Month: August 2015

Save the Children Club

Save the Children is a charity that I’ve been meaning to show some support to since becoming a parent, so I was happy to hear from them recently when they got in touch to let me know about their newly-launched membership scheme. Save the Children Club gives 7-11 year olds the opportunity to learn about kids living …

Win a Waltons playhouse

An infographic showing how people can enter the competition.

We’re almost at the end of the summer holidays and, if you’re anything like me, you’re running out of things to keep the kids entertained. Well here’s something to keep them busy during their last week of freedom from school – the chance to win this fantastic playhouse from Waltons. The Waltons Honeypot Snug Playhouse …

Top tips: saving for a big buy

A calculator and pencil.

Ever since we got together, Kate and I have always been saving for something and, with baby number three on the way, we’ve suddenly found ourselves saving for lots of things! Of course, there are a fair few items that we already have, but some haven’t stood the test of time. Or, more accurately, the test of Dylan …

Summer madness

Ah, the summer holidays. Six weeks to fill with entertaining activities to keep kids occupied and parents sane. I’m failing miserably at both. Having just gone freelance, I’ve had to hide away and work as much as possible and it also means that we can’t afford a holiday or as many days out as we’d like. …

My ideal family car

Three expensive-looking toy cars.

Now this post may seem an odd one for those who know me well as I’ve never learned to drive, but today I’m writing about my ideal family car! Although I’ve never been behind a wheel Kate has a licence and, as we’re soon going to be outnumbered by children, relying on public transport is …

Dare to care

The friendly folk at Dove Men+Care are on a mission to prove that caring makes a man stronger. I agree with this sentiment, so was more than happy to take part in their Dare to Care challenge. They sent me a first aid box which included tissues, plasters, Rescue Remedy, a Starbucks card, some fancy thank you …