March 28, 2015

Mother’s Day: Minimum Spend Required?


    Mothering Sunday is fast approaching and, as I wrack my brain trying to think of an alternative to the usual flowers that my mum will actually like and/or use, my children are probably wondering what wonderful gifts to bestow upon me this year. Actually, they probably aren’t. And that’s fine by me because […]

Top 12 Weirdest Celebrity Baby Names Revealed!

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    On hearing our children’s names you could be forgiven for thinking that we were reciting the list of residents from the local old people’s home. Traditional names were our choice from the off and, once you start on a certain theme you need to continue it. By the time it came to choosing […]

The Ultimate Parents Guide to Teens Living Away From Home For the First Time

  Your children will never stop being expensive! Even when they leave home, you will end up spending a lot of cash trying to make sure that they have all of the necessities. But, you wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s always nice to help out where you can. If your teens are flying […]

7 Foster Care Facts

Paper chain family protected in cupped hands

  Everyone has heard of foster care yet it is still an oft-misunderstood concept. There are age-old prejudices which are far from accurate and a lot of people get mixed up with other types of young people’s care. Fostering is a much-needed service which many families and individuals enter into every year and gain lots […]

Bath Times: So Much More Than Just Splashing Good Fun

Johnsons baby

      Bath times at our house can sometimes resemble something of an assembly line: one child goes in, comes out and is swiftly followed by the next child who goes in, comes out and is swiftly followed by the next… and on it goes. I often consider inventing some kind of a sheep […]

How to Be a Great Team Mum


  All four of my girls are active and love to run around. They certainly keep me on my toes. I’ve already turned into a “team mum,” so to speak, which is probably only the beginning of the slew of activities that my girls will want to participate in. I can’t wait! When it comes […]

Rainy And Cold Day Play

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    With the weather still being dark and gloomy this winter, it can often be hard to occupy the kids. For us stay at home mums it is vital that we still encourage our children to be active and have fun and educational play, even in bad weather. Learning new ways to play and […]

6 Easy Fundraising Ideas For Your Kid’s School

Fundraiser Thermometer Tracks Goal Reached Success

    In these days of budget cuts and layoffs, many schools rely on added income in order to be able to provide teaching and equipment for its pupils. The odd bake sale here and there is no longer the most effective way to secure cash for schools. Are you searching for simple yet effective […]

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

romantic dinner

    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 rekindle the romance of their marriage. But for modern working couples stuck in a routine of school runs and homework supervision, […]

10 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Baby's first Christmas

    Whether it’s your first baby or your 13th, there is nothing quite as special as baby’s first Christmas. Whilst it isn’t something that your baby will remember, it’s still a milestone occasion that you’ll want to mark with something special. Here are some great gift ideas for your baby’s first Christmas that both […]

How Safe Are Your Kids? Important Parenting Advice

Chalk drawing of a family

    By their nature, children are scatty. They run around; they touch things they shouldn’t and they try to eat their toys. As a parent, it is your duty to protect your kids. It’s not easy. Children seem completely unaware of any danger. They go around the world thinking that everything is safe. That […]

Make a difference by fostering a child

mother and son

    Children are so very important to our society. They bring new life and new opportunities just by being here. Children, unfortunately, are some of the most underappreciated human beings on the face of the planet. Even though we may not completely know why we treat them this way, they have learned to adapt. […]

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