Big Brother, Matched Betting & Elmer #LittleLoves

I’ve been counting down the days til the weekend this week as I’m really looking forward to spending a few days at my mum’s . We’ve had a breakthrough with M and he’s been a delight but I won’t count my chickens just yet. Here’s what we’ve been loving this week.. It comes to something…

10 Ways to Make Money Without Leaving Your Sofa.

Most of us are probably up for earning a bit of extra money, so I’ve come up with a guide to help you on your way, without even having to leave the sofa! Why don’t you have a go and see if they work for you? 1. eBay. One of the easiest ways to earn…

Not so Blue Monday.

Yesterday was officially known as the most depressing day of the year, or ‘Blue Monday’. Most of us have probably failed our New Years Resolution by now (read why I never bothered making one in the first place).  It’s freezing, we’ve fallen off the diet wagon and got mothballs in our purses.  I was pretty much…

How to Get Free Chocolate..and Other Goodies! 

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free chocolate! The Shopmium app, available for android and iOS, allows you to earn cash back on your purchases. Just use the app to find a product that you like and head to a participating store to make your purchase. Then, scan the barcode, take a photo of the…

How I Deal With My Emotional Toddler. 

It’s always difficult to admit when we’re having trouble with M, which feels like most of the time at the moment. He’s so so emotional, says no and fights us about everything and even when he’s in a good mood it feels like we’re walking on eggshells incase we say something wrong and lose him again. The…

Life Changing.

Over New Year I’ve been thinking a lot about what I need to do to be happier going forward; it’s the best time for reflection, to realise what’s working for me and what’s not. I’ve been blaming myself and feeling quite guilty that I haven’t seen some friends in such a long time but I’ve…

KonMari – The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of KonMari, which I hadn’t until very recently, I’ll explain.. The KonMari method is the ‘life-changing method of tidying up’ by ‘decluttering queen’ Marie Kondo. Her theory is that it’s not enough to simply tidy things away, that only creates the illusion that your space is tidy. It’s about…

Stay at Home Mum.

At the end of last year I finally took the plunge and quit my job that I’d had for the past five years. Although I had nothing else to go into, I was coming home in tears every day and I simply couldn’t do it any more; I was snappy and miserable and fortunately we’re comfortable financially meaning…

2017 Bucket List.

One of my many aims of 2017 is to get out more, plan ahead and do fun things as a family. We always find ourselves racking our brains on a Saturday morning for somewhere to go and by the time we’ve decided and I’ve spent two hours getting ready, half the day’s gone! I’ve got my…

Hello January.

We all know January is just the worst; most of us are probably fat, skint or fed up. I’m all three and currently working my way through a share size Galaxy so I’ve not entered 2017 any more determined than I left 2016. We’re three days in and I’ve made no attempt to set a New Years Resolution. To be…

Christmas Prep.

With Christmas just 5 days away (!!) preparation is in full swing, all M’s 5 million presents have been wrapped and put away since October and I’m nearing the bottom of my second tub of Celebrations. I might have gone a little overboard with his presents this year but I’ve been bargain hunting since July and just…

9 Thoughts About Life With My Toddler.

#1 I’m tired all the time. Apart from the few times he’s slept out, we could count the number of uninterrupted nights sleep we’ve had on one hand. He takes ages to get to sleep every night, asking to come downstairs, asking for a drink, pretending he’s done a poo or when he’s desperate, asking for…