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Feb 24 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on The DIY Essentials Every Father Should Own

image As a father, you need to be ready for every problem in the home. Maybe the kids have been jumping on the bed and broken the slats again! Maybe the lights have fused and you need a quick fix. Perhaps the children’s toy box is overflowing and you need more storage ASAP. Every household should have a few choice DIY essentials that can be brought out quickly. Today, we’ve put together a handy list of everything you need in the home. They’ll help fix just about any problem...

Jan 21 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What To Do When Your Kids Take Up All Your Space

When you first hear the news that you are going to have a baby, the elation takes over your entire life. You can’t possibly know how the baby will take over your life though. Pregnancy is full of twists and turns, worries and forward thinking. You may start to buy things for the baby as your due date approaches. Decorating and furnishing baby’s room is one of the most important things for a pregnant woman during the nesting phase of the pregnancy. This important phase means...

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 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 10 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on What Is That Stink? Common Odors We Suffer At Home

With the festivities of the holiday period well and truly over, everything should be getting back into a routine again. Isn’t it funny how we crave for the holidays, then wish we could just get everything back on track in our usual schedules? What isn’t so funny is when your house still smells of brussels sprouts this far after the holidays! If you are wondering why parts of your house just don’t smell the way they used to, check out what you can do about it here: Pets –...

Dec 30 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Making the Shift to Growing Your Own Produce

Let’s face it; there is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to saving money and maximising your health, it may be wise to grow your own produce. Making the shift from shop bought food to home-grown fruit and vegetables can seem a little scary. But, you don’t need to worry. On the contrary, there are some practical ways that you can make the shift and lessen your dependency on wholesalers. You can make sure that the food that you buy and consume is grown exactly...

Dec 16 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Things To Consider Before You Get A Family Pet

A pet can be a lovely addition to a family home, but you need to make sure that it is the right decision for you and your family. It is so easy to get carried away with seeing a cute puppy and wanting them to live with you. However, whether you go for a dog or another pet they need plenty of attention and looking after. You need to consider everything your pet might need before you get one. That way you know you can give them whatever they need. Flickr Getting To Know Your Pet When...

Dec 12 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Learn How to Play Casino at Home

If you have young children at home, evenings out are no longer something you can always organise easily. But there’s always something different that you can do at home instead of just watching the TV. After all, there are only so many talent shows and celebrity reality shows you can take! Casino classics such as roulette and blackjack are a great example. We’ve all heard of these games, but may not have ever had the time or motivation to go to a land-based casino to try them....

Nov 19 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on The Geeky-but-Cool History of the Bike

OK, so I’m venturing a little outside my typical niche with this article, but that’s only because it involves my third passion (after my kids and cooking): cycling. I’ve loved cycling since I was a kid, be it road cycling or mountain biking, and I find it’s one of my kids’ favourite family activities – and a great way to keep us all fit! ...

Oct 24 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Keep your child safe online with the four Is

With the digital age well and truly upon us, the amount of young children using mobile and internet technology is going up while it seems the age groups are getting smaller. As each day passes, internet security threats are becoming a bigger concern for people from all walks of life, including parents who are concerned for their children’s welfare. When used appropriately, the internet can be a wonderful tool for both communication and education, particularly for children....

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