• Family,  Reviews and Collaborations

    Activities That Stop Kids Backsliding Over The Christmas Break

    With the holidays approaching, many parents are making plans for how to entertain the kids. While there will be time for merriment and traditional activities, the break from school is also an excellent time to explore new ideas and learn new things.  As parents know, children are at risk of backsliding over the holidays. Kids can forget what they’ve learned at school during term time and take a couple of weeks to get back up to speed when they go back to school.  The good news, though, is that there’s plenty that you can do to arrest this process and keep their minds active over the winter break. Here are…

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    Preparing For Your First Outing With A Baby

    That first outing with your newborn baby is always a special one, whether it is your first baby or you have a whole brood of them. It is the first time your baby experiences the world outside, and for both of you, it can be quite daunting if you don’t go well prepared. Here, we have put together some tips to help your first outing with your baby a smooth and happy one for both of you. To begin with, we assume you have the perfect pram for your lifestyle. You probably spent a large chunk of your pregnancy asking yourself which egg pram travel system to choose? Now you…

  • Family,  Reviews and Collaborations

    Giving Your Elderly Loved Ones a Helping Hand

    When you lead a busy life with a hectic schedule, it can be pretty easy to end up tied up in your own business. You’ll be focusing on keeping up with work, catching up with friends, hitting the gym and then taking care of the needs of other dependents in your life, like children and pets. But it’s important to remember the elderly individuals in your life on a day to day basis too. Sure, they might not seem like dependents and you may not have to look after them in the same way you would young children or dogs and cats, but they could probably do with a little…

  • Family

    When Back To School Just Brings Worry And Anxiety…

    I’m heavily pregnant, with crippling SPD/PGP and I can’t sleep at night so I’m exhausted. It’s fair to say it’s been a hell of a long summer holiday. I should be jumping for joy that it’s back to school time but I’m not. I honestly feel sick at the thought of it. Physically, I don’t know how I’m going to manage the walk there and back because of the pain in my hips and pelvis, which is a worry, but my concerns are for Molly, not me… She hates school and it fills her with anxiety (I’ve seriously considered homeschooling because of it, but I want to see how she…

  • Baby's (First) Day Out
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    Baby’s (First) Day Out

    For many mums, the days immediately after birth are pretty surreal. As well as recovering from the physical and hormonal trials of delivery, this is an adjustment period to parenthood. That’s why many mums don’t take their babies outside for a fair few weeks. Eventually, though, for your sake and theirs, you’ll need to face your baby’s first trip outside. This is one of those strange newborn experiences that are often harder than you expect. It’s only a case of heading out of the house, after all. How hard can it be? The fact is, though, that leaving the house can be confusing when you haven’t done it in a…

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    Baby on Board? Create a Happy and Healthy Home Environment Today!

    Finding out that you’re having a baby is an exciting, overwhelming and daunting time. If you are a first time mother, you want to do everything in your power to make sure this little bundle of joy has the best welcome into this world. Your goal is to make your home look tidy, calm and inviting for your new family member. Nesting is a huge part of the later stages of pregnancy, so if you haven’t already started, you will soon find out what it feels like! Be Smarter With Space Even though they are teeny weeny when they first enter the world, a baby can take up a lot…

  • How To Make A Family Member's Year
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    How To Make A Family Member’s Year

    It’s very easy to pick out gifts for our friends, our close family members, and those that we speak to most days. But when it comes to finding something for our extended family members, those you are friends with, love, but see slightly less frequently? We can start to become a little dumbfounded. Does that lessen our desire to impress that person, or perhaps make their day? Not at all. Life obligations, scheduling and just worrying can all contribute to making your experience with this person less fruitful than you may want it to be. But how can you make a family member’s year, to make those moments truly matter?…