Last week kicked my butt in so many ways. It felt like it was our first term of school EVER. I felt totally disorientated and like a fish out of water. I think it was…

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#BudgetBeater Tips for buying Stationery

#BudgetBeater Tips for buying Stationery

I have no idea why the start of the school year coincides with the longest month in the year. I think the US are onto something with their school year starting well before Christmas. Even…

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Silly Season Survival Guide for Moms

Silly Season Survival Guide for Moms

While I love Christmas, I am not a big fan of this time of year. It is when I really feel that I am a mom of 4, trying to juggle everything is overwhelming some…

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Whats in my medicine box?

Whats in my medicine box?

Last week I asked for a few ideas for blog posts.  This was one of them and I thought it was a great idea. Some might think because I have 4 kids I have a…

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What are your Just In Case moments

What are your Just In Case moments

Motherhood seems to be a collection of “just in case” moments. Some parents have more “stuff” together than others and are better at planning for the “just in case” moments. I am not some parents.…

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Lessons about finance from my dad

Lessons about finance from my dad

My dad is a “just in case” kinda guy. I suspect he has rainy day savings for the rainy-day savings. It has meant he has been able to retire comfortably and is living his best…

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Let’s talk about dying!

Let’s talk about dying!

Not the most exciting heading is it but I do hope it got your attention. No one wants to talk about their mortality. It is depressing and a reminder that we won’t live forever. It…

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How financially prepared are you really?

How financially prepared are you really?

If something where to happen to your partner, do you know where his will is? If you have a car accident, do you know who to call? Is your tax being done correctly every year?…

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Budgeting for the budget

Budgeting for the budget

Funny story: On Saturday we went to watch the rugby at Emirates Lions Park. It was loads of fun. On our way there I suggested to David we full up the bus, he was pretty…

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Clear the clutter – how I do it.

Clear the clutter – how I do it.

Over the last long weekend we had I got a bee in my bonnet to do a big, ruthless clear out. I generally try every three months to go through the kids clothes and their…

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