10 Things I wish I’d known about raising girls

When you first found out you were expecting, you probably spent hours reading every baby book you could get your hands on. While some of the information might have stuck in your head, the reality is you kind of go with the flow as a parent. What works for one child might not work for another and so many a time you have to think on your feet. That said, here are 10 things I wish I’d known about raising girls.   Not all clothes have to be pink With a girl on the way, it can be tempting to… [Read More]

Is it possible to feed two year old twins on £60 a week?

I remember the days well before we had children. In particular I remember just how far money used go. Our weekly food shop would come in at £60 a week for the two of us, sometimes less! Since having children that amount has increased substantially! When you factor in nappies, dummies and all the numerous other things children need there’s not much change out of £100! According to the Natwest Cost of Raising a Child Calculator it costs £30 a week to feed a two year old. For obvious reasons I’ve doubled that meaning the national average of feeding two year… [Read More]

Are you raising your kids the same way you were raised?

I don’t think many people decide how to raise their children before they’re actually born. I’m sure everyone will have their idea’s, aspirations and dreams of what they want for their children, but until they’re born and maybe not even until they’re a few years old the thought of how to raise your children may not enter your mind. The first few weeks and months are all about survival. Making sure your baby is fed and that they sleep. In addition to this making sure that you’re fed and that you get to sleep too! Just when you think you’ve… [Read More]