Plan Family Fun For The Christmas Break

It’s official. There are now less than 10 weeks until the Christmas holiday! While it might be a little too early to plan your presents, it’s not too early to prepare your holiday. Indeed, as time is not slowing down, Halloween is just around the corner. You know that once you’ve finished making the costume of your little ones, it’ll be just enough time to do your Christmas shopping. In other words, you will be too overwhelmed by stress to schedule some well-deserved family fun. Indeed, the Christmas time has become synonymous with stress. Parents are nervous that they’ll never… [Read More]

Why should you buy your Christmas gifts early?

Before you know it, Christmas has arrived. Shopping in the holiday season can be very stressful and expensive, which is why careful planning and consideration is required. Instead of opting to buy presents in the last moments leading up to Christmas, it’s much wiser to buy your gifts early. There are several reasons why. You won’t have to buy everything at once One of the main issues that everyone has come Christmas is the cost of the bulk. Because most of the time people tend to buy everything all at once, that usually leads to paying one heavy price immediately, which can definitely hurt your wallet. A very wise plan would be to start gradually… [Read More]

Our Christmas 2017

Christmas is such a magical time of year, even more so when you have children. Watching their faces light up when they help to put the decorations up, adorn the tree with tinsel and hang their stockings on Christmas eve. Listening to them talking about what to put out for Santa and his reindeer, and of course, trying to get them to go to sleep quickly on Christmas eve and to stay asleep! Our girls usually wake up anytime between 6am and 7am on a typical day. I was hoping this would be the same on Christmas morning, but that… [Read More]

How to find the perfect present for everyone

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, until it comes to gift shopping. Friends, parents, in-laws, does the list ever stop? You can ask them what they want and if you’re lucky you may even get an exact answer, but that takes all the romance out of gift giving! Alternatively there’s the “Oh, I don’t need anything” answer, that we all know isn’t true. Here you’ll find how to nail the Christmas shopping and find the perfect gift for everyone, even dad. Listen up & pay attention Write the names of your gift receivers onto a notepad…. [Read More]

Fun Festive Christmas Resources from Twinkl

I’m a big advocate for home learning. Why should the learning and fun stop when the kids leave school? For that reason I absolutely love Twinkl. Twinkl is an online educational publishing house, producing teaching materials for children of all ages. You can get instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, at teaching ideas! However, with Christmas just five days away, I’ve been looking through their festive resources and thought I’d share them with you! You can view their Christmas Primary Resources online here, and you can also find Welsh language resources here…. [Read More]

Personalised Gift Review from Personally Presented

I absolutely adore personalised gifts. There’s something very meaningful to a gift that’s been personalised. It shows that a lot of thought has gone in it and that means a lot to me. Personally Presented is an online website that sells a range of personalised gifts. Personally Presented say that they believe in gifts worth giving. A gift that is unique and individual as they are. I recently ordered some personalised gifts from Personally Presented and thought I’d share them here with you. First up is this gorgeous travel mug which costs just £16.95. My new job involves me driving to… [Read More]

Christmas Crafts with Baker Ross

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away! I know everyone probably says the same thing around this time of year, but this year really has just flown by! In the run up to Christmas, our girls and I enjoy a bit of festive creativity and crafts. Baker Ross very kindly sent us some of their Christmas craft kits to try out. We received a box of Santa ceramic gnomes, a box of ceramic Christmas bell decorations, a wooden advent calendar, some porcelain pens, penguin and snowman baubles, a wreath decoration kit, Christmas elf door kit, angel colour-in decorations… [Read More]

Experiences vs Materialistic Things: Is there room for both?

With Christmas looming, I’ve started to see an increase of people posting the same question over and over again in money saving and parenting groups on Facebook. Do you think I’ve bought my children enough presents? Does it look like my son has more presents than my daughter? I don’t understand why people post these questions, along with a picture of a huge pile of presents for their children. Firstly, if you’re that concerned that you’ve bought your son more presents than your daughter there’s actually a simple solution to find out. It’s called counting! Count how many presents you… [Read More]

Black Friday Money Saving Hacks and Tips #BlackFriday #SavvySquad

Friday 24th of November is Black Friday. One of the biggest sale events of the year with many high street and online retailers slashing prices on goods such as electronics, clothing and more. Now, we all love a bargain and some people will go to great lengths to get their hands on them! Whether that’s queuing outside a shop in the early hours or sitting behind your computer screen flicking between websites to find the best deal! Of course Black Friday is a great opportunity to get some bargains in time for Christmas and save some money too, but how… [Read More]