A dog is the ultimate family pet. Cuddly and cute, they are adorable to have around, but they also provide plenty of fun and great company, with their high levels of energy and fondness for playing. Keeping a dog can help kids learn to be responsible for an animal, provide them with a playmate, and also help ensure they get enough outdoor time and exercise. (more…)
Whilst we like to think of summer as a period choc-full of blissful sunshine, park-bound afternoons and day trips out, often the changeable weather can considerably dampen our best laid plans. If you’ve got kids to keep entertained, dismal weather can truly make summertime a rather tedious one, and buying games and other things to keep the family entertained can burn considerable holes in parents’ pockets. To help, we’ve scoured the internet for the best free games that one can download and play, banishing boredom until the sun pokes through the clouds once again! (more…)
All adults fantasize about building their dream home, equipped with the colors and furnishing of their choice and space for all their hobbies and ideas. However, adults with children may find that their dream home doesn’t exactly line up with what is necessary for raising a family. But with just a few small considerations in mind, anyone’s idea of the perfect residence can fulfill the needs of both the parents and the children. To create the ideal living space for everyone in your life, here are three tips for designing a home that’s family-friendly. (more…)
At the center of a prosperous family is a successful home budget. You and your partner can have great jobs, live in a great place, by great things, and then suddenly feel the bottom of a financial death spiral drop out from under your feet. A detailed budget is going to keep you away from that chasm and provide you and your family with a sound basis for choosing the appropriate standard of living as well.
I don’t know how many of you out there reading this can understand just how filled a day can be with looking after a family. Honestly, it’s mind-blowing at times, to say the least. If you look at a typical day, not a weekend, you have meals to prepare, starting with breakfast, kids and husband to get off to school and work, regardless of age. That comment includes the husband, by the way! Then the daily chores which, if you have a day off, pile up to veritable mountains. Washing, cleaning, shopping, cooking and planning. Can anybody find a moment in there for a bit of self-time? What if you have a hobby? Bad luck, right. (more…)
If you want to take DIY to the next level, you can try home construction. Home construction takes the jobs you’d usually give to labourers and just do them yourself. It’s the ultimate evolution of DIY. It’s tricky, though. You need to know what you’re doing, and you need to plan appropriately. We’ll walk you through a few tips to get started. (more…)
When it comes to getting rid of an old car, it can be difficult to know which way to go- should you try to sell it, see if you can trade it in, or just scrap it? There are pros and cons to each of these three options. We have run through the benefits of each alternative to help you decide which the best choice for your car is. (more…)