Jun 18 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Dads Need Time Off Too!

As a father, I do not have as much time to myself as when I was a young man bursting with too much youth and even more testosterone. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a dad, and when my life with my family finally started, I was pretty much satisfied- however, I do need some play time in order to work off the stress and make sure that my attitude as positive as possible with my family. ...

Jun 18 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What to Do When Your Child’s Bedroom is Overflowing with Toys

Anyone who has children knows how hard it can be to find the storage space to house all their hundreds and thousands (or so it seems) toys. Here’s how to solve the issue. Have a Clear Out Children can be pretty stubborn when it comes to clinging on to their old toys. But as they get older, they grow out of certain toys and have no use for them anymore. Talk to your child and persuade them to get rid of the ones they don’t use anymore. This’ll free up a lot of space in the...

Jun 11 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What Fuels The DIY Habit

As far as hobbies go, DIY is a pretty constructive one. Now DIY is a very broad term. It can range from light construction all the way to fixing your car. All so long as you do it yourself! Why do people do it themselves? For the satisfaction of being capable enough to complete the task, and to save having to call someone else out to do it for them. Image credit What keeps people interested in DIY though? Why has it become a phenomenon? Are people trying to prove themselves,...

May 28 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Creating A Beautiful Garden For The Whole Family

When thinking of the perfect garden for your family, if your first thought was ‘huge trampoline on the lawn’ then you might need a little help in the design stakes. There is nothing with a trampoline, they can be a lot of fun for everyone but not if they take up all of the available space in your garden. A family garden is a bit like a single parent: it has to wear a great many hats and be everything to everyone. It sounds like an impossible task but it can be done, and everyone...

May 28 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Six Handy Numbers For Every Home

picture source If you are popular then you might not think there are essential phone numbers out there that you don’t have. No, not that attractive girl you spotted for the first time in the pub. These phone numbers are more important; they are the numbers which can get you out of any pickle. Everyone has been there. You somehow get yourself into a situation that you can’t get out of, and end up spending the rest of the day in a mood because it has been ruined. It isn’t...

May 28 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Get Creative: Ten Ways To Improve Your Home Security

image credit: Dailymail Securing your home is a big deal. Your home should be the safest place you know, and you should never feel vulnerable there. More importantly, you don’t want to put your family at risk. As a result, you need invest in home security to make sure your house is like a castle – impenetrable. Securing your home is expensive if you want the best equipment, and who wouldn’t when it comes to the safety of you and your loved ones? However, there are ways...

May 27 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Tips To Lighten Up The Family Room

They say that the family room is the heart and soul of any home, so why not make the most of the space by making it as light and airy as you can. There are lots of ways that you make the room brighter, and cheerier and we share some of them here with you. Paint your ceiling a bright colour Have you ever noticed how much bigger the sky seems when it is a bright and sunny day? You can achieve a similar effect by painting your ceiling a bright colour, or even white. As well as helping...

May 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Make the Most out of an Old Shed

You probably have one somewhere in your garden filled with objects you have no room in the house for. We would imagine you ignore it as much as you can and try to pretend it is not even there. It may now be a safety accident waiting to happen because you have not kept it maintained. What you do not realise is that old, decrepit looking building is the place where dreams can come true. If you do not believe this just check out some of the ideas, we have come up with. Strike, perfect...

May 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Tips for a Stress Free House Move

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime; closely behind getting a divorce. The larger your family, the more stressful it is too. How is it some people can look so cool, calm and collected when they move home? I thought I’d do some digging and find the best tips for a stress free house move. Photo by wetwebwork Checklists Galore Honestly, if you want your move to be as stress-free as possible, then I’d recommend making lists. Lots of them....

May 24 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Improve the Sense of Community in Your Neighbourhood for a Better Family Environment

Older generations often complain that we no longer have the sense of community that existed a few decades ago. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean that people don’t want to feel that they have a neighbourhood community. Families with children especially often want to feel like they can get on with their neighbours. And they want to be able to work together to improve their local environment. If you want to foster a greater sense of community in your neighbourhood,...

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