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. ...

I remember experiencing some mixed feelings which came with some deep introspection when it hit me that I was bang in the middle of that age when all my friends, colleagues and closest cousins were all going through some significant changes in their lives. These changes came with some mega responsibilities, the biggest of which was perhaps suddenly being entirely responsible for another life. Becoming a parent does indeed instil in one a whole new way of looking at life and while the world suddenly seems to be a more dangerous place to...

The idea of building a family, of putting down roots and creating a safe place for you and your offspring, is built into us as a survival instinct. Interestingly, in modern times, with so many people in the world, and so many choices when it comes to living environment, we have to fight against our survival instinct – in order to survive! And a big part of that equation is cost. ...

A divorce is hard on every member of a family, regardless of how involved they are in the reasoning behind the divorce. Especially when children are involved, handling the proceedings of a divorce can be challenging. There can be a lot of confusion, anger, hurt feelings and loss. However, there are things you can do to make this tumultuous time easier on your kids as well as yourself. So to help each member of your family get through this upheaval of a life event, here are three tips that will make your divorce easier on your children....

No matter how much you try to protect your kids from anything bad ever happening to them, the fact of the matter is its impossible to keep every harmful thing away, especially when it comes to illness. With such tiny immune systems, its only natural and normal for them to experience sickness in one form or another from all those big, bad germs out there. However, taking care of a sick child, especially one thats too small to talk to you and express what theyre feeling, can leave you feeling helpless as a parent. So to try to give you a...

If youve already furnished your house with appliances, upholstery, furniture and other household goods for the long term, youll perhaps have to live with your current setup for quite some time to come. Be that as it may, chances are your household goods and the way in which theyre arranged wont remain exactly the same forever. Some of these are replaced, repositioned and perhaps even become obsolete, but if you are still in the buying phase or indeed if your household goods buying phase is a gradual and calculated one, the manner in which...

When it comes to mixing alcohol and teenagers, there are a whole lot of easy problems and a whole lot of difficult solutions. And because of that, it’s important to try to avoid the issue in the first place, but also not to be judgmental if it happens, and focus on making things better than rather that using negative reinforcement or punishment. ...

In preparation for motherhood, you probably read a lot of books, went to various classes, and talked to experts. None of this, however, would have prepared you to deal with your post-baby body. For the first few weeks, you are going to be quite busy with taking care of your newborn. You may soon begin to realize just how your body has changed. ...

To be honest, most people would love to take their family on vacations. The reality of the matter is that it doesn’t always fit into finances or current life situations. Vacation takes a lot of money. There are definitely ways to make it cheaper, but that takes a lot of research and time to find and single out these tricks of vacationing on a dime. ...

There’s no doubt about it, having children forces us parents to take a whole new perspective on what our priorities are and looking after a growing child definitely sits right at the top of the pile. In between all the running around trying to make sure your little ones don’t kill themselves as well as working to put food on the table (if you’re a career woman as well), one of the areas of a new mum’s life which tends to take a back seat is their view on fashion. Well perhaps the views themselves don’t change, but the new mum’s...

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