20/05/2011 16:30 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

How To Balance Your Family Finances

If you're struggling to get your pennies in order, or have bills, direct debits and payments flooding out of your bank account that you can't keep up with, we've got some top tips to help you balance the books a bit better.

The tips from Philips AVENT include how to manage your money and plan a bit better, with expert advice from our very own writer, Sue Hayward, to help you manage the cost of raising a family, and help if you're thinking about returning to work after maternity leave.

Recent research shows eight out of 10 new mums go back to work for money rather than love of the job, and 10 per cent head back to nine to five just 10 weeks after giving birth to earn more money for their family.

Do you struggle to keep track? What's your top money managing tip?