10 Fundraising Ideas for Families

In my pre-children life I worked for a big charity for over 8 years and in that time I did my fair share of fundraising. We did everything from ladies nights to bake sales. I still like to support charities whenever I can and I’m keen to get my children interested in fundraising. Today I thought I would put together 10 fundraising ideas for families.  Continue reading “10 Fundraising Ideas for Families”

Open Letter to the Dad who Shouted at the Deaf Mother

I saw something this Friday at our local amusement park that has been playing on my mind ever since. It was a classic case of judging before you had the whole story.

Here is what I saw from the sidelines…

A Mother and her toddler twins were trying to get onto the teacups ride, one twin wanted to go on the ride the other didn’t! One started screaming and shouting and refusing to get into the cup, the other happily sat, already strapped in, waiting for the ride to begin. The Mother then took the screaming child off the ride and placed him by the fence where he continued to scream and then proceeded to try and get back onto the ride. At this point the Mother had Continue reading “Open Letter to the Dad who Shouted at the Deaf Mother”

5 Reasons Why Elf on the Shelf can go to Hell

In less you have been living under a rock the last few years I’m sure you would of heard of the latest Christmas craze known as Elf on the Shelf. In case you aren’t familiar with it let me explain… the idea behind this creepy little critter is that he comes to your home on the 1st of December to cause havoc and mayhem whilst also stalking your children right up until Christmas. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Elf on the Shelf can go to Hell”

Personalised Stocking Stuffers Review & Giveaway

This Christmas I didn’t want to do my usual last minute panic bulk buying present shopping;  I wanted to find gifts that I thought our friends and family would really appreciate and had a more personal touch. This is where Snapfish comes in. They have a great website where you can create personalised stocking stuffers which are perfect for a unique yet personal Christmas gift. 


 ‘Snapfish provides online digital photo printing services where you can order photo prints and photo gifts. Print pictures, create photo cards, photo books and more’.

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The Truth About Guaranteed Car Finance

If you want to buy a new car but you have a low credit score, you probably think that guaranteed car finance is the answer.

A quick type of ‘guaranteed car finance’ into Google brings up page upon page of brokers and dealers promising to accept all finance applications, regardless of your circumstances. Guaranteed car finance is described as a hassle-free, quick and easy solution to obtaining finance. Sounds perfect right?

Well it’s not quite true.


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Jangle App

A few weeks ago I was invited up to The Avon George Hotel in Bristol to have lunch with Sarah Willingham from Dragon’s Den and find out about her and Experian’s new app called Jangle.


‘A tool for  parents  – to help make their day to day lives a little easier, but also to support  them in being able to help their children learn essential money management skills which could then be reinforced in the school environment in time.’

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Clocks Going Back and Young Children

For a certain group of people the clocks going back is something to celebrate, woohoo a whole extra hour in bed, what a treat! For anyone with young children though the clocks going back is a complete nightmare! Children seem to have this amazing ability to get up at the same time every morning regardless of the time that they went to bed.  Continue reading “Clocks Going Back and Young Children”