Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What will you leave your children? Are inheritances a thing of the past?

This is kind of a follow up post to this one, as that post has got me thinking about what my husband and I will leave our children after we’re gone.

I’ve worked since I was around 13 years old doing various jobs here and there. I’m very lucky that I have a good job and have been working in the same company for almost 9 years now.

I’m always careful with money and I always put money away into a savings account just in case a time should ever come that I need it. It may be for a new boiler, repair work to my car or any other form of ‘emergency’.

When I became a mum I knew that I wanted to put money away for our children. They both have a savings account that my husband and I contribute to monthly. We don’t put a lot away, but I believe that a little is better than nothing at all.

When our children are older they may want to use it towards their first car, travelling or maybe even toward a deposit on their first home. Whatever they decide to use it for really.

Just because I’m saving some money for them now, for their future, that doesn’t mean that when they turn 18 or 21 or whatever age my husband and I decide to give them this money, that doesn’t mean that we’ll stop putting money away for them.

It’ll just be a different kind of saving. Saving for their ‘emergencies’ I guess. If they need help, then I like to think that I’d have some money put away that will allow me to help them. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Book of Mum Review

With Mothers Day fast approaching have you thought of what you'd like to receive or what you'll be gifting?

My husband tends to buy chocolate, flowers and teddy bears for me from our twins which is always lovely.

If you're looking for something a bit different though, you may want to take a peek over at The Book of Everyone for some beautifully personalised books.

I was asked to review a hardcover 'book of mum' book and I have to say that I love it!


Monday, 2 March 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a foster carer?


Have you ever thought about fostering a child, but you're just not sure about where to find out more information? 

Fosterplus is an independent fostering agency proving children across the UK with a positive and stable home environment.

Giving children and young people a safe and secure home in which to grow, alongside the support that they need to achieve their potential, is at the heart of everything Fosterplus does, and they only recruit foster carers who share their commitment to the wellbeing of children. 
Whether you are an individual, a couple or a family, you could become a foster carer and transform a child’s life – whilst also transforming your own.
Why do people chose to foster a child?
Everyone individual, every family is different and so too are the reasons in which people decide to become foster carers.
Many people do so because they themselves have been looked after by a foster carer at some point in their lives, others do so simply because 
Either way everyone who decides that they want become a foster carer have one main reason. To make a difference to the life of a child.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

A fun alternative to a night of TV

Be honest, how many of us sit down in the evening to watch TV?

How many times do you end up flicking up through the channels looking for something good to watch, but end up watching something that in truth doesn't really interest you because there's nothing else on?

Yeah, me too!

I've written previously about online bingo sites like greatbritishbingo.co.uk as I think they're a fun way to pass the evening and a great alternative to watching a boring TV show!

Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/SalvatoreVuono

Saturday, 28 February 2015

A third birthday poem for R and M


Three today 
I just can't believe it!

It seems like only yesterday 
You were born

Your tiny hands and tiny feet
Your warm and delicate skin
So small were you both
Yes so perfect 

Three years on and you're both so big now

Standing tall as you stretch out your arms to be picked up

R, you're laugh is infectious 
Your independent and focused
You know what you want and how to get it

Your favourite word is why
Why are you putting your coat on?
Why do you need a wee?
Why are you sitting there?!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Binky Linky

****NO BUSINESSES****

This linky is your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.

I'm your host!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Max and Tallulah Book Review

Max and Tallulah, a little love story is about two Zebra’s.


Max is in love with Tallulah, but he’s too shy to tell her so he comes up with a variety of different ways to try to gain her attention.

From daring dances and making giant hats to picking her favourite fruit, but with each thing Max does he either scares her away or he misses Tallulah completely.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Birthday Presents for Three Year Old Twins

R and M will be three years old at the end of this month, so I thought I would share with you what presents they will be receiving.

Ikea Mala Easel


£16 from Ikea.

One side has a chalkboard and the other a white board. You can also place a roll of paper underneath which can be used to paint on. The handy shelf is ideal to store paint brushes and pots too!

I've also bought them a long-sleeve apron from Ikea too which was just £3.50.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Choosing the right sofa for your home

Tomorrow we are moving house.

Our new home is more spacious than our current one. It's a three bed dorma bungalow. It'll be a little strange and probably take a bit of getting used to being in a new house, but we're taking a few steps to make it our own.

First up is a new sofa. We've had our current one for around 10 years. It's a large fabric three seater in black. The covers can be removed to allow for washing, but after 10 years of wear and tear it's definitely time we invested in new one.

We'd been reluctant to do so until now because our twins tend to get food on it or crayon or goodness knows what else!

With that in mind, my husband and I have been thinking about what we want in a new sofa. We've been looking at chesterfield sofas for inspiration and decided that we'd like to by a fabric sofa again.

Although many people with children suggest that we should go for leather sofas due to the easiness of cleaning it with the wipe of a cloth, I have to be honest and admit that I'm not a fan of leather.


Monday, 23 February 2015

Penwizard Personalised Book Review


It's fair to say that our girls have lots of books.

I enjoy reading to them and they enjoy listening to me reading to them and looking at the pictures.

Penwizard kindly offered us the chance to review one of their personalised books.

Penwizard offer a range of personalised books such as the one we were sent from the Peppa Pig range. They also offer birthday books, character books and books suitable for both boys and girls.

The book I opted for is called 'My Mummy'.

It's a hardback book which costs £14.99.
The book consists of 16 colour pages.

I chose this book because it allowed me to enter two children's names.

During the creation stage of making the book I entered the girls names and I was also able to choose what they looked like by selecting hair and eye colour, as well as hairstyle.

It's a great little book for twins and siblings!
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