Kick winter’s butt with these easy (and slightly unusual) tips.

Short days, cold nights and cabin fever can be enough to give any family the winter doldrums. We’ve come up with the easiest (and some of the weirdest) ways to banish those blues – including some adults-only stuff. Read on! Think about the things you don’t miss about summer First things first – quell that love affair […]

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Long-term care: Tips for planning and saving

This blog is courtesy of Julia Merrill, who started BefriendYourDoc to close the gap between medical providers and their patients. BefriendYourDoc provides advice on finding the right medical care, health insurance, and all things health and wellness.  Your senior years truly are golden, and you should enjoy every minute of it. However, things can change in an […]

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Things never to say to parents with larger families

I get that how one defines ‘larger family’ can be subjective. For me personally, it’s any family who has at least one kid more than I have (and on a bad day, it’s any number of kids greater than zero). However you define it, here are some things you should avoid saying to people with […]

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4 things parents should do to help kids bond with their pets

This week’s guest blogger is Andrej Kovacevic, a dedicated freelance writer and digital evangelist. He contributes to a wide range of home decor-focused publications, where he may be found discussing everything from smart home innovations to home decor trends. If there’s a new and exciting way to make your interior space stand out, there’s a good […]

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Things never to say to single parents

As someone who has had extensive experience with single parenting, and who also knows lots of other single parents, there are certain comments from usually well-meaning folk that make us laugh, cry or hurl (depending on mood and personality type). I’m so sorry to hear that! You mean well, I get that. But my life […]

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Why comic books are great for your child’s literacy development

Today is Star Wars Day (because May the Fourth – geddit?) However, did you know that today is also Free Comic Book Day? As the name suggests, this is a day where participating comic book stores give a free comic book to anyone visiting their shop. It’s also an excellent opportunity to get your child […]

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Funniest mum tweets of the past year

Motherhood is one of life’s most difficult jobs, with poor pay, poor leave entitlements, demanding, ungrateful bosses and ever-changing KPIs (e.g. removing poo stains from curtains, not falling asleep after the tenth reading of Goodnight Moon). With that in mind, it’s no wonder that mums take to Twitter for a spot of venting – all […]

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How to incorporate more colour for your Easter celebration!

Every year, the beginning of April marks the time for Easter season. Whether you celebrate Easter by decorating eggs, spending time with family, or filling up on candy, this holiday is a great way to welcome a change of weather with a smile. As you begin planning your Easter celebration, be sure to embrace all […]

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7 awesome ideas for your kid’s birthday party

For children (and some adults!), their birthday is the most exciting part of the year. Which means that they will – understandably – want to celebrate it with a party. So, where do you start? Here are some things to bear in mind in the early stages of planning the party. Know what he/she is […]

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