• 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…

  • 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…