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    Family,  Home,  Organisation

    Getting Organised for Christmas in November (when you haven’t started yet!)

    If you’re not the most organised person in the world and your starting to panic about the fact its November and you haven’t started organising Christmas, fear not! We have you covered. Here are my top tips for the next 7 weeks to get you through and organised for Christmas before the main week begins! (It can be done!) There is also a free printable (or 2!) for you to grab. 4th November: Your household probably has 2 more pay days left so start off by sitting down and sorting out how much ‘spare’ money you will have each pay day. Then set a realistic budget for Christmas. Factor in…

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    Family,  Organisation

    School Uniform Tagging With ‘My Name Label’

    Before Mia started Preschool I had never even thought about tagging her clothes, shoes and bags. As soon as she was about to start I suddenly had flashbacks of my mum sat endlessly stitching name labels into our school uniform and felt a sudden panic as I can’t sew for toffee! I knew I was in trouble so ended up googling easier alternatives. At the time, the easiest way for me to get Mia’s name on her shoes, coat and bag quickly and cheaply was to buy a fabric pen and write it on myself but once I had done it, I wasn’t happy with how untidy it looked and…

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    Family,  Home,  Organisation

    How to Organise your Family’s School Holiday’s

    We all know that the school holiday’s can feel like they go on for ever and ever and ever! With children to keep entertained for up to 5, 6, 7 sometimes 8 weeks at a time can feel like a bit of a nightmare! Whether you’re working while your kids are off, spending time off together at home, or going away on a family holiday, you will still want to organise your half term weeks! Organise your family time I usually find a calendar template on word that covers the weeks that Mia’s off school, print it off and pencil in the days we are going to do things and…

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    Family,  Home,  Organisation

    A Daily Bedtime Routine for Busy Families

    You may have seen my recent daily morning routine post, but I thought I would write another post about the other time of day parents find tricky; bedtime! We find that the girls start to play up from about 4pm onwards so I thought I would start our bedtime routine from then. We are usually back from the school run and I’m cooking tea by this time, so it seems a good place to start our daily bedtime routine! Mia was an amazing sleeper from birth and actually went into her own cot in her own room at 6 weeks old as she was sleeping straight through the night. She…

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    Family,  Home,  Organisation

    Our Daily Morning School Run Routine

    One of the most difficult times of the day is the school run. It sometimes fills me with dread knowing that we all have to be up, dressed, have breakfast and out by 8:20am and it can really ruin my whole day if it goes wrong! I know that the daily morning school run can be a real bugbear for you guys too so I thought I would share what I do to get organised and see if it helps at all for you. If you’re struggling with a general daily routine, I have some tips for you too! The first thing to mention is that the night before I…

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    Home,  Organisation

    Get Your Family Organised for the New Year with Danilo Calendars

    We are an extremely organised family and love nothing more than having our weekly meal plans, weekly appointments and weekly jobs listed on planners stuck on the fridge. It’s what works for us and ensures we (very rarely!) miss important things we need to do each week. It also helps when it comes to planning meals and ordering the weekly food shop! In order to keep our family organised we need effective and efficient planners and calendars up to the job! Over the last couple of years, I have tried many planners, diary’s and calendars and I’m always looking for new and interesting ones to keep us organised! When I…

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    Family,  Home,  Organisation

    5 Tips on How to Budget for Christmas Without Even Noticing

    We all know how stressful Christmas can be when you find it hard to budget, you don’t plan your gifts out and you find it tricky to set keep to your goal. We all panic we haven’t bought enough for the kids and we all forget that one person who drops in on Christmas Eve with a gift for you unexpectedly! Here are my 5 tips on how to budget without really noticing you’re doing it! Save a bit each month Each month, most of us know how much money we have coming in (and going straight back out again!) so why not take a small portion of what you…

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    Home,  Meal Planning,  Organisation

    5 Tips to Make Meal Planning a Breeze

    As busy parents we all know how hard it is to keep everyone happy! Not only do you have loads to do but you also have to make sure everyone has clean clothes and are well fed. But what happens when you get in from a long day at work, the kids are hungry, and you are far too tired to cook? There is no way you can eat well so, you end up cooking a load of beige freezer food or giving in and ordering a takeaway. You’ll also find yourself nipping to the shop on the way home, spending way more money than you wanted to and only…