Family life

Hen party

Should You Book Your Daughter’s Hen Do in Liverpool?

Do you have the honour of planning your daughter’s upcoming hen do? We know that arranging the perfect occasion can be a stressful situation. You have so many people with different tastes to please, not to mention you want to make it a memorable event for your daughter more than anything! 

The friendly and cultural city of Liverpool is one of the best locations to mark a special occasion, mainly thanks to the city’s lively party atmosphere. Faye’s Doggy Boutique has brought us this article that looks at the best reasons why you may want to consider Liverpool when booking your daughter’s hen do. As a local business in Liverpool, they know the ins and outs of this beautiful city and what makes it a prime choice for parties.

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How to Keep Energy Costs Low This Winter

Winter has arrived, and for some homeowners, that will mean a few different things. First, you’ll probably be preparing for the festive season, and planning some family-wide celebrations that are going to cost you a fortune. Secondly, you’ll also be paying a little more than usual on your energy bills, particularly when you want to keep your home warm and cosy for everyone that visits.

4 Simple and Super Cheap Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

4 Simple and Super Cheap Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

Mum!! Can we go swimming? Mum!! Can we go to the theme park? Farm Park? Cinema? Zoo? Can I have another ice cream? Can we get another bucket and spade for the beach?

Sound familiar? 

The summer holidays are ideal for spending time with your family. You get to make so many memories and not have to worry about getting up on time for school, making sure the kids haven’t forgotten their lunches or P.E kits…but if you’re on a budget this summer then the idea of spending six weeks trying to find activities that don’t cost the earth can be a little daunting!

managing mobile phone usage of children

Why I think children should use an iPhone….all the safety reasons

It’s often suggested that children are given a brick phone when they start going to school independently. This is so that, should they be targetted by thieves, they don’t lose out on an expensive phone. A thief would probably spit at them than to take the phone – and that is safer than being beaten up or stabbed for the latest smartphone.


While I see the logic behind this, I don’t agree. That’s why my son has an iPhone. I probably shouldn’t even be putting it out there for the world to see, but I’ll explain why I would rather he uses a smartphone (and the iPhone is easier because it connects to all my own devices) than a brick.

Weekendvy and the lies told about the weekend

It’s not often we get a survey sent to Mother Who Work Towers that make me chuckle. In this case, my fit of giggles was in the knowing that some of the results must be true!

The years of working in the media and cringing whenever someone asks what my weekend was like, and the truth is that is was filled with child or baby-related activities I knew would bore most people to hear about, but was a special moment for me and my hubby.

The case for being a working mum: your child will be just fine

Convention has it that women cannot have it all, but a report has provided evidence that they can have happy, healthy children and a full-time job after all. So if you’re battling the guilt of going back to work and think it will damage your children in some way, you can rest assured that your child will be just fine.

According to a current study by Dr. Mendolia, a professor at Australia’s University of Wollongong, maternal working hours have no effect on teenagers’ propensity to smoke, have low self-esteem, feel dissatisfied with life or leave school by the age of 16.

Halloween pumpkin making fun

Thanks to the growing popularity of vampire and horror-related TV shows like Vampire Diaries and American Horror Story, UK adults and families are taking more of an interest in Halloween. Brands like Starbucks are moving in on pumpkin mania by serving up drinks like their spiced latte. How will you…

What to consider when buying your first family car

Having a family is a big step, which brings with it a lot of change and a lot of tough choices. One such decision is choosing your first family car, something which many people do not consider until they’ve had the experience of trying to fit a child-seat, a half-folded up pram and a bag of nappies into their beloved hot hatchback. Investing in a family car will set you up for the future, from going on adventures while on holiday, to just making life easier on a day-to-day basis.

Summer’s here! Get your children beach ready!

With summer officially upon us, families will now be making plans to enjoy all the fun that the season brings. Whether you’re planning a holiday away or simply preparing to enjoy the warm weather, having beach wear ready for the children is important. This way, your children can enjoy the cool waters at a moment’s notice and you can be confident that they are fully prepared.

Looking for ways to make your 16-19 year old’s studies pay?

By the end of June, when GCSE season has finally been put to bed, parents around the country will start to bemoan the cost of keeping a teenage bloomer in the style (they think) they deserve.

If you can get through the summer holidays, the good news is that if your child stays in full-time education, there is help at hand.


Known as the Education Maintenance Allowance, EMAs come in the form of £30 paid every week into your child’s account to help them afford to stay on at school. Children in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland cane apply directly from Student Finance Wales.

If your child doesn’t have one already, they will need a bank account for the payments to be made into – they’ll need these details for the application form.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund

For students in England, the new bursary scheme will help with the cost of equipment for school, travel and lunch. It replaces the EMA for England (only), which was scrapped in 2012.

The bursary amounts to £1,200 and is discretionary, so schools and colleges can decide which students need it most to help them continue their studies.