5 simple ways to get your child interested in cooking

In these days where processed food is so quick cheap and convenient rising obesity levels and poor diet reflects how it really is not so…

10 money saving tips for families

With the cost of raising a child until their 21st birthday rising to £225,000, it is clear that as a family, we need to budget…

The cost of running a home today

The cost of running a home can just feel all too much can’t it? Does it get you down. I find by organizing myself and…

Kin – a new family magazine

Kin is brand new magazine from Mamas and Papas. Packed with tips, support and fun, Kin is substance as well as style. There’s advice on…

Simple ideas for a rich life –August

Simple ideas for a rich life this month are exactly that simple, ordinary things you can do to make this month matter and memory making.…

Five top tips for car travel with kids

Are we nearly there yet is one of those phrases that sets my teeth on edge. Once its been said  I know it will be…

How to survive the school holidays

So the school holidays are about rolling into their final weeks and I don’t know about you but my energy and purse strings are feeling…

Personalised stationery for children

We have been reviewing some lovely personalised stationery products from Stuck On You My goodness Stuck on You sell everything personlised; drinks bottle, place mat,…

A fun idea for a teddy bears picnic (and a free download)

Last week my daughter had her little friend around to play and the sun was shining. It was the perfect day for a teddy bears…

Getting a home when you live on a budget

Getting a home when you live on a budget Home ownership is becoming increasingly more difficult for large sectors of the population. The banks and…

How to get 50% off kids magazines

I just want to tell you abouyt a great new find Kid Mags Store. It’s basically a new online store that sells back-issue magazines at…

Win a gorgeous PaddlePak from Trunki

My daughter was sent this lovely dolphin Paddlepak from Trunki for us to review and Oh! it has been such a big hit PaddlePak is…

Eco Craft: Milk Bottle Elephants

We have always crafted from our recycling bin…its one of those essentials for a thrifty parent! Milk bottles, silver foil, egg boxes and cereal packets…

How to give up shampoo and have happy hair

I have long admired Lucy AitkenRead, she has big dreams, thoughts and ideals and she puts them into practice. I also admire her for her…

What does an 11 year old know about money? (we asked Hanna)

An interview with  Hanna aged 11, daughter of the lovely Helen Jessup who blogs at  The Crazy Kitchen.   Do you get pocket money? NO!…

Summer Essentials for Kids

I am never without sunscreen or a sunhat for the children in the summer holidays they are always stashed at the bottom of my ‘never…

Bloom Pops Flower Design Studio

We have been doing lots of craft this summer holidays and the more they do the more ‘into it’ my children are…. growing in confidence…

SodaStream Play Review (and 20% off)

The SodaStream Play is a new innovation from SodaStream and it is rather sleek and  rather gorgeous. We were delighted to be sent one to…

Simple Play Ideas: Folded Paper Monster

Sometimes you are stuck  for a while with a restless child with nothing to do and nothing to play with …maybe you are waiting for…

What does a 10 year old know about money (we asked Miss E)

Miss E is the daughter of Jen from LoveChicLiving. She is 10 years old and a very clever young lady. Let’s have a look at…