Today's topic: Family favourites
Tomorrow's topic: Summer holiday survival

Today's tips

While the kids are off school, mum may be able to take time off from her work too. This is a great opportunity to enjoy technology breaks – an allotted period of the day with no computers or mobile phones in use.

Things mums love about the summer

Empty family-size containers of dairy products like yogurt into smaller plastic containers, and place crackers and cookies in glass containers for a longer shelf life.

Save money on food this summer

We like a day by the river with nets and jam jars -keeps them occupied for hours! That and crabbing, cheap and cheerful just what is required"

Real mum's summer survival tips