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Jan 27 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on New Year Fun for Single Dads

With the festivities over for another year and the kids back to school, we’re all feeling a little worn out from the hordes of friend and family visits. Unfortunately for the single pap however, the kids’ energy doesn’t stop when the Quality Streets are put away, and boredom can quickly set in, particularly at the weekends now they’re back to school. So how do you keep little ones entertained without the help of the good old British summer? And what can...

Jan 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Calm Parents, Happy Kids: How to Become a Stress-Free Parent

Becoming a stress-free parent is not an unattainable dream. Sure, kids can get to you. They don’t listen. They leave messes everywhere. They refuse to eat their greens. The school playground becomes the ultimate battlefield, where parents and children test their wits. But, the cuddles, the “I love you” and the pride that you feel, as a parent, overshadows all of this. Work, chores, being a parent and finding the time to still be your person can be stressful. It’s okay...

Jan 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Dogs and Young Kids: Managing A Good Relationship

A child’s relationship with the family dog can be one of their most cherished. However, when you first introduce them to each other, you can’t always presume that they will instantly hit it off. There may be a few teething problems which will require careful management. Even if they do become instant friends, there are still things parents should do to ensure the relationship is safe. This post aims to assist parents in preparing for and maintaining a good relationship between...

Jan 12 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Fun Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Help Out At Christmas

Over the Christmas holidays there are a million and one tasks that need to be done. While you are trying to work your way through your festive “to do” list, your kids are getting more and more hyper as the big day approaches. This stress can be enough to send some parents over the edge. But, there are things you can do to make the holiday season that bit calmer. Why not try involving your kids in a few of your Christmas tasks? Not only will you benefit from an extra pair of...

Jan 06 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Keep Your Kids Entertained In The Car With My Top Tips

Every mother knows that long journeys in the car can be a complete nightmare. If you have one kid, they will spend the whole trip complaining that they are bored. If you have more than one kid then keeping them cooped up together in a small space for hours on end will prove itself to be a recipe for disaster. Well, I’ve learned all of these things the hard way. But that doesn’t mean that you should have to. Here are a few of my top tips for keeping the kids at peace on those...

Dec 12 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Tips For Creating A Family Friendly Home

(Photo credit) It is important to make sure that your children have places in your home that are just for them. Areas where they can play, relax and just chill out. For some fantastic ideas for making your home more child-friendly, have a read of our tips below: Playroom Whilst your children have their bedrooms, it is also nice for them to have an area in the main house to play in freely. Creating a playroom is the perfect way to give them this space. If you have a spare room,...

Dec 05 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How can Single Dads get back into the Dating World?

For single dads, getting back into the dating scene can be quite a challenge. Raising kids is a tough job, and between work and home life, it can seem like there really isn’t a place for romance. Keep trying, however, as the payoff is worth it. Getting back out there For men who have suffered the breakdown of a long-term relationship, it can be a huge knock to their confidence, and getting back out there into the dating world can appear daunting or even demoralizing. It’s...

Dec 04 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on DIY ideas to make the kitchen child friendly

When I became a parent for the first time, I suddenly realized just how many potential dangers the home presented to a helpless little baby, and even more to an inquisitive toddler. As much of my time was spent in the kitchen, it seemed natural to ensure that my kitchen was as child friendly as possible. ...

Sep 24 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on The Beauty of Thai Food Markets

This summer we took a bit of a risk with our family holiday and headed away from the typical Lanzarote, Tenerife, Turkey holidays a lot of families opt for, and headed on the road less travelled to…Thailand! Adventure, elephants, diving and jungles awaited, and we have literally the best time so far in our lives (to date, anyway). And so, shamefully neglecting the plethora of wonders this stunningly beautiful country has to offer, I couldn’t resist putting this article...

Sep 19 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How to get Your Kids to Eat 5-a-Day

Kids can create a lot of stress. Fact. It starts when they’re born and they’re keeping you up all night. It continues when their poo comes out green, they put EVERYTHING straight into their mouths and they seem to pick up every cough and sniffle anyone within a 10 mile radius of your home has had. Then they start to walk and they become fascinated with plug sockets, the fireplace, cupboards, hot cups of tea, the letterbox, the stairs – basically anything and...

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