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

A letter to my daughter at 14 months

A letter to my daughter at 14 months

Dear Autumn,

This month we’ve been busy bees! Speaking of which, one of your most favourite TV programmes is Maya the Bee and you love saying “Bee! Bee!” As the weather has turned colder, we’ve been staying indoors a bit more. However, we’ve still managed to get out and about exploring. You even went on your first holiday! Let’s take a little look at your month… View Post

Review: Shaken Udder YogOaty Pouches

Review: Shaken Udder YogOaty Pouches

I’ve been aware of Shaken Udder milkshakes for quite some time. Their cartoon cows and bold packaging make them difficult to miss when I’m in the refrigerated section of the supermarket! Recently, they’ve launched YogOaty pouches. These are tasty pouches you can take out with you for a snack, pop in lunchboxes or have as part of breakfast.

Autumn has been a good little tester as always. As you’ve seen on the blog this week, she loves trying bath time things, but food is her most favourite thing to try! She’s tried out all three flavours over the last few weeks either as a snack or as part of her breakfast. I like how small they are to take out with me to play groups or the library. View Post

Review: Minene Pushchair Liner

Review: Minene Pushchair Liner

Don’t you just hate when you end up with a collection of crumbs and fluff in your child’s pushchair or car seat? If you’re lucky, it’ll look something like this:

Crumbs in pushchair

At worst, you won’t want to touch that stuff without a pair of gloves. This is where the Minene pushchair liner comes in! View Post

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

Going back a couple of generations, looking after the home and children was very much thought of as “women’s work”. However, with the rise of stay-at-home dads and dads seeming to be more hands-on in general, I wondered what my husband’s thoughts were. He’s wonderfully hands on with Autumn and has expressed in the past that he is worried about missing her doing different things like crawling and walking for the first time. I thought I’d do a little interview with him about his thoughts on paternity leave and working, leaving his baby at home. View Post