The transition from summer to autumn clothes is thankfully quite simple for me, there is always the odd new thing I like to get to spruce up my wardrobe and make it feel new but apart from some little treats it is a relatively cheap changeover. However the change of season for my kids is another thing all together. [Read more…]
Throwing a cheap kids party comes with quite a lot of pressure and stress and as a mother you want to to make sure you do it properly. In all honesty though, I think that most of this pressure and stress actually comes from my own desire to give my children the best party experience possible! [Read more…]
When you are trying to raise children on a budget there are some things that are classed as necessities and others that are luxuries. So what about mattress protectors? Is a mattress protector a necessity and most importantly are mattress protectors worth the money? In my opinion the answer would be a definite yes to both questions, here’s why. [Read more…]
Well this is the time of year that I think most of us have mixed feelings about. On one hand we can’t wait to have the kids all to ourselves and enjoy some proper family time together but then we’re also secretly panicking about what we are going to do to keep them happy for 6 weeks and how much is it going to cost?
So I thought that it would be a good idea to put together a small list of fun free (or at least cheap) things to do in the summer holidays. [Read more…]
Isaac my 5 year old has been dodging chicken pox since he started school last September. It seems to come and go in waves but when I learned that his best friend was off school with it, I just knew it was going to be his turn soon.
In all honesty I’m quite glad that we’re going to get it over and done with. I’m a bit of a control freak and not knowing when it was going to happen was frustrating to say the least. [Read more…]