Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I love to share with my children stories I have known forever, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory feels like a story I have always…

Blogging – the essential guide

  When I started blogging I did not have the first clue. Had someone given me the fabulous new book Blogging the essential guide I would…

Sunday inspiration: Look Well to This Day

 Anonymous, 50 B.C. Look well to this day, For it and it alone is life. In its brief course lie all the essence of your…

Win £100 worth of days out vouchers for your family

How are your weekends? New research from Allianz Your Cover Insurance has found that half of Brits (50%) rate their weekends as average and nearly…

Budget priced, branded clothes bargains

Branded clothes bargains MandMDirect are a leading online retailer of fashion and sports brands for the whole family: http://www.mandmdirect.com/  Looking ahead to summer they have some…

Top Ten Traditional Toys

While game fads and toy trends may come and go, some playthings have long stood the test of time, inspiring generations of children. From the…

MoneyVista an online personal finance plan.

Online Personal Finance Plan Personal financial planners can be really expensive. Calling yours up every time you have a question or idea or want to…

Review: Fellowes Home Office Paper shredder

 I cannot begin to tell you the amount of paper we generate through both of us  working from home and having 2 very creative kids,…

Profile of a budgeting mum: Romy Melville-Evans

  Hi, what’s your name? Romy Melville-Evans Any kids? Yes, two, one girl (6 this June) and one boy 3 1/2 Do you work? FT/PT?…

Baby Budgeting interviews Bear Grylls (and thinks he is rather lovely)

Becky interviews Bear Grylls I can’t tell you how excited I was to be interviewing Bear Grylls. I am ashamed to say I  giggled a fair few times.…

Finding your path

When it comes to finding your path… I’ve just been listening to Desert Island Discs (my guilty pleasure.)  It was an old one with Duncan Bannantyne talking…

What is Earth Day

What is Earth Day ? Earth Day I normally like to write a post before each Earth day suggesting Earth day activities and ways to…

Take your time, think ahead and spread the budgeting love.

I have had a good budgeting week this week.  Let me tell you my 3 top budget wins and how they came about:   1)…

5 odd things I thought when I was pregnant

Here are a slection of the odd things I thought when I was pregnant 1. For some reason I had no idea you could buy cheap…

Win a fabulous baby / toddler bookcase

Look at this children’s bookcase that put books right on a level where they can access them. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Big…

Keeping Track of Expense before Your Baby’s Birth

The arrival of another mouth to feed is an exciting time, but it can also be financially daunting. The impending costs for various antenatal classes…

How to save money on your building and contents insurance

For many of us, the prospect of renewing the annual building and contents insurance policy is something done without particular engagement or interest in the…

The BEST baby gifts in the world

What are the best baby gifts in the world ? I have written before about  how homemade, heartfelt gifts really touch me. I once wrote the notes…

Maternity Bras Uncovered

Many pregnant women wonder if there really is any difference between a maternity bra and a traditional bra. Some believe that as their pregnancy progresses,…

Profile of a budgeting mum: Jen Stanbrook

  Hi, what’s your name? Jen Stanbrook Any kids? Two girls aged 5 and 7 (going on 17) Do you work? FT/PT? I work part…