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Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly

More accidents happen in kitchens than any other room in the home, and many of them involve small children. Take a look around your kitchen and find ways of making this less likely to happen in your home. This does not mean you have to compromise on style or the use of your kitchen, it just means some careful planning and common sense is needed. Continue reading “Making the Kitchen Child-Friendly”

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Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well

Family inheritances can be a sticky subject, depending on how they are acquired. Usually, it’s in the form of a passing relative deciding to include you in their will. Sometimes this inheritance can come to you thanks to an estate being willfully transferred. It’s possible for other relations to come in and muddy the smooth flow of this transference, but for this article, we’ll assume that everything has gone well, and now your only choice is figuring out what to do with the money. Should you save it? Should you splurge it? Should you lock it in a savings account and hopefully grow it with interest? Continue reading “Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well”

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How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU

I was recently contacted by a Mother asking me if I had written a post on how to help your child cope with having their sibling in NICU. I hadn’t even thought about this as a blog topic but also couldn’t believe I had overlooked it! Through the emotions, the tiredness, the back and forth to the hospital, I had constantly thought about our baby and writing about his journey yet the other superstar hasn’t had a mention, and he definitely deserves one.  Continue reading “How to Help Your Child Cope with Having a Sibling in NICU”

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How We Are Saving More Money as a Family

Now that our family has grown we have had to have a long hard look at how we are spending our well-earned cash. We have always tried our best to do what was needed in order to provide for Jake but we all know that a second baby brings more clothing, classes, food and so on which has meant that we have had to reassess everything that we purchase and pay out for, and do you know what? Simple changes can make a huge difference. Here’s how we are saving more money as a family: Continue reading “How We Are Saving More Money as a Family”

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Animals Are Purrrfect For Our Wellbeing

Did you know that most households have a pet living in them? Even though owning your very own dog, cat or hamster can be a lot of work and responsibility for the entire family, it is very much worth it. They are a great addition to any family, as they make the perfect play companions for children. Plus, you will find that you get a lot out of their loyalty and companionship as well. And they can even help to teach children some necessary life lessons. For instance, some parents buy their young children small pets, such as hamsters or guinea pigs, so that they can experience death once the animal passes. Even though that might not be the happiest thought, it can help set children up for some of the sad experiences that they will meet later in their adult life. Continue reading “Animals Are Purrrfect For Our Wellbeing”

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This Is How To Nail Puppy Motherhood

When you’re thinking about getting a dog, it’s always going to be important for you to adjust to the lifestyle change as much as possible. Because that’s the thing about being getting a dog, your life changes. It has to. You have to make sure that you’re more accommodating, and that you’re okay with the changes that you will have to make. But it’s not all scary. In fact, your life doesn’t overly have to change. You can actually adapt the way that you live now to make sure that you’re really putting your dog’s best interests first. So if you want to work out just how you’re going to do that, let’s walk through five approaches that are going to help you here. Continue reading “This Is How To Nail Puppy Motherhood”

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Simple Ways To Sort Out Your Family Budget

When you’re single and you only have yourself to clothe and feed, sorting out a budget can be relatively easy. However, as a parent with children to look after, things become a little more complicated. In this article, we will give you some tips for managing your family budget, advice that should help you make smart financial choices to better your family now, and in the future. Continue reading “Simple Ways To Sort Out Your Family Budget”