For children, Christmas can be one of the most magical times of the year, full of love, hope and imagination. But, for some parents, Christmas can be a worrying time. With presents and food to pay for and visiting relatives to keep occupied, the cost of a family Christmas can be rather high.   (Photo source) Although it is hard to take all the stress away from Christmas, planning a budget for your celebrations may help to relieve some of the stress. For some helpful tips on how you can cut the cost of Christmas, have a read of this.   Food...

There are so many things to remember when it come to prenatal health care, not to mention things to get ready for when the baby does arrives. Don’t let yourself get stressed. Focus on the key aspects of good health during pregnancy and ensure both you and your baby are healthy by the end of it, everything else is inconsequential. Image Source: TipTimeAdmin Nutritional Supplements You may be eating for two but the second person is pretty small at the moment, now is not the time to go on a nine-month binge. Your body only requires an extra...

The Christmas holidays can be something of an expensive time. But, there are some cheap and fun things that you can do with your brood to keep them entertained. There are some great things to do this festive period that all of the family will love. Visit a Theme Park Let’s face it, we all love theme parks. But, if you want to keep your Christmas outings cheap and cheerful, you need to head to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The wristband is only £17.99 per person, and there are family tickets available too. It’s the UK’s most famous theme...

It’s so damaging for women, seeing celebrities three weeks after giving birth looking much the same as they did ten months ago. How is that fair? While our tummies are wobbling around and our boobs are three sizes bigger (at least!) than they ever were before, these effortlessly elegant women are parading around in body-con dresses. Of course, they can afford nannies and personal trainers, dietitians and chefs to achieve quick results. We can accept that. Besides, for the first few months we’d just quite like to enjoy our babies thank...

So much emphasis these days is placed on the importance of value. Opening any magazine or website, you’ll be crowded by articles on how to make your money go further. And of course this is hugely important, especially when so many of us are working on a budget. Food, bills and travel are all rising in cost every year, and wages are rarely rising in line with inflation. It can sometimes seem like the odds are stacked against us. But it can also make sense to spend a bit more. A quality product will sometimes outlast its cheap counterpart...

There can be many reasons why you may want to begin a personal fundraising project. Some reasons can be heartbreaking; such as taking a sick child visit on holiday, or perhaps even buying vital (but expensive) medical equipment for them. Or, you may be trying to help a neighbour who has been made homeless by a natural disaster. Whatever your reasons, fundraising can be a challenge, particularly in tough economic times. These days, there lots of online fundraising sites that can host your appeal, but how do you get your page to stand out?...

Image obtained from Flickr.com Most parents think play dates are a challenge. Entertaining an orchestra of whining children can be trying for even the mildest mannered of Mums and Dads. However, play dates are a great way to develop your children’s communication skills and help teach the importance of sharing and kindness towards others. Organising a play date for your children and their friends does not have to be as stressful as you may think. Follow these tips for hosting the perfect play date and you might just have as much fun...

(Credit: Sam Agnew) When you are planning your child’s birthday party, there can be a lot to think about. With so much to consider, from the theme of the party to whom you will invite, it is important to make time for plenty of planning. To make sure that the party is perfect, begin planning well in advance. This will give you more than enough time to get everything you will need, from decorations and party favours to a suitable food menu and game ideas. One of the most popular party themes for girls between the ages of 3 and 8, is a...

Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, you’ll run into the dreaded boredom of a child at some point or other. No matter what toys they’re playing with or what movie you’ve put on for them; there are times when children just aren’t having fun. Trying to cook dinner or meet deadlines is almost impossible when you have a little somebody on your case complaining that he/she is bored. It’s not always easy to keep the kids entertained at home, but this article is going to shed some light on what you can do to combat boredom...

Finding out that your child has eczema isn’t an easy thing to deal with. Depending on the severity of their condition, it could mean daily care to keep their skin as healthy as possible. Although it worries you and can be emotionally trying, you mostly just want to do as much as possible to help your child keep their skin condition under control. Sometimes, their doctor might prescribe something for them. But often eczema treatment involves lots of home remedies and over-the-counter medicines. If you’re at a loss about where...

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