If you do not keep on top of things, it can be easy for your debts to mount up and all of a sudden spiral out of control. Personal finance is something that a lot of people ignore until it is too late. There is plenty of personal finance sites which will help you know your priorities and offer other helpful tips. Depending on your circumstance, you may wish to consider consolidating your debts to make things more manageable, but is this solution right for you?
It may not be something that you have given much thought to in the past, but if you are looking to get married, you should make sure that you choose your wedding rings carefully. I loved shopping for our wedding rings, they were perfect for us! There are some excellent ideas for wedding rings on Pinterest.com that you may wish to consider, although not all of them would be practical. You will want to take into account the wear and tear of everyday life that the ring will go through, and choose a ring that is going to be practical.
That’s right, next week on Thursday 16th February between 4pm and 6pm, UKMumsTV are holding a ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ twitter party. You can join in with the fun activities and win some amazing prizes too. What’s this in aid of? To celebrate the launch of the DVD of course. You can now enjoy the wonderful animation any time, perfect to keep the little ones occupied in half term next week.
I hope that I never have to put my children through this, marriage can be a challenge sometimes and I know a few people that have gone through separation: the children have nearly always become a pawn in the situation, in some way. When I went through it as a child I do not remember feeling like a “pawn”, but it was a difficult time. I think maintaining a “child-focused” atmosphere, where the rights of the children of a marriage/partnership to have a safe and secure environment in which to live and to maintain healthy relationships with both parents is the most important thing.
I recently came across an online boutique selling beautiful prom dresses and it got me thinking about when I will have to think about this with Isla. Obviously not for, at least, 10 years anyway! She loves dressing up in a beautiful dress and I can just imagine her putting on a fabulous ball gown, waiting for her date to pick her up. Oh my goodness, we might have to wait until she is 30 before I actually let that happen!
Thanks to the technology world, it has become much easier to find and land your dream part-time job. There are apps to help you in each stage of the process ranging from creating your professional profile, practicing answering interview questions by doing something other than talking to yourself in a mirror (though that it is still a great method!), to having a convenient way to follow-up and leave a great impression after an interview, which can be very underestimated.
You might think I am crazy but I love the fact that this oak tree shaped, black, piece of vinyl from Ink Mill Vinyl can be taken anywhere and it is an instant blackboard. There should be one in every house as far as I am concerned. We write messages on it for each other, draw pictures when we are feeling creative and Mummy likes to write the menu on it too. Just for fun!
If your daughter is anything like little Isla, then a quiet spot in the house somewhere is the perfect place to sit and ponder. She creates these places and sits with her dolls reading stories or bushing their hair. It is really cute. She often sits and hides away being creative too, I want her to feel inspired to do this. Creating a little area for your child is a great way of giving them the okay to get busy with their imaginations.
For the past year we have been saving for our first family home, one we can buy and call our own. Decorate as we like, fix the broken things within a week (or even a year would be great) and have that perfect roll tub bath that I have been dreaming about forever. We have been saving a lot and have finally got enough for that all important house deposit. But the fun doesn’t stop there.
You may remember last month when Bottle Bazaar gave a bottle of their yummy Prosecco away to one lucky winner just in time for Christmas. This time around they are giving away a bottle of Sparkling Rose, with a fun personalised label and it will be just in time for Valentine’s Day.