Monday, 30 May 2016

HiPP Organic Porridge Pouches review plus win a HiPP Organic hamper

Weaning with Jelly Bean is going amazing. He loves his food and our combining pureed HiPP Organic food with a baby led weaning approach has seen him master lumps and be happy to tackle all kinds of foods and textures.

For the most part now he eats fingers foods, eating the same foods as his big brother, however his love of HiPP Organic fruit purees and puddings is still strong and he loves them for after meal treats and snacks. HiPP Organic pouches and jars are also often enjoyed by Jelly Bean when out and about on our family days out and adventures as they are so convenient. He also loves to have them, favouring them over finger food, when he is teething.

As part of the HiPP Organic wean team we are privileged to try new HiPP Organic foods before they hit the shops. This month we were sent their new range of breakfast foods.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Managing Money: A guide for busy parents!

Family life is ultimately a blessing, and we should all be grateful for it. One area that it can cause trouble for some, though, is finances. With mouths to feed and bills to pay, this stuff can very quickly pile up!

So how can parents, and families, cope better? What systems are in place to help them in a pinch, and what tips and tricks can they adopt? From loans to luxuries to allowances, let’s take a look at a quick guide to help parents manage money.

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Pro-tip: Talk to your kids about money!
Assuming they’re at a suitable age, have a chat with your children about money. Help them understand how important it is, and how important it is to save. Tell them where money comes from, and how much your household runs on per month. This way, your children will be more appreciative of how hard you work for them, and the food on their plate.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Father's Day gift ideas.

It doesn’t matter how prepared and planned my life is, Father’s day always seems to catch me a little off-guard, and I find myself rushing around to find the perfect present. Not this time, however! I have done my shopping, and the presents are sorted. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good time for me to help any of my readers who aren’t quite sure what to get with my top list of Father’s day ideas.

Gadgets
The Father in my house loves technology. However, I never felt I could buy him something he would like because none of his gadgets make any sense to me. And then I realised that it didn’t matter which gadget it was, he seemed to love them all! The last time I bought him some light bulbs that he could control with his mobile phone, and the time before that it was a small camera that he could attach to his car to record his driving. Neither of them made sense to me, the products or their purpose, but they were well received none-the-less. If you are buying for a gadget-loving Father, don’t be afraid to head into the local gadget store and find something completely obscure. Chances are he will love it!