How to survive a major home renovation with kids

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Have you decided that you want to fully renovate your home but are having second doubts as you’re not sure how to keep both you and the kids sane during this major home remodelling project? Take a deep breath first and keep your eyes on the goal: your dream house. I’m not going to lie, a major home renovation with children has its own challenges and it will, for sure, be a bit more difficult and will most likely involve… Continue Reading “How to survive a major home renovation with kids”

Taking the Stronger Bones Challenge with YAZOO KiDS

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Did you know that childhood, adolescence and early adulthood up to the mid-20s, when the skeleton is growing, are the time for building strong bones? There are a two ways that we can ensure that our kids develop strong muscles and bones: Physical activity and eating a healthy, balanced diet. The Change4Life campaign gives families fun ideas to help kids stay active and healthy, with exercise challenges and advise on how to cut back on sugar by making a few simple… Continue Reading “Taking the Stronger Bones Challenge with YAZOO KiDS”

What Types of Fostering Placements are Available to You?

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Fostering comes in several different forms. Fostering can, therefore, be seen as an umbrella term for broadly similar types of care. All placements have in common the home and family environment where care is nurturing and focused on the child’s needs and development. Let’s look at the different types of fostering placements, and the types of foster carer they are best suited to. Types of Foster Care Placements Foster care placements are designed to suit the needs of the child… Continue Reading “What Types of Fostering Placements are Available to You?”

How Will Fostering Affect My Family?

Fostering is a truly unique dynamic. Fostering will affect everyone with the household, and especially the family where dependent children still live. However, this doesn’t mean it’ll be negative or a risk you shouldn’t take. A Family Approach to Fostering Fostering, by its very nature, doesn’t sit within the confines of a regular job or even a regular relationship. Therefore, when you choose to foster, the whole family are fostering too. Understandably, your children are your priority. Therefore, the questions… Continue Reading “How Will Fostering Affect My Family?”

18 Goals for 2018

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As you get older the years tend to pass by faster and faster and for me, 2017 went past in the blink of an eye. 2018 is a year of change for us. Our youngest child, Sebastian, is now at school full-time and I gave up childminding at the end of December, so for the first time in almost 10 years I am home alone during school hours. I do intend to keep busy and am currently working two days… Continue Reading “18 Goals for 2018”