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Free and cheap July School holiday activities #Sponsored

What do you do during the winter school holidays? This post contains a paid link for an attraction my daughters and I have been to. July school holidays can be hard. It’s cold, likely to rain, harder for kids to play outside and they go stir crazy being cooped up all the time. So what […]

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Can a family live for free? #21DayMoneyChallenge

Is it possible for a family to live for free? Today, as part of the 21 Day Money Challenge I want you to think about how you live, your lifestyle and how it might be possible to do some of what you do for free. I know it is easier for singles and there are […]

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How to afford school expenses

Are you struggling to afford all the school expenses related to your kids going back to school? Education expenses have skyrocketed in recent years with electronics such as iPads now becoming essential to your child’s education. When you add up school fees, uniforms, book packs, school shoes, school bags, labels, lunch boxes, electronics, school excursions, […]

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Cheap Winter School Holiday Activities

School holidays… are you ready? As wonderful as children are, as much as we love them, it can easily get expensive entertaining them in the school holidays. Here are some free and cheap school holiday activities for winter. 1.) Head to the Museum Some are completely free, others you can get an annual pass for […]

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How to Encourage & Reward Your Child (without bribes or spending money!)

How do you reward and encourage your child without resorting to spending money or using bribes? Rewards need not be physical, expensive items for children. You can encourage and reward your child in simple, effective measures which make everyone happy wihtout spending any money. 1.) Instil In Your Children Self-Satisfaction If you set clear instructions […]

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5 ways to upcycle kids clothes

How to get kids clothes to last longer and make new purposes for ones they pretty much ruin. Kids grow fast, they play hard, get dirty, get stains on their clothes or rip them. I no longer expect my kids clothes to last more than 1 child in the condition they were originally in, but that […]

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5 fun Easter activities

This week, The Thrifty Issue was featured on My Deal with a few other bloggers sharing some Easter fun. We suggested an Easter craft where you dye eggs, but here are some more ideas from us: 1.) Easter Egg Hunt My kids love Easter Egg Hunts. You can search to see if your local area […]

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How to have a baby shower on a budget

We have a wonderful guest post today from Erin of Nappy Cakes By Erin, showing you how to have an amazing baby shower on a budget! I’m Erin, a Mum of two, wife and Primary School teacher. I’m also the owner of Nappy Cakes by Erin and the founder of Celebrate Play – a series […]

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5 easy tips for using cloth nappies

Did you or do you use cloth nappies or MCN’s (modern cloth nappies) with your kids? My kids are 7 and 9 now, but when they were younger modern cloth nappies saved me a small fortune and even made me money once I learned how to sew them and sold some to others! We have an […]

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Spooky cupcakes

Super simple treats for any Halloween or spooky party are decorated cupcakes, especially ones like these! My daughter requested zombies and brains as cupcakes to take to school one year. I felt a little out of my depth with zombies, so suggested ghosts instead. All you need is cupcakes and icing to make either the […]

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