How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)

The reason for this post about how Maternity Leave works is because it is easy to get confused. Maternity Leave, Maternity Pay and a whole host of other terms which are applicable during your leave can all run into one and be too much to deal with in light of everything else you have goingContinue reading “How Maternity Leave works (in the UK)”

The Best Gift for a New Mum

What can you buy as a maternity leave gift? In this post I am going to tell you about the little things which I know can make such a difference to the life of a new mum. 1. Handcream Before 2020, nobody probably thought too much about the impact of constant handwashing on their skin.Continue reading “The Best Gift for a New Mum”

Returning to work after Maternity Leave

Returning to work after maternity leave can be an overwhelming thought. Long hours, unsuitable work patterns, commutes and the cost of childcare can make it all seem a waste of time. Here are your options for returning to work after your maternity leave finishes. 1. Work Full Time There is no shame in doing this.Continue reading “Returning to work after Maternity Leave”

What do I need to buy for my baby?

How to have a baby on a budget… Firstly congratulations and welcome to the club. In this article, I am going to talk about what you need to buy for your baby. By the end, you will know the priority items that your baby needs and how to get them on a budget. There areContinue reading “What do I need to buy for my baby?”

How to save money on toys

Are you tired of spending a fortune on toys for you kids? Do you want to know the best way to save money on toys? I’m not sure about your kids, but I think mine probably play with less than 50% of their toys. That means we have stuff which is unplayed with, still inContinue reading “How to save money on toys”

How to earn extra money on maternity leave

Maternity leave can be a tremendous financial strain, especially if you are only entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) or Maternity Allowance (MA). Knowing how to earn extra money on maternity leave could be a game-changer for you. This could mean the difference between the maternity leave you can afford, and the maternity leave you want. SMPContinue reading “How to earn extra money on maternity leave”

What is Maternity Pay for Self Employed Mums?

Maternity Leave when self employed… Self-employed Mums, unfortunately, don’t qualify for Maternity Pay. However, Maternity Leave when you are self-employed is your decision. It’s up to you to decide whether your business carries on (and how it happens). Maternity Pay is restricted to Mums who are employed. The payment of Maternity Pay is a contractualContinue reading “What is Maternity Pay for Self Employed Mums?”

How to spend less on kids clothes

How to save money on kids clothes Are you grappling with the constant challenge of how to spend less on kids clothes? Are you fed up with the mountain of outgrown, hardly worn items currently cluttering up your spare room? The secret is you need a clothes plan for your kids. I’ve written in otherContinue reading “How to spend less on kids clothes”

Are you confused by Maternity Leave?

Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay in the UK can be confusing to get your head around. SMP, OML, and AML – what on earth do they all mean? The UK has one of the longest periods of paid maternity leave in the world. BUT we have one the world’s worst paid maternity leaves. Mums who do not qualify forContinue reading “Are you confused by Maternity Leave?”

How can I save money on grocery shopping?

How to save money with groceries… Grocery shopping accounts for one of our biggest outgoings behind childcare and our mortgage. I regularly like to challenge myself to save money on grocery shopping. It is very easy to stockpile our cupboards and not keep on top of using those store cupboard ingredients. 1. Organise your cupboardsContinue reading “How can I save money on grocery shopping?”