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Being a father of four, I have to be concerned with the food on our table. Food is necessary for our survival but there are incidences when food causes food poisoning. And whereas this may clear within days, there are incidences when food poisoning became life threatening. Particularly in a family setting, I have learned to be more cautious. As a father, I may not have such a hard time with food poisoning as compared to the children. It is important to remember that food hygiene...

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Image Source Buying a property at auction can be a perfect way of picking up a bargain. The main attraction of buying at auction is the speed and ease it offers to buyers. Usually, house buying is a long drawn out, boring process that seems to go on forever. An auction lasts minutes rather than weeks and months. This ease can sometimes lead people to rush into deals without doing much planning or thinking ahead though. This is something to be avoided. If you’re thinking about...

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Choosing a pet for your family will probably be quite difficult. You have a lot of choice, but it all boils down to what suits you best. You need to be able to take care of this pet the best you possibly can so that everybody involved is happy. If you don’t choose a pet suitable for your situation, you could end up having to give the pet away – this isn’t fair on anybody. Put in the ground work first to make sure you have the right pet. How Much Time Do You Have? Some...

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Paper bags are great, stronger and more comfortable to carry than a plastic bag and reusable time and time again. Any business using paper bags are obviously aware of how to provide the best for their customers, and with more businesses using re-usable paper and cotton bags there is every likelihood that you will soon have more than you know what to do with. So with that in mind, what else can you do with a re-usable paper bags? Republished by Blog Post Promoter...

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source I’m a big fan of DIY. I love getting stuck into a big project or fixing a problem in the house. It feels good and saves money, win-win! Some of my earliest memories of my father are him with a hammer in his hand, fixing something-or-other. Now that I have kids of my own, I like to think they see me in the same way. (Don’t tell them I’m making it up as I go along!) Lots of other Dads have asked me about my DIY tips and tricks. So I thought I’d write it up into a...

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Considering Jamie Oliver’s rant about school dinners a few years ago, things haven’t changed much. Without naming and shaming the schools my kids attend, the quality of the school meals offered at both places leave a lot to be desired. As the responsibility for ensuring my kids are healthy, happy, well-rounded kids with balanced diets and eating their 5-a-day falls squarely and solely on my shoulders, I’ve opted to disregard school meals with disdain (despite it being a...

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All of us are pretty conscious of the damage we could be doing to the environment if we are wasteful. Most of us are also aware of how expensive it can be to be wasteful as well. Food, electricity, gas and water have never been so expensive. It seems like an endless battle trying to keep these costs down, yet month on month we can find ourselves going over budget. If you have ever reached the point of tearing your hair out in despair at the cost of keeping everyone warm and fed,...

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Most people with a sweet tooth love nothing more than eating candy. However, few of us know anything significant about the history of that treat, and how it became so popular. With that in mind, we’re going to provide you with four of the most interesting facts you never knew about your favorite sweet. Maybe then, you will learn to appreciate it a little more. While it might not be the best product for your teeth, everything is fine in moderation. Many of the candy companies...

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When you have children, a garden is not just a garden. It’s also a spaceship, or it’s the moon, or a pirate ship! Children have the most fantastic imagination and your garden can help develop that. The trick with enticing the kids out into the garden is creating a space that’s more exciting than the TV. The garden is a healthier and better environment for learning. Many parents don’t use this simple outside space to help their children grow and develop. Your garden is...

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As parents, we want to keep our kids safe. There is so much to discuss when it comes to matters of safety. With the internet and personal safety being more important than ever, it’s time to have those difficult discussions with the kids. Sure, it can be tough to mention the perils of adult life to children. They are innocent in their world view and rarely see the bad in people. This can make for an awkward discussion. But, it a subject that needs to be talked about nonetheless. It’s...

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