Want to know how to throw a tasty Christmas dinner for just $50? Of course you do, there's a pav involved. Today's guest is the frugal mum of our dreams, and she has some brilliant advice for surviving the festive season with your savings intact.
Do Aussie kids need a kick up the bum to leave home? While one UK mum put her foot down and refused to let her stepdaughter move in, we're still washing 25-year-old's socks.
And Holly and Andrew debate a parenting dilemma - when it comes to the school talent show, is it ever okay to leave after your kid performs, or do you have to sit through the whole thing?
With thanks to Jody Allen. You can buy her book The $50 Weekly Shop at apple.co/mamamia.
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