Author: Amy

Are Your Kids Eating Too Much Sugar?

  All moms are acutely aware of the impact sugar can have on our kids – the sugar rush they get after stuffing their little faces with party food is a clear sign! And while we all try to limit a number of candies and chocolates we give them, the simple truth is that controlling...

3 Steps To A Healthy Pregnancy

  Being pregnant is a health minefield. There are so many different dos and don’ts to make sure that your baby is safe. Sometimes that means we forget about ourselves a bit. Making sure that you are healthy throughout the pregnancy is just as important. A lot of the advice I’ll give you is good...

The Parenting Qualities Which Make All The Difference

As a parent, it is highly likely that you often go through periods of thinking that you are not doing it right. This kind of low-level background guilt is very common for parents today, and it’s not hard to see why. With so much conflicting information flying around the whole time about what it means...

Make Family Time Fun for All? Is It Possible?

Link to image credit   Families need to spend time together if they want to stay close and understand each other as they grow. There are many ways to spend time as a family, but it can be difficult to think of activities that everyone will enjoy. Some families will have teenagers and younger children,...

Easy Steps to Help You Pick the Perfect Gift for Someone Special

  Whether it’s an upcoming birthday or a special occasion for someone important in your life, giving them a gift is perhaps the most common way to show your appreciation. Sadly, picking a gift is often incredibly difficult due to the amount of choice you have and the different circumstances that you might be in....

How to Save to Afford a House Deposit

  Buying your first home can be a daunting thing, especially if you are trying to save but find that you have been trapped in the circle of renting. There are several things you can do to speed up the process, and here is our guide to stopping renting and getting you on that property...

Money Matters: 5 Ways To Reduce Your Weekly Family Upkeep Costs

Flickr An important responsibility for keeping your family well-maintained and stable is taking the time to address your financial situation often. Families, especially large families, are always finding unexpected costs crop up due to the equipment demands of school, the costs of running a household and so on. It can feel overwhelming during your monthly...

Why Hobbies Are So Important & Why You Need one

If you haven’t got a hobby, that needs to change. Many people tell themselves that they don’t need a hobby or they’re too busy with work and family commitments to take up a new hobby or interest. But those are pretty poor excuses, especially when you consider all the good that come out of having...

Family Bigger By One? Here Are 4 Tips For Converting Your Attic Into A Bedroom

  A bright sparkle of fresh light has entered your lives. As you bring home your newborn baby, you want to hold, cuddle and caress their sweet little face forever. Their rosy cheeks and tiny cute eyes that are yet to open, captivate you; a proud new mother. You might have two older children already, who...

Birthday Gifts For Her Birthday Gifts For Her

                                                                                                                                                                                             Picture If you are in need of  some great gift ideas for your sister, daughter, best friend or even your own Mom, don’t worry, help is at hand! Here are some of the cutest gifts a girl could receive. Do It Yourself If you like to get creative, then have a go...

Sweet Potato: A Jack Of All Recipes

  Sweet potatoes are one of the only genuine all-rounder ingredients in your pantry. For some reason yet to be discovered, they have an uncanny ability to work in practically any dish. They’re equally at home in things like stews as they are in desserts, which makes them pretty unique.   As you might imagine,...

Simple Things you can do to Make the World a Happier Place

Photo from   “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” can feel like an unrealistic task in today’s world. Every time we turn on the telly or read the news we are bombarded with stories of scandal and environmental negligence, another war, and even more famine. We can sometimes feel as though...