2017-05-11

Money Saving and Living The Good Life

When it comes to being a single parent, and one that is also self employed, there is a need for money saving and sometimes living frugal. This is in no way a bad thing, not in my book anyway, and actually a life skill that I am teaching to Nathan as well. (His Dad will
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40 things to do before turning 40 – the realistic parents version

I have three years, and seven months to go until I hit 40. This only dawned on me properly recently. I’m getting older, I am the grown up! Turning 30 was not such a big deal, it was marked by a wonderful holiday, but I didn’t feel any different and even now, in my own
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#Thankgoodness – The Dolmio Challenge with Britmums

I was recently challenged to undertake a cooking challenge from BritMums, and in the wise words of Barney Stinston, Challenge Accepted! We were sent a shopping haul from Tesco with the aim to make a nutritious family meal with Dolmio Bolognse Sauce. Normally I make my own pasta sauce thinking that jars contained extra additives,
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Primary School Homework – when it is not what you expect!

Back in the early days of primary school, when year six sats papers were a long way off and homework did not reduce both parent and child to floods of tears, we used to have some interesting topics come home from school.  Originally published by myself on my old blog, A Cupcake Mum, I have
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Just a Mum? No, you are a superhero! Celebrating Mothers Day

Have you ever heard the phrase, “just a Mum”?  Maybe you have said it about yourself or heard a friend say it in passing. As it is Mothering Sunday this weekend, I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as being “just a Mum”, because being a Mum is one of
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February 2017 Round Up

I have been swept away by the weeks going by too quickly this year already. Next weekend the clocks change, nights get lighter and weather should improve. Coughs, colds and the school lurgy bugs which are coming home may become a distant memory as we move into the summer months.  So what did my February
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Tired of worn out tyres!

If you have followed my blog and social media channels for some time you may know my ongoing saga with my car.  Let’s just give you a little recap in case you are new or have not been kept up to date with my car woes.  Blown out tyre on m62 junction 9  Blown out
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Release your inner genius with Project Mc2 STEAM toys

If you are a parent you will have heard of STEAM – and no, we are not talking about the type coming out of your ears in frustration.  SIENCE  TECHNOLOGY  ENGINEERING  ART  MATH  They are the key building blocks in the education system and it is now transferable to toys and games to get children
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January 2017 Round Up

We are one month into the new year already and I have already seen count downs to halloween and Christmas. The shops are full of easter eggs and the first lot of daffodils are blooming. Still no snow, but it is the UK and we can easily get snow in June.  The start of the
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