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Do you remember your first big themed party as a child? Dressing up to look the part, greeting all your friends at the door kitted out in their costumes? Checking out the goody bags, the themed cake, and the piñata that was designed specifically for your party? In some cases it can be a real shame that these sorts of parties are only widely accepted when you are throwing them for children, when in reality the urge to have themed parties can continue well into your 20s and 30s and sometimes even 40s, 50s and 60s! ...

So you’ve been invited to a party; it is pretty last minute and you’ve just gotten wind that it is a costume party. However there are some old friends going that you haven’t seen for years so it would be a great opportunity to catch up. Should you go but just not dress up? While that is an option people can sometimes feel left out if they don’t have a costume during a costume party, and unfortunately not much can be done to help that issue once you are at the party. ...

Moving to a new country is always a daunting prospect, so it’s important to have a thorough understanding of all the basic hints and tips you’ll need when starting a new life abroad. When it comes to moving to Spain, there are a number of specific details you’ll need to take on board so that your transition runs smoothly and you can settle in without any problems. Here are some of the things you need to consider prior to boarding the flight your new destination. ...

If your husband has a job that requires him to work away from home a lot – maybe five days a week, it can be hard to cope. This is especially true when you have young children to look after, as flying solo is never easy. Admittedly, it can take a bit of getting used to, but once you have got into a routine, you will find it much easier to cope. The key to dealing with being a ‘single’ mum is finding simple ways to make life less stressful. Link for photo To help make life with a partner who works away a little easier, here are...

We all know at least one mom who looks great, manages to do everything, their house looks perfect, and her kids are polite and do not make mess in public. Recently, we have talked to a bunch of moms like that and they shared their secrets with us – how they manage to achieve everything: to look great and have perfect families. So keep reading and learn the tricks of the ‘trade’ from the best, stunning moms in the world. Kids and upbringing Starting from their most important role – motherhood, here is what moms shared with us. First...

On April 5th 2015 a new law came into force detailing how employees can use shared parental leave and split the time caring for a child between both partners. Citrix GoToMeeting have created an infographic explaining this new law. ...

There are lots of parenting tasks that require hard work; it comes as part of the package. But, there are three things that are spoken about in whispers. The three toughest tasks for every parent, bath time, bedtime and school time. These three things are a real test of our patience. However, with the help of a few tips, they can be a lot easier. (Image Link: https://goo.gl/Mngm3u) Bath Time I can’t tell you the amount of hours I’ve spent trying to get my kids to have a bath. For some strange reason, they always try to resist. I’ve...

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...

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. ...

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...

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