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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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Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Ooh it’s been cold hasn’t it?! The weather just makes me want to face-plant ALL the carbs, but i’m trying to stay ‘generally’ healthy. Which is difficult at this time of year! I’ve only had to think of 6 meals this week, as we’re at some friend’s on Sunday night. I can’t wait, I’m not a fan of cooking on a weekend.   Monday – Jacket Potatoes with Vegetable Chilli Tuesday –  Mango Chicken, Rice and Salad Wednesday – Meatballs…

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Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Years ago, I would head to the supermarket, meander around the aisles, pick up things I thought we needed, get sidetracked by offers, then get to the checkout and be shocked by how much the bill came to. I’d get home and realise that, in reality, I’d bought enough for maybe 2 or 3 meals and I’d definitely be heading back to the supermarket in the next couple of days. Once the kiddies came along, this had to change. There…

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