Had a good couple of weeks enjoying the school run? You’re right – I’m being a bit tongue-in-cheek. After all, a study by Kia Motors in late 2014 found the school run is the most stressful part of most parents’ days, and 83% of mothers feel they ‘can’t cope’ trying to fit school drop-offs into getting to work on time. So if, like me, you’re one of those, read on for some ideas that might help a bit.
Calling all my fellow parents out there! Looking for an affordable, easy-drive new family car? Well, have I got news for you. You’ve probably seen it in the ads: it’s the new Vauxhall Viva and it’s a brilliant all-rounder for a family and for city driving. The manufacturers call it “cheeky” and it’s certainly great value for money.
As a mum, what should you be thinking about when buying a new family car? Space in the cabin and boot are probably top of your list, and other important points are safety, storage and fuel economy. With these in mind, we’ve run up some key points to help you know what to look for, hopefully saving you some research and giving you a bit more of valuable ‘me’ time!