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How To Save Money in Pregnancy

How To Save Money in Pregnancy

So, you’re pregnant! It can easy to get caught up in thinking you need to buy anything and everything to do with pregnancy. Now on my third pregnancy, I’ve learnt where to spend money, and where not to. Today’s post is all on how to save money in pregnancy, and make sure you save it for the important things. Don’t buy all the maternity clothes. I must admit, in my first pregnancy, as soon as my normal jeans started to…

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All About The Blogger Series – Rachel From My Crazy Brood

All About The Blogger Series – Rachel From My Crazy Brood

Every month I will be featuring an interview with another blogger in a series called, “All About The Blogger.” It’s a great way to learn about all the other fabulous blogs that are out there! This month features Rachel from My Crazy Brood Hi, I’m Rachel and I blog as My Crazy Brood, which is a family and lifestyle blog. I write all about my crazy brood which consists of me, hubby (Bob) and our 5 children Ryan (15) Becky (13) Ruby…

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Men’s Anniversary Gift Guide

Men’s Anniversary Gift Guide

The husband and I have been married 8 years this time, and I’m very guilty of being awful at anniversary presents! I decided to write up this anniversary gift guide in a bid to get some inspiration, plus then I won’t have an excuse not to buy anything, my poor husband! Also, with the impending birth of our third child, who know’s what kind of state I’ll be in next year! As you’ll see, I’ve included gifts for all kinds…

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Review – The Paulos Circus

Review – The Paulos Circus

I must admit, last time I visited a circus was around 20 years ago! For some reason, we’d just never got around to taking our children, so much so that our eldest had recently started asking to visit a circus. Imagine our excitement when we were invited to go and review – The Paulos Circus. We jumped at the chance! After a short (thankfully) car journey, with two over-excited children, we arrived at Farmer Copley’s in Pontefract, and the large…

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Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

Monthly food shop – 2 Months on

It’s been 2 months since we started doing our main food shop once a month, and honestly it’s been amazing! I don’t know why I didn’t do it before. It’s meant I’m able to spend less time shopping (always a winner in my eyes!), and also planning meals for the whole month really relieves the stress of doing a meal plan each week. Okay, I know it’s not a massive stress to do one every week, however it takes up…

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Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Pregnancy update – 11 & 12 weeks – 3rd baby

Firstly, I must apologise! I’ve not been feeling 100% so haven’t felt able to do my 11 week update. The tiredness has just overwhelmed me at times, and I’ve been taking myself to bed as soon as the kids are in bed most evenings. So I hope you don’t mind, but here is my pregnancy update for 11 and 12 weeks. How far along? Today I am 12 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August Symptoms? Tired…so…so…tired! I know,…

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Monday night meal plan – 1/1/18

Monday night meal plan – 1/1/18

Is anyone else glad to be getting back to a bit of normality this week? I swear I’ve eaten my body weight in cheese and chocolate over the last 10 days, and as lovely as it’s been, my body is craving anything healthy. I never thought I’d say this, but junk food is turning my stomach at the moment! There can definitely be too much of a good thing sometimes. So expect some (relatively) healthy meal plans coming your way…

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Monday Meal Plan – 18/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 18/12/2017

I’ve totally lost my mojo when it comes to thinking of new meals at the moment! In the holidays i’m going to be getting my recipe books out for some inspiration, in the hope that it’ll get me interested in cooking again. What are your favourite recipe books? Any that I desperately need in my kitchen? Both my kids are going through a really fussy phase, basically demanding beans on toast for every meal. I’ve ended up just cooking things…

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5 Frugal things I’ve done this week – 26/11/2017

5 Frugal things I’ve done this week – 26/11/2017

  1. I managed to get 4 gorgeous books from a local Mum via a Facebook selling site. They were only £1 each, and in mint condition. The kids love them! They were: ‘Peace at Last’, ‘The very hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Peepo’ and ‘The Highway rat’. All classics! 2. I went through our freezer and wrote down everything we had! I plan to use it all up in the next few weeks meals. I’ve done this before, and it dramatically reduced…

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10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

We’ve all been there, Monday morning, 9am and the kids are already driving you slightly mad, you start to wonder how you are going to survive the next week?! Top this off with the fact you’re not made of money, and unfortunately, no money trees have magically sprouted up overnight in the back garden. So, here are our top ten free/cheap activities to do with your preschooler: The library! Our local library is only small, however the the kids love…

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