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Hypnobirthing on a Budget

Hypnobirthing on a Budget

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I thought now would be the perfect time. I’m past the halfway point in my pregnancy, and D Day seems to be fast approaching, I can’t quite believe it as it only feels like two minutes since I saw those fateful two lines on the pregnancy test I took. My first labour and birth was pretty straightforward. My waters went in bed at around 4am, contractions started fairly soon…

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How to Survive on Maternity Pay

How to Survive on Maternity Pay

Maternity leave! Endless coffee dates with friends, trips out for lunch, days out at the local farm, frequent soft play visits. Sounds like bliss doesn’t it? (Well, maybe not the soft play part!!). However, all this costs money. If you were like me, and unfortunately did not have any kind of enhanced maternity pay, the big drop in income can feel daunting. Here are my top ways to not only survive on maternity pay, but to actually enjoy the time:…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

A quiet week here, We’ve had a few days just chilling out at home. After a busy week last week, I think it’s important to have time at home. It grounds me and gives me chance to have fun with the kids without distraction! Here are the 5 things that made my week more frugal!   As I said, we’ve had a quiet week at home, so only used the car for the weekly shop at Aldi. Saving diesel and…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

1.On Monday we went to a local farm. They have an offer on this week, so we got in for half price. It was a treat and the kids absolutely loved it! 2.The car insurance we have for both our cars was up for renewal. I spent a couple of hours one evening going through all the online quotes, and I’ve managed to find some that are cheaper than last year, by about 20%! NEVER just accept the renewal price…

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