• Lifestyle

    How to feel your best as the seasons change

    Usually around this time of year, there are always a few days where it hits you. All of a sudden the morning is colder and a little darker. The sun sets earlier and the warm days are few and far between. Thankfully, we are slowly starting to see the sun come up a little bit earlier and are transitioning back into the sunshine. Below are a few tips to help you feel your best going through these seasons if you need them.    1. Reflecting In Writing: One way to figure out what the intentions are and what you want to create for yourself in this season is identifying any…

  • Family,  Saving Money

    Creating the Perfect Budget for your Family

    Once you start a family you’ll soon realise that you need to look at your personal finances very differently than you did pre parenthood. Little one’s are expensive, from nappies and wipes in the early days to the mega amount of clothes they go through, clubs and activities and then education costs. Child poverty action say the cost of raising a child in 2021 until they’re 18 has risen to an eye watering £160000. I thought I’d put together a post full of some of my best budgeting tips. As a single parent budgeting is particularly essential as I’ve no one else’s income to fall back on. To create my…

  • Offers

    Festive M&S Afternoon Tea Giveaway

    Christmas is right around the corner and as a busy single mum I can’t lie I’ve started to get quite stressed about getting all my Santa shopping and other Christmas gifts organised! Christmas is such an expensive time of year and its hard not to get sucked in to all the marketing and buying. I do love how magical little ones find this time of year though, there’s nothing better than seeing their wee face light up with all the magic of Santa and twinkly lights. If you’re feeling a bit stressed about the expense of the impending festivities then you deserve a little treat. If you’re lucky enough to…

  • Lifestyle,  Offers

    The Perfect Mama’s Night In – Giveaway

    As a mum having time to yourself is a real luxury. You don’t need to have a holiday or spend the night away to feel like you’ve had a break, even the luxury of curling up on the sofa in the evening with some snacks after a long day with the little ones can make you feel like a new woman. To save you some money we’ve put together a giveaway full of chocolate and wine to allow you to have the perfect night to yourself. So cuddle up on the sofa once the wee ones are in bed and binge watch your favourite movies along with snacking on the…

  • Lifestyle,  Offers,  Saving Money

    Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway

    Halloween is coming up next month and just like most holiday it’s an expensive time of year. The kids are off school and you need to come up with ways to entertain them while trying to keep costs down. To try and save some money I’ve teamed up with a bunch of fab bloggers to giveaway a spooky Halloween Hamper from Marks & Spencer’s worth £50 to help save you some penny’s over the Halloween break! Packed full of different activities to keep your little ones entertained (& their tummy’s full!) there’s a range of Halloween baking kits, craft sets to create your very own trick or treat bucket that…

  • Making Money,  Offers

    Make Money with Free Trade

    Free Trade is a trading app, which when I first heard of it I thought ‘I know nothing about trading, what use could I have for an app like that?!’ but actually that doesn’t matter! We can make between £3 & £200 just from signing up to the app, no trading involved, as they offer a free share to new customers. Also, each friend you invite to sign up to Freetrade will also get you a free share! Shares can be cashed out instantly and you only need to deposit £1 to get your free share (that can be withdrawn at any moment) so you’re not at risk of losing…

  • Offers,  Saving Money

    How to save money with Plum

    Saving money is hard at the best of times, saving money as a parent is even more tricky. There’s always new things to buy for your children, new shoes, nappies, clothes or the latest toy, it’s hard to put money away for other necessities. What if you someone could analyse your monthly incomings and outgoings and figure out the perfect amount for you to put away each week/month to save for Christmas or that much needed summer holiday. Introducing Plum! Plum is an easy to use app that you connect to your online bank accounts. The app then analyses your incomings and outgoings each week and month and works out…

  • Family,  Making Money

    3 Ways to Make it through to Pay Day

    Being a mum is expensive. There’s no beating around the bush. From the second you find out you’re pregnant there’s so many costs in preparing for baby’s arrival and making sure they have everything they’ll need. Travel systems, cots, car seats, prams, clothes, nappies, wipes, the list is endless! Once your little one is here the things they need just keep on growing, as fast as they do!  Whether you’re waiting for your maternity pay or you’re working but just need a little bit of money to keep you going until pay day, here’s my top tips for making some extra cash to keep you going until the end of…

  • Home,  Saving Money

    How to save money at home during winter

    I don’t know about you but my monthly costs seem to sky rocket during the winter months.  We’re at home more, the heat is blasting and there are many more movies on the tv. All these things are eating away at your gas and electric. Here’s some money saving tips to help during the winter months.  Close curtains  This may seem like a really simple one but closing curtains early in the evening and getting a front door curtain installed can save you money in the long run. Closing curtains keeps the heat in meaning you won’t need to keep the heating on for as long therefore saving you money…