Browsing Category : Family

Sleeplessness, Dancing and Buckets of Rain


Today has been a miserable day.  Hubs headed back to work after a few days off, leaving me to solo-parent two under two.  The rain has been torrential and the littlest of my brood refused to nap, not even a wink! Now usually I rock parenting two so young. I’m no expert and far from perfect, but over the past…

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Happy Birthday Baby J!


As  I sit down to write this, I’m struggling to comprehend that I will soon have a two year old!  I know it’s a cliché , but time really does fly.  It only seems like yesterday that we found out we were expecting, never mind bringing our newborn home.  Since she is approaching her second birthday I’m not sure I…

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Helping Your Children Cope with the Emotional Effects of Moving


It would be great if the first home we moved into were perfect, but sometimes life isn’t that simple. There are so many reasons why moving home may be the only option for you and your family. Enhanced career prospects, a better education for your children and a more desirable community.  These are just a few of the reasons you might…

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Freelancing – Earning a Living as a Stay at Home Mum


It has been said a million times, but it’s true, being a stay at home mum is more work than a full-time job, and your shift never really ends! However, many of us still feel unsatisfied in regards to our careers, or are simply a bit short on cash, and crave something to help with both. It might be simply…

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Don’t Panic! Dealing with A Sick Child


As a parent, it’s easy to overreact if your child gets sick. Every single cough or sneeze will ring alarm bells and before you know it you’re halfway to the hospital, only to find out once you get there that everything is absolutely fine. We’ve all done it at some point, we just can’t help worrying and parents can feel guilty if…

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What Makes A Garden Worth Spending Family Time In?


The sun is shining outside and many are lamenting the fact that they don’t have any private outdoor space of their own to enjoy the weather in. However, you don’t have to suffer like them. If you have the space you could create a garden that the whole family can enjoy. Not just for the summer, but for the whole…

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Family Gallery: The Best Ways to Display Family Art


Gone are the days when the only place to display artwork was on the fridge or a pinboard. As people get more creative about decorating the interior or their house, this extends to how family photos and children’s art is displayed. Sometimes, the pictures don’t have to be presented in their original format. If you’re looking for some decoration inspiration,…

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Great Ideas For A Child Friendly Garden


With the Summer holidays on the way, your children will be away from school and looking for something to do in the warm weather. Getting out in the garden is a great time for playing and being at one with nature.  Your garden will need to be both safe and practical for your children, as well as fun! Here are some useful…

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All The Help A New Mummy Will Ever Need


Becoming a mum is never easy. In fact, most women find that adjusting to life with a new baby extremely difficult. That’s why it’s important that all new mums have a support network that they can rely on. There are various people and organisations who you might want to use to make up your network, but here are a few I think will…

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Know Your Rights As A Parent


The rights that you have at work are very important and you probably know what they are. However, when you become a parent, you gain a new set of rights that you might not be as familiar with. Hopefully your employer is an honest person, but realistically there are going to be some businesses that will try to get away…

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