Contact lenses and Children: A Brief Guide for Parents

If you’re child wears glasses – either now in the future – a question they may well eventually ask is whether they can wear contact…

Smartsave give 20% off hundereds of top UK attractions – you simply print the voucher

Oh I must introduce you to Smartsave –  http://www.smartsave.com/uk, they have negotiated discounts at major UK attractions.  Really amazing with no catch, no membership or…

My Schools Out Mood Board: Mood Board Monday

The key words that inspired this mood board are healthy, togetherness, play, colour and sunshine clearly my wishes for the summer. This mood board is inpsired…

The July Business Mums Blog carnival

The July Business Mums Blog Carnival Hello everyone, how are you doing? As a  business mum myself I don’t find the summer holidays easy. How…

Top Ten Tips for WAHM’s in the school holidays

Here are my top ten tips for WAHM’s in the school holidays 1) Get up early I get up at 5.45 a.m most days in the…

How to have a pony on a budget

How to have a pony on a budget Photo credit Loyal O.A.K It always looks such an expensive hobby to have horses, doesn’t it? Yet…

HP Playing With Colour Day

I love colour. I have red sofas and sunny yellow walls. I like colourful clothes, painting, fauvism and rainbows. I see childhood and colour as…

Flowers make you think about people

Flowers make you think about people My Grandad grew big, smelly,  old fashioned English roses my absolutely favourite kind.  I can see him now pruning…

Decisions, Decisions: Buying the Right Annuity

Buying an annuity is a major financial decision, and one which will have a major impact on your income in retirement. For the average man…

Week 12 The Jenny Craig Diet Plan : Oops

Oh blimey. So excited about losing 2 stone last week I think I got a bit ‘relaxed.’ I had a Chinese takeaway, some chocolate, a…

What do you think of rear facing car seats for kids up to 4 ?

I didn’t know you could get rear facing car seats for kids up to the age of 4. When the campaign to promote them was…

Five places to take the kids in Manchester for under ten pounds

Five places to take the kids in Manchester for under ten pounds Manchester is a lively and vibrant city with lots to see and do.…

Peacefully Playing for Hours

Sometimes I fork out for swimming, skating or soft play and an hour or so later I am  £10 +lighter and they are again looking…

Stone Art with Kids

I love stones and making stone art with kids. I love their irregular shapes their solid, ancient feeling. I love that they soothe us when we…

How to Avoid new Baby Debt

How to Avoid new Baby Debt This is a guest post from James Barnett It’s hard to compose a piece on new baby debt, whilst…

Profile of an American budgeting mum: Stacey Ross

Thank you Stacey you are our first international budgeting mum!   Hi, what’s your name? stacey ross Any kids? 2 kids Do you work? FT/PT?…

Buzzing, Bouncing and Brimful of Ideas

I have never been one to wait for life to happen, I’m a go get ’em kind of girl. Photo Credit GemB1 I recently wrote…

Polarn O Pyret : Superbly Stripy

Okay I can’t pronounce it either. However… I am absolutely loving this new clothes site that I have found. It is full of stripy classic…

Sunday Inspiration: A world with no street children

A world with no street children If you look in the top right hand corner of this page you will see I am aiming to…

Thrifty families blog carnival call for posts (by July 25th)

July Thrifty Families Blog Carnival Submissions Open Each month myself and 2 other bloggers Cass (from a frugal family) and Jen ) from the The Mad…