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Flickr.com The latest statistics published in 2012 indicate that 42% of marriages in the United Kingdom will end in divorce. That’s a pretty damning figure, isn’t it? It’s also indicative of how much grief can be caused when children are involved. Divorce is an upsetting time for everyone involved, but the more you can minimise the effects on your child, the better. While you need to take time to mourn the loss of your marriage, it’s important to have your children’s interests in the forefront of your thinking....

As any divorced parent will know, while there are plenty of benefits of co-parenting, it’s rarely easy. Working with your ex, to ensure that you both have the opportunity to be in your kid’s lives is important. However, it can also be incredibly difficult. Putting aside your own problems to successfully share custody of your children can seem impossible. However, while co-parenting can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it or not, you can develop an amicable relationship with your ex, for the sake of your kids. By...

   It doesn’t matter if you are planning for a night away or a full blown family vacation. Travelling anywhere with your baby requires thorough planning. It can throw some daunting challenges at you. But with some simple organisation and planning beforehand, these can be avoided. Here are some essential tips on how to make any journey with your baby stress-free. One thing we all like to feel when travelling is comfortable. Babies are no exception. Making your baby comfortable and relaxed should be a top priority. Any sign of stress...

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...

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