December 1, 2015

How looking back helps us to look forward

New Life

    Mike and I have dreamed for years about one day moving to a home with a little land enabling us to be as self-sufficient as we can be.  Everything we work for is with this goal in mind yet we sometimes wonder if we’ll ever make it. Then I stop to think about […]

Barcodes and smartphones can contribute to your child’s health and safety


The combination of smartphones and barcode readers has revolutionised the way parents can look after the health and safety of their child, particularly when it comes to food. Here are some of the stand-out ideas that can protect your child, as well as saving you time and making your life easier.  Food safety apps The […]

Make the most of your children’s unused possessions

spielsteine mit spielauto

      When it comes to your offspring finally flying the nest and moving away to College and their first steps of their journey towards independence it is often the way that you will be left with what feels like an empty void in your lives. This can be followed by the realisation that […]

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day


      Are you having trouble looking for perfect gifts to give your mother for Mother’s Day? Why don’t you go to Bradford exchange and look at the website’s selection of possible gift ideas for Mother’s Day. The website even has a nice assortment of jewelries in the form of rings, necklaces, earrings, and […]

Our Big Family Road Trip: Let the preparations begin (aka: Screw it! Just do it!)

Road Trip Map

    As the start date of our big family road trip nears, so does the need to get prepared.  Packing for 2 parents and 12 children is no mean feat for a week away.  Packing for 2 parents and 10 children for nine weeks on the road (the oldest two kids are not joining […]

Expat education: your choices for your children


        Working and living abroad throws up many issues for families not least of which is the question of what kind of schooling is best for your children. Do you need them to follow a British curriculum? Are you happy for them to board at one of the many UK boarding schools? […]