It’s thought that around 175,000 school-age children have a parent deployed away from home as part of their military career. While a lot of kids don’t have two parents living together, the mums left behind still have a lot of work to do in Daddy’s absence. Even as a single mum, Daddy is a huge part of our child’s life. Knowing they’re away doing a life-threatening job can cause lots of worries, stress, and fear. If your child’s father is deployed, you may notice that their mood or behaviour has changed. They may develop...

Anniversaries should be considered special. They get forgotten and postponed often thanks to the hectic lives many of us lead, but they should be prioritised and made time for – a bit like birthdays and Christmas! You should celebrate your love all year round, of course, but this is an excuse to bond and have an extra special time together. Here are some of my favourite ideas to celebrate an anniversary: A Special Night in/Out Arrange a special night in or out and get some quality time together. If you’re staying in, you could...

We all want to keep our loved ones happy and healthy. For many people, their needs come before our own. If this is how you feel, make sure you’re doing everything in this guide to ensure optimal health for them: Cook Nutritious Meals Make sure you cook nutritious meals for the whole family to enjoy together. Don’t be fooled into thinking something is nutritious when it isn’t either. Just because something is labeled low fat, diet, or low calorie does not make it nutritious. Nutritious meals will consist of lots of vegetables, healthy...

If you don’t live near the beach, a coastal holiday in England can make a great day or long weekend out without having to break the bank with flight trips to some exotic, far off country. When the good weather sets in, the beaches of England gain vast popularity for their wide range of different features, subtle sunny climates and colourful carnival atmosphere. ...

Whether you’ve gotten it from a jumble sale, it came with the house or you’ve inherited it from an elderly friend or relative, somehow you’ve gotten your hands on a piece of old, classical furniture that you now need to fit in with the rest of your home. This can become quite challenging, particularly if your home has a specific theme to it but with a number of refurbishment options available for furniture both old and new, you can choose to re-design your old furniture however you like. ...

These days it’s important to take pride in who you are. You need to make sure you look after yourself and your family. Taking care of your health is a huge part of this. Because this is something that affects you all on a daily basis you need to make sure you address this as soon as you can. Make sure you teach your children about the importance of being healthy. Don’t give them a complex, but try to instill good values in them. As their mother, they look to you for advice and influence. So you can show them how vital it is that they...

All mums, no matter how busy we happen to be, can do some car maintenance without having to rely on an expert. This is especially the case with tyres which don’t need a great deal of experience to be looked after. - Checking Tyre Wear Regularly Checking for tears and cracks at the side of a tyre’s rubber compound can be done easily enough without a great deal of effort. When parked, all that is needed is to visually inspect the tyres for cracks or so-called crazing, which looks a bit like crazy paving. If seen, the structural...

Although the Internet is a great place to increase one’s knowledge, it can also be a dangerous place to visit too. The sad truth is that the Web has many dark, seedy areas where children can get taken advantage of. Both by adults and other children too. We often read stories in the media about how predators “groom” potential child victims using the Internet. It’s not a nice thought to think about, and it’s even worse if your child becomes a victim. That’s why it is important to ensure your kids stay safe when they go online....

Many stay at home mummys are always thinking about what they can do to make a little more money. The good news is that there are super smart ways of making a little bit more money right out of the comfort of your home. Here are some options that you choose from. ...

Healthy living is vital nowadays. In fact, whatever your age is it’s important to make sure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you’re parents, you’re responsible for the well-being of your kids. So, it’s your responsibility to make sure you and the kids are living a healthy life. These days that’s often more difficult than it seems to be. Hectic schedules often make it difficult to spend time together. Or even to put in the preparation needed to improve the family’s health. But you need to make time. This is an important...

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