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May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Christmas Crackers: 6 of The Best Novelty Gifts For Him

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and the shops are full of harassed looking people scurrying to get all their presents ahead of the big day. Whether you’re one of them (me!) or one of the smug ones who had it all wrapped up weeks ago, a little novelty factor always put’s the finishing touches on Christmas. Here’s a quick run-down of my favourite funny stocking fillers for the men in your life. Image Source: Mike Fleming Phone Charging...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Cat or Dog: Choosing The Right Pet For Your Family

Thinking about a furry addition to your family? As we all know, getting a pet is a long-term commitment. You have a moral obligation to conduct in-depth research into the qualities and requirements of your prospective pet to ensure you are capable of caring for them. There is always the risk that your pet develops a health problem and so you must be financially able to pay for vet bills. If you plan to adopt an animal from a shelter, you should also be prepared for the fact that...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on The Ultimate Day Out Survival Kit For Any Modern Family

Image: David Amsler We love going on day trips as a family. Exploring new places and going to attractions is a great way to bond as a family. When you go to see things alone, you can travel light. When you are on a trip as a family, you need to take a whole range of items to make sure that you get through the day without any fuss. When you’re planning a day trip, make sure you take the essentials. If you have small children, you need to make sure that you have everything...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Addressing The Residual Effects Of Addiction On Friends & Family

Addiction is most definitely not a victimless crime, and the addict is most certainly not the only victim.  Friends, family, and even work associates commonly feel the negative effects of hardcore addiction.  This fact should not be overlooked when you’re seeking recovery from the disease of addiction.  You should know that your addiction most certainly has hurt the people closest to you in one way or another.  If you’re interested in actively working with your friends...

May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Surviving the Kids: How to do Nights in, in Style

Between work life, home life and housework, and the children, it can be hard for busy parents to find time for each other, let alone maintain a social life.  While couples may once have enjoyed nights out with each other – perhaps a fancy dinner, a night at the cinema or theatre, or a cheeky weekend away – the arrival of children can often spell the end of “us time”; after all, money may be tighter, and babysitters aren’t always forthcoming.  However, there is absolutely...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Better Communication For A Better Marriage

Whether you are just starting out in a new relationship or have been married for years, one of the most important things is communication. You’ve heard this reiterated over and over again, but the reality is that it takes hard work to achieve that kind of openness.   ...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Top Tips for Online Dating

Online dating has completed revolutionised how people meet and how relationships begin and develop, and has done so possibly for the better. Colin and I never met on a dating website; we met smashed out of our faces in a bar nearly a decade ago. We had no idea of each other’s hobbies and interests, family backgrounds, level of education, occupations, etcetera, etcetera. We didn’t know if the other was a psychotic murderer with bodies buried under their patio, never mind their...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Tips on how to treat your mother

Mothers are very important in our lives and have endured so much to see us where we are today. From the nine months they carried us in the womb to the countless nights they spent awake just to make sure we’re comfortable. They worked day and night just to see us succeed in life and have always been there for us even when we’re away. It is however unfortunate that we’ve been so preoccupied with our own lives that we have forgotten to appreciate them. There are so many Mother’s...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Top 5 Rules of Re-gifting

Re-gifting may be looked upon with scorn, but that’s just because people are jealous of those who can pull it off without being discovered. If you have something you hate, why not give it to someone who will treasure it? ...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on How to Deal with Divorce as a Family

Keoni Cabral The breakdown of a marriage is something that impacts the whole family. If you have children, it’s going to affect their lives in as big a way as it will affect yours. Even couples who don’t have kids can find that their divorce has an effect on their extended family. And the consequences aren’t just limited to their own relationship. But it’s when there are kids involved that couples need to tread carefully. They need to attempt to reach an...

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