It’s A Beautiful Li(f)e: The Story Of How We Are Always 8 Weeks Away From Being Homeless.

If you came round my house for a cup of tea today, the first thing you would think would be – what a beautiful place to live. Well no, the first thing you would think would be – jesus christ what a fucking mess. But after that, after that you would believe that our chosen place …

75 Quid – 7 days – Family Of 4: Shopping On A Tight Budget

So I’ve worked out that when we go down to one income next month, we’ll have a weekly food shop budget of £75. That will be for all meals, baby paraphernalia, cat food and sundries such as loo roll and washing tablets. Seventy five quid sounds alright doesn’t it? I mean that’s £10.71 a day between …

Am I Exploiting My Kids Through Blogging and Social Media?

It’s a hot topic of debate at the moment – are parent bloggers, Insta-Mums and family targeted social influencers exploiting their kids for cash? And in many cases not just cash but holidays, new kitchens, clothes and even brand new cars. This all kicked off yesterday – well the latest edition anyway. I missed all …

Don’t Snog Lambs But Eat All The Prawns: Pregnancy Advice From A Second Timer

The other day someone very kindly apologised to me for making prawn sandwiches when they knew I couldn’t eat them. I was confused and then remembered that I am pregnant. Pregnant people aren’t supposed to eat prawns. I didn’t touch a prawn for nine months when I was pregnant the first time and that included …

The Ways I’ve Tried To Make It Work As A Working Parent

Being a working parent is like swimming against the current with a whopping great hippopotamus strapped around your neck. Physically, emotionally and financially you will constantly be treading water, trying to keep your head up long enough for a breather. We’ve tried a number of ways to make it work over the last three years and we …