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Apr 20 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Creating A Games Room For Your Kids? Check Out These Inspirational Ideas!

Have you got a spare room in your home? Chances are you’ve been thinking about what to do with it.The obvious choice would be to set it up as a spare bedroom for when guests stay over. But, if you’ve already got such a room set up, it makes sense to repurpose the unused room for something else. Those of you with children might be thinking of turning it into a games room for your kids. If that’s what you’re planning to do, it’s likely you might need some inspiration....

Mar 31 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on DIY Dad! How To Be A Handyman In Your Own Home

source I’m a big fan of DIY. I love getting stuck into a big project or fixing a problem in the house. It feels good and saves money, win-win! Some of my earliest memories of my father are him with a hammer in his hand, fixing something-or-other. Now that I have kids of my own, I like to think they see me in the same way. (Don’t tell them I’m making it up as I go along!) Lots of other Dads have asked me about my DIY tips and tricks. So I thought I’d write it up into a...

Mar 24 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How To Create The Perfect Child-Friendly Garden

When you have children, a garden is not just a garden. It’s also a spaceship, or it’s the moon, or a pirate ship! Children have the most fantastic imagination and your garden can help develop that. The trick with enticing the kids out into the garden is creating a space that’s more exciting than the TV. The garden is a healthier and better environment for learning. Many parents don’t use this simple outside space to help their children grow and develop. Your garden is...

Mar 23 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on A Parents Guide to Discussing Safety With Your Kids

As parents, we want to keep our kids safe. There is so much to discuss when it comes to matters of safety. With the internet and personal safety being more important than ever, it’s time to have those difficult discussions with the kids. Sure, it can be tough to mention the perils of adult life to children. They are innocent in their world view and rarely see the bad in people. This can make for an awkward discussion. But, it a subject that needs to be talked about nonetheless. It’s...

Mar 05 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How to Get the Perfect Kid’s Bed

Image Source Kids can be surprisingly difficult customers to satisfy. They want a cool bed, but they don’t always know what that involves. They don’t usually understand the concept of a budget either! There are ways to satisfy them if you combine fun and creativity with utilitarian practicality though. The key is getting that balance right. If you get your heads together, it’s not too difficult to come up without great ideas that won’t break the bank. These tips should...

Mar 03 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How To Get Your Child To Sleep In Their Own Bed

Does one of your children wander into your bed each night? Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep because your bed is too full? Don’t worry, we are here to help. Many children go through stages of waking up each night and climbing into their parents bed. And, while once or twice isn’t really a problem, when it’s happening every night it can leave you feeling exhausted and seriously sleep-deprived. (Photo source) To help you get your little ones to stay put in...

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....

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