Once you become a parent the expenses seem never ending. Whether it is the buying of essentials, school supplies, new shoes and wellies for those feet that seem to be constantly growing, Christmas and birthday gifts for your own children, or indeed gifts for their friends when there is a party – there is always something that needs buying or saving up for.
Imagine the scenario, there are only a few minutes left before you need to leave for the airport, and there are still are some little things you are afraid you might leave behind.
After the cost of Christmas many families will be pleased to hear that Aldi have one of their spectacular baby and toddler events coming up. Hooray right? Lots of supermarkets have these types of events these days but in my experience Aldi’s is particularly good. According to research, the average British family spends up to £800 […]
I love the idea of travelling by train as a family. The last big train trip we did altogether was actually to the Alps on our last skiing holiday. We travelled from Ashford to the Alps by train and the children absolutely loved it. Despite having four children (which at the time included a baby […]
Having a baby and raising children is an expensive business. It won’t have taken you long into your pregnancy to see just how expensive all the paraphernalia is, but often it’s the smaller day-to-day expenses like nappies, wipes and so on that you can underestimate. Over time, these can add on a considerable amount of […]
Having children is expensive, I don’t think any parent would disagree with that. There are of course the day-to-day expenses, such as nappies, food, activities and then occasional larger expenses that happen as they grow, such as changing car seats, or beds, or maybe just a school trip. Then there are the much bigger expenses […]
When you are expecting your first baby, it is such an exciting time. You might be planning out a nursery and decorating for your little girl or boy. It is good to get prepared when you are pregnant, so you can just enjoy motherhood when your baby is born. When you are buying everything for […]
If you find yourself anxiously watching your credit card balance rise each month due to double-digit interest charges, or always seem to be scraping for petrol money before payday, you may feel as though it’s a constant struggle just to stay afloat. Fortunately, regaining control of your finances can be easier than you might expect. […]