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With Halloween just around the corner, who doesn’t want sweets and chocolates that you don’t have to share with your kids!! So me and other bloggers from the internet have collaborated together to say thanks for supporting us.

You have to be in it to win it!! Plus it also has wine! What a win win!

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How to keep your kids safe this Halloween

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year! The suspense, the dressing up – the parties! All of it!

But it can be one of the dangerous holidays of the year too. With costumes, naked flames, food, drink and knocking on strangers doors it is very important to keep your little ones safe throughout but still make great memories with them!

With the UK out of lockdown, this Halloween, means trick or treating will be back on the cards and if your children are anything like mine – we will be out for hours! Here is a list of handy tips on how to keep your little ones and not-so-little ones safe on the spookiest evening of the year! 

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8 Tips to Save Money on Your Family Food Shopping

In our family, the food shopping is one of the higher numbers on the family budget. There can be an enormous difference in what each person spends on their family food shopping, depending on many factors, such as whether they buy name brand, more meat, etc.

The good news is that this allows for a large amount of savings if you decide to be frugal with our shopping. Following a few simple tips will have you well on your way to saving a few pennies

1.) Make a meal plan. You’ll know exactly what you need from the store before you go and also gives the family something to look forward to during the week.

2.) Watch for specials and coupons in store from loyalty cards and emails, and plan your meals around them. If certain products are on offer, make sure they are on your family’s shopping list that week.

3.) Make a list and stick to it. If it’s not on the list, don’t buy it.

4.) Don’t shop when you’re hungry. That way you won’t be tempted to buy things that you don’t need. I plan my shopping trips around meal times, if you go shopping when you are hungry you are more likely to throw things into your trolley you don’t need.

5.) Shop alone. Count on your the final amount being higher when you bring your partner or children.

6.) Only buy things you know you’ll use. For example, if your family doesn’t like broccoli, don’t buy broccoli in the hopes that they’ll eat healthier this week because you are more than likely to chuck it away!

7.) Keep your eyes on the items on the bottom shelf where the prices are lower. Supermarkets use marketing tactics to get you to spend more in their shops. Anything in your eyeline is usually more expensive.

Family Food Shopping

8.) Buy store brands when the quality is the same. Most of the time, it is actually the same product in a different package. When you are next at the shops – take a look at your favourite item and the store-branded item and it more than likely will be even made in the same factory.

It’s pretty easy to be frugal once you realise how much money you’re actually saving with these simple steps. Keep a log of your food shopping bills, so you can see how much of a difference you are making.

 

Using a budgeting app for all your family expenses is a great way to make sure you stick to budgets. Read about the best budgeting apps here. 

Let me know in the comments how much money you have managed to save using these tips!

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Top Educational Games for Kids

How many times do you have to ask your child to learn at home or do their homework? For me, it’s like a broken record. They would much rather play a game on their games console and put some headphones in, then sit at the kitchen table and complete their times’ tables. 

Did you know that 97% of children have played video games? Learning through online games also has the same effect as learning from a book! 

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10 Ways To Add Extra Fruit And Vegetables Into Your Family Diet

We all know by now that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables in our family diet each day. But knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes it is just not easy to get them all in your family’s diet. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family is anything like mine, they’d much rather fill up on a bag of crisps or a bowl of rice or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli. So we’ll have to get creative!

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Amazon Giveaway

We all know as parents, that amazon is great for that forgotten lunch box or being Santa at Christmas. So me and other bloggers from the internet have collaborated together to say thanks for supporting us.

A Month of Fun with Children: Making Memories on a Budget

What childhood memories do you hold? For me, it was all the times “life happened”. The little things like playing outside, riding my bike, playing at the park, swimming in the lakes, laughing with friends.

None of those moments cost a penny, yet they are some of my most treasured memories as a child. 

Making memories on a budget is very easy to do. Choose any of the ideas below and you’ll have a fun-filled time with your children without breaking the bank!

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7 Things To Teach Your Kids About Money

Did you know that many people retire broke? It’s true. After a lifetime of hard work and having earned hundreds of thousands of pounds, they end up with nothing. So where did all their hard-earned cash go? The answer is, it passed right through their fingers. 

30 Kid Party Favors for Pennies

Kids party favors needn’t be costly, just a simple remembrance of the good time guests had at your child’s party. Each of these party favors cost under £1 per guest, some only pennies apiece. Shop dollar stores and discount outlets to stock up on these clever party favorites. Use individually or mix and match, using your party theme as a guide.

10 Tips On Working At Home With Young Children

Working at home can be stressful, especially with small children in the house. Where is the balance between work and home when home IS work? Here are some suggestions to help both you and your kids make the most of each day at the home office.

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