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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...

May 13 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Bank Holiday DIY: Spruce Up Your Bathroom

Revamping your bathroom doesn’t have to mean gutting it and starting all over again. A Bank Holiday is the perfect time to spruce up your bathroom and give it a refresh. Fortunately, even if you’re on a tight budget there are still many things you can do to rethink your bathroom for the better. Image Source A Simple Refresh Many people have given their bathrooms a whole new lease of life by simply changing the colour scheme. Even changing the bath or basin doesn’t need...

May 12 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on 5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

The thought of living in a more spacious and uncluttered environment is appealing to most of us. So, to make the dream a reality, follow these 5 tips! Be Ruthless If you’re a bit of a hoarder and you find it hard to part with possessions, however unneeded they are, you need to force yourself to be ruthless. It’s not easy, but it needs to be done. View the situation objectively and try to be as rational as possible when you’re having a clear out. It can help to have a...

May 12 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Tips for Tackling Rodents in Your Home

There are all kinds of problems at home that no one wants to deal with. Apart from the ones that involve cleaning up after the kids, there’s also a range of issues from damp to burst pipes. But one of the things no one ever wants to hear they have to tackle is a pest problem. There are so many unwanted creatures that could invade your home, and putting in the effort to get rid of them is annoying. Mice, and sometimes rats, are a particularly frequent visitor for a lot of...

May 05 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What to Think About Before Renting a Property for Your Family

Not sure whether renting is right for your family? It can be a great next step for a lot of families, but it’s not for everyone. Here’s what you should think about before making your decision. What Are the Benefits of Renting for Families? We seem to be focused on home ownership, but, in fact, there are huge benefits attached to renting a home. Firstly, you don’t get tied down to one single property. This means you have the freedom to move about at will, and that’s something...

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...

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