The MAD Blog Awards 2012

Last Friday I zipped off to London for the third annual MAD (mummy  and daddy) national parenting blog awards. Family Budgeting was a finalist for best…

A list of things that used to cost a fortune ….…

Everyone moans about rising house prices, rising food costs and the continued hike in petrol prices. But I decided to flip it and look at…

Does your family need a second car?

Does your family need a second car? Two-car families are commonplace in the UK – but having two cars is extremely expensive. The cost of…

Review: Personalised Letter Box cakes

Personalised Letter Box cakes I was intrigued to be asked by Baker Days if I would like to review a  cake for them. They make …

Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the garden presents an opportunity to learn all about nature, hibernation and different kinds of birds. As well as being a beautiful time…

Halloween on a Budget at PoundWorld

We were looking to have Halloween on a budget so we were delighted when Poundworld sent us a box of Halloween goodies to review. Poundworld is…

Do you want to sell your crafts?

Today – Do you want to sell your crafts? I know lots of parents work hard to make extra money these days and I don’t…

Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Guest post – Decorating Fun Without Breaking the Bank Decorating for a family home can be a wonderful experience – getting to choose cute children’s…

Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget

Today –  Best places for kids in Leeds on a budget What to do in Leeds on a budget Are you wondering what to do…

Budget tips for families

Guest Post Having a family can be hugely expensive! There are school uniforms, holidays, Christmas, a bigger house, car, increased bills and a lot more…

Syrias children need a great big hug of love

If you believe the world should be one big family then it must follow that we have to be responsible for and take care of…

Top tips for growing your own food

Guest Post There are few things more satisfying than growing your own fruit and vegetables – and I definitely think home-grown tomatoes and strawberries are…

Cluedo Nostalgia Review

I was sent Cluedo Nostalgia to review by Esdevium Games ( a UK and European games, toys and collectibles supplier.) It comes in a lovely…

Dressing Well on a Budget Linky : Ready for Woolly Tights!

Well car boot booty is now sadly gone :(. I am only a fair weather booter so my new linky Dressing well on a budget…

Review: Mission Earth : An Eco-Friendly Board Game

I love the story behind this board game from Gibsons called Mission Earth It was actually designed by a group of teenage girls from Oxfordshire…

Why climbing frames are great for your kids

Do you remember when you were young how much fun it was to play on climbing frames ? It seems to still be the case. …

Supermarkets need to ‘price it right ‘ so we can understand …

With household budgets squeezed and food costs among the top worries for consumers, Which? wants it to be as easy as possible for people to…

What you need in a family car

I have been having a think about what you need from a family car and sadly I have concluded my little Punto is not delivering.…

If you had some money spare what would you do….?

I would take the whole day off to myself. I’d go out for breakfast lunch and tea. I would go to a bookshop where I…

A brilliant value conferance call provider: Powwownow

Powownow is such a great name for a company isn’t it? It’s actually the name of a conferance call company and it totally demystified the…