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Before You Fly: Keeping Kids Happy at the Airport

Keeping the kids happy is one of the most important factors involved in enjoying a happy and relaxing vacation. But trips can often get off to a bad start when the kids start acting up at the airport. So how should you go about keeping them happy when there is so much waiting around and walking to do? Here are …

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How to Help Turn Your Teen into a Sporting Sensation

Being a parent is a tough job. It’s even harder when you’re dealing with a teenager who’s in school and playing sports. It’s competitive out there, and you have to be prepared to face the challenges that come with being on a team. Your best bet is to be there for your teen and let them make the final decisions …

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Great Gifts for the Special Men in Your Life

It is always nice to let your loved ones know that you are thinking of them and how much you appreciate them. One of the best ways to do this is to buy them an unexpected present. For your female friends and family members, it is really easy to come up with ideas, but for the men in my life, …

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How Reading Helps Young Children

Despite the fact I absolutely adore books and reading, I found it really difficult to actually want to read to my first daughter when she was a baby. I never saw the importance of reading to a young child. It’s only really been in the past six months that I have routinely made it part of our bedtime. Now every …

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7 Perfect Picks For Your Little One

When it comes to buying kids clothes, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are hundreds of retailers you can shop with, selling what seems to be an endless list of ‘must-haves’ for your little ones. But, what about those perfect picks? You know – the ones that tick the ‘essentials’ box, but also look fashionable, fun and …

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Memory Skills: Why It’s Better To Use A Notepad Than A Computer

When was the last time you wrote anything by hand? Perhaps you’re one of those people who leaves scribbled ‘to-do’ lists on sticky notes at work. If so, you might be in the minority – many of us are using technology more and more frequently instead. Apps like ‘Wunderlist’ are perfect for jotting down the groceries we need to pick …

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6 Things No One Tells You About Travelling With Kids

Travelling with kids is great fun. And by fun we mean it’s like spending a few hours in one of Dante’s seven circles of hell. While you might consider that reference to be a little extreme, here are six things no one tells you about travelling with kids to change your mind: You won’t have enough room in the boot …

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3 Mexican Dishes That Will Spice Up Your Life

Think of warm sun, hot chillies, a fantastic holiday destination and Mexico is a country that you’ll conjure up in your imagination. Add a superb a Mayan and Aztec heritage combined with Spanish and other European influences and you’ll soon understand why it’s a top foodie destination. From divine dips to robust stews, Mexican food isn’t only spicy, it’s also …

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3 Ways To Keep Your Child’s Asthma Under Control

Learning how to manage your child’s asthma can be tricky. However, as long as you take the right steps, you should be able to make sure that they’re happy and healthy despite having to deal with this condition. To help your child live their life without letting their symptoms getting in the way, keep reading. Here are three ways you …

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Is There A Right Way To Clean? Tips & Tricks From The Experts

Cleanliness is vital where children are concerned. When a new arrival appears on the scene it’s vitally important that the home is as sterile and clean as it can be for a few months, while the baby’s lungs strengthen. In a year your little one will crawl and then toddle, putting everything and anything in their mouths including juicy looking …

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How to Prevent Brain Drain Over the Summer Holidays

The kids have been working hard all year, and it’s finally time for the summer holidays. But, six weeks out of the classroom is undoubtedly going to have an impact on their organisational skills and ability to learn and remember things. So, while it’s important that children get time to rest and recuperate over the summer, it might be worthwhile …

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Say Goodbye To Gardening Aches & Pains

I have so many different plans for when we have our own garden. I want the girls to have a little bug hotel, I want a sandpit and I want to have my own little vegetable garden and pretty daffodils. I honestly think that I have the green fingers bug before I’ve even got my own place to put those …

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Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

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The Cost Of Raising A Child Over The Years – An Interactive Slider

As a parent, you more than likely understand that on top of the costs of running your business and home, the expenses that come with raising a child can make your bank account look a little sorry. From nappies and pushchairs at six months to driving lessons and University fees by the age of 18, there is no end to …

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Can You Rely On Fitbits?

You can’t deny the popularity of the Fitbit. It has raced onto the scene and become a brand and device that is used as a shorthand term for this whole sector of wearable fitness technology, much the same way as iPad is used as a catch all term for tablet computers and ‘Hoover’ for vacuum cleaners.  In 2015 alone it …

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