Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

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]

Preparing for your first summer holiday with the kids

If your kids have just finished their first year of school, no doubt they’re excited for the upcoming six week holidays. You may be feeling a little less excited and considerably more apprehensive – but this is normal! Six weeks off school leaves a lot to be arranged, from activities to childcare, and this can put strain on even the most organised of parents. The team over at Wellkid Peppa Pig Multi-Vits have put together their top tips for making sure you’re prepared for the holidays – check them out below! Plan and stick to a budget to avoid overspending… [Read More]

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

Solar Panels

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!

Santa

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]