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    Working on a Family Holiday

    Family holidays are wonderful. For those of us with busy jobs and home lives, or people that work irregular and unsocial hours, a family break away from home is one of the few chances that we get to spend extended, quality time with our families. Many of us struggle to eat dinner as a family, all sat around the same table, eating the same food, so the idea of a full week, or more, away from home and all of its distractions with our families is nothing short of heavenly. Pixabay These breaks are a chance to relax and unwind. They are a time to bond with your kids and…

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    5 Must-Haves For Your Family Dining Room

    Although your dining room is probably one of the rooms you spend the least amount of time in, it’s still important to create a cosy space that you enjoy eating your meals in. Your dinner table will be a space where your whole family gets together and makes time for each other, catching up over a delicious home-cooked meal. As these times need to be cherished, here are 5 must-haves for the perfect dining room: – A Strong Theme Throughout If you want to create a dining room that is cosy, the best way to do this is to stick to a strong theme throughout. Whether it’s giving your space…

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    How to Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential

    Some people say that being a parent today is much easier than a few decades ago, but just because we have more knowledge and information doesn’t mean it’s easier. In fact, while being bombarded by so many tips and advice, it can feel impossible to just be a parent. So to help you swim through the information, here are the most important things to keep in mind to help your kid develop into the best person they can be. Have a trusting and loving relationship The most important thing you need to remember is that your kid needs to trust you. Just because they do everything you tell them to…

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    Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

    Children’s teeth should be taken care of as early as possible because, as a parent, you carry the greatest responsibility for your their dental care. Regular visits to the dentist, the right teeth and mouth care, as well as healthy eating habits, contribute to a beautiful and healthy smile that your child will be thankful for in the future. Here’s how you can establish proper oral health and teach your children how important it is for their whole body.   Start early Regular annual checkups are essential for your child’s dental health. It would be great if you could book a dentist appointment before your child grows all their teeth,…

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    Keeping Your Christmas Budget In Check

    Christmas is fast approaching, and something many people appear to be stressing out over is their Christmas budget. Sticking to a budget over the festive period is usually easier said than done. Of course you want to buy the people you love nice things, but you can easily overspend if you don’t come up with a plan beforehand. Below we’ll discuss how you can keep your Christmas budget in check – this doesn’t mean having a cheap, or ‘bad’ Christmas by any stretch! Read on for some advice that anybody can use. picture Make A List, Check It Twice See what we did there? Seriously though, shopping without a list…

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    Learn How To Take Good Care Of Your Baby

    For every woman, becoming a mother is perhaps one of the most beautiful feelings in her life. The joy of stepping into the phase of motherhood is something that can’t be explained in words. The first dose of happiness you get is when your pregnancy test result is found to be positive. From that moment you start feeling more special, and the only thing that remains on the top of your priority list is taking good care of yourself and the baby inside you. But, there is no doubt that being a mother isn’t always easy. You have to take care of a lot of things. This is the reason…

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    Give Him Some Credit, He’s Trying His Hardest

    As you may be aware, Zak recently had his diagnosis for autism confirmed. While this was a relief to finally have a diagnosis so that we could concentrate on getting him the help that he needs, it was also difficult for me to process at first. Anyway, since then we’ve had a follow-up appointment with the community pediatrician to discuss the next steps and also anything else that might have been on our minds. I’m really happy to say that we’re now on the right track in terms of support for Zak and his development. I am, however, feeling a little deflated recently. The one thing that you’ve got to…

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    Creating a Family Budget that Works

    Have you ever sat down and built a budget for your family? Most of us have at some point sat down and written a list of our expenses. Often when we’re trying to work out if we can afford something new or to upgrade our contracts. Then, when we’ve made our decision or got a brief idea of our finances, we leave our budgeting behind. So few of us have a household budget that we use day to day. A budget that we can turn to when we need information about our finances, or when we need to know where our money has been going.   You should. A family…

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    We’ve Finally Got The #Autism Diagnosis!

    As many of you may already be aware, we’ve been waiting a very long time for Zak’s autism diagnosis. Can I just start by saying, his Father has been amazing throughout the whole journey, following up appointments, emailing the paediatricians, keeping me updated and generally, pushing for the diagnosis for our son.   This morning, just after the school run I received a phone call from the paediatrician that had taken over Zak’s diagnosis journey last year. She had a gentle voice right from the start, and kept checking if it was okay to talk. That’s when I knew it was diagnosis time. She ever so delicately told me that…

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    Technology in Child Development – Good or Bad?

        Raising kids is not an easy task, and with full-time jobs, parents have their work cut out for them. But advice comes from all sides, and it’s hard to know whom to trust. Ultimately, each parent has to decide which way they want to raise their kids, and they can use all the help they can get – including technology. But kids have been raised without technology for thousands of years, so is that really necessary for successful parenthood? Let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of using technology as a tool to raise our kids: Technology in education     Photo by luciano de…