Posts in Category: Family

The Importance of Finding Time to Pamper Yourself

Let’s start with a cliché; being a mother (or father) is a full time job. Ok let’s get real, it’s a whole lot harder than that. Both physically and emotionally being a parent will can be equally exhausting as it is exhilarating and it is important not to get burnt out. No matter what your circumstances are in life you should always find time for yourself. You need this time to unwind and relax and doing this will also be beneficial for the child by learning to spend short periods of time alone and making them less dependent on you. You should always look to schedule something in as often as you can, calendar permittinag, and use the spare time you find (or rather make) productively. And what sort of things should you be doing? Anything that makes you relax and makes you feel like you’ve been pampered. After all, when you’re spending all of your time looking after children it makes sense that you should have some time when someone looks after you instead.

Moving On After a Relationship Ends

Unfortunately splitting up with a loved one is an unavoidable situation for most of us during our lives. I’m sure we all know that one couple who were childhood sweethearts and have been together living in bliss for their whole lives. However, we all also know that they are the minority rather than the majority. At some point or other we all tend to go through the heartache of a split. When you have had children with the partner you are breaking up with the anguish can be increased tenfold. Not only do you have to keep your own spirits high for yourself but for your kids. Alongside this but there are all of the legal considerations such as custody to take into account and it can often become quite messy. Many couples manage to make splits work and even if they were not entirely amicable they do so for the sake of the children. So it can be possible to move on after your relationship with the father or mother of your kids ends but it will take time and patience and it probably won’t be easy all of the time.

Keep Your Children Safe from Harmful Media

It’s fair to say that that are an awful lot of things broadcasted through the various types of media which we would rather our children didn’t see. Whether it’s violence, sexual content, advertising or whatever there are lot of reasons to shelter our young ones from some of the things out there. However, this can often be easier said than done. Given that there seems to be an increasing element of desensitisation within a lot of the TV that is shown it appears to be deteriorating quickly rather than get any better. So as a parent it is entirely understandable that you would want to mitigate this as much as possible. Here’s a few ideas of how you can do so.

Reduce the Risk of Trips & Falls in the Home

Our homes are full of potentially dangerous items and situations for our children. It is of absolute paramount importance that we do as much as is humanly possible to eliminate or minimise the risks in our houses. We obviously do not want to inhibit our children’s’ sense of fun and enjoyment and there needs to be plenty of stimulation for them through toys etc. But there are certain ways which we can allow our kids to grow up within a safe environment without wrapping them up in cotton wool, so to speak.

Spruce Up Your Home With Child Safe Renovations

Home improvement projects can be fun, exciting and extremely rewarding once completed. But when you’ve got children to think of, you’ll quickly realise that there are certain safety factors you’ll need to take into consideration.

Keeping Your Children Healthy in the Swimming Pool

Paddling in a swimming pool with young children is one of those experience’s many parents love to do and it is a great way to acclimatise them to the water early on. The delight on a child’s face as you first introduce them to a swimming pool can be one of the most heart-warming moments as a parent. Given that children are more susceptible to illness and infections, it is important to ensure that your swimming pool is a healthy environment and not harbouring any bacteria that could make them unwell.

Ways To Relax Away From The Stresses Of Children

Having children truly is a blessing, but as I am sure all of the fellow mothers out there will agree a blessing can be absolutely exhausting. It would be nice for someone to take those blessings off your hands for a little while so that you could enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet for just one day. Does that make you a bad parent, for wanting a little bit of time to yourself now and again? Absolutely not! We mothers are super heroes and deserve a little bit of TLC every now and again.

Importance Of Protective Clothing For Infants

Caring for an infant is an important duty and privilege that you cannot just drop on a whim. You will have to be constantly on your guard to make sure that your infant is protected from the elements, from the environment and from other human beings. This is due to the fact that an infant is almost completely defenceless and their immune systems are particularly vulnerable as they will not have developed enough to be their proper first line defence mechanism against diseases causing pathogens and other microorganisms. This is where protective clothing for infants plays a huge role in protecting infants from the elements. The following are some of the reasons why protective clothing for infants is so important:

Safety At Home – Glass Balustrades and their uses for safety

Safety at home is very important, especially when you have children running around. Glass balustrades are a common sight in today’s world. You see them everywhere – at shopping malls, commercial buildings, even on residential balconies. But what exactly are glass balustrades?

Fun Bonding Activities at Home

In our previous post, we looked into ways of creating stronger bonds between parents and their children by doing some day-to-day basics such as creating family meal times and trying to maximise the balance between work and household duties. What we will look into now is ways to maximise the weekends and evenings you have available. We are also firm believers that activities don’t have to be expensive, however, if you are looking for ways to reward your children then you might want to push the boat out a little bit.