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,...

May 22 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on With These Simple Ideas You Can Create A Garden Your Kids Will Love

With summer on the way, I have been thinking a lot about how I can get my little ones to spend more time outside. If you are struggling to get your kids to spend time outside, don’t worry you aren’t alone. With hundreds of TV channels to choose from, encouraging your children to spend time outside can be tough. However, according to a friend of mine, the key to getting the kids outside more is giving the garden a revamp. Your yard should be a fun area that your kids are happy...

May 17 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Helping Your Child Deal With Their Mom’s Absence

As a single Dad, I know how tough it can be helping your children to cope with the absence of their mother. Whether that absence is because of divorce, death or military deployment, it’s never easy for kids to adjust. How each child will react to the absence of one of their parents depends on their personality – no two kids behave the same. Of all the single fathers, I have met, one of the most common reasons for being a lone parent is having your spouse called for...

May 15 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on My Top Tips For Your Family Room

I believe every home needs a “family room”. This is the heart of your home; the area that brings the whole family together to chat, to play, to eat or just to enjoy each others company. Your version of the family room might be in the living room, the kitchen or the dining room. But I don’t think it matters where in the home it is. What’s important is that it is a place that you are your children want to spend time together in. There are a few tricks and techniques you...

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