New Parents get FREE £500

As usual, I’ve been trawling the internet in the free time between snuggles, feeds and nappy changes, for anything useful to myself, my partner and now little one. From being on the council list (fingers crossed), to receiving Universal Credit due to the appalling amount of ‘pay’ for Paternity Leave (£150 a week – seriously!),Continue reading “New Parents get FREE £500”

Grants for Parents who Study

Parents Learning Allowance and the Childcare Grant are two wonderful pots of money for those, like myself since the birth of A, who are both parents and trying to study for a degree at a Welsh university (Open University counts, it’s base in Cardiff I believe, because it’s studying from home in Wales). The breakdownContinue reading “Grants for Parents who Study”

Maternity Benefits for Homemakers

As a newly unemployed mother-to-be, I have taken it upon myself to find out as much as possible what help I can get for myself and my growing family. I had no prospect of finding a job while pregnant, since any job would have a trial period and I would inevitably have to inform themContinue reading “Maternity Benefits for Homemakers”

Free STI/STD Test Kit

As an aspiring embryologist or fertility enthusiast (is that a phrase?) I am always on the lookout for great resources and information I can share on my blog related to sexual health and fertility. This is a personal space, but I’m hoping to also make it helpful to anyone who wants advice, guidance or simplyContinue reading “Free STI/STD Test Kit”

Finding Free Baby Items

As a first time Mum-to-be, I had absolutely no baby items of my own to reuse for this pregnancy and birth. Having family who have had children lately, letting wonderful friends who get excited for you go mad, and utilising Facebook Marketplace with zest and vigour has landed us at 15 weeks with mountains ofContinue reading “Finding Free Baby Items”