• Making Money

    10 Essential Steps That Will Grow Your Etsy Shop

    So you’ve got your Etsy shop, you’ve put up some items, advertised a bit on Instagram and now you’re waiting for your “kerching” notifications to come through. Most of us have been here, our shop is open for the world to see and yet no one is interested enough to visit it. When your products aren’t selling there are some essential yet simple steps that you need to take before shutting shop as it were. Here are 10 ways in which I increased my sales and grew my shop to where it is today. 1 – Good photography – Taking good quality photos of what you are trying to sell…

  • Parenting

    How To Survive The First Stages Of Motherhood Even If You Feel Like You’re Drowning

    Having a baby is one of the most life changing experiences that you can go through and you cannot fully understand how it will affect your life until it actually happens. You can read all the books, go to antenatal classes, ask friends and family members who are mothers for advice but you won’t be able to completely understand what becoming a mother is like until that little baby is in your arms. We carry them for 9 months, go through labour to get them out and are then sent home with the expectation that we know exactly what we are doing. We have this massive responsibility of keeping this…

  • Saving Money

    10 Great Ways To Food Shop On A Tight Budget

    Recent studies show that the UK is throwing away £13 billion worth of food each year with 4.4 million tonnes that could have actually been eaten. The average household in the UK threw away £470 of food in 2015 which not only generates 19m tonnes of greenhouse gases over its life time but just goes to show how much money we waste on food alone!. All of us can make smarter choices when it comes to how much we spend on our weekly food shop and how much we actually need. I am going to show you how I have learnt to stop buying food on a whim and tossing…

  • Saving Money

    How I Managed To Save Money On Almost Everything

    Living costs these days are soaring and it can be an uphill battle to make ends meet when you have bills to pay, a social life to lead and little people that depend on you. Even if you do bring in a decent wage, do you really want to spend your hard earned cash unnecessarily? That TV subscription that you’ve used once this year or your gym membership which when you work out the “cost per go”, you are actually paying more than Madonna does her for PT. Think of all of the money you could save if you cut back on all the little spends, I know you’re thinking…

  • About Me

    Why I Started Blogging

    Blogging is something that I have wanted to do for a while now. After experiencing something as life changing as welcoming my daughter into the world and having to manage my finances more, I wanted to share everything that I have learnt to survive motherhood and unemployment with you all. I have learnt more about life, babies and money struggles more in the past 18 months than I have in the last 25 years of my life. Why don’t they teach you this kinda stuff at school anyway?! I’m fairly certain that I wont use the knowledge of long shore drift and eroding rocks learnt in Geography lessons for the…

  • Making Money

    The 8 Most Effective Ways To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mum

    I have been a stay at home mum now for 18 months and not only is it a struggle mentally and emotionally but also financially. It is virtually impossible to now live on one wage as a family without making dramatic cutbacks and going without luxuries, sometimes even the bare essentials. I have scoured the internet since the very beginning  to try and find ways to earn an extra income for my family and have tried and tested various solutions that I have read about online. Some really do work and are excellent ways to earn extra cash and some not so much. I will only tell you the most…