Lorraine Heller

Lorraine Heller

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Lorraine Heller

Thrifty Families Blog Carnival kicks off!

Yesterday was the very first Thrifty Families Blog Carnival – a brilliant way to share ideas on how to save some money for your...
Will disabled children lose out under Universal Credit?

Could your disabled child lose out under Universal Credit?

Families with disabled children could stand to lose up to £28 per week under the proposed benefits overhaul, according to a new report. If you...
Lorraine Heller

Snowflakes or snowdrops?

Last summer I had a few rants about how we never really had a proper summer. Now I’m taking it all back because the...
Lorraine Heller

Parents get inventive for budget half terms

As the half term holiday draws to a close, families around the country have come up with all sorts of inventive ways to entertain...
Lorraine Heller

5 ways to stretch your budget, starting this Christmas!

December is on us, the great UK has at last lived up to its name and the cold has settled in, Christmas trees are...
Lorraine Heller

Me time? What’s that?

Me time noun Time when you can do what you want to do: All mothers of young children should try to find some...
Lorraine Heller

Pay-as-you go cleaners: the perfect solution?

Today, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to get a cleaner. Just the thought of it fills me with mixed...
Lorraine Heller

Blogger challenge: Meals from scratch – day four

Cooking everything from scratch mid-week is usually quite a mission, but I made an extra effort for my challenge for Food Revolution day...
Lorraine Heller

Insomnia, savings plans and 38-hour days

Yesterday, I fell asleep at 8pm, just like that. This is so unusual for me that I thought I’d share it! Normally, I need to...
Lorraine Heller

Do you have a question on child benefit?

We seem to have child benefit coming out of our ears (not literally of course, that would be nice…) The changes announced in George...
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DON'T MISS! LIFE HACKS & BLOGS

Son Frozen in Fear as Dad Plays Evil Prank with Tarantula

Poor Brooklyn. Gaffer taped and laying down on the floor, dad plays 'guessing game'' with him to win money. He manages to guess the first toy...

Cute Baby Girl Imitates Baby Goat to the Amusement of Mother and Goat Handler

This cute little girl seems to have master the art of 'Goat' and bleats back at the baby goat much to the amusements of...
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Bad Santa Body Shames 9 Year Old Boy

It seems not all Santas' are created equal. A North Carolina boy was body shamed by Santa and told to lay off the hamburgers...

DON'T MISS! COMPS & FREEBIES

Win a Regatta Camping Bundle

A fabulous competition by Camping World, giving you the chance to win a tent, mat and flask for your May Half Term camping trip...

Win Two Fabulous Family Games from Drumond Park

Thinking ahead to the holidays, here’s a great prize from Drumond Park – Dig In! and Rapidough - two hugely popular table-top games which...

Win a Cadbury’s Chocolate Family Hamper Worth £30

Chocs away! A super duper hamper packed full of yummy Cadbury treats for all the family to enjoy. All you have to do is...

DON'T MISS! CHEAP TRAVEL & DAYS OUT

Al Fresco How to Camp in Style

How to Camp in Style with Al Fresco – Save Up To 50% on...

** FLASH SALE ** Save £75 on family holidays in July and August >> Terms & Conditions SPRING75  - £75 discount code will reduce £75 off the...
Big Bus Tour London

Top 5 Things to Pack on a Big Bus Tour and Top Ten London...

Take a Big Bus Tour This Easter... Orient yourself with some of the City’s best landmarks and fall in love with London as you see...
The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Octopus Hideout is now Open at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

For the first time ever in the heart of the city you can now enjoy the world of the Octopus at the National Sea...

DON'T MISS! SAVE & MAKE MONEY

Birthday party save money budget

The Fool Proof Guide to Throwing a DIY Kids’ Party

When your child’s birthday rolls around, the expenses can quickly add up. However, you don’t need to break the bank to throw them a...
Shepherds Friendly Junior ISA

Reasons Why You Should Make the Most of Your Child’s New Junior ISA Allowance...

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In fact, you...
Martin Lewis Childcare Costs

Martin Lewis Explains How to Claim up to £2000 Towards Childcare Costs in New...

Parents take note! There’s a new kid on the block that could mean up to £2,000 to help towards childcare costs. The Tax Free...