Ever since eldest started High School, his teachers have talked about how University would be a good move for him. It’s not something we put much thought into until he left school last year. We already knew he would be staying on at Sixth Form to do A-Levels, and that the next step from that… Continue reading Starting to think about University
As the quote above says, “After every storm, if you look hard enough, a rainbow appears”. Within the Miscarriage and Baby Loss Community, this saying describes the Storm as the Loss, and the Rainbow as the Baby that follows a Loss, referred to as Rainbow Babies. Readers of our blog will remember that back in… Continue reading Our Big Family’s Getting A Whole Lot Bigger!
It’s a part of life that very few people manage to avoid. Most children will have had Chicken Pox by the time they leave Primary School, and whilst some parents will be happy to have gotten it out of the way before their kids get older, avoiding the complications that can come from getting it later… Continue reading A Chicken Pox Survival Guide
I really hate any kind of food waste, so finding ways of using up any leftovers is important to me. I also love getting the kids involved in cooking as much as I can and this recipe is one they can really get stuck into and help with. We’d never made Stained Glass Biscuits before,… Continue reading Stained Glass Biscuits
I’ve shared before how I hate waste, and always try to find recipes that will use up ingredients before they go off, so finding a good Banana Cake Recipe has been an ongoing trial for a while. We often have a couple of bananas past their best and I always try to get them used… Continue reading The Best Banana Cake Ever (well in our opinion anyway)
I’ve previously written about how we’ve slashed the cost of our weekly food shop by Frugal Family Meal Planning, using sites like Approved Food to stock up on staple cupboard items at rock bottom prices. This week we decided to try out another site that I’ve heard great things about, Clearance XL. Just like Approved Food, Clearance XL sells… Continue reading Our First Clearance XL Order
With Holiday Season now upon us and the kids now counting down to our own family holiday, I thought I’d share some of our tips for Holiday Packing for our large family. This year will be our 5th time holidaying as a family of 7, and we’ve picked up a few tips and habits over… Continue reading Big Family – Top 10 Holiday Packing Tips