Every single girl and almost every boy goes through the rite of passage of having a sleepover. It’s something all kids love to do and for girls especially, a slumber party with a bunch of girlfriends is a serious bonding experience full of gossip, games and grab bags of munchies for that ever-elusive midnight feast. Not only do you want to make sure that your child has an amazing time, you want to be hailed as the sleepover host of the century, earning brownie points from your children as well as their friends.
Moms of the world - can you remember what life was like before you had kids? More to the point, do you even recognize that person you see in old photos - that person all carefree and happy and with a big and bold future ahead of them?Well, that person is still in there, somewhere. With a lot more life experience, of course. And even though you might not think it when you look in the mirror, there is a chance to reclaim the good parts of that old identity. We’re going to take a look how, right now - so read on to find out!
There aren't many parents who haven't had to face the bedtime blues at some point in their lives. If you have kids, you will know what we mean. Not only is it hard enough getting our kids into bed in the first place; it's also difficult trying to get them to sleep once they are finally tucked up under the blankets. With a range of hilarious bedtime excuses to counter our best efforts, we end up losing as much sleep as they do!
When you’ve spent the best part of the last five years raising babies and having more babies to raise, you kind of lose yourself. The job that you were doing once, the one you stepped back from to be a stay at home Mom has lost its appeal and the thought of what to do next can be particularly overwhelming. The children are now in school full time, which has just earned you the greatest gift you could ever get: time.
Becoming a parent is meant to be one of the simplest things in the world, and yet a far greater number of couples struggle to conceive than you could possibly imagine. Did you know that one out of every ten couples struggles with fertility? Did you know that the number increases when you include all of the couples who struggle to stay pregnant due to fertility-related issues?
As a parent, there’s nothing more important than protecting your kids. As soon as you hold that precious bundle in your arms for the first time, you assume responsibility for taking care of them and shielding them from danger. When you have children, you never really switch off, and you’re always looking for ways to make sure your child is safe. If you drive on a regular basis or you love a road trip, it’s essential to bear safety in mind. Here are some top tips to help keep your kids stay safe on the roads.
If you’re a music loving family, then taking your kids to music festivals may have crossed your mind. If you’ve been to festivals in the past, you will have saw families having a great time, kids on the shoulders of their parents waving their arms to the music - but they can be the opposite of wholesome, too. There are usually groups of rowdy teenagers and young adults drinking until they’re sick, and with so many different types of people at a festival, it’s crucial to be careful. Should you really take your kids to a music festival? It doesn’t have to be a problem or dangerous providing you plan in advance. Read on for more!
When you become a parent, you know that you accept to be responsible for a life, until this life is old enough to look after itself. Needless to say, if your home was a place of hazards before you had a child, things could change dramatically from the moment the magical words appear on the pregnancy test. There are, naturally, plenty of parental duties that are new and that you must learn, starting with changing nappies – and let’s be clear on that one; you are going to have a few accidents before your master this skill – to understanding the needs of your baby – crying being their only form of communication, it’s expected you may not get them immediately. But one factor remains constant in your parenting life, and this is SAFETY. Indeed, you want the very best for your child. Consequently, you want to ensure that they can go through life without having to worry about health hazards, debilitating illnesses or even predators in the outside world.