When you have a family, that means that you’re no longer just responsible for yourself when it comes to finances. And that means that when there’s some type of family emergency, you have to put yourself in the driver’s seat when it comes to making sure you have enough money to cover whatever occurs. ...

Many people have an affinity for history, especially when it involves their own family. For many years, family stories were shared through the passage of oral histories, photos and mementos, but the digital age has produced a wealth of genealogical information and expanded the opportunity for individuals to learn more about their family history in a way that is engaging and fun. More and more people are beginning to explore their ancestral heritage for a variety of reasons, but sometimes hiring a genealogist can confer a wealth of benefits....

When it comes to your kids, you can’t be too careful about basic health checkups. And this doesn’t mean that you have to be one of the newly-infamous helicopter parents when it comes to keeping your kids away from activities where they might get hurt. It just means that you should definitely do regular check ups as part of a normal parental routine. ...

Summer holidays are probably the best time when mums can have some free time while the kids are at the holiday camp at the other end of the country or staying at their grandparents place. This means that there are no kids to drop and pick from school, no homework to check, no babysitters to call, and no one screaming ‘mummy’ the entire day. One thing is for sure, there’s a lot of free time for mums to have fun for once, by lounging on a sunbed and playing their favourite games. ...

Will you be wearing a bum bag this summer? If you want to keep up with the latest trends, then apparently you should be! ...

Every mom has the safety of her child as a high priority on her mind. And though there are a lot of physical safety concerns, one of the more controllable things to deal with comes in terms of food health. This means having a practical understanding of what your child is eating, and where, and being able to alter it effectively when some nutritional need has a requirement to change. ...

Especially as your kids get older, their bedrooms are going to be a more important part of their lives and daily routines, and also end up being safe zones and places to learn how to pick up after themselves. So, decisions about how to set them up and decorate them are singularly important. ...

When you sit down to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol, no matter what age they are, you want to make sure that you are doing more than just saying, “Don’t take drugs or drink while you’re under age.” You need to explain to them what it is about these drugs that is going to harm them. ...

Your yard, all year round, is an oasis for your whole family. It can offer a place to sunbathe, a place to relax, a place to build snowmen, and so much more. But that means that it needs some work done to it occasionally, like mowing and landscaping. ...

It’s become increasingly common for adult children to take on the care of elderly parents while raising young children themselves, which can add up to a lot of stress and responsibility. Known as the Sandwich Generation, this category of adults may find themselves stretched beyond their limits, but unsure where to turn. There needs to be a way to relieve the stress. ...

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