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School Holidays: How to Keep Your Kids Entertained on a Budget

Imagine this.

It’s the school holidays. Your kids are slowly melting into the sofa playing video games, or they have just attempted their version of the Sistine Chapel on the dining room wall. It’s time to sort something out that’s going to engage them without costing you (or them) an arm or a leg, metaphorically or physically. Rossall School have  some ideas you can do with them that will entertain them and spare your sanity.



20 Things I’ve Learnt About Half Term with Kids

So the six-week holiday is almost upon us! Like all wholesome middle-class families, we’re frantically trying to think of ways to keep our brood amused for seven and a half weeks. God only knows why it’s called the “six weeks holiday” but there you go?!

Anyway, you may have visions of spending hot summer days at the beach with your little pumpkins lovingly playing in the sand together, while you sip on your Prosecco ice lolly in peace, quiet and tranquilly, or have dreams of the kids not twating each other over the head every thirty seconds and needing your presence just to breath.


Money Saving Tips For Hardworking Parents

Guest Post: Money Saving Tips For Hardworking Parents

“Ok, so this one is a bit more straight laced than i’d normally write, but please bear with it. For all of you that are unaware (that’s probably about 5 of you) i also write on S4SM about saving money, so it seemed kind of natural to accept it on here, to give you guys a few tips on saving money during what i can only call, one hell of a week. Laura”

With the school holidays fast approaching, it can seem overwhelming when you’re trying to think of how you can get out of the house without spending a small fortune. No matter how precious your little ones are, after six weeks sat at home with them all day and you’ll be crawling the walls. There’s still plenty of time to think about how you’re going to tackle the summer holidays without breaking the bank. Auto Advance have some hints and tips on how you can save for a stress-free six weeks.


Watercress Line. Days Out. Thomas the Tank Engine.

Review: The Unsung Mum and The Train Trip Trauma

(***Disclaimer – I was given a complimentary ticket to go visit the Watercress Line on a Thomas day out. All thoughts and actions are my own.  If you’d like to know what it’s really like aka without the funny and more factual, then please see here. For a laugh, keep reading. Thank you.***)

It’s the night before their first nappy free trip out with The Second Child and The Unsung Mum is happily dicking around on Facebook and ignoring her children when an email pops up.