Top tips for weaning your baby

Toby eating porridge

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Weaning your baby is definitely one of the big milestones of the first year of their life, but with so much conflicting advice out there, it can be hard to know where to start! Now Toby is five and Gabe is three we are past the weaning stage, although they are both still regularly trying new foods and discovering what they like and don’t like, just like they did when they were babies. Read more

Learning to tell the time with F.Hinds

Time Teachers watch from F.Hinds

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I’m always on the lookout for gifts for Toby and Gabe that are not only fun but will help them learn too. They are both eager to learn how to tell the time (although Gabe doesn’t really understand it too well at the moment) and are always looking at the clocks in our house and asking what time it is. There are lots of children’s watches available – F.Hinds has some great ones and as an added bonus there is 15% off everything on their site until 27th November.

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How to get the best price when selling your car

Handing over car keys - Get the best price when selling your car

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Car buying can be complex, especially when you have kids. Is there room for two car seats? Can you squeeze the youngest’s scooter in the boot?

When you spent so long finding the right car for your family, it can be hard to put it up for sale. However, if your family of three is about to become four and you need to upsize, it’s time to let go of the old model and start thinking of getting something new.   Read more

Picking out your next mobile phone

Picking your next mobile phone

Mobile phones with today’s technology are struggling to keep up with just how much we use them and therefore they can very quickly become of little use to us in our daily lives. So whether you’re on a contract or have a pay as you go phone, when it finally gives up, you need to get yourself a new one. But with some many out there, where do you start? Here’s a helpful guide for picking out your next mobile phone. Read more

Give Dad the Christmas gift he deserves this year

Christmas gifts for dad

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It’s a sad fact that dads are generally not given the respect they deserve anymore. Put-upon dad’s the world over are viewed by their children not as the men who brought them into this world and taught them how to survive in it, but as glorified taxi drivers. Christmas, however, gives us the chance to pay them back for all the late-night pickups, all the tantrums and all the missed promises. Read more

Budget family holiday options that won’t break the bank

Budget friendly family holidays

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Holidays can be pricey, even when it’s just you and your significant other. However, when you begin to factor the cost of taking the whole family away, it can seem prohibitively expensive. Happily, all is not lost when it comes to family breaks, as there are some tactics that you can use to get away when you have a family, without breaking the bank. Read on to find out what they are.

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Saving money booking a family holiday

Saving money booking a family holiday

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Going on a family holiday is an ambition for many of us, but when you are on a tight budget, it can make things very challenging. Wherever you can, you will want to make things cheaper, and this starts in the planning stages. The internet has made it so much easier to snag a great deal, but many people are still overpaying when they don’t need to. So, here are just a few of the best ways that you can save some cash on your next family holiday. Read more

Keeping your jewellery safe and clean

Engagement ring - tips to keep your jewellery safe and clean

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If you’ve built up an impressive jewellery collection, it makes sense to protect your investment. Valuable jewellery is a target for thieves and if it isn’t looked after properly, it could also end up losing its impressive sparkle and lustre. To help you keep your jewellery safe and clean, here you’ll discover some of the best tips to follow. Read more

Why selling your old kids and baby stuff can make more than you think

Selling baby clothes to make money

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Did you know that collection of old kids and baby stuff you have lying around could be worth more than you think? If you aren’t planning on having any more children, selling your children’s old stuff could provide a nice little cash bonus.

Here, you’ll discover why selling your old kids and baby stuff can make more than you think. Read more

Family breakfasts made easier with Nutella

Breakfast with fresh bread and Nutella

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I don’t know about you but during the week, mornings are busy in our house, especially now the boys are back at school and nursery. Barry works in Manchester three days a week and leaves the house at 5:30AM so it’s up to me to get everyone up, fed and out of the house on time. Weekends are a different matter though and we all enjoy sitting together for a more leisurely family breakfast. Read more