Last week I posted some tips on how to get your little one prepared for school. I had some lovely feedback from some of you to say you found the post useful so I thought I would carry on sharing what I have learnt in the last 8 months as a new school mum. Today it is 5 books for starting school. One of the things I found that really helped to prepare Little Man for school was talking to him about going and what it would be like. The easiest way I found to do this was by reading… View Post

Little Man is in his final term of reception now, it is crazy how fast it has gone. Reading everyones updates about school places a couple of weeks ago really took me back to how nerve wracking it all was; waiting lists, appeals. And then when he did get a place the fear of how he was going to cope at school on his own without me or without his nursery teachers. There were lots of educational stuff we did with him to help him get ready for but there were a few practical things which really helped him cope… View Post

So we are a week into the Easter holidays and if you are like me then you will be climbing the walls because of the rain! There is so much rain!!! With a 5 year old boy who needs to be outside and occupied all the time and an energetic 1 year old I have had to be on the ball with rainy day activity planning. So today I am sharing with you 5 of my top rainy day activities to do with the kids when the rain seems to be endless! Baking – Okay so it means a messy… View Post

While your small one-bedroomed flat might have been great for you and your partner when you were first getting together, that space can start to look small when you’re planning to start a family. There are a lot of different things you’ll need to think about when you’re budgeting for the arrival of a new addition, and one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is whether you can afford to move into a bigger home. Though the concept of moving somewhere larger might seem impossible, particularly when you’re planning on living with a single income for a while,… View Post

This is a collaborative post. On a budget and worried you’ll have to miss out on a family holiday? Think again. Choose your location wisely and you can cut down on costs in a big way, ensuring your loved ones get the break they deserve without any money worries. Here are three perfect destinations for any family on a budget. 1 – Albufeira, Portugal It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful holiday destination than the Algarve, and fortunately this area of Portugal is budget-friendly too. Chances are your kids will want to spend hours by the sea, playing on the… View Post