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What I've Learnt In My First Year As a School Mum

5 year old school boy in blue polo shirt and baseball cap, smiling and giving a thumbs up

In just a few days, my biggest boy will have finished his first year of primary school and while I'm sitting here feeling all emotional about how quickly it's gone (a total cliché, I know!) he's already getting excited about going into Year 1.

Our Top Tips for Caravanning with Kids


With half term just around the corner and the summer holidays looming on the horizon, there's no better time to book a last minute family getaway! It doesn't have to be somewhere expensive, exotic or even very far from home, which is something we quickly learnt when we bought our first caravan.

How to Make Money at a Nearly New Sale

assorted boys clothes in a labelled box to be sold at a table top sale

As much as I hate to admit it, it's pretty likely that we won't be having any more babies. I think I'll always be a little bit broody but these days I find myself spending less time reminiscing about the boys being tiny and more time embracing all the milestones and watching them grow.

So what will we do with all the baby things that won't be needed any more? The boys' first outfits and other little keepsakes are tucked safely away in memory boxes but with everything else taking up valuable space in cupboards and the loft, I decided it was time for a clear out.

Getting Started with Cloth Nappies

toddler wearing a bumgenius cloth nappy and standing on a bed

I've been blown away by the reaction to this year's Real Nappy Week (Fortnight) and it seems that more people are showing an interest in switching to cloth than ever before!

There have been so many positive conversations around cloth nappies on social media over the last couple of weeks, which has led to quite a few questions landing in my inbox. Since so many people have been asking similar things, I thought I'd answer them here by putting together some tips on how to get started with cloth nappies:

Real Nappy Week 2019: Discounts, Offers and Freebies

shelf full of colourful patterned cloth nappies

As well as being a great excuse to shout about the benefits of cloth nappies, Real Nappy Week is also the perfect opportunity to bag yourself a bargain!