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Oct 29 2018
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...

Oct 29 2018
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...

Oct 29 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on A Guide to Buying A Gift to Celebrate the Birth of Your Child

Pulling some great inspiration from the perfect guide to the perfect gift for any occasion, our focus today falls specifically on gifts to celebrate the birth of your child. If your wife or girlfriend has just given birth to your baby, or is soon to be doing so, then it’s about time you put some thought into gifts. Some people even like to call them ‘push gifts’. It’s tradition for a man to buy his other half a gift when she gives birth. This is to celebrate the birth...

Oct 29 2018
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...

Oct 29 2018
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...

Oct 29 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on Prom: Rules For Parents

Prom night is a confusing time for parents. You will be proud that your child has grown up and made it to graduation. It’s a major step in watching them develop into an adult. However, it is also a very scary time. You child is now old enough to make their own decisions and peer pressure is heavy on prom night. You will be worried about drinking, drugs and sex. That is completely normal, but as long as you are prepared, you can handle it. Thanks to {Salt of the Earth} for the...

Oct 29 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on An Unusual Gift From My Parents

It’s a strange thing watching your parents get older; changing from the dependable responsible, strong adult, all seeing and all knowing to the more dependent cautious individual who shows frailty and forgetfulness. Lost for words I hadn’t really noticed the change but I guess it was hammered home to me after a recent discussion with them about what they want to happen when they die – particularly what they wanted for their funeral order of service! It sounds terribly...

Oct 29 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on 5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Retirement Home

When it comes to deciding on a retirement community it’s not something you take lightly. After all, it’s a place you’ll be calling home for the next few years and for some, the rest of their lives. A lot of inquiring, researching and planning goes into the process of finding the ideal retirement home and you should never feel rushed or pressured into your decision making. The following are 5 helpful tips that you should keep in mind when choosing a retirement community....

Oct 29 2018
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...

Oct 29 2018
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...

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