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Things to know when starting a family

Things to know when starting a family

Starting your own family is a beautiful thing. It is a time to transform your life and bring new life into the world. Whether you have plans for how many children you want or have an open mind, it is an exciting time and one that will bring lots of joy. Before starting a family of your own, it can help to have some tips in place so that you aren’t overwhelmed in the process.  VIEW the POST

How to make family mealtimes simple

How to make family mealtimes simple

In many homes, dinner is the one time of the day where the whole family comes together and spends time in each other’s company. Family mealtimes are the ideal time for everyone to share their news and chat about their day. However, sometimes the reality of family mealtimes fails to match this expectation. For many parents, dinner can be a source of stress. When you have a hectic schedule and have had a difficult day at work, finding the enthusiasm to decide what to cook can be challenging. If your kids decide that they don’t want to eat the dinner that you have just spent time preparing, mealtimes can become even more stressful. But, mealtimes do not need to be this way; these tips should give you some ideas on how to make family meals simple and far less stressful for everyone: VIEW the POST

7 quick tips to keep your kitchen clean

Cooking in a messy kitchen can be a daunting task. While you look forward to preparing tasty meals for your family, cleaning a dirty kitchen before you start meal preparation can drain your energy. That’s why you should aim to keep your kitchen in order. If you find it hard to maintain its cleanliness, this guide offers simple but effective tips to keep your kitchen clean.

5 Quick tips to make your next gift more special

5 Quick tips to make your next gift more special

A carefully thought-out and meaningful gift is always a wonderful thing to receive. I always try to find that next gift to make someone feel special and smile. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a heartfelt present – the thought really is the most important thing to the person who receives it.  However, sometimes, when there’s a special occasion that really needs celebrating in style, it can help to think carefully about the little details that make your gift more special.  VIEW the POST

Simple money tips for parents

Simple money tips for parents

Every parent knows just how stressful money can be and, for many families, it can be challenging to make ends meet each month. You will want to provide a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle, not just for the kids, but for the whole family while also keeping one eye on the future. However, this can be tricky, even on a healthy salary when the cost of living can be so high and there are so many costs to cover when raising kids. With this in mind, here are a few simple money tips which could make a big difference to your financial situation over the long term. VIEW the POST

Coronavirus – changing our plans for Easter

Well, I am sure we are not the only family to be affected by the news this week: non essential travel is banned for 30 days and the kids are off school (with no end date) due to the Coronavirus. It’s such a daunting time. In less than 2 weeks, we had planned to go to Dubai to visit friends. It’s crazy to think how this has all transformed in such a short space of time. I know it’s important and I understand why, don’t get me wrong, but what a shock for the system! With that in mind, I am planning on covering a lot of ideas and resources over the next week to help other families in a similar situation.