• Making Money

    10 Items We All Own That Could Make Us Money Today

    We all have items in our house that we no longer need, or never needed in fact that we could get rid of today and not give a second thought to. It’s always nice to make a bit money, especially as it gets closer to Christmas, not only that, but by getting rid of the items around our house, we are also decluttering at the same time, win win! The 10 items that I have listed below have been tested and proven by myself to be “sellable”. If you have any of these items and you no longer have a use for them; clean them up, take some good photos…

  • Parenting

    You Know You’re a Stay At Home Mum When

    Your life does a complete 180 when you become a mum, one minute you’re in an office job doing your 9-5 and the next minute you’re watching Mr Tumble in your pajamas. It’s a completely different world and even though I wouldn’t change it, I just have to write about how much of a life changing experience it really is. So please enjoy my list of “You Know You’re A Stay At Home Mum When”, I’m sure you can relate to a lot of them!   You’re stressed by 8am Often by 8am, my blood pressure has risen dramatically, my eyeballs are about to burst out of my head and…

  • Saving Money

    20 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Spending A Penny

    Treating yourself is great and all but you may think it’s hard to do when you don’t have a single penny to spare. You see celebrities and influencers on instagram having spa days, trips to Dubai and shopping trips in Harrods and you’re thinking “why can’t I have some of that!” it’s not fair and sometimes life isn’t fair. I do believe however that you can treat yourself in lots of different ways without having to spend a single penny, that’s right! You heard it hear first, I have created a list that you can start today. We all deserve to feel good about ourselves whatever is going on in…

  • Parenting

    How To Survive A Hangover When You Have A Toddler

    After drinking the whole of East Sussex Saturday night and waking up to my darling daughter Sunday morning, I had to think hard and fast about how I was going to survive until bedtime. It seems so bizarre to me now how I used to spend my hangover days; not moving until absolutely necessary, wallowing in self pity and eating my way through 10,000 calories worth of food. Such a distant memory but in the great scheme of things, actually not that long ago. Survival is your only option when you are suffering and you have a child to look after so I have made a survival kit on how…

  • Parenting,  Saving Money

    10 Activities For Young Kids That You Need To Do This Autumn

    Summer is slowly becoming a distant memory, long gone are the warm evenings and day trips to the beach. Putting on shorts and a t-shirt every morning without even checking the weather and going without makeup because you would have sweated it all off by lunchtime anyway. You may be panicking that soft play is your only answer from now on in therefore I have created a list of 10 activities to enjoy this time of year and not one includes sitting in a smelly warehouse on an industrial estate (soft plays near me always seem to be there?!) Enjoy! Conker Collecting This is great fun for kids and it’s…

  • Parenting

    Cheap and Easy Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

    I’m not going to lie, I wouldn’t say I was that adventurous when it comes to serving up food to my toddler. I don’t have the time, patience nor money for quinoa, mackerel or whatever else i’m seeing on the super mum Instagram accounts these days. These dishes i’m sure are packed with nutrients and are super tasty but it all sounds like a lot of effort for an unenthusiastic 2 year old. I say, keep its simple, cheap and quick and you are far more likely to succeed. You can tailor every single one of my lunch ideas below to suit your child or make a healthier option (though…

  • Parenting

    Why You Need To Go To Toddler Groups For Your Own Sanity

    I never thought I would be even thinking this let alone writing about it, but her I am 12 months in to attending toddler groups and I’ve even been to one this morning. I was very skeptical about these groups as first, I imagined cliquey mum’s, tired looking toys and a haven for catching colds and other bugs. Some of my preconceived ideas were correct but that won’t stop me from going every week. Yeah you will get mum’s that stay in their friendship groups wherever you go and yep some of the toys could do with a new lease of life and yep you and your child will probably…

  • Parenting

    10 Items You Must Buy For Any Expectant Mum

    I had no idea what to buy when I was invited to my first ever baby shower, I cringe now at the impractical gift I bought (it was a suitcase tag which said “jetsetter” on it, what the hell was I thinking?!) Anyway, since having a baby myself, I know exactly what every mother needs and the best gifts to buy them. A survival kit if you like rather than a cute baby hamper, those first few weeks are tough. When you’ve had a baby, the last thing you want to do is leave your house, you need everything around you within easy reach and plenty of whatever that is.…

  • Saving Money

    How to Make a Lip Scrub Without Spending a Penny

    Buying beauty products can be expensive and you don’t always know what ingredients they are putting into them. I believe in keeping it simple and of course, on a budget! The lip scrub that I have made is a lemon lip scrub but you can use any kind of essence or none at all if you want to keep it really natural. All you need is 3 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards, these are: sugar, lemon essence (or other) and coconut oil (other oils are fine). You can create this cute little lip scrub for yourself or make a batch of them to give…

  • Saving Money

    10 Tips For Enjoying A Night Out When You Barely Have Any Money

    On the rare occasions I do have a night out (and my god do I need them sometimes) I’m often sticking to a budget because quite frankly nappies and milk are more important these days than a double vodka and coke sadly. This doesn’t mean that’s its not possible to go out and enjoy yourself still (though a hangover with a toddler can be horrendous) and it’s also a great way to catch up with your friends and LET LOOSE. Being an adult can be bloody hard at times, we all have responsibilities and sometimes we just want to have fun and do something for ourselves for a change. I…