Feeling Ambitious? Here Are Some Home Renovation Ideas 

Do you have some free time on your hands this summer? Would you like to make some improvements to your home? Then you’ve landed on the right article today. I’m going to make some DIY suggestions in this post that could give you some inspiration. If you have a toolbox and some basic equipment, you could save a fortune. That is because most tradespeople charge a lot of money for their services these days. So, you should think about using your free time to manage the task yourself. There are lots of videos on YouTube that show you how to… [Read More]

Preparing Your Kids for a Greener Future

Of all the challenges we parents encounter when raising our children, nothing is more difficult than coping with changes that we ourselves find difficult to grasp. For instance, our children are going to grow up with technology in their hands that far exceeds those bulky computers of old that we used to use at work. Computers used to be the size of entire wardrobes, but that technology has been condensed into tiny smartphones that are a thousand times more powerful. Photo Source But now that us parents have had time to catch up with the latest modern trends and social… [Read More]

How to have a Successful (big) Family Holiday

I’ve just booked a last minute long weekend in Prague’ a single friend of mine recently told me. ‘Lucky you’ was my response, and I meant it! Last minute getaways are a thing of the past when you have a handful of kids to look after, a pet who needs to be cared for and not to mention the work schedules of you and your partner and the school timetable to contend with! Maybe quick breaks away are more or less a thing of the past for me but a family holiday can be such a fantastic experience (whatever the… [Read More]

God, Religion and My Five Year Old Twins

Last Saturday about half an hour before bed the subject of God was brought up by R, one of my five year old twins. To say I was shocked would be the understatement of the year, mostly because I never gave it a moments thought that the girls knew anything about God, but apparently they have been learning about it at school. I would like to start by saying that I have no problem with any religions or anybody that lives their lives surrounded by god and it’s teachings, but it’s not for me. I am a catholic, but I’m… [Read More]

Four House Renovations You Should Consider If You’ve Got Kids

Let’s face it, having kids changes pretty much everything about your life – you can’t go off on weekend breaks on a whim, your wardrobe becomes a whole lot more relaxed and casual and devoid of high heels, and your house becomes full of brightly coloured plastic instead of the chic chrome and black look that you’d always envisaged. If you think your home needs some changes to fit in with your new child friendly life, here are a few tips that might make it an easier place to live in… A New Kitchen. Image source For many families, the… [Read More]

Fitting a Large Family Into a Small Home

It’s fairly common for people to feel like their home restricts them. Perhaps you simply don’t have enough bedrooms and, as a result, you have to cram your kids into a small bedroom with a bunk bed. Maybe you don’t enjoy the idea of your large family waiting for their turn to use the bathroom in the morning, and perhaps the garden just isn’t big enough for your kids to play in.We all get that feeling at some point in life, but moving home is an expensive way to get a larger house. Renovations can be expensive, and you might… [Read More]

Smart Phones, Teenagers and Running 

When I was growing up the one pressures of being a teenager that I am very thankful I didn’t have to deal with, unlike my teenage children who have the added pressure of not only growing up and all that that entails, but they also have to keep up with their friends and have the latest smart phone. I clearly remember the first mobile phones that were large and basically resembled a house brick. Of course time and technology has moved on, and there is no doubt that my whole life is on my iPhone, whether I am emailing, texting… [Read More]

How To Master ANY DIY Project

Do it yourself, or DIY – isn’t always the easiest thing to do in the world – especially by yourself when you are starting off. Anyway, no matter how skilled we get at household tasks, chores, and maintenance work, it always feels like our fathers, or grandfathers were a bit better. Maybe that’s what they felt like as well? However, no matter your skill level – there are plenty of ways that you can master any DIY task in the home. With the right tools, the right materials and knowledge as well as time, you’ll be well equipped to handle… [Read More]

The At Home Sanctuary You Deserve From Your Own Bathroom? It’s Possible

Every one of us deserves a little pampering and luxury in our lives. However, we can’t all afford to splurge on a spa day each week to get that much-needed relaxation time. But, that doesn’t mean to say you can’t recreate the atmosphere and feelings you get from a spa in your own bathroom. The bathroom in any home is one of the most well-used rooms in your property, but it can also add a fair bit of value to your home when you invest some time and money. Which is why I thought it would be the ideal time… [Read More]

Creating The Perfect Play Area In Our Garden 

When you have young children which in my case is five year old twin girls, the garden is a vital area for those summer months. It provides somewhere for the girls to play and of course it’s a great way to get plenty of fresh air and burn off all their energy. When I planned our garden I wanted make sure that it was child friendly and completely safe for the girls, but at the same time I didn’t want it to look like a playground. It was about finding a balance because both my wife and I sit out… [Read More]