My mum told the best stories in the world

This post appeared earlier this week on my other blog baby budgeting which is all about thrifty family life but I thought it was right to pop it here too, in honour of my mum and world book day. Who Is Your Child’s Hero? My lovely mum always told me to be my best self and she gave me lots of examples through stories of how to be a hero. She always told me stories of people who did their very best to shape and change things so others had better lives. She told me about Rosa … [Read more...]

Friday review and competition; Housework Blues

Housework Blues : How to cope with the mental and emotional challenge of keeping a home by Danielle Raine addresses an issue I have been experiencing all my adult life. I have it everyday. It effects me everyday and it make me feel a little bit rubbish about myself, every single day. Time to be addressed? Absolutely. Housework Blues tackles our sorry, despairing, sad,  often hate filled relationship with domestic tasks. Okay I know this isn't everyones relationship with their house keeping … [Read more...]

Friday Competiton; How to afford time off with your baby by Becky Goddard-Hill

Every Friday there will be a competiton on Book Reviews for Mums blog This week Carol Smith reviewed How to Afford Time off with Your Baby by Becky Goddard-Hill (that's me!) To kick off our Friday competitions and to win a signed copy of How to Afford Time off with your Baby; Vermilion 2009   simply leave a comment below telling me a parenting book you would like to have reviewed on this site. Winner will be chosen at random next Friday. UK entrants only please and 1 entry per person. … [Read more...]

How to Afford Time off with Your Baby – 101 Ways To Ease The Financial Strain

A book review by Carol Smith who blogs and reviews at New Mummy Tips (well, I couldn't really review my own book!)   If you are a new mum, old mum, stay at home mum or working mum, you will know that raising a baby is an expensive time in your lives; well I have a great book for you. Becky Goddard-Hill’s How to Afford Time off with Your Baby – 101 Ways To Ease The Financial Strain is pack full of great money saving tips and ideas, starting with pre-baby all the way up to 5 years old … [Read more...]