Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed

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You wouldn’t swap your busy family life for anything but having a large and growing clan presents its challenges and you need to be savvy with every penny if you are going to be able to make ends meet every month. Here is a look at some tips that can help you to keep your finances in the black even when you are responsible for a big family, including how to eat well for less, a smart way to dress… Continue Reading “Financial Fitness for Big Families: How to Make Ends Meet with Many Mouths to Feed”

Shopping Tips for Expectant Parents: What to Look for When Buying Your Baby’s Car Seat

Sebastian car seat

With almost 1.3 million people dying in road accidents every year, it’s no secret that car seats are seen as an essential component of any parent’s car. However, some may see car seats as an inconvenience and don’t take them seriously enough, simply by underestimating how important they actually are to a child’s safety when on the road. Buying the right car seat for both your child and the type of vehicle you have is vital, and is likely to… Continue Reading “Shopping Tips for Expectant Parents: What to Look for When Buying Your Baby’s Car Seat”

No Room to Spare: Tips for Transforming Your Living Room Into a Guest Bedroom

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Your best friend is coming into town for a few days and wants to know if he can stay at your place. You haven’t seen him in ages so of course he can stay. You’ll both have a great time. But wait, you have a one bedroom apartment. Where is he going to sleep? Before you start to panic, this situation does not have to turn into a disaster. You might be surprised to know that with a few simple… Continue Reading “No Room to Spare: Tips for Transforming Your Living Room Into a Guest Bedroom”

Space Savers: Great Ways to Have Overnight Guests in a Small Home or Apartment

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You may find yourself hosting a guest in your home for a night or two which is all well and good if you have a guest room, but if you live in a small house or an apartment, it can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you welcome guests graciously with the minimum of disruption. Find a bed: Making a comfortable place for your guest to sleep is a top priority.  The most convenient options are a… Continue Reading “Space Savers: Great Ways to Have Overnight Guests in a Small Home or Apartment”

Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?

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Kids need to play outside. According to a 2016 study, three quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates. UN guidelines mandate that prisoners must be allowed at least one hour outside – but our children are getting even less than that. This is clearly an issue, especially in light of the health benefits that come with outdoor play. These include using a larger vocabulary outdoors, promoting creativity and ultimately, helping them get physical exercise. However, do… Continue Reading “Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?”