Author: loosea

10 Fool-Proof Money Saving Methods

It’s January. It’s cold, dark, and we’re all officially broke, therefore it’s unsurprising that saving money is one of the top New Years resolutions (including mine!) Here’s my top 10 fool proof money saving methods to help us reach that target! Set yourself a goal – what are you saving for? A deposit on a house – a new car? The arrival of your bundle of joy? By visualising the reason behind your saving, you can be more motivated towards achieving the end result. Auto direct debits – if you can afford to do so, set up an automatic...

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Our First Family Holiday… Decisions Decisions

Up until now, the prospect of going on holiday with two young children has filled me somewhat with dread. In 2017, I didn’t feel quite ready to tackle travelling with Mike and the girls, whether it be by plane, boat or car, and the prospect of being far away from home if something went wrong was enough to bring me out in a cold sweat. In 2018, we are hoping to bite the bullet and take our first family holiday abroad, with Europe being our destination of choice. We are also considering a trip where my Dad can come...

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My 18 Goals for 2018

As you will have probably gathered from my last few posts(!), I am a big lover of setting goals and plans. I find they help keep me focused, give me something to aim for, and help keep me motivated when I might otherwise feel a bit despondent. As it is the start of a brand new shiny year, I decided to set myself both some Blogging Goals, but also some personal challenges for the year ahead. Here are my 18 goals for 2018! 1) Take a photo a day for 365 days – this won’t be hard considering I...

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2017 Year in Review

As I write every year, I can’t believe that yet ANOTHER year has flown by, and that here we are, waving goodbye to 2017 and saying a big fat hello to 2018! Each December, I take a look back and reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by. As with last year, it seems that it is only when I write everything down that I get to look back and realise what a bloody fantastic year it has been. Some amazing milestones have been achieved, and here are just a few of them! 🙂 January  After...

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My Blogging Goals 2018

I recently shared a Review of my 2017 Blogging Goals – overall I am really pleased with my progress in 2017. In just 12 months, I feel I have taken my blog to the next level, and taken Real Mum Reviews from being a part time hobby, to being a part time income for me and my family. I am incredibly proud of the hard work and effort I have put into the blog, the majority of which has paid off! 🙂 Now we are on the verge of welcoming 2018, I felt it was time to set myself...

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Hi, I’m Lucy, a thirty something mum of two from Birmingham. A memory maker, tradition keeper, stationery addict and Mr Men fanatic. HR Advisor by day and sleep deprived Mama by night!

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