Baking and cooking from scratch are important life skills that also offer an opportunity for children to learn by reading, weighing, and making themselves.
This month we made the decision to embark on home educating Gabriel. It now means less time, more fun, and a lot of new ways we need to balance the budget.
Gabe has shot up again and new clothes and shoes made me think about how many buy into disposable fashion, and its environmental and financial impact.
2016 was a far harder year than we anticipated, and financially it kocked us about more than anticipated. 2017 is time to get back on track!
With a bit of quick footwork and luck you can save money by taking advantage of the shops Christmas over-stocks. Enjoy a low cost luxury Christmas.
Growing vegetables on the patio is really easy, and helps make up for the fact we are currently poultry-less after the fox got our flock.
Keeping to a budget with family meals and a young family can be hard. Baby-led weaning and breastfeeding helped keep things cheap and healthy for us.
The summer sun has arrived and that has meant lovely afternoons playing in the garden, and the Aga turned off before we boil!
Spring is finally on the way it feels, and that means free days out and a happier and healthier family.
There are so many free children's activities for sunny days and wet home days. From geocaching to messy play. Anything to tire the little tots out!
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