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Useful tips and ideas for organising and managing every aspect of family life, from parenting children, to planning and preparing for family holidays, school, celebrations such as kids birthday parties and Christmas. Family budgeting, money-management, organising and planning family travel, kids’ schedules, school, baby, pregnancy and new mum organisation.

 

People management, keeping track of everyone’s schedule, managing homework, school diary dates, fitting in playdates and sleepovers, planning family holidays, birthday celebrations… this list is potentially endless.

The reality is that family organisation is potentially a relentless, often thankless task.

But it doesn’t have to be.

This growing collection of posts is here to give you simple tips for taking the pain and stress out of keeping on top of family organisation.

58 BEST PARTY FAVOURS FOR TEENAGERS (STUFF THEY WILL LIKE AND NOT ROLL THEIR EYES AT) 2023

It is incredibly difficult to get gifts for teenagers right, so it stands to reason it is even harder to find party favours for teenagers that they will like and even think are cool (or should that be ‘leng’ if you have a UK teenager?!) but here is a list of 58 party favour ideas …

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45 KIDS’ TEA PARTY FOOD IDEAS + SUGGESTED MENU

45 KIDS’ TEA PARTY FOOD IDEAS + EXAMPLE MENU Here is a list of delicious kids’ tea party food ideas. Everything from finger sandwiches to tea cakes, tasty sweet and savoury recipes. Whether the afternoon tea is for a birthday party or other celebration, these recipes and ideas will have all the kids asking for …

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HOW TO HOST A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON TEA PARTY FOR KIDS AND TEENS

An afternoon tea party is a lovely way to host a birthday celebration at home for kids or teens with a small gathering of guests. Let me give you some ideas and inspiration to help you make a super fun tea party for kids with delicious food. TEA PARTIES MAKE GREAT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR KIDS …

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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CREATING A FAMILY BUDGET (BY SOMEONE WHO HAS ONE)

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CREATING A FAMILY BUDGET Creating a family budget can be a daunting task that gets pushed aside time and again. But having a family budget is essential to understanding your household’s financial health and taking control of your money. I set up a household budget for my family over a decade …

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTING SMART GOALS FOR YOUR PERSONAL FINANCE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SETTING SMART GOALS FOR YOUR PERSONAL FINANCE Over the last few years, I have become increasingly interested in finding better ways to manage and stay on track with my personal and family finances. One method I have found to really work is to set SMART goals.  SMART goal setting …

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17 AMAZING SNACK CHARCUTERIE BOARD IDEAS FOR KIDS’ PARTIES (TWEENS AND TEENS)

17 AMAZING SNACK CHARCUTERIE BOARDS KIDS’ PARTIES Snack charcuterie boards have become the ultimate way to present snacks and lite bites over the last couple of years. They have literally blown up on TikTok and are hugely popular with tweens and teens. HOW TO MAKE A SNACK CHARCUTERIE BOARD THAT KIDS (TWEENS AND TEENS) WILL …

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27 SLEEPOVER IDEAS FOR TEENS: PLUS TIPS FOR HOSTING AN EPIC TEEN SLEEPOVER PARTY

27 SLEEPOVER IDEAS FOR TEENS: PLUS TIPS FOR HOSTING AN EPIC TEEN SLEEPOVER PARTY Teen sleepovers are somewhat of a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to be anything more than a bunch of friends staying over. But what if you want to go one step beyond and create a truly fabulous and memorable sleepover …

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42 SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY BILLS IN 2023

42 SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY BILLS IN 2023 As energy prices continue to rise sharply, it is more important than ever to reduce the gas and electricity we use to save money on energy bills. Use my list of 42 simple but effective ways to reduce the energy you use …

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40 SIMPLE MONEY HACKS THAT COULD SAVE YOU THOUSANDS IN A RECESSION (2023)

It’s all getting a bit real on the money front this year, isn’t it?! So take a look at this extensive list of simple money hacks if you want to improve how you manage your family finances and feel more financially secure. There are hundreds of money hack posts out there, so I have carefully …

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THE BIG (BUT REALISTIC) LIST OF  55 THINGS YOU CAN SELL TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY

GET STARTED MAKING EXTRA MONEY SELLING FROM HOME WITH THIS BIG LIST OF IDEAS The current economic climate is tough for so many of us at the moment. One way to help cover costs is to find things you can sell to make extra money. So I’ve put together a list of 55 ideas for …

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26 FUN CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES FOR KIDS

26 FUN CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES FOR KIDS The Christmas party games for kids on this list are perfect low-cost activities to keep kids entertained and having fun during the festive holiday season. Christmas is an expensive time of year, so I’ve kept this list to games that either use stuff you already have or involve …

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21 CLEVER KITCHEN GIFTS FOR MUMS WHO LOVE TO COOK

Use this list of 21 clever kitchen gifts for mums who love to cook to buy something brilliant that your mum will love. I’ve included helpful kitchen tools, gadgets and electronics that truly help make cooking a joy. All perfect ideas for Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day gifts or just a gift to say ‘hey mum, …

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