The Busy Parents Guide to Surviving Christmas

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful times too. I love buying gifts for my family. The excitement of choosing the perfect gift for each recipient gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. However, the cost of the Christmas gives me an together completely different feeling! Here are some tips that will hopefully make the Christmas season a little less stressful. Save money throughout the year. This is possibly easier said than done, but small, regular amounts can soon add up. It’s also worth looking to your… [Read More]

The stress and cost of buying a school uniform

Our twin girls start nursery in a few weeks. It’s only two and a half hours a day to begin with, but they still need a school uniform. We purchased their polo shirts, jumpers and cardigans from the school directly and decided to buy the girls two polo shirts each, two jumpers each and one cardigan each. All of these items have the school logo on them, which is why I bought them direct from the school as oppose to buying plain ones from a supermarket for example. This cost us a total of £80.00. The polo shirts were £6.00… [Read More]

Stress busting tips for travelling with toddlers!

Are we there yet? I’m bored! How many times have you heard this whilst travelling with your little ones. Even if we’re just going a short distance down the road, I get asked the inevitable, “Are we there yet?” question! A recent survey carried out by Airport’s, parking and hotels (APH) has revealed that 15.6% of people thought that travelling with children was one of the main causes of travel stress in the UK. I can really relate to this! We’re going on holiday next month with our twins and will be travelling by plane as we’re flying to Menorca…. [Read More]

Making School Days as Stress Free as Possible

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, whether it’s the first day back after the half term break or it’s in the middle of term, school days can be full of hassle. Making it easy for yourself and the kids is essential if you want to keep things as stress free as possible, and also keep the grey hairs at bay, too! Whether you’ve been enjoying a casual, chilled out couple of days at the weekend, or you’ve gotten used to a week or two half term break, getting back into the swing of things can be hard…. [Read More]