It’s a sad fact of modern life that young children in the 21st century spend much less time outside than in our generation. Recent media reports have illustrated that many modern children only roam within 300 yards of their homes, and as a result could be becoming much less healthy, both physically and mentally. So what can you do to help make sure that you’re child doesn’t become a coach potato? One way is to encourage them to develop a love for sports that will not only keep them fit, but will provide many useful socialising...

It’s not news that stay at home mums are constantly looking for a side venture that they can engage in to earn a little more money. The good news is that there are plenty of smart options out there, most of which allow mums to work from the comfort of their homes. This list by bingo butlers gives you examples of smart money making ideas for mums. ...

Not so many years ago kids would hurry home from school, get into something more comfortable and run back outside for hours and hours or running up and down. Oh how times have changed. Nowadays children are surrounded by TV, gaming consoles, computers and the internet that keep them locked up in a room somewhere for way too many hours. Because of this, kids of today no longer spend time outdoors. Small wonder why child obesity is a very real phenomenon these days. ...

A great home can mean a lot of different things to different people. For families, a perfect home usually means a space that is clean, comfortable and safe. Families also want a home that expresses their personalities and help them relax and create during their time there. Needless to say, achieving all of these things in any family home is not always easy. It can be difficult to work around busy kids and parents desires to build a space that everyone can feel comfortable in, especially in common rooms like the living room. Here is the...

As a dog owner, you have two choices when you go on holiday somewhere. You can have someone look after your pooch while you’re away, such as a friend or a boarding kennel. Or you can take your dog with you! If your destination is somewhere dog-friendly, it makes sense to take your canine companion on your travels. If that’s what you’re planning to do, there are a few things you should bear in mind before you go. Here is what you need to know: Photo via Wikimedia Commons If possible, avoid air travel It’s no secret that some dogs...

For many children, their worst fear is having a mouth full of metal, aka having to wear braces. There are worries about the pain, how the other kids at school will treat them, how they will cope with braces. For many kids, getting braces is a big deal. Picture link As a parent, what worries your child, probably worries you too. So it’s likely that if your child is anxious about getting their new braces, you are also a little worried. But there is no need to be, while painful at first, braces won’t affect your child’s life in a big...

This is perhaps the moment of the year that you all have been eagerly waiting for, which is to have a break from your daily routine. It is time to start looking for the best holiday destination for this summer, where you and your little family can have a memorable vacation. It can get quite tricky when it comes to choosing 1 of the 196 countries in the world that you want to visit. To make things easier for you, we have selected some of the best destinations in the world in a shorter list and one of these places may well be where you will...

Source: Being blessed with children is one of life’s greatest gifts but it does serve up a number of challenges. One of the biggest can be giving them a bedroom that still maintains that sense of pleasure for play, learning, and rest. A child’s bedroom should be his or her own special sanctuary and is a place they should feel safe and happy. These tips should help you create something spectacular for your special little one. Beds The clue is in the title of this one, the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is a bed. It...

When we have children, there’s often a lot that changes in our lives. Some people prepare for it. Others embrace it. For some, it can be difficult not to live for yourself anymore. You have to live for your children. They are the priority. At absolutely all times. You are responsible for them. You must always remember that. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can be a responsible parent. Image credit Keeping A Sleep Schedule Letting your children stay up all night is terrible for them. Even if they aren’t school age yet, not...

As the summer settles in and we look forward to an even hotter year here in the UK, many of us will still be packing our bags, renewing our passports and lining up to board the boats and planes in order to whisk ourselves away to exotic countries afar. The sunny weather in the UK has been improving, although it is still fairly unpredictable so it is likely that we will still get many families holidaying abroad in hotels and holiday homes in order to get to more stable summer climes. ...

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