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5 Ways to get festive this holiday season

5 Ways to get festive this holiday season

It’s always sad to see summer end, but the most festive among us don’t see it as a bad thing. When the air gets cooler, it just means the holiday season is finally around the corner, which means a time to get together with family and friends and reflect on the tripsand life milestones that you’ve reached in the last year.VIEW the POST

Making Christmas magical for you and your kids (even if you’re dreading it)

Making Christmas magical for you and your kids (even if you’re dreading it)

Christmas can be a wonderful time, but for many of us it’s a day that we edge closer to with a mounting sense of dread and sadness. For many of us, the inevitable expense and logistics that come with negotiating a successful family Christmas. For yet more of us, Christmas brings with it a series of emotions related to traumatic experiences that are only exacerbated by the relentless enforced joviality of the season. Those of us who have lost someone around Christmas time or have spent their childhoods with little to look forward to over the festive season can find it extremely difficult to muster the goodwill and enthusiasm that go into every cup of Christmas cheer. It’s an emotional ordeal that would tax anyone but for those of us with children the problem is compounded. Image Credit Kids make Christmas, that much is a self evident truth. Their smiles as they ...

Convincing the kids to throw out old toys

There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child’s Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.

7 Christmas craft ideas

7 Christmas craft ideas

It is never too early to get into the festive spirit, and one of the best ways for you to do this is by taking on exciting Christmas craft projects. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to create gifts that your loved ones are certain to enjoy, decorations that will look stunning in your home, and edible delights that are sure to get you through the cold winter months. If you are searching for inspiration, you will need to read on. Below are seven Christmas craft ideas.VIEW the POST

A helpful Christmas gift guide for the children 2016

A helpful Christmas gift guide for the children 2016

I have come across some wonderful gifts for children over the past few weeks and I thought it would be really helpful to list them all in one place, to offer some inspiration for families. You might need one more extra gift for your child, or a niece or nephew to buy for still. Whoever it is for you will get some good ideas below in my gift guide:  VIEW the POST