Link to image You’ve tried before to quit smoking, but just never quite managed it. If you’ve been smoking for many years, it may feel like kicking the addiction is nigh impossible. When you’re trying for a baby, though, smoking can make conceiving difficult. In women, smoking kills the amount of eggs in the womb. That means that the more a woman smokes, the less likely she is to get pregnant. Because smoking can damage your chances of having a baby, it is vital that you stop as soon as possible. There are a few easy...

Buying pets for your children can be a great way to teach them the skill of being responsible. You may want to buy your children some pets, yet you might not know which pets are best. If that is the case, you need not worry, as there are some tried and tested options that you can go for when choosing a new pet for your children. Tropical or Coldwater Fish Source One of the options open to you, is the option of buying fish. You can either choose to buy tropical fish or cold water fish. Cold water fish tend to include fish such as goldfish....

Children are only once so you have one shot to get it right. Most parents look back upon their child’s formative years and wish that they had done things a little differently. The secret to bonding with a child and giving them a good start in life is to spend time with them. What you do during that time isn’t crucial; the act of engaging with them and giving them your undivided attention is what matters. Yes, it is difficult to motivate yourself when you are exhausted, but those are the times you regret if you don’t. Steven Depolo If...

(image taken from Flickr) Buying a gift for a child is by no means an easy task – especially if it’s a surprise. Most kids will humour you and tell you the present is great, before slowly discarding it into the bottom of their toy box. So, to put your mind at ease, here is a roundup of some of the best gift ideas for children! Collectables. Children love collecting things they are interested in. Whether it’s football memorabilia or toy cars and trucks. Charlie Bears are among the latest craze with children; they are charming,...

image taken from Flickr Kids love dressing up as their favourite superhero or fictional character, so to actually have a valid reason to do so at a party is paradise for them. If you’re thinking about making your child’s next party fancy dress themed, the possibilities are seemingly endless. So to help you out, we’ve narrowed it down to eight fantastic tips. 1 – Decide on what sort of fancy dress party it is The first thing you need to decide when thinking about hosting a fancy dress party is whether you are going to have...

Being a good parent takes a great deal of work and dedication to those little ones in your family who are always seeking your attention.  Spending quality time with them is beneficial to both you and them as they grow and mature into successful adults.  By working with them on projects and activities when they are small you are laying the groundwork for them to approach you with their problems and worries when they get older.  Not every day with your children will be perfect but let’s take a look at how to make the most of the quality...

FIRST CHRISTMAS The first Christmas for your baby is exciting for both the parent and the child. It involves many nights out, traveling, late nights, meeting friends and relatives and generally stepping out of the normal family routines.  It also means disruptions to the baby’s schedule and may cause babies to cry. If the baby is too young, avoid overstimulation and too much social exposure. FIRST BIRTHDAY Your baby’s first birthday marks a significant moment in both your life as a parent and the baby’s. It is a year full of challenges...

I’ve keep this under wraps as I didn’t want to jinx it, but we’re moving into our first house this weekend! ...

If you’re thinking of teaching your child to drive, you’ve probably already realised that it won’t be easy. You need to make sure that before beginning lessons with you, your child is familiar with the rules of the road and that you’re comfortable in a car with them – it’ll be your responsibility if things go wrong! Ideally, you’ll have a lot of patience too as there will definitely be some mistakes. Still want to teach your child to drive? Here’s the best way to do it:   Image taken from Flickr   Start in...

I’ve not posted about it on here yet, as I didn’t want to jinx anything; but me and Matt are buying our first house at the end of the month! It’s taken a while to go through, but we’re getting there and now we are working our way through a huge list of things we need to buy for the big move. ...

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