Why A Mobile Broadband Device Will Be Your Best Friend!

Whether we like it or not, we live in a technology loving world, for almost every waking moment of the day we rely on the internet, from checking the weather before a day out to keeping the kids quiet for half an hour in a bust restaurant, but what about when you don't have a large data package on your phone...


Tried and Tested Beach Hacks For Parents By Parents.

We have all seen the videos pop up in our Facebook news feed, those hacks you couldn't possibly live without, but lets be honest, we have all watched those videos and eye rolled at some of the suggestions, and subsequently cry laughed at the comments left! As a seaside family we spent a whole lotta time at the beach and I wont lie I don't have time to try out BuzzFeed's 100 beach hacks article  (disclaimer this article probably doesn't exist...but it might!) I only want to know about those hacks that have been tried and tested by parents,  so I asked my Instagram followers and fellow parent bloggers and got their best tried and tested beach hacks for parents...


Budget Family Meal Plan #35

Orange you glad to see me! 


How is everyone getting on with their own meal plans? Do you meal plan or are you just here for some 'tea tonight' inspo? 

5 Ideas For...Free Things To Do In Skegness This Summer

The summer holidays are almost here, and as someone who is frugal and mum to 4 kiddos, I like to look for free stuff to do in the local area. I have a little list of things that are our ''go to'' activities in the summer holidays in Skegness, so thought I would share them....


Budget Family Meal Plan #34

A penne for your thoughts?


I am really looking forward to our meals this week, well I always look forward to them, one of my biggest tips is to cook food you want to eat. It makes cooking from scratch so much easier, and so much less of a chore! 


5 Ideas for...Activites To Help Children Recognise and Spell Their Name

This summer Elsie has been trying so hard to write her name, something that was touched on in preschool last year. So over the last few weeks I have been finding ways we can play that will encourage her to recognise the letters in her name and therefore help her learn to write her name. As it is something I see a lot at this time of year in parenting forums and groups I thought I would share 5 ideas to help children recognise and spell their names.


5 fun and easy activity ideas to help preschool children to recognise and spell their names

THIS POST WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON MY BLOG IN AUGUST 2017 

Budget Family Meal Plan #33

Another one bites the crust


We seem to have quite a bit leftover in the fridge this week, last weeks yellow sticker bits seem to be holding out well and so far, over a week past their 'best before' date they are still going super strong! This makes writing up a meal plan so much easier when you have the basis to your meals staring you in the face, obviously this really helps with sticking to a budget too!! 


How To Make A Jar Of Supermarket Value Pasta Sauce Taste Luxury

I know that some people really despise using jarred sauces, ''they are full of junk'' they say, ''you don't know whats in it'' they say, ''its cheaper to make your own'' that last one is what I used to say...but lets get real for a minute...they also have their place! A cheapo jar of pasta sauce will set you back anywhere between 25p-40p in most UK supermarkets, but using a few store cupboard and fridge staples you can transform a meek and humble (and pretty tasteless) budget jar of pasta sauce into something Mama Dolmio and the luxury high priced versions would be jealous of!


YELLOW STICKER Meal Plan #32

Take the 'thyme' to meal plan!


This week I thought I would try something a little different! So as you all know the basis of the majority of our meal plans is 'eat what ya got' but this week I wanted to see how many meals I could get from the Yellow Sticker reduction bins. And you know what? I did pretty well...read on to find out what we have planned!


Budget Family Meal Plan #31

WTF! (Where's The Food!) 




Sorry, sorry, sorry! I took some time away and it taken me a while to get the laptop back out...but here I am. Meal plan thirty one. There is also a grocery haul, although not for this weeks meals (sorry!) over on YouTube so do pop over and give that a watch to (leave me a comment on YouTube and let me know you came from here!