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Feb 14 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Feeling Sexy in Parenthood

Being a new mom isn’t always conducive to feeling sexy and attractive, but it is important for the new family that mom and dad keep that spark alive. Who says sexy and mom can’t be compatible? Motherhood is a huge adjustment It’s not easy. Diaper changing, regular feeds, baby puke over the shoulder, breasts transformed from sexy body parts to milk receptacles… Motherhood is a huge adjustment for all women, no matter how many books one reads or parenting classes one attends...

Feb 14 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...

Feb 14 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...

Jan 25 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...

Dec 19 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on How To Raise A Kind, Compassionate Child

Thanks to vastateparkstaff for the image. When you have a child, you hope that they will be healthy and happy. You hope that they will grow up smart and forward thinking. Most of all, you hope that they will be kind and compassionate. However, these attributes can be taught from a young age. Don’t just hope! Shape your child’s understanding of compassion and empathy. They’ll grow into a kind-hearted, compassionate adult. Many skills can be instilled in children at a young...

Dec 19 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on How To Get Married At Home

There’s really no place like home when it comes to weddings. From saving time trying to find perfect wedding venue to saving money and making sure you have all creature comforts around you on your day, consider getting married at home. Or a family home that has the perfect setting. Here’s what you’ll need to consider. Make sure there’s room to say “I Do” Your home setup will need to have enough space for all of your guests. If you’re planning on a combination of...

Dec 19 2018
by Ella |
Comments Off on Buying Christmas Presents Without Breaking The Bank

Thanks To Wikimedia As much as we all love Christmas, the cost of it can be worrying. Most of us love the idea of splashing out when it comes to the holiday season, but we just don’t have the funds to be able to do so. Does that mean we have to miss out on Christmas? Not at all – it is possible to do Christmas on a budget! One of the best ways to save money is to look more closely at the Christmas presents you buy. Christmas Is No Surprise As much as Christmas can...

Dec 19 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...

Dec 19 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...

Dec 19 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...

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