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3 Simple Ways To Save For Your Kid’s Future

Things are a lot harder for young people than they were for you when you were their age. They’re struggling to afford housing and high rents make it difficult to save any money. That means that when your kids are a bit older, they might need a helping hand. If you want them to have the same opportunities that you had, you should start saving a bit of money for their future. When you’re trying to deal with all of the expenses that come with raising a family, the idea of saving money might seem out of your reach, but it isn’t’. These are some of the best ways to save for your children’s future. Continue reading “3 Simple Ways To Save For Your Kid’s Future”

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Visiting The Living Rainforest

We discovered The Living Rainforest in Berkshire a few years ago and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it sooner. Situated in Thatcham near Newbury, Berkshire this indoor gem is an ecological and educational centre which attracts visitors all year round. It provides a tropical environment based across 3 rooms in which you can discover wonderful plants, insects and animals all of which are becoming endangered in our rainforests today. If you love The Eden Project you will also love it here! Continue reading “Visiting The Living Rainforest”

Families Save Money On Essential Items With These Suggestions

When you have a young family, it can seem like there is never enough money to go around. Not only are you dealing with a reduction in wages, at least through the maternity pay period, but you have another person to provide for. Combine that with the fact that baby item like buggies and cots don’t come cheap and you can really start to struggle financially. Happily, there are some ways that you can save on the essential items you need for family life. Something that can help you keep some money in reserve for all those other expenses. Read on to find out how. Continue reading “Families Save Money On Essential Items With These Suggestions”

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Romantic Weekender Ideas Every Parent Will Love

When you become a parent, there is an invisible contract that you sign your name on. You signed it the moment that your baby was placed into your arms at the hospital and there is a clause that states that all parents shall not enjoy a night away from their child. Those who try will panic about their babies and those who don’t will lust after the idea of adult time alone; it’s a curse amongst the blessing that is your new child. Continue reading “Romantic Weekender Ideas Every Parent Will Love”

preparing your first child for the arrival of your second child

Preparing Your First Child For The Arrival Of Your Second Child

Preparing your first child for the new arrival can be a daunting task, mainly because you can’t predict how they will actually react once the baby is here. We were lucky with our first because he adores babies and he as he was three when I fell pregnant, he was very switched on to everything that was going on; so much so that he guessed I was pregnant before we even told him! However, this didn’t necessarily mean that it would all be a bed of roses once the baby did come which I always kept in mind.  Continue reading “Preparing Your First Child For The Arrival Of Your Second Child”

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How Can You Support A Family With A Baby In NICU?

It can be difficult for people to know what the right things to say or do when a family welcome a baby prematurely. I must admit that before we had William I was pretty clueless about the ins and outs of NICU life and even though I have known of couples who have had a baby pre-term it felt as though if I asked lots of questions I may have seemed as though I was prying and I didn’t want to offend by asking the wrong thing. Now I have been in those shoes I know what a scary, lonely time it can be and for me, I found talking helped. I think we can all be a little too polite at times and perhaps if we spoke about situations a little more we could all offer and receive more help and support.

So, what does a family with a baby in NICU need and how can you provide that support? Continue reading “How Can You Support A Family With A Baby In NICU?”


Creating a Garden the Whole Family Will Love

When you’ve got kids, your garden changes a little. It goes from your space to relax, unwind and entertain, to your kids play paradise. Kids absolutely love being outdoors, playing in the mud or riding their bikes. In no time, you can find that all of your lovingly planted flowers have been trodden on, your garden has been overrun with outdoor toys, and the decking that once played home to family BBQs and summer parties is now covered in mud and houses only broken toys and a paddling pool.

While it’s great to let your kids explore safely outside, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose everything you once loved about your outside area. There’s no reason that you can’t all have the garden of your dreams. It’ll just take a little planning and effort. Here are some tips to help you get it just right.

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