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As the man of the house I take most of the responsibility for ensuring that our house is safe and comfortable for the children. To do this, I need to make sure that  my home is ready and improved for every problem different times of the year bring. For instance, in summer you need to think about hot weather as well as keeping your kids entertained on those rainy days you may not have prepared for. In the winter, you need to think about making sure your home has the equipment...

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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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Image Source As a homeowner, you need to look into the different ways you can improve your home. Now, this will often involve making additions or changes to the property. You want to have the best possible place for you and your family to live. You could do almost anything to achieve the outcome you want. The only limitations are the ones you set for yourself. However, you need to bear in mind that a lot of these changes are going to require quite a lot of money. Many of them...

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As a dad, in the summer is where I have most of my free time. But there is also the occasional weekends when my kids do not take over my life. Because of this, it is important to make the most of the time I have. How do I do this? Well, often I spend a lot of time on home improvement. I am not sure about the rest of you, but I love improving my home. I am fantastic at DIY. That is my niche, my forte. But when it comes to design…not so much. Do not get me wrong, it is not that...

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Like so many other fathers nowadays, because of the busy and irregular working hours I have (the sad life of a self-employed plasterer bring out the mini-violins!), I am not able to spend as much time with my kids as I would love to. So I try to use every free moment to spend some quality time with them. As a father of four children, Christopher (7), Suzanne (6), Anthony (4) and baby Crystal (1), it gets harder to keep their attention equally and I need more energy to follow tempo,...

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Kids can break things. Any parent knows this incredibly well. They may not mean it, but that still doesn’t change the fact that it’s broke. Furniture tends to see the brunt of this destruction. Kids like to jump around on furniture and beds all the time. We all did the same. Who can blame them? It’s kind of fun. However, your responsibility as a parent is to fix whatever it. So today, we’re going to look at how to fix furniture. The dad way. Image credit Assess The Damage First...

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Yes, the day for thanking your father has passed. But why does that mean you stop getting him presents? Besides, his birthday may be just around the corner. You may need to start thinking of gift ideas again. Or, perhaps you completely forgot about your dad this year, and you need to make it up pronto. Well, as always, hindsight is a wonderful thing. We have got gift ideas your dad will love. We are catering for everyone here. Whether you have no money or are rolling in the dough,...

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Let’s face it. Kids and pets wreck our beautiful homes quicker than we can fix them up again! They do say that you shouldn’t own anything you truly cherish if you have a family. The cost of insurance does creep up rather a lot when you have family and pets too. But there are clever ways you can decorate your home that will help your furniture and fittings last just that little bit longer. Here are my tips for childproofing your house against damage and spills: Leather –...

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No matter how hard you try and keep your wooden furniture safe from scratches, stains and water, accidents will always happen. Thankfully, there are some easy fixes. Read on to find out how to repair damaged wood in no time at all. Credit Prevention Before we start on repairs, let’s talk about prevention. Coasters, trays and patterned tablecloths can all be used on tables or sideboards where drinking, eating or any activity takes place. Also, think about putting felt pads...

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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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