Jan 19 2015
by Johnny B |
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How to help your kids choose the right after school activity

Do your kids love after school activities but constantly hop from one to another? As if getting into this habit isn’t bad enough, there is the expense of the wasted club memberships, uniforms and equipment to consider too. Given that, all being said, an extracurricular activity can work wonders for your kid’s confidence, self-esteem and social skills, however, here are our top tips for helping your kid choose, and stick to, the right activity for them. ...

Jan 15 2015
by Johnny B |
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In the world dominated by technology it even our children’s lives. In days gone by former generations of kids would spend hours playing outside. They would go on bike rides, roam the local woods and play football until it was time to come in for their tea. But all this seems a distant memory today. Image Source These practical elements have all been replaced by technology. Where once children played outside now they sit indoors. Their social lives are dominated by televisions,...

Jan 14 2015
by Johnny B |
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If you have always been a foodie, having kids can really be a culture shock. Suddenly everything needs to be blitzed and mushed, or cut down into tiny sizes. Strong flavors, nuts and seasoning are all out for the first few years too. You probably don’t have the time to prepare the gourmet menus you were used to before the kids. Eventually, though, the kids get bigger, and their tummies can take a greater repertoire of flavors.  Then the real trouble starts! Every texture, sight,...

Jan 14 2015
by Johnny B |
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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 13 2015
by Johnny B |
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If you’re soon to go travelling with your kids, it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. While adults like to be entertained, children need to be entertained. There’s a difference! Children’s needs are very different from an adult’s, and it’s important they are met, especially when taking them to a foreign place. Of course, it may all depend on how old and mature your child is. They each have their own personalities after all. Here’s everything you need to know...

Jan 12 2015
by Johnny B |
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Over the Christmas holidays there are a million and one tasks that need to be done. While you are trying to work your way through your festive “to do” list, your kids are getting more and more hyper as the big day approaches. This stress can be enough to send some parents over the edge. But, there are things you can do to make the holiday season that bit calmer. Why not try involving your kids in a few of your Christmas tasks? Not only will you benefit from an extra pair of...

Jan 11 2015
by Johnny B |
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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 |
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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 –...

Jan 06 2015
by Johnny B |
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Every mother knows that long journeys in the car can be a complete nightmare. If you have one kid, they will spend the whole trip complaining that they are bored. If you have more than one kid then keeping them cooped up together in a small space for hours on end will prove itself to be a recipe for disaster. Well, I’ve learned all of these things the hard way. But that doesn’t mean that you should have to. Here are a few of my top tips for keeping the kids at peace on those...

Dec 30 2014
by Johnny B |
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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...

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