5 ways to save money (and make your kids save too!)

Everyone knows times are tough. just about every parent I know is struggling to meet the bills and pay for the extras. But how do you cut down when you’ve really cuts down so much?

My 10 best presents this year (for me…)

Or am I being a bit bah humbug? Maybe I am, but it just feels like Christmas is much more about how much you send than what you buy these days. It’s a pity, but true.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Yet another way to use up that pumpkin you’ve left over from Halloween or Thanksgiving, or any of the other reasons you have surplus pumpkin in your house!

Battered Calamari and salad recipe

Battered Calamari and salad recipe

My children love calamari. When they were little it was easy for them to easy it with their fingers, so it makes great finger food for little one too.


Hamburgers are great to have now and then. We hardly ever eat them, (I’m not so big on wheat / bread), so when we do, it’s a real treat.

Coconut ice cream

Gluten and wheat free ice cream with a twist – lots of coconut. Not sure if nut allergic people can eat coconut, so please be aware of that ( just in case).

Onion Bhaji Recipe

My children have recently begun trying ( and enjoying) Indian food. Not the hot stuff, mind you, but the mild, tasty food that gives them an idea of what good Indian food is about. So far, their very best are onion bhaji like these.

Aubergine or baby marrow pot luck bake

Two vegetables I love are Aubergine and baby marrows. In this recipe you can use either, and if you are brave try both in one meal. It’s mouth-watering!
Aubergine or baby marrow pot luck bake recipe.

Meccano Mania

In conclusion? Meccano is just as much for girls as it is for boys, and in our case the girls LOVE it!

You and Your Tween: Help Your Child Enjoy Their Pre-teen Years

‘You and your Tween’ has some valuable insights on how to handle most of the issues, if not all, but the more valuable stuff, for me, was reading the real life experiences of other parents, from the Netmums site.

“Where Has My Little Girl Gone?” – a book

For those of us struggling with the tweens, and particularly the female version of ourselves, this is a book recommended to all parents. I’d advise you to read it before they turn 7, and try to implement a few of the ideas as soon as possible. It’s likely this book will be well thumbed by the time they turn 13!

Cooking with children

Little does she know it’s communication, and bonding, and family time together, probably 3 things she’ll hate to do soon, but she just thinks it’s cooking! So I’m going to cook on!

App for time short- Mums

But I am ‘in happiness’ with the Intuition app. Download it , get your errands on it , calendar items, shopping list and Community stuff – it works! It’s easy too!
Seriously people, built by a Mum, for Mums – it ROCKS! Like someone was in my head!¬

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