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Jan 30 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How to Plan a Birthday Party without Going Crazy

Most parents want to give their kids the experience of a birthday party with their friends at least once. They might choose to do different things, from sleepovers to ice skating, but whatever happens it requires a certain amount of organization. The whole thing can become a bit overwhelming if it starts to get out of hand, and it’s even more difficult if you’re planning it as a single parent. Many parties are prepared by one parent more than the other. But it’s...

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 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How to help your kids choose the right after school activity
How to help your kids choose the right after school activity

Image courtesy of photostock and freedigitalphotos.net Do your kids love after school activities but constantly hop from one to another? As if getting into this habit isn’t bad enough, there is the expense of the wasted club memberships, uniforms and equipment to consider too. Given that, all being said, an extracurricular activity can work wonders for your kid’s confidence, self-esteem and social skills, however, here are our top tips for helping your kid choose, and stick...

Jan 14 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Buying Gifts For Girls: An Easy Guide For Dads

When it comes to buying presents, every dad worries that he will get it wrong. Sure, it is pretty easy to buy things for your sons. You just have to think back to when you were a kid and remember what you liked. When it comes to your daughters though it can be difficult to find the right gift. You want to get your daughter something she will love, but finding that thing can be a nightmare. Never fear. Here is a simple guide to buying gifts for girls. Image by Emily Stanchfield Think...

Jan 13 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Travelling With Your Kids

If you’re soon to go travelling with your kids, it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. While adults like to be entertained, children need to be entertained. There’s a difference! Children’s needs are very different from an adult’s, and it’s important they are met, especially when taking them to a foreign place. Of course, it may all depend on how old and mature your child is. They each have their own personalities after all. Here’s everything you need to know...

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 11 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Beginner’s Guide To Hosting A Dinner Party

If you love cooking, you probably love entertaining at home more than eating out. Planning and organizing a dinner party can take a lot out of a busy parent, but if you love it, you find a way to do it! In the summer, it is easy. You can fire up the barbecue and people come and go. There is lots of space outside, and you can make the most of the kids keeping each other amused. In the winter, when the weather is too awful to be outside, it is really nice to make the use of a good...

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...

Oct 17 2014
by Johnny B |
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With A Little Help

Like most guys, I look back at my early 20s and realize that the things I took for granted no longer apply. I used to be able to work all day, party all night and still keep trim and look good. But, as the dreaded 30 approached, I discovered without even noticing that I was wearing jeans one size bigger, and found getting up in the morning after a late night that bit harder so, I decided it was time to get in shape and start looking after my body; after all the middle age spread...

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