November 27, 2014

Featured posts:

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 … [Read more...]

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3 Amazing Benefits of Eating a ‘High-Raw’ Diet

    It is said that eating a 'high-raw' plant-based diet has many benefits and can improve your life on almost every possible level. … [Read more...]

Variety of Fresh Vegetables

Farewell Old Friend- Why it is Time you Replaced your Boiler Programmer

    If you want to save energy on your heating bill, you might decide to buy a new energy efficient boiler. However, although this … [Read more...]

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Win a HomeHalo System worth £129

    Larger Family Life have teamed up with HomeHalo to give away one HomeHalo system to a lucky winner. However, you will not … [Read more...]

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Making the Internet Safer With HomeHalo

    Founded by parent Chris Gray, HomeHalo is the brand new device that allows families to use their internet wisely. The system … [Read more...]

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A little of the latest:

tourist near the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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 … [Read More...]

Variety of Fresh Vegetables

3 Amazing Benefits of Eating a ‘High-Raw’ Diet

    It is said that eating a 'high-raw' plant-based diet has many benefits and can improve your life on almost every possible level. Well, this post is here to share with you, my … [Read More...]

old boiler

Farewell Old Friend- Why it is Time you Replaced your Boiler Programmer

    If you want to save energy on your heating bill, you might decide to buy a new energy efficient boiler. However, although this in itself is a great decision, no matter how … [Read More...]

HomeHalo

Win a HomeHalo System worth £129

    Larger Family Life have teamed up with HomeHalo to give away one HomeHalo system to a lucky winner. However, you will not receive your HomeHalo system until January/February … [Read More...]

HomeHalo

Making the Internet Safer With HomeHalo

    Founded by parent Chris Gray, HomeHalo is the brand new device that allows families to use their internet wisely. The system connects to the router, but there is no other software … [Read More...]

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Tie Dye T-Shirt Craft – Plus Win a Trip to Germany with Zalando

    A few days ago we found out about a crafty competition that Zalando are running for the creative ones amongst you. Participants must develop a DIY fashion project idea and tag … [Read More...]

Paper family and stacks of coins

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 … [Read More...]

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9 Fun Activities For The Whole Family This Christmas

    The Christmas season is a fantastic time for every family. In the lead up to the big day, you should think about ways to make the time special for everybody. When December comes … [Read More...]

Landscaped flower garden

Creating Your Perfect Garden on A Budget

    It is easy to assume that if you want to create a garden that looks amazing then you need to invest a fortune into making this happen, but that is not the case at all. Yes, there … [Read More...]

Family with lots of Christmas presents under tree

A Guide to Planning a Christmas Party that the Whole Family Will Enjoy

    Christmas is a magical time of year, especially if you have young children. Their wide-eyed enthusiasm for the Xmas season is enough to melt even the stoniest of hearts. In fact, I … [Read More...]

Multi-Generation Family Enjoying Walk In Beautiful Countryside

Unusual Things to Enrich Your Next Family Holiday

    Finding things for the whole family to do when you go on holiday can be difficult. Sometimes parents want to lounge by the pool or wander around museums. But the kids would … [Read More...]

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Alternative family fun days out

    2014 is drawing to a close and mummies and daddies everywhere are bracing themselves for the impending Christmas Holidays. While everywhere we look we're bombarded with images … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

rustic traditional british bread and butter pudding

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, […]

Pulled pork sandwiches

Feeding the Whole Family in Style

    If you enjoy fine foods but have a large family, then getting the chance to enjoy such delicious dishes may be a rare expense. But it doesn’t have to be. We love quality ingredients and have discovered how to make them go further. Here are a few top recipes to try:   Fish […]

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In Money:

Paper family and stacks of coins

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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How you can earn cashback while doing your Christmas shopping

    This Christmas, make sure you get the value you deserve on all your festive essentials by shopping with Quidco – the smart, free and easy way to earn cashback every time you shop. What’s cashback? Every time you shop at any of our 4,000 retailers we receive a commission for generating a sale. As […]

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In Travel:

tourist near the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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 […]

Berliner Dom, Berlin

What to Do in Berlin With Kids

    If you’re planning a holiday with your kids, Berlin may never have crossed your mind. However, it’s a fantastic city to visit for all ages. The sheer amount of fun things you can do here are sure to make any family happy! Here are just a few things you can enjoy in Berlin […]

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In Home & Garden:

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Farewell Old Friend- Why it is Time you Replaced your Boiler Programmer

    If you want to save energy on your heating bill, you might decide to buy a new energy efficient boiler. However, although this in itself is a great decision, no matter how modern and efficient the boiler, it may still come with the most basic of controllers: effectively, a simple on and off […]

Landscaped flower garden

Creating Your Perfect Garden on A Budget

    It is easy to assume that if you want to create a garden that looks amazing then you need to invest a fortune into making this happen, but that is not the case at all. Yes, there are ways that the total cost of a brand new garden can add up to large […]

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Loft conversions and garden offices and are smart investments for homeowners

    Moving home to gain more space is something lots of families consider as the brood grows. But with the cost of moving being high and stamp duty, legal fees and removals adding to the burden, it might be worth considering extending the home you’ve got. You could get the home you want for […]

Home is where the heart is

6 Easy Ways To Love Your Household

    Learning to love your household is one of the biggest challenges for any person. When you live in a home with a huge family, you can feel as though your home is more of a mess than a living space. You spend most of your free time at home. That means that you […]

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The Latest Reviews:

HomeHalo

Making the Internet Safer With HomeHalo

    Founded by parent Chris Gray, HomeHalo is the brand new device that allows families to use their internet wisely. The system connects to the router, but there is no other software to install onto the separate devices. Using the app available for iPhone and Android, you can then adjust which websites your children […]

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Review: Paul Lamond Brain Noodles: Finger Puppets

The kids enjoy making things out of items that are incredibly simple, so you’ll often find spare offcuts of wood from Dad’s workshop that they transform into models, or bits of yard becoming a bracelet or necklace. Eddie hoards cereal boxes so he can make something out of them, often pirates or princesses or even […]

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