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Perfect birthday parties – on a budget

Perfect birthday parties – on a budget

Kids birthdays are magical but I have really badly timed the birth of my two children as they both have birthdays which fall in January – the first is just two weeks after Christmas, the most expensive time of the year.  It’s grey outside, it’s […]

Christmas is over….or is it?

Christmas is over….or is it?

My children are back at school today and the decorations that we lovingly put up are now tucked away in the loft.  All that seems to be left of the festive period now is Christmas trees in the street but we refuse to believe that […]

New Year’s Resolutions that all the Family will Love

New Year’s Resolutions that all the Family will Love

The New Year is packed with resolutions from everyone – the gyms are full of post festive bodies and the healthy food aisles in supermarkets are suddenly out of produce.  New Year may be a big event for the grown ups but you can also […]

Add Some Magic to Christmas Eve this Year

Add Some Magic to Christmas Eve this Year

It’s Christmas Eve and tots around the nation are counting down the hours until the arrival of jolly St Nick. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially for parents, so here are some tips for making the night before Santa’s arrival as […]

Festive Holiday Chaos – Five Ideas for Entertaining the Kids this Christmas

Festive Holiday Chaos – Five Ideas for Entertaining the Kids this Christmas

The kids are counting down the days until Christmas and you’re beginning to panic – how will I get my shopping done in time? How will I work when the kids break up for Christmas? How will the house stay tidy? And what about the […]

Mess Free Entertainment for Christmas

Mess Free Entertainment for Christmas

Every parent knows the scene – you’ve been working all day long to make the house look as stunning and as festive as possible, ready for the arrival of Christmas visitors, when a toy box is overturned – or a toddler decides to decorate a […]