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 13 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Travelling With Your Kids

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 |
Comments Off on Fun Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Help Out At Christmas

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 |
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 –...

Jan 06 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Keep Your Kids Entertained In The Car With My Top Tips

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 |
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 16 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Reasons Why You Should Give Your Kids Chocolate

There really is no getting away from it. No matter how healthy you want to be you really can’t escape it at this time of the year. All that hard work getting the kids to explore, try and regularly eat healthy foods… And then Christmas comes along. Everything is chocolate. Naughty, delicious, incredible chocolate. And we can’t say no! So instead of banging your head against the wall, embrace it. You can’t beat them, so join them and check out some great tips for great chocolate...

Dec 13 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Had a Bonus At Work? What Should You Spend It On?

Firstly, if you have been given a bonus are work then well done! Being awarded a bonus is a testament to your hard work and how well you are doing within a company. Once you have gotten over the fact that you have been awarded a bonus, you need to start thinking about what you are going to spend it on. Making Life a Little Easier If you find that your wages don’t stretch as far as you would like each month then you could be sensible and put your bonus towards things that...

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