Nothing screams summer like an outdoor concert. Sprawled out on a blanket in the warm air, your favorite song streaming through the speakers. You probably have many memories of outdoor concerts through the ages, which is why making your child’s first outdoor concert experience a great one, is so important. While crowds and loud music may sound like the exact opposite place you want to bring your toddler, some preparedness can help make it an enjoyable experience for you, your kids, and those around you. Check out our tips for taking your kids to their first outdoor concert: Read more
Have you ever thought about becoming a social worker? Getting a social work qualification is a relatively easy process and it has the potential to change your life and the lives of others forever. Below are some of the main reasons you should consider getting a social work qualification and work in the social work sector. Read more
Summer is just around the corner—we promise! The allure of long, lazy days has us ready for vacations, beaches and cool summer nights, not to mention that hard-to-shake urge to shop for new things to wear. Refreshing your summer closet can be a fun adventure, but it can also wreak havoc on your bank account.
Never fear—you can save a few pennies and have a little fun at the same time if you simply put in the time and effort to plan wisely. So, although the warmer weather might have you ready to let loose, it doesn’t have to mean losing financial focus as well. Read more
When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily. However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable. This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced. Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time for sex.
It is important to note that every marriage is different; if you and your partner are both happy with sex once a month then the intimacy has remained intact. If, however, you feel you do not have sex enough then there is an issue; the following tips can help you to solve this and save your marriage before it is too late: Read more
Every relationship goes through difficult patches; this may be to do with external influences or simply a clash of personalities. It can even be related to the pressures of insufficient time to deal with all the matters which need to be sorted. Unfortunately, sometimes the problems can seem too large and the relationship seems doomed to failure. The options are either divorce or consulting a marriage therapist. This can trigger a huge range of emotions when there are children involved. The traditional line of thought is that if the relationship is not working divorce is the right option; the children will be happier if the parents are happy. However, there is also an argument for remaining together; this can be the right option when you have children for a variety of reasons. Read more
The groundhog may have seen its shadow this year, but for most of the country there is no end in sight for old man winter. Now mid-way through February, cabin fever has set in for most, and the only thing getting them through is the arrival of spring break. If you’re like many, you’ve already begun day dreaming and planning your end-of-winter getaway. But although family spring break trips are a sweet relief, they can also be stressful – especially with young children. Here are five creative tips for having a successful spring break vacation with kids. Read more
The holidays can be a very busy time, as we spend most of our time rushing around to celebrate with family, friends, and get some last minute deals while holiday shopping. It is easy for the time to get away from us and we often forget that there are people out there who are less fortunate than us. Start a new tradition with your family this holiday season and plan a day to volunteer and give back in your community! Read more
Being the best mom ever that you are, you’ve probably already brainstormed what to get your kids for the holidays. Every year is filled with festive decorations, twinkling lights and cheer of course, but what also comes with the territory is additional stress that results from long lines, crowded stores and annoyed holiday shoppers. To avoid the chaos this year, take note of these holiday shopping trends, tricks and tips to make the gift-giving process a breeze this season. Read more