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Reclaim More You Time: Finding the Time to Relax When You Have Kids

Did you know that the average mum has just 17 minutes to herself per day? No wonder we feel tired, frazzled and exhausted. When it comes to raising kids, they are a blessing. But, any mother will agree that they wish they had a little more ‘me’ time. There are some great ways that you can relax. You don’t have to ship the kids
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How To Get Your Kids Interested

Having kids can be great fun, especially when they get into their own hobbies and interests. All they want to do is show you what they can do and please you with it. Sometimes it may seem like an obsession, but kids can get so engrossed and focused with what they are doing, that usually it is harmless. There are plenty of things they
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Sideline-screaming parents score own-goal in kids sports

by  chipgriffin  Sport is a great way for kids to learn team-building skills, improve their confidence, demonstrate leadership qualities and make new friends. But there’s an invidious movement that’s threatening to undermine everything that’s brilliant about youth sports; it’s time to blow the whistle on parents who holler from the sidelines. Shouting out instructions to your kid is distracting and counter-productive. And jeering at the other side
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Dogs Vs. Cats: The Ultimate Question

It is the age-old question. Are cats or dogs the better family pet? Some people will swear that the only pet you will ever need is a dog. Others will argue that cats are the superior species, and one which will make your home whole. What do you think? When it comes to choosing a pet for your family, there are loads of things
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Tips for making sure your kids get a good night’s sleep

Good sleep is essential to your child’s development and wellbeing. When a child does not get the rest they need, it can result in a variety of behavioural and academic problems. Lack of sleep can mean lower test scores and increased irritability toward family and peers. Here are some tips for making sure your child gets the best night of sleep possible. Avoid foods
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Three Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House

Saving money is one of the most challenging aspects of budgeting. From the daily expenses like groceries and bills to any unexpected expenses like hospital bills or home repairs, it often feels like more money is being spent rather than saved. Even though it feels as if you have cut back everywhere you possibly can, there might be some easy ways to save you
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How To Beat Those Parenting Blues

As a Mom with young kids, there are times when you just need a bit of space or a breather. It’s not their fault they are so demanding. Until we have our own, we never realised how excessive some of our demands on poor mom really were. But our moms did what we are doing – taking a break. Five minutes out of the
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Horse Riding Lessons for Your Kids: What You Need to Know

Horse riding can be an amazing hobby for children, but some parents worry that it can be too much too soon. Won’t it overwhelm them? Aren’t they too young to be riding a horse? This all depends on your individual child and their attitude towards pets in general. If your child seems happy enough to help out with chores when it comes to pets
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Ultimate Guide To Supporting Your Little League

School age kids come with a lot of baggage. It seems there are so many clubs and sports they can participate in these days. If you ever feel like all your money is being spent on kits and equipment for their extracurricular activities, then you are not alone. Having an interest in lots of different pursuits is very healthy for a child, even if
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Planning A Child’s Birthday Party On A Budget

Children get very giddy around their birthdays. Many of them have a number of extravagant ideas of how they want to celebrate. As their parent, you want to make their birthday as special and memorable as you possibly can. But when you are working on a tight budget this can make this very difficult to achieve. As well as this, there is a tremendous
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