothes usually come with a designer price tag but not always Box Upon a Time is an innovative subscription box service offering parents a brand new personal shopping experience. This unique concept allows parents of children […]


How to save money by writing a review

ipad1 is new to me but I am so, so glad to have discovered it. Revooly contacted me recently to ask me if I would like to take a look at and experience buying an electrical item through their website. It sounded very interesting to me  in return for honestly reviewing a product you want […]


The perfect den


My children have always loved building dens..sometimes they have draped sheets over washing lines, sometimes they have simply hidden under the table and pulled the table cloth down to create their space. They have been doing this since they were tiny and I think they like the privacy and cosiness of a den and the […]


Review: Taming The Tiger Parent

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I have just read a brilliant new parenting book called Taming the Tiger Parent  by Tanith Carey which was published this week. A few years ago  I read the very scary Battle of Hymn of the Tiger Mother and patted myself on the back for not being quite so competitive and pushy a parent! However […]


Rear facing Car Seats from Cybex

Aton Q, £185 - CYBEX

Rear facing car seats were rare when my two were small but are increasingly more common due to their additional safety. Here are three beauties from Cybex.   Solution Q-Fix: Based on the iconic design of the CYBEX Sirona, the Solution Q-Fix is a NEW addition to the award winning CYBEX PLATINUM family, which introduces […]


A Go Chef Twitter Party

The Go Chef is pretty impressive! GoChef is an 8-in-1 cooker – you can boil, sauté, fry, fondue, slow cook, steam, bake and roast all in one bowl.   On Tuesday  September 16th at 8pm I’ll be hosting a #JMLGoChef twitter party with @tots100 where we’ll be sharing tips & ideas for simple suppers for […]


Playing supermarkets with Shopkins


My kids have always loved to play with tiny little characters…we have had Gogos, trash packs, Moshi monsters and now we have Shopkins.  Shopkins are sweet little characters that live in a supermarket. Most resemble a food item  and they really are so cute. We were sent a collection of characters as well as the […]


The Best Cash Drawer for Your iPad POS System


I suppose as a thrifty blogger money and it’s transactions is bound to interest me. Even little kids love to play with cash registers don’t they? I think they love the ting of them and the handing out and putting away the money. I have to say I loved playing shops with my toy cash […]


Budget Beauty Buys

budget beauty buys

I love beauty products but cannot afford to buy top brand names. This doesn’t bother me at all however because their are some amazing budget beauty items out there. I have recently been trying out some of Asda’s hair and  beauty and I am impressed. First up I tried Andew Barton’s SOS intense leave in […]