5 Top Toddler Garden Play Ideas (and they’re all FREE!)

Need to entertain the kids for free? Here are some top garden play ideas that will cost you nothing at all. Garden | Play | Fun | Activities | For Kids | For Toddlers | Free | Outdoor | Summer | Ideas
Make the most of the summer by getting outside and enjoying some garden fun.

Summer is here which means more sunshine (hopefully!) and more time spent outside. Yay! If you’re anything like me and are ‘solar powered’ then this is a great time of year. Lots of fresh air and sunshine makes for a happier version of me.


Summer holidays can be expensive

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6 Top Budget Toddler Gifts

Need a great gift for a toddler? On a budget? Here are my top recommendations. Gifts | For Toddler | For Kids | For Boy | For Girl | On A Budget | Cheap | Top | Recommendation | Frugal Living
You don’t need to spend a fortune to find a great gift for a toddler.

If you’re a mum who socialises with other mums then you’ve no doubt had to, at some point, buy gifts for their children. I love choosing gifts for my friends kids and for friends of my kids. But when you’re buying multiple gifts a year then the cost can quickly mount up.


So many birthdays to buy for!

My son has just started nursery which has exposed him to a whole new bunch of friends which is great! He’s a very sociable little boy and it wasn’t long before the first birthday party invite arrived.

Even before he started nursery he had a lot of friends. These friends all had birthdays (obviously!) which often involved a party, or at least a gift being given.

Like I said above, buying lots of presents can get expensive. Very expensive. If your child goes to 10 parties in a year and you spend £10 on each of those children, that’s a whopping £100!!! Continue reading “6 Top Budget Toddler Gifts”

How To Save 8K in One Year On One Income

Need to boost your savings? This easy 3-step plan will help you do just that. Savings | Boost | Increase | Guide | How To | Tips | Save Money | Frugal Living
Easily give your savings a boost with this 3-step plan.

Do you struggle to have any kind of savings? Do you find yourself getting to the end of each month with nothing to spare and are living paycheck to paycheck? Would you like to change that?

In this post, I’m going to share with you my 3 step process for building up your savings even if you’re a single income family (like us!). I’m going to be asking you a LOT of questions to get you to take a good look at how you handle your finances. Are you ready? Let’s dive right in… Continue reading “How To Save 8K in One Year On One Income”

The Only Resource You Need To Start A Blog

Want to start a blog but think you don't have time? This is how I started a blog in only 1 hour a day. Start A Blog | How To | Easy | Guide | eBook | To Make Money | For Mums | For Beginners | For Profit | Step By Step |
This is the only resource you need to start a blog as a busy mum.

Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Or maybe you’ve taken some steps to start a blog but aren’t exactly sure what you need to do next? Or maybe you’re just completely overwhelmed by it all?

I’ve been there!!


This is the post for you!

I was sitting where you are only a few months ago. I knew I wanted to start a blog. I’d bought my domain and hosting and installed WordPress. I had a ton of great blog post ideas. But then I got stuck. There was SO much info out there about all the things you ‘NEED’ to do to start a blog. Some of it was contradictory and some of it just went straight over my head with its in depth technical terms. Continue reading “The Only Resource You Need To Start A Blog”

How To Save Money On Baby Wipes (Cheeky Wipes Review)

Spending a fortune on baby wipes? This one switch will save you big bucks. Baby Wipes | Washable Wipes | Save Money | How To Save | Baby | Kids | Frugal Living
Make mega savings with this one simple switch.

If you’re a mum with small children in nappies then baby wipes are likely a regular feature in your weekly shop. You probably have packets of them all over the house (or  maybe even boxes!). And you go through those packets at an alarming rate.

The cost soon adds up!

One packet of baby wipes doesn’t cost a lot. BUT when you’re going through several packets a week, the cost rapidly escalates. I actually worked out that over the course of a year I would spend over £120 on wipes! That’s with me buying them during baby events when they’re on offer. If I didn’t do that it would easily cost me over £200 a year!!

You can’t just stop using wipes though, can you? Your baby pees and poops every day! How else are you gonna clean up the mess if you don’t have a load of baby wipes to hand? Continue reading “How To Save Money On Baby Wipes (Cheeky Wipes Review)”

Top Recipe Books Every Kitchen Should Have

Stop wasting money on recipe books you won't use, find out why every kitchen needs these 4!
Stop wasting money on recipe books you won’t use, find out why every kitchen needs these 4!

How many recipe books are in your kitchen? 1, 5 10, 50?? When was the last time you looked at each of them? Have you even used them all?

I’m guessing that you have far more books than you actually need. I love browsing through cook books but only really use a handful of recipes from each of them, so their main purpose is cluttering up the kitchen shelves.

There are a few that break that rule though! I have 4 recipe books that I regularly use. And I have tried most of the recipes in them. If I was asked to get rid of all my other recipe books, I would still have all the recipes I regularly use in these 4 books. Continue reading “Top Recipe Books Every Kitchen Should Have”

How To Holiday On A Budget

Planning a family holiday but on a tight budget? These top tips will help you make big savings on your next family holiday. Family Holiday | On A Budget | Save Money | Holiday | Abroad | Tips | Top Tips |
Have a great family holiday on a budget with these top tips.

Summer is fast approaching. It may not seem like it some days, I haven’t been brave enough to put the winter coats away yet! But we’re into the second quarter of the year now so summer holidays are completely acceptable to be discussing already.

Holidays before kids were easy!

Holidays before kids were easy. We had 2 full time incomes and no time to spend the money because of the long hours we worked. So holidays were a time to splash out a bit. I’m not talking outrageous extravagance, blowing all the savings on a 1 week luxury cruise. But we did set a very reasonable amount aside for our holidays.

Cutting back the budget without cutting back the fun

Since cutting back to only one income, and with more of us to go away on holiday now, things are a bit different. We still have really lovely holidays with amazing memories that I hope the kids will cherish for many years to come. But the budget is much smaller these days. Continue reading “How To Holiday On A Budget”

Budget Alternative to the Stokke Tripp Trapp

If the popular Stokke Tripp Trapp is out of your budget then have a look at this budget alternative.
If the popular Stokke Tripp Trapp is out of your budget then have a look at this budget alternative.

One of the many purchases every new parent (or parent-to-be) needs to think about is a highchair. Something to allow your baby to sit with you at the table to enjoy their meals, or possibly more accurately throw their food all over the floor! But with SO many different highchairs to choose from, how on earth are you supposed to choose one? Continue reading “Budget Alternative to the Stokke Tripp Trapp”

Top 7 Most Useful Gifts For New Mums

Need a great gift for a new mum? On a budget? Here are my top recommendations. Gifts | For Mums | New Mums | For Her | Practical | On A Budget | Useful | Top | Ideas | Frugal Living | Baby
Need a great gift for a new mum? On a budget? Here are my top recommendations.

I seem to be in that phase of life where all my friends (and me!) are having babies! I love that there is always a newborn to go and visit and cuddle (and who will usually vomit on me at some point during said visit/cuddle time!)


But what should you give to a new mum? Do you get a ridiculously cute outfit that, although it’s totally gorgeous, will be hugely impractical? Or do you get something boring and useful like nappies/wipes/cotton wool that you absolutely know will be used, but isn’t the most exciting gift to give?


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3 Mistakes You’re Making At The Supermarket (and how to fix them)

Are you making these 3 mistakes at the supermarket? Find out how to fix them and start saving money on your grocery shopping. Groceries | Shopping | On A Budget | For Families | Save Money | Budget | Spending | How To | Tips | Frugal Living
Find out how to fix these mistakes so you can start saving money.

Hands up, who else’s grocery costs are a huge chunk of their monthly outgoings?! Now, hands up, who doesn’t even know how much they’re spending on groceries each month?? You’re not alone, trust me! I bet if I asked 10 people how much they spend at the supermarket each month, at least half of them wouldn’t be able to tell me (or would only be able to give me a rough guess).

You might have seen a post I wrote recently on how to save money on your groceries by switching away from branded items. That’s a good place to start if you’re overspending consistently on your weekly shop. But today I’m talking you through 3 specific mistakes you’re making at the supermarket which are costing you money. And, don’t worry, I’ll also be sharing how you can fix these mistakes!

Let’s dive right in…

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