Endings and Beginnings

Our website has always been about our family and the changes and choices we’ve been making to help keep us on budget and to live sustainably. It’s been a real adventure and we were floating along with all the usual ups and downs of family life, we had the most amazing holiday this Summer and when we got home our … Read More

Summer School Holiday Checklist

I recently did a Facebook LIVE in our Free & Frugal Fun for Kids group (you’re welcome to join us!) about how I manage four kids at home for the Summer break. It’s the pinned post so you can take a look if it might help. There’s a checklist of things I suggest really help out, but of course you … Read More

Why We’re Not Giving Our Kids Presents This Year… and why it’s ok.

So firstly, we LOVE Christmas here – this isn’t a Grinchy post. We love gifts and unwrapping and fun and surprises and wish lists. Over the years I have found, made, given and received some totally awesome and amazing things. One year I did a pregnancy test on Christmas morning, and put the positive test in Mr Frugals stocking – … Read More

Review of Edu Prints Plus

We were offered a choice of any four prints for the kids from an upcoming new company Edu Prints Plus, to review and share. We love inspirational quotes, so we jumped at the chance x The prints were easy to chose from a very wide selection, I was keen to look at the inspirational quotes for kids as it was … Read More

Did you know we ran a Challenge for Half Term?

If you follow us on Facebook you may know we have three amazing groups full of freebies and loveliness – for Half Term we had a Challenge to help you create a planned and free week of activities, in the hope of reducing stress! We covered: Planning Finding free things to do and keeping that list Boredom Buster Ideas Cooking … Read More

Review of Octopus Learning

Oh wow we had such fun with this subscription box which we were asked to review – it was intended for our pre-schooler but actually ended up being enjoyed by all the kids, plus Mummy and Grandparents! The idea of the subscription box is to teach a wide range of concepts using fun games and tasks broken down into different … Read More

Review of Mae Jemison Box

I was so excited to be offered the chance to look at an Ingenues box with my daughter – we chose the Astronaut Box to review as she is very into space and science at the moment. The box is delivered with everything to you need to learn and play and our 8 year old really enjoyed it. Also available … Read More

Review of Hopster App for Kids

This post has been sponsored by Hopster and written by Mrs F x We were offered the chance to have a play with the Hopster App on a Kindle Fire (it’s not been on there before, just on the App Store…), as we have one and don’t really use Apps very often and had the long holidays looming I thought … Read More

Our Summer Plans

Long School Holidays – Love It or Hate It? So, this month, week and DAY hasn’t really gone to plan! We’ve had visits to A&E, unexpected changes to childcare dates, and a pre-booked event that has actually come at just the worst time it turns out… so lots of learning has taken place, some ideas have been shelved for next … Read More

Bullying and Your Child

Bullying and the Power of WeParent If you follow our Just One Thing series on Facebook you may have seen us interview Nick Tustin one of the founders of the website WeParent. I really like this site and have used it for support and ideas in parenting our four wild cards – even with 15 years’ experience as a lecturer … Read More