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When I think of a rich life, money isn’t the first thing I think of. Being content, healthy, and having positive relationships spring to mind. Having a healthy relationship with money springs to mind. These are the things we mustn’t forget in our pursuit of more.

(Cheating at) not buying clothes for a year

(Cheating at) not buying clothes for a year

You’ve heard of clothes buying bans, right? Where people make the decision not to buy a single item of clothing, normally for a whole year. For some people, it’s a huge challenge, a lifestyle change even. For others, myself included, I would guess it’s more of a potential inconvenience. Why do a one year clothes buying ban? Naturally, different people have different reasons for going a whole year without buying clothes. To save money, to waste fewer resources, to reduce…

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More ideas for a soft play- free winter

More ideas for a soft play- free winter

Soft play. How I love to hate them. Full of unparented, wild children. Germs galore. But a lifeline on those days when you can’t face doing anything else. When your toddler wants to climb and throw himself off the furniture. When your patience is hanging by a thread and you don’t know how many more times you can be clambered over. How on earth are we to survive a winter without soft play? A long, hard winter That’s what we’re…

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Trying to find frugal fun this autumn with a toddler in tow

Trying to find frugal fun this autumn with a toddler in tow

So I noticed that there was quite a lot of negativity around here and not a lot of joy. It probably reflects how I feel right now, hell, how everyone feels. And it’s good to have an outlet and actually learn that other people feel the same. However, these days are not perfect, but they are still days in our short lives that I want to try to make the best of, both for me and for my rambunctious toddler….

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A jumbled update on me

A jumbled update on me

Gosh. This post doesn’t follow the rules at all. You know the rules. Give your audience something of value. Write within your theme. Blah blah blah search engine optimisation. Yeah. Those rules. Honestly, if I had to follow those rules (not that I’ve ever had to), I wouldn’t be writing. But I am here because I want to write. And if you are reading, hi! And thank you! The ongoing Covid-19 nightmare Obviously, you all know about the global pandemic….

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Too many toys, or not enough?

Too many toys, or not enough?

I have always been an ‘over thinker’ and now I’m a parent too. This has given me a whole host of new things to overthink, probably one the mos prevalent being whether my toddler has the right amount of toys. How many toys is too many?

Goodbye pennies. Hello baby!

Goodbye pennies. Hello baby!

This is a post I’m very, very, very excited to be writing! If you read this blog, or follow me on twitter, I’m sure this will come as a huge surprise as I’ve not dared make a peep about it online until my little bundle was safely here. I’ve spent all of 2018 so far growing a human, and last month we fell head over heels in love with our baby as we became parents for the first time! It…

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What race are we in, anyway?

What race are we in, anyway?

Slow and steady wins the race. That’s the mantra I’ve had since starting this site. It’s the idea that I know big results take time and patience. That making gradual but continual progress will get me to where I want to be. The question is, where do I want to be? Am I heading in the right direction? My journey There were 4 aspects about my journey that were important to me when I started to write; being generous, being…

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It’s a new year. You don’t have to feel ready for it.

It’s a new year. You don’t have to feel ready for it.

As you may have noticed, we’re a few days away from the start of a new year. I’m not going to tell you whether or not you should set resolutions or goals or challenges. Partly because I did that last year, and partly because only you know what your mindset is right now. Maybe it’s the year for a resolution and maybe that just won’t work for you. I’m just going to talk. Because sometimes it’s good to pause and…

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The perfect gift for minimalists (and people who realise they have too much stuff)

The perfect gift for minimalists (and people who realise they have too much stuff)

I should start out by saying I’m not a minimalist. With the exception of my blog, which hasn’t seen a sniff of a post for around 6 weeks, every part of my life seems crammed with stuff. I most definitely fit into the camp of ‘people who realise they have too much stuff’, and I have realised this for a couple of years. Now, I could have answered the question in a 140 character tweet (a minimal response, as it…

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Looking after ‘current you’ without sacrificing ‘future you’

Looking after ‘current you’ without sacrificing ‘future you’

Are you wrapped in the day to day life of the present version of you, or constantly planning the fate of future you? Well, current you and future you is and will be the same person. You shouldn’t neglect either version of yourself. Fortunately, I’ve found there are things you can do that are good for both current you, and future you. Who doesn’t love a win, win situation? My natural tendency towards ‘future me’ Growing up, I saw my…

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