Saving Water in the Home

tap running water

Recently our water provider installed a Water Meter stating that we could carry on paying the way we are on a fixed rate that but in the near future everyone will be charged for the amount of water they use. After some research I discovered we are at risk of many, if not most, people … Read more

How to Dress your Kids for Less

gruffalo picnic

This is an endorsed partnered post.   Our kids are wonderful. Our kids are inspirational. Our kids are a real blessing to have in our lives. All true, most of the time. There’s one other aspect about our kids that also stands true. Our kids are expensive. And by expensive we mean the hit in … Read more

Happy Christmas For Less

Christmas Presents under the tree by Andrew Neel

Christmas is celebrated worldwide and majorly it is enjoyed by the kids. There is so much advertising aimed at children that sometimes they may be oblivious to the costs and/or the fact that sometimes things are tight and you may not afford the gifts they want. To avoid letting them down you can plan in advance to … Read more

Let’s go Fly a Kite – on the Beach

 I’m thinking about money saving and environmentally friendly things for families. Such as days out at little financial cost. One of these ways is to harness what nature has provided – such as last week’s Bug Hunt. This week we took to the beach There’s nothing like a bit of sand castle building. You may … Read more

Meal Planning Monday 19th March

I discovered this meme last week, and what a great way to stick to a meal plan (saving money and waste – for more ideas see My Zero Waste) and to get fresh ideas. The link up is at Home with Mrs M Monday  Roast Beef. Tuesday Sausage dinner (sausages cooked in onions and gravy, veg and mash … Read more

My First Time

I heard of Mooncups years ago – guess when you visit parenting forums it’s one of those things that come up. It was always something yukky – people don’t like change do they?! And so it was never something I had actually thought about using. When I think about it I’d not even looked at … Read more