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Time Is Ticking Away But Are You Prepared?

When you’re raising a family, you should always be looking towards the future. I know, people say to live in the moment, and that’s great, but you have to make sure that you are doing what you can to ensure a fantastic quality of life for your family. There are various ways to do this, and we’re going to look at some of the options. Continue reading “Time Is Ticking Away But Are You Prepared?”

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Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

How people deal with finances can be completely different; from what they choose to spend their money to how they save. Whether we save a little or a lot, it is something that the majority of people want to do. I don’t know of anyone that doesn’t think saving for a rainy day is a bad idea. But sometimes, saving with something specific in mind can make saving even more fun. Take a large purchase like a once in a lifetime holiday or a new car, for example. These are both things that are lovely and can be well deserved but there is no point in splashing out on it when you don’t have the money coming in to pay for it. So savings it is! Continue reading “Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle”

making financial changes as your family grows

How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows

With a second child on the way, I need to turn my financial brain on and make some savvy frugal changes. There are large changes that most of us have to make when we become parents, such as reducing large treats that we may never have batted an eyelid at in the past. I have previously given you my money saving top tips for stay at home parents but now it is time for me to be a little more clever in order to make a few extra pounds and to save a few more. Continue reading “How To Make Beneficial Financial Changes When Your Family Grows”

from nursery to toddler room in a few simple steps

From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps

With a new baby on the way we felt it was time to put some focus onto Jake. We decided the best way to do this was to update his bedroom before we begin on the new nursery. His room has been kept almost the same since he was born and as he will be four this year we felt it was time for it to shift from nursery status to little boys room.  Continue reading “From Nursery To Toddler Room In A Few Simple Steps”

working from home during the holidays

Surviving Working From Home During The School Holidays

If you are a parent that works from home you will know that once the school holidays begin your work/home life balance will take a nose dive. No matter how good your intentions are to be the ‘perfect’ all rounder, in reality, something has to give because there is no way you can continue with the same workload whilst trying to entertain the little ones… or not so little ones!

This has been a new concept for me as I Continue reading “Surviving Working From Home During The School Holidays”

my maternity wear wishlist

My Maternity Wear Wishlist

Now that everybody is in the know about my pregnancy it means that I can begin to get excited about getting bigger and finding some gorgeous new maternity clothes for the upcoming months. I hardly showed with Jake and didn’t get that amazing round bump until I was roughly 8 months. This time around I have taken shape quite quickly and I’m already struggling with certain jeans and tops. 

As we need to watch the pennies now Continue reading “My Maternity Wear Wishlist”

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Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent

Not returning to work…

When we made the decision that I wouldn’t return to work it wasn’t taken lightly. We understood that by cutting out a wage we would need to make changes to our lifestyle but we knew that having a parent at home was what we wanted for our child. When we began to calculate costs we actually discovered that if I went back to work after maternity leave I would be doing it to pay for childcare. Due to my career change, I had already dropped my yearly income quite considerably and my new wages would have only Continue reading “Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent”