5 Shopping Tricks and Tools You Need to Save Money

I can’t lie. I love a bargain. I always have. The rush from grabbing a good deal has always been with me. Hell, it’s not just mums who like a bargain. I want to know that I’m getting value for money and that I’m not being conned. Simple as!  It’s even more important for me as I HATE shopping – at least for some things. I want to go into a shop and get what I want and get out.…

Recipe : Supercharged Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is quick to prepare as well as delicious. It’s become a staple in our house and we all love it. There’s enough for two adult meals and two kids, although you can stretch it by using it as a tasty side dish. Last night we had it with steak and will be reheating portions for lunch. It’s also great with a salad or with a big portion of steamed greens. Another reason I like it that it can…

Master the Art of Adulting – A Guide to Getting Your Home and Finances in Order

If you’ve read my “About Me” or any of my posts, you’ll probably have caught on that I like a list, and enjoy saving time and money. I digest Martin Lewis and his MoneySaving Expert mailer each week like they’re about to bring in information rationing, and I’m furiously scribbling down recipes when I watch Eat Well for Less. For me, everything is a juggle – I work full time, blog, write fiction (occasionally), have two year old which is another full…

Save Money and Make Money Shopping with TopCashback

Most of us need to be mindful of budgets these days. We want the best deal. We want to ensure we have a little bit put away for emergencies and events like Christmas and birthdays. We are all having to think – do I really need that, is it value for money, could I get a better deal elsewhere. From utilities to groceries, from electrical goods to clothing, we are increasingly more comfortable with shopping around. We are also much…

Finally on Bloglovin. Follow me there….

It has taken a morning of battling with a toddler, mashed potato and a laptop table (don’t ask) but I have finally activated my Bloglovin account. If you prefer to follow blogs by app than email, then follow me there. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Recipe: One Pot Lamb Shanks with Chunky Veggies

Are you tired of fifteen minute meals? Struggle to get fifteen continuous minutes in the kitchen without a toddler up your leg? What I’d like to see more of is meals which may take longer to cook, but only take a few minutes to prepare and minimal supervision.  I also want those recipes to be toddler and weaning friendly where possible. So I thought I’d share some of my own creations here. This is the first one up – one…

10 Things About Shopping with a Tot

Within 6 months of going out with your baby/ tot, you will have identified at least two preferred baby changing facilities. Your entire outing and meal options will be based around these. You will put of potty training because you’ve just got used to going out without having to take multiple changes of clothes for your tot. You’ve got the exploding bottom stage over with now. All outputs are contained in the nappy. Let’s just enjoy that for a bit…

A Toddler Has Turned me into a Liar

My child has turned me into a liar on three occasions in the last two weeks. I know it’s happened to you too. You are holding that little bundle of joy in your arms, bouncing them up and down, while they scream, and snot runs down your face because you don’t have a spare hand for a tissue. You’re now at the heaving, dribbling end of a weeping episode. You’re telling your mother/ friend/ random passer by that little Johnny darling…

10 Things About Feeding a Young Toddler

1.       You will never get to finish your toast. A sticky hand will grab it from you as soon as you avert your gaze to look for the TV remote 2.       Your child will fill you with hope when they eat one of your lovingly made Annabel Karmel meals. They will never eat it again 3.       Trying everything on your child’s plate whilst going “yum” will not incentivise them to eat in any way 4.       Plastic cutlery and plates from…