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

Do You Check Your Bills?

Save Money, Save Energy Before I can start my Summer planning I like to sort out our household bills and accounts to see if any savings can be made – this is something I encourage people to do annually and if you have your copy of our free e-book you may have already started. Utilities is always a good place … 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

Review of Rockford’s Rock Opera

What a fascinating experience it was to review this Ecological tale about Extinction for children… You can download the Apps from all the app stores, the first instalment is free and the next 3 parts are at a very low cost. We loved that it was all produced in the attic! We loved that children weren’t dumbed down to We … Read More

Stop the Press!

National Hugging Day! Who can resist celebrating this wonderful day? We certainly can’t here at Frugal HQ, and with the cold weather and a hibernation sensation cuddling up under a quilt sounds pretty perfect. National Hugging Day is on the 21st January every year, and although it started in the US it’s travelled the world with it’s message of kindness … Read More

We are Starting Something!

See, we do take our own advice! New E-book! We are so excited to share our new FREE e-book with you. I wanted to put together a set of starting ideas and goals for living an ethically frugal life, and January just seems the perfect time to do this. I hope that this is useful to people and contains some … Read More

5 Free Things to do NOW! to get ready for next Christmas…

Yes – I really do have some things I do as one Christmas ends, to get ready for the next one. This may sound a bit much, but you will thank me next December I promise, and there is nothing here that is onerous honest. 1. DVD or Book Advent Over several years of presents and great finds we built … Read More

Winter School Holiday Survival

It can be hard to think what to do with the kids in the Winter school holidays, of course the new toys and things they get at Christmas (assuming they are on the nice list) mean there is a lot of distraction, and there are usually lots of activities around for Christmas. However, these trips and toys all add up … Read More

Gorgeous Gifts for £5 and Under

There are NO AFFILIATE links here, I’m not getting any personal benefit from sharing these ideas with you (more fool me!) but I wanted to inspire people to stop spending money they don’t have, or only buying from large corporations when you can get wonderful, handmade, beautiful, ethical gifts from small suppliers, local producers and great people. You are likely … Read More

#frugalactsofkindness

Our theme for December is #frugalactsofkindness, you can join in by using our free Random Acts of Kindness calendar with an idea for every day in December to be kind. You can switch them around depending on your situation, but they give you some starting points… We will be sharing our kind behaviour on our Instagram page, on Twitter and … Read More