Running the family budget can be a headache. It is not
as simple as knowing how much your regular bills add up to and being sure that
there is enough money available to cover those. If it was, doing your family
budget would take just a few minutes. It is the so-called little things, the
day-to-day extras and paying for emergencies that catch you out. Controlling
how much you spend on items like that is not easy. But, there are things you
can do to make managing this type of expense easier.
Despite the odd unseasonably warm days we keep having, I think we can all admit that Autumn (or Fall if you’re that way inclined) is well and truly upon us. And as we head into October and the nights are getting darker what better to add a bit of sparkle than some glitter?
Well after last week’s post, and in fact a lot of the posts over the summer where I was struggling with the boys’ behaviour and squabbling, I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to hear we’ve had a much better week all round!
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When you have a family to look after, you can find it difficult to get sufficient time to give yourself a treat and head out for the night. When the opportunity does arise, chances are you get caught in the usual swing of things and meet a friend for lunch or head out for a glass of wine. But why not try something different every once in a while? Mixing things up a little can keep your life interesting and open you up to all sorts of positive experiences!
To get the ball rolling in the right direction, why not make your next trip out a trip to the theatre? This is a brilliant night out that is creative, gets you thinking and can expose you to some of the best acting, singing and even dancing in the world! There are plenty of plays to choose from, so no matter what you’re into, you’re bound to find something that ticks all your boxes and will leave you with something to shout about to your friends and family.
What’s more? Theatre is becoming increasingly inclusive, so heading to a new show can often be a great way to show your support for women! This is increasingly important, as representation is helping to make the world a better and more just place for our kids as they grow up.
Just take a look at the infographic on broadway shows below!
Infographic Design By broadway shows
We’re definitely back into the school routine here, and after all the tears from Gabe on his first few days at school, last week was much more successful. He is doing full days now too and apart from being absolutely shattered he seems to be enjoying it.
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discover new oceans unless he dares to lose sight of the shore.” It means
that for us to see how wonderful the world is, we must go out and travel.
Taking ourselves to places we’ve never been before can surely give us a
gratifying feeling. We must have the courage to discover things and places
outside of your comfort zones.
Well, it wouldn’t be the first week of September without back to school pictures would it? It was actually week 37 last year that had our back to school pictures, and they were the last ones that only had Toby in them…. because both my boys are now at school!
In most family homes, some rooms are for relaxation, rest, and comfort. Others, however, serve the opposite purpose; they are designed to be functional as a first priority.
August was a month of two halves for us – two weeks at home and then almost two weeks on holiday in France. I did my best to keep the boys occupied in the first half of the month with various activities but if I’m honest we were all just counting down until it was time to go away.