Wednesday 1st April 2020

Tag: baby

The true cost to women of Russell Brand’s toxic masculinity

In his recent interview with the Sunday Times, Russell Brand explained why he was not a hands-on parent to his two baby daughters. “I’m sensitive and awake and aware,” he said, “so I have to dial a lot of shit down to go through normal life.” It’s an interesting feat of intellectual gymnastics. The inference that…


Why the UK needs ‘Baby Boxes’

Every expectant mother in Scotland is eligible for something called a ‘Baby Box’. In the Scottish Government’s own words: “The Baby Box is a welcome gift for every baby born and living in Scotland. It’s packed full of all the essential items your baby will need to give them the best possible start in life.”…


Oh hey little one! Financially planning for a baby

It’s been a while since my last blog post, in what has been a rollercoaster few months. That rollercoaster is called The Baby, and sweet Phoebe arrived safely in March. And, as with any new baby, has created carnage and joy in equal measures! Money was high on my agenda early on in my pregnancy.…

Mother and Child

Note to self: don’t let second baby bankrupt me!

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I genuinely didn’t pay much attention to how much it would all cost me. I was excited at the prospect of starting our family and, having been quite well off with savings at the time, I didn’t pay a thought to saving even more…

Greg Landowne

Having children saved our new blogger a small fortune! Here’s how.

Kids are a drain on your resources. That’s the popular perception, right? Allow me to counter that argument while I snatch a break from my duties as a father of three (first daughter born in 2013, boy/girl twins arriving in 2014). For a start, I’ve never drunk as little alcohol on the now-rare occasions I…



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