November 11, 2023
Let’s face it: keeping our family finances afloat can sometimes feel like we’re trying to fill a leaky bucket. Here are our top money-saving tips for families to help save those pennies:
1. Slash Your Food Bills
Plan your meals around what’s on sale and snag those deals with coupon apps. Set a cash budget for your supermarket runs to keep a tight rein on spending.
2. Keep Your Festivities Frugal
Making homemade decorations is fun for the whole family while keeping the costs low, a great money-saving tip for families.
3. Embrace Secondhand Options
Scoop up pre-loved clothes and toys, and sell what you no
August 28, 2023
The first day of school is a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, joy, and a touch of sadness as you realise your little one is growing up. Every parent knows the feeling. But amidst the flurry of new uniforms and shiny school shoes, there’s a niggling thought: “Have I forgotten something?”
That’s where our starting school checklist comes in.
This guide ensures you’re not just prepared but confidently equipped for the big day. Because while the first day of school is a milestone, being well-prepared can make it a joyous one.
1. Essential School Supplies Checklist
Uniforms and Clothing: The first-day photo is a
August 5, 2023
Around this time each year, there´s a blend of eager anticipation and a touch of nerves. Why? Because the next generation of children are starting school. And the question on every parent’s mind is: “Is my child ready for the big school adventure?” Quickly followed by, “Am I ready for this transition?”
If this is a situation you are finding yourself in, don´t fret! Here are the ABCs of school readiness.
A is for Attitude
The very first teacher a child has are their parents, so develop a positive attitude in your child towards learning and school. Instil in them the joy of
June 5, 2023
June has arrived, and it’s time for rainbows, love, and unity as we kick off Pride Month. But hey, it’s not just about celebrating pride with children; it’s also a perfect time to honour and appreciate the beauty in our differences. So, how can we make this month exciting and educational for children?
The heart of Pride Month is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, and equality. And who better to understand this in its purest form than children, who are naturally accepting and unprejudiced? Here are a few fun ways to celebrate children’s differences during this special month.
Story Time With Pride-Inspired
May 1, 2023
Ah, yes – the big royal event coming on May, the 6th, 2023: the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, London, with many people already celebrating it with coronation craft activities at home with their young ones.
It’s going to be an exciting event indeed as thousands of folks get glued to their screens, either having celebrations of their own at home or, perhaps, venturing out into the street to attend the Coronation live, if they can.
What better way to teach your children about the Coronation of the King than with coronation craft activities?! Here’s how you can get
March 13, 2023
Raising kids is expensive. Not to mention, unpredictable. There are so many things to budget for that it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Here are some simple money-saving tips for parents to save on the go, gain better control over their finances and still be able to enjoy family time.
5 Money-Saving Tips for Parents
Here are some simple money-saving tips for parents that you can employ. However, you must know each of them will work only with some patience and a whole lot of discipline.
1. Budget for all expenses (and stick to it)
One in 5 people in the UK
February 13, 2023
As energy costs rise sharply across the UK, over 3 million households cannot afford heating in their homes. It is not just energy costs either; food and fuel costs are at an all-time high too, which puts a lot of strain on people, especially families with young children.
If, like many parents, you are worried about your expenses this Winter, you can use some simple, quick hacks to keep your family warm and avoid using the heating for as long as possible. Here are some cheap ways to keep warm this season.
1. Layer up!
Layering up is an effective and cheap
January 25, 2023
Every working parent understands the difficulty of switching off each evening. After all, parenting is a full-time job in and of itself. But how do you switch from professional to parent and still find space in your evening to unwind? Simple! By following our step-by-step guide for how to switch off after work as a parent.
Here is our 5 step process to help you unwind from work and enjoy your evenings:
1. Write tomorrow’s to-do list
We would all love to stop thinking about work the second we log off and leave the building. But, the truth is, learning how to switch
January 10, 2023
Before nursery, most children only interact with close friends and family. So when they start spending their days with several other children, it can be a bit of a shock to the system. As a result, they often suffer from a steady (and at times unrelenting) succession of childhood illnesses. So we wanted to talk through some of the viruses your child could contract during their time at nursery.
From symptoms to treatments, we will cover each illness in detail – so you’re well prepared for the upcoming winter.
Coughs and colds
Without a doubt, the most common childhood illnesses are coughs and
November 14, 2022
As a parent, your needs are always secondary to your child’s. However, too many parents use this as an excuse to neglect their own needs, run themselves down and (ultimately) make themselves ill. So, to help address this unhealthy habit, we are sharing our advice on how to prioritise self-care as a parent.
1. Understand that you can’t pour from an empty cup
Before we dive into how to prioritise self-care as a parent, it’s important to discuss why self-care is so important.
The truth is, you cannot be the best version of yourself if you’re unhealthy and unhappy. So, if you want