Great Cheap Family US Holiday Destinations

As the price of travel continues to rise, fewer and fewer families are taking the vacations they deserve. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re careful, you can plan a vacation to a fabulous destination for the whole family, without spending an arm...

Escaping the 9-5: Building an emergency fund

There is a balance to be kept between staying in your going-nowhere job for years because you’re scared of making the leap and leaving suddenly, with no plan. I have to say I cringe a little when I read about people who are planning to quit their job next month...

Why the Côte d’Azur is perfect for a family holiday

When it comes to finding a location for a family holiday it’s important to choose a place that offers something for everyone. The south of France, and in particular the Côte d’Azur, is one of the elite few locations that can claim to boast a truly endless range of...

We are reading: Sunshine and Moonlight

These two books were some of my favourites when I was a child so when I saw they had been reprinted, I immediately put them on my xmas wishlist (this was way before I had kids but I’ve been collecting children’s picture books for years). I’m...

Bike shopping and the poor neglected second child

Yesterday morning the wheel snapped off Maya’s tricycle and she was heartbroken. I can almost remember how it feels to be 2 and have something you love broken or lost (god forbid we ever lose her cuddly) so in between her sobs we promised that we’d go out...