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Mar 02 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Simple Ways to Create the Perfect Study Space in Your Home

All children need a place to do their homework. So, creating the ultimate study space is something that many parents want to do. After all, your kids need to have a space to relax. But, they also need a confined space in which they can complete their school work, and their home work related tasks. The family home can be a noisy, bustling environment. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But, if your little bookworm needs to get their head down, they can find themselves distracted...

Feb 27 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Gardening and Kids: Fun Ways to Get Your Children Outside

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...

Feb 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on “Fish Are Friends, Not Food”: Petkeeping Ideas for Parents
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CC image credit to rick 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...

Feb 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on When You’ve Given Up Your Day Job: Income Boosts for Stay At Home Parents
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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....

Feb 09 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on 4 Popular Gifts People Give At Baby Showers

While the trend leans towards giving money at the current time, most people will still prefer some lovely gifts when celebrating their pregnancy. With that in mind, we’ve taken the time to list four of the most popular items given to mothers-to-be at their baby showers. After reading through the products below, you should take a moment to check out the infographic. Baby showers can be very exciting for parents-to-be who are thrilled to have conceived a child. Personalised items You...

Jan 28 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Ultimate Guide To Christening Your New Baby

When a new baby is born, all your friends and family can’t wait to come and see the little one. It is an exciting and overwhelming time for all. There are plenty of members of the family, however, who live too far away just to drop in and see the baby. You may start to receive baby hampers and gifts to help you get started with looking after the baby. As a way to thank all the people sending the gifts and to officially welcome baby into the world, you may want to think about...

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...

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