January 26, 2015

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This is the reason my house is untidy

    Because of this lot. It doesn't matter what I do, it never seems to make any difference whatsover. Housework, that is. And … [Read more...]

Isobel, Anna and Libby try to crochet

How to plan the perfect camping adventure with kids

    Lots of parents rule out the idea of camping with kids because they think these trips will be too much hassle and stress. In … [Read more...]

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Safety First: Family Car Trends For 2015

    When it comes to driving with our family, safety takes first priority, followed by comfort. The safety features of cars … [Read more...]

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And this is why children don’t always do as they’re asked…

  Caitlin demonstrated to the girls how they should hug sideways for a photo 'with your arms out... like this.' So the girls posed for the … [Read more...]

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Media Request: New TV Show About Bullying

    ARE YOU CURRENTLY BEING BADLY BULLIED? OR PERHAPS IT’S YOUR CHILD BEING BULLIED?   We would like speak to … [Read more...]

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Isobel, Anna and Libby try to crochet

This is the reason my house is untidy

    Because of this lot. It doesn't matter what I do, it never seems to make any difference whatsover. Housework, that is. And it's so embarrassing. I hate it. I hate the … [Read More...]

Family camping in the park

How to plan the perfect camping adventure with kids

    Lots of parents rule out the idea of camping with kids because they think these trips will be too much hassle and stress. In fact, with a little careful planning, such outdoor … [Read More...]

Steering hand

Safety First: Family Car Trends For 2015

    When it comes to driving with our family, safety takes first priority, followed by comfort. The safety features of cars intended for family use should be designed for … [Read More...]

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And this is why children don’t always do as they’re asked…

  Caitlin demonstrated to the girls how they should hug sideways for a photo 'with your arms out... like this.' So the girls posed for the photo - with their arms out... like … [Read More...]

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Media Request: New TV Show About Bullying

    ARE YOU CURRENTLY BEING BADLY BULLIED? OR PERHAPS IT’S YOUR CHILD BEING BULLIED?   We would like speak to teenagers aged between 12 -18 to try to HELP! If you … [Read More...]

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Top Tips For Planning A Family Get Together

    Having a large family is a fantastic thing, but sometimes it can also be hard to plan simple things such as Christmas and parties. Forward thought and having a robust plan is the key … [Read More...]

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How The Family Stays Strong Through A Separation

    Unfortunately, up to 42% of marriages in the UK end in separation. But that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t maintain a strong and happy family. As parents, if you are … [Read More...]

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8 Steps To A Happy Family

      Your family is the cornerstone of your life. You don’t get to choose them, but they will always be there for you. Whatever your personality or life direction, you … [Read More...]

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Preserving memories with MAGIX Photo Story 2015 Deluxe

  MAGIX have yet another amazing program that we love. After trying out their movie editing and music making software, we thought we’d give the Photo Story 2015 Deluxe a go and it turns out, … [Read More...]

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Review: Monster Knits for Little Monsters

  Britain is known for its appalling weather. It’s almost always  raining, about to rain, or so cold you expect it to rain. Winter is even worse, of course, because on top of the typical … [Read More...]

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Wake me when spring comes

  We don't get along very well, winter and I. I completely dislike this season of the year, with its bare and barren nature. I harbour utter resentment for the absence of sunshine and … [Read More...]

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Date night for parents – how to get away from the kids for the evening

    Having a large family can be a marvellous privilege, but even the most doting parents need the occasional night off from the kids - a chance to reconnect with each other and … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

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Easy Christmas Baking Recipes For Kids

    Christmas is about baked goodies. There is Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, muffins, gingerbread, and more. Use the holiday season to create some special memories with the children. There are so many Christmas baking recipes for kids, but these three recipes from the National Trust are sure to bring a smile to their faces. […]

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Bread and Butter Pudding

    Colder months call for hot, straight-from-the-oven puddings and this recipe from Sunrise Care is not only delicious, but quick and easy to prepare too! This recipe serves four but if you have a larger family you might need to multiply it. We tripled ours!   Bread and Butter Pudding   Ingredients: 6 slices […]

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Mama’s Lasagne

  Mama’s Lasagne is a recipe fresh from the oven at Ben’s Beginners, the new YouTube cooking channel aimed at encouraging kids to get into the kitchen. Find out more about Ben’s Beginners here.   Mama’s Lasagne Serves 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 1hr 45 mins     YOU WILL NEED…   For the Bolognese […]

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The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet ricotta based filling. Originally from Sicily, the dessert is a favourite in Italy and is 100% calorie free*. I have no idea why we can’t buy them readily here in the UK but, […]

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In Money:

How to Find Voucher and Bonus Codes

  Looking for a great deal? The internet is the first place you should turn to for savings–in fact, if you’re paying full retail price, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s how you can get started on your quest towards the perfect price, whether you have a specific product in mind or just love shopping in general. […]

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Time to get the family finances in order

    At this time of year thoughts are turning to Christmas. Presents, food, trees, it’s an expensive time of year. But rather than waiting to put family finances in order in January, why not do it now?  There are lots of simple ways to save that can help take the sting out of what […]

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Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar powered and if I had my way, I would hibernate through the coldest months of the year. As […]

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How to Make Big Energy Savings

    If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, fear not, as there’s plenty that can be done to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your outgoings. Simple changes can make a big difference and with the energysavingtrust.co.uk leading the Big Energy Saving Week from 20-24th October 2014, now’s the perfect time to think […]

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In Travel:

Winter Landscape on Big Mountain in Montana

Skiing at Christmas

    If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, don’t hold out for snow at home. The best you can hope for is probably somewhere between ‘muddy brown’ and ‘old sock grey’. Instead, why not head for the dazzling sunshine and soft, powdery slopes of a ski-resort? The beauty of choosing to align your ski […]

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Best Holiday Destinations in Europe for Children

    Regular readers will know that we are huge advocates for travelling with children. Giving kids the opportunity to experience different cultures, foods and places in general within new countries opens them up to a wealth of new knowledge – the main beauty being that they don’t even realise that they’re learning because they’re […]

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5 Winter Holiday Destinations Your Family Will Remember Forever

    Summer may be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean that the holiday season is over. Whether you didn’t manage to get away this summer or if you simply feel like kicking up your heels and heading off to pastures new as the seasons change, here are some great ideas for family […]

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

How to Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Its visitors include everyone from arts and culture lovers to families and those looking for a party. Food, music, art and history are all abundant in this vibrant Spanish city. Famous for Gaudi’s architecture and the city’s football team, Barcelona is a city not to […]

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In Home & Garden:

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How To Create A Child Friendly Bathroom

    When you have small children, your world revolves around them. Every part of your house and car must be child friendly. That means taking a long, hard look at every aspect of your lifestyle. Things you never thought were dangerous suddenly become hazards. Nowhere is this more apt that in the bathroom. There […]

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3 Awesome Tips to Modernise Your Flat or Apartment

      Is your flat or apartment looking a little run down? Do you feel like it seems a bit too old fashioned? Maybe you’d like to change all of that. You might feel it’s time for a more contemporary look or just fancy a change. No matter how new your home is you […]

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How to arrange living room furniture

  The living room can be justly considered the ‘face’ of your home, which is why designing it carefully is an important and complex task. Of course, it would hardly be possible to come up with fixed design patterns or universal tips on how to arrange living room furniture; yet, based on the total space […]

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Garden Storage Solutions: Which Shed is Right for You?

    It is time to pack away the gardening tools and children’s toys for the winter but somehow storage never seems to be enough. Want to know how to find the right storage solutions for you? This infographic can help:   Site Policy Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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The Latest Reviews:

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Review: CrazyTalk7 PRO

  Animation is a wonderful thing. Our children love it, whether that’s watching it, or animating objects themselves. There may be a lot of programs on the market to help you take the first steps in animation, but our favourite so far has to be CrazyTalk7 PRO. Animating with this program is entertaining, and easier […]

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Preserving memories with MAGIX Photo Story 2015 Deluxe

  MAGIX have yet another amazing program that we love. After trying out their movie editing and music making software, we thought we’d give the Photo Story 2015 Deluxe a go and it turns out, it’s just as impressive! With all our birthdays, holidays, Christmas, and other events, we had accumulated a large number of […]

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