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All homes need quality storage solutions. After all, decluttering is an excellent form of therapy and relaxation – clear house, clear mind. The bad news is that many types of storage – the classic plastic boxes, wooden shelving, and wicker baskets – tend to be overused and a little dated. For many homeowners, these traditional storage solutions just don’t fit in with their modern and contemporary environments, and kids especially need something a lot more fun and exciting....

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Does one of your children wander into your bed each night? Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep because your bed is too full? Don’t worry, we are here to help. Many children go through stages of waking up each night and climbing into their parents bed. And, while once or twice isn’t really a problem, when it’s happening every night it can leave you feeling exhausted and seriously sleep-deprived. (Photo source) To help you get your little ones to stay put in...

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Gardening need not be a tedious task. It can be a great way to get the kids outside and to experience some good old fashioned fresh air. Gardening can be therapeutic. But it can also be fun. For many kids, they see gardening as adults work. But, this is not the case. Getting your children actively interested in the garden is an excellent way to prepare them for adult life. You can also notch up some much needed family time in the process! Making gardening a family affair means...

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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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London is a truly phenomenal place. Everyone is moving at what seems to be 100 mph, while traffic barely gets above 10 mph. It is a unique paradox. Despite being a sprawling metropolis, London is extremely family-friendly, with more places to see and more things to do with children than most places in the world. Below are just some of the things that you and your children can enjoy in the capital. by  August Brill  Sport If you and your children are into your sport then going...

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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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Many of us choose to save up and go abroad when we get the chance to have a family holiday. However, what we often don’t realise is that if we stayed in the UK, we could still have an amazing time. This might mean doing a few day trips rather than taking a two-week break, but it is still very doable. The UK has lots of hidden gems when it comes to taking a family day out. You could choose the hustle and bustle of a city or the relaxing sea breeze of a coastal town. Both options...

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image As a father, you need to be ready for every problem in the home. Maybe the kids have been jumping on the bed and broken the slats again! Maybe the lights have fused and you need a quick fix. Perhaps the children’s toy box is overflowing and you need more storage ASAP. Every household should have a few choice DIY essentials that can be brought out quickly. Today, we’ve put together a handy list of everything you need in the home. They’ll help fix just about any problem...

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Introducing a pet into your child’s life is a fantastic way for them to gain some independence, even if it is as little as ensuring they spend time with their new friend. You may already have a pet in the family, or perhaps your child has spent time at a friend’s house getting to know their family pet and would like to have their own. Fish can be a great ‘starter pet’ for children old and young, with The Telegraph reporting in 2012 that 1 in 10 Britons now keep fish....

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So you’ve given up – or rather, changed your day job. The choice to become a stay-at-home parent is a difficult one, particularly from the financial point of view. While caring for your child full time can rate 100% for job satisfaction, it tends to be a drain on the finances rather than making gains. That said, starting up a small business from home can be a great way to generate some extra income, with hours that fit around your (and your little one’s) busy schedule....

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