Here’s how I saved £1000 in 4 weeks!


As the 1st January comes round each year, most people think about tightening their belts a little, and look for easy ways to do so. I have done exactly that over the past month and thought i’d share the pretty simple ways how I have saved £1000 in the space of 4 weeks!   Join Quidco or another cashback website…

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Why only set goals at New Year?


I’m not sure why people tend to wait until the new year before they set themselves new goals –  for moral support? An obligation to set goals because others are? Don’t get me wrong, i’ve always been the same: ‘Next year, i’m going to………..’ ‘From January i’m going to…………’ This year, having had a few weeks off work over the…

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Why i’ve never appreciated Crimbo Limbo – until now!


Crimbo limbo – the time between Christmas and New year – also known as Twixmas? Say what? How is that the case? What’s it got to do with Twix?! (Nothing I know, but that’s what the word makes me want….. a twix!) It’s 11 years since I finished uni and started working full time, and christmas time has meant that…

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Have you tried the four gift rule?


Our first Christmas with a baby was totally overwhelming – especially where presents were concerned – and we hadn’t even given him anything from us! He had 30 + presents to open on Christmas Day, and needless to say we were all a bit sick of opening them – but everyone insisted on them being opened in front of them!…

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Toddler snacks


Snacks – just how many can one toddler put away? I’m sure they eat every hour or so as a toddler – god knows where they put it all. I’m one of these mean mummies who hasn’t started giving anything that has sugar in yet (cakes / biscuits / ice cream), so  I try to steer towards snacks that use…

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From teething to brushing – our journey so far!


TEETHING hit us very early on when the little man’s first tooth came through at 3 months old! We had a few products that really helped us with the early teething journey, which can be found in one of my earlier blog posts. One of those products was the Brush-baby teether which we ended up using for absolutely ages! It was great…

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A weekend in the New Forest


It was supposed to be a weekend in Paris, but, in true working mum style, i’d left it till the last minute to book tickets, and prices were extortionate! So, I needed a plan B. We needed a weekend away, and as it was in between our birthdays, and Father’s day weekend coming up, it was the perfect time. I…

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Working mums don’t work as hard? HA!


Until I went back to work after having a child, i’ll admit, it did annoy me (just a little bit) that certain people got to leave on time every day, didn’t have to participate in the late rota, and therefore I (wrongly) perceived this as them having it ‘easy’. Fast forward to me now being a mum, and having to…

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Would you use a dummy?


Dummies are one of those contentious subjects that everyone has opinions on –  whether they are a parent or not, and something people tend to ‘overshare’ their opinions on. In our NCT classes, we were provided with some questions to discuss as a couple before our new bundle of joy arrived, and one of them was: ‘Would you give your…

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Survival tips for working mums


Being a working mum is no walk in the park………! Sometimes I think i’m mad for going back full time, especially on the days i’m tired and sleep deprived……. BUT, I always try to sleep on it and (usually) always feel much better the next day, remembering why I decided to go back. Whilst on maternity leave, thinking about what…

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