Don’t Shop Until You Drop with These Tips

Whether you find shopping fun or not, everyone has to do it. You need to buy food, new clothes, school supplies, and much more. Even if you don’t enjoy shopping, you can find yourself engaging in unhealthy shopping behaviours. If you feel like you spend too much, you need to change your shopping habits. Consider Other Options Before Brand New Purchases Does everything you buy need to be brand new? There are plenty of things you can get secondhand that could last a long time. And when it comes to kids’ things, like clothes, you might not even need them… [Read More]

Hair Care Tips for Busy Mums *

As a mum it can be hard to juggle all of the things that life throws at you. In between working, looking after your kids, keeping your home tidy and clean, as well as keeping up with the washing, packed lunches and food shopping, you have to try and find the time to look after yourself. I like to look as good as possible. That’s not to say that I spend hours in the bathroom preening myself to within an inch of my life. I mean seriously, who has time for that? I know I don’t! My go-to look is… [Read More]

Tips For Fashion Bloggers

Fashion is one of the most popular blogging niches around today for female writers. The industry is huge, and so there is always lots of news to cover. There are thousands of fashion shows around the world each year. So, people who create sites focusing on that subject have a wealth of potential content at their fingertips. However, many of them don’t make the best use of their opportunities. The tips on this page can apply to everyone in the blogging world. Still, I’m going to focus on fashion for the purpose of this post because it’s something that’s always… [Read More]

Christmas Money Saving Tips

Christmas is one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year. If you have a large family and lots of friends then your bank account is definitely going to feel the pinch, but there are lots of things that you can do to help you save some money in the run up to Christmas. Here are some tips to help you get started: Using Christmas money saving tools can be a great way to keep track of all your spending. They can also help you to budget. By using check lists, you can write a list of what you need,… [Read More]

How to Save Money on your Energy Bill

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Saving money on your energy bills is a topic that’s widely covered online, in newspapers and magazines, and more commonly on the news. Now that we approach the colder months, it’s that time of year where more and more people start to think of ways that they can save money on their energy bills. Some of the easiest ways to do this are often the most overlooked. Companies such as British Gas and Scottish Power have lots of useful ideas on their websites. However, if they happen to be one of your suppliers, a simple phone call may be all… [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

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I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]

Smartening up your garden for winter

I’m pretty sure I say the same thing every year, but I really can’t believe it’s September already! It feels only yesterday that the summer holidays began and now, well, now they’re almost over, and for many people they’re already over. Children are returning to school and many others like our twins will be starting their school life. I feel so sad at how fast they’re growing up and I wonder what I’m going to do with myself when the girls are in school. Of course I work two days a week, but for the remaining three days of the… [Read More]

Holiday tips that are actually useful

Going on holiday with children needn’t be stressful. If you’re prepared, organised and have a plan that can go a long way to helping create a stress free atmosphere in the run up to your holiday.  Having been on three family holidays abroad with my own children, and a few when I was growing up I have a number of ‘go to’ tips that I always use when getting holiday ready. We’ve also recently returned from Majorca so I thought I’d share my tips with you whilst they’re fresh in my mind! I hope they help and that you find… [Read More]

Getting the Car Ready for Summer: 10 Top Tips

Every time winter rolls around, I see guides popping up here, there and everywhere with tips for keeping your car safe in the colder months. What about keeping your car safe in the summer though. Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to find out in this post! Depending on the age of your car, you may not need to do all, if any of the tips listed below. This is because newer cars require less maintenance. This is mainly due to advances to in technology. Gone are the days where you’d need to change the oil in your car every… [Read More]

Family Friendly Budgeting Tips

As a nation we seem to becoming more and more savvy when it comes to spending our money. We want to know the best deals and where to find the cheapest prices. Instead of doing our shopping all in one supermarket, we’re going to a few different ones each week to help lower the cost of our food bills. I’ve certainly noticed an increasing trend in ‘money features’ on TV, radio and in magazines and newspapers. It’s always been there, it’s nothing new, but there just seems to be more of a focus on it lately. More and more people… [Read More]