The Budding Smiles Guide to Being an Unkempt Mum

I’ve never been one to stare at my reflection for hours on end or spend a fortune on haircuts and manicures, but I’ve also attempted to have a modicum of pride in my appearance. Lately, however, I’ve realised that a few balls have dropped in the juggling act of looking after myself. Here’s my guide to being an unkempt  mum.

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The 2017 Spring Budget: Self Employment and Childcare Allowance

A political commentator I most certainly am not, but I do try to follow the goings on as much as my sleep deprived little brain will allow and yesterday’s budget has left me rather bemused to say the least. As a self employed parent with a fledgling business, some of Philip Hammond’s announcements have a huge impact on me and my family.

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Introducing Lidl’s Baby Range

I love being able to have the odd luxury in life, but when it comes to everyday essentials I really resent spending more than necessary. I figure that spending wisely on the day-to-day stuff leaves more money behind for treats (read: spa days) and Lidl is somewhere I frequently visit for good quality, affordable products. They recently sent Martha a box full of goodies from their baby range for her to try.

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