Christmas Budgeting: Avoid These Money Mistakes

Christmas Budgeting: Avoid These Money Mistakes

 

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Christmas is one of the most joyful holidays in the world, when we get overwhelmed with feelings of warmth and love. It brings out the child in all of us, and we can’t be too old for Christmas feelings we get when we find the perfect present for someone, see the lights of the Christmas tree, wake up on Christmas morning, or hear our favorite Christmas carols.

However, we’re parents, and it’s our responsibility to provide everything for a perfect Christmas holiday. Yes, we are talking about budgeting, and as the holiday approaches, some people get anxious because they don’t know whether they can afford it or not. Thus, the biggest money mistake – using your credit card for Christmas splurging, which leads to overspending and paying high interest rates in the months to come. To avoid this, you can rely on other types of financial help, such as small personal loans. View Post

5 ways to help an early teether

5 ways to help an early teether

Autumn has been teething since just before Christmas, when she was 3 months old. I felt sorry for her, even more so as she didn’t quite have the coordination of babies who are of average teething age (around 6 months) to hold teething toys in her mouth herself.

Here are my top tips for helping a little one that is teething and lacks the coordination to help themselves very much:

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When should I change my car tyres

When should I change my car tyres

Last Monday when I got Autumn and I home from swimming, I assessed my car tyres before I got my things out. “Hmm, the front nearside tyre’s tread is getting a bit worn” I thought to myself.

When I was little, I remember my Dad regularly checking the tyres on his car and showing me how to check them using a 20p coin. However, I realise that a lot of people out there probably have several questions buzzing around their minds when it comes to tyres: “How often should I check my tyres?”, “How do I check that my tyres aren’t too worn?”, “Can I prevent my tyres from getting worn so quickly?” and “What are the dangers of driving with worn tyres?”

With many parents reading my blog, I wonder how many busy mums and dads are reading this thinking “Oh, I’m so busy! I don’t even remember the last time I checked my tyres”. However, it is so important for the safety of you and your child/ren! Sponsored by Point S, today I’m sharing the importance of having the correct tread on your tyres as well as a few tips!

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5 steps to being happy – International Day of Happiness

5 steps to being happy – International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, so I thought I’d reflect on how I’ve been feeling lately. Let’s face the facts: Life is stressful, terrible things happen in our world and many things just seem so awful and unfair! I know the cold, dark British winters don’t really help my mood either. However, I can still feel happy despite all of these things. Here are my 5 tips that I follow when I feel myself getting depressed. View Post