It’s All in the Planning: How to Afford the Family Vacation You Want

Fewer families are taking vacations these days. Part of the reason is limited funds yet a vacation for the entire family can be affordable if planned the right way. Why settle for the vacation you don’t want, or even worse, not go on vacation at all? It’s all in the planning. Here’s how to afford the vacation you want. Do It Yesterday Diligent souls start planning a vacation up to a year in advance. Many airlines and hotels will post rates 300 days in advance. Some joke that planning a … [Read more...]

The Worst Case Scenario: How to Handle Family Health Emergencies

As a parent, it’s inevitable your kids will have accidents and require medical attention. But, in serious emergencies, it’s vital you know exactly how to handle the situation as, in severe cases, your initial actions could mean the difference between life and death. Not only will you have to get to your destination quickly, you must also try your best to identify what’s wrong with your child so you can establish the right place to go. From the emergency room to walk-in clinics to emergency … [Read more...]

Get Off Your Phones! Three Fanastic Activities To Bring Your Family Together

In the modern world, far too many of us spend all of our time glued to screens. Look at any normal family, and you'll often find everyone sitting in total silence, staring at their phone, tablet or laptop. Despite the fact that they're all together, they might as well be in separate countries! Now, this isn't to say that technology and phones and all of those things are bad! They can be absolutely fantastic, but sometimes it can all get a little bit too much. Sometimes you need to put away the … [Read more...]

So You’ve Decided To Adopt – What Happens Next?

There are many reasons you might come to the decision that adoption is the right course for you and your family. Health conditions can mean natural options are limited, or perhaps you just want to help out an existing child. Adoption is increasingly seen as a commonplace situation, to the point where it bears little comment anymore. There is some history of adoption being seen as not "real" parenting, but thankfully in the 21st century, we have moved past that nonsense. The moment you hold a … [Read more...]

Play it Safe: Safe Online Gaming for You and Your Family

Online gaming has become a popular form of entertainment for people worldwide. With gaming options ranging from gambling to video games, there is something for every niche, taste and preference in the online space. However, with security becoming a major concern regarding online activity, it’s clear that there are some issues to keep an eye on when partaking in any form of online gaming. Below, we discuss some of these threats as well as how you can keep yourselves, as well as your family and … [Read more...]

Tips for Entertaining During the Holidays

For most people, there is nothing more rewarding than entertaining during the holidays. There are so many different elements that go into planning a party for the holidays. The only way to make sure that this process is done the right way, a person will have to make sure that they plan out every detail. The time that is put into this type of planning will be more than worth it in the end. Neglecting to put a proper plan in place will usually lead to the party not being executed properly. The … [Read more...]

Day 3 of March 2013 Blog Challenge

Day 3 Blog Challenge: What Makes You Happy There are lots of things that make me happy.  One, of course is my family.  I love my daughter with all of my heart - I finally understand the love my parents have for me.  I never thought I'd be able to love somebody so little as much as you do for your child.  It's amazing.  Miles is my other half.  I don't know what I would do without him.  He knows what to say to cheer me up when I'm upset and having him stand beside me no matter what obstacle we … [Read more...]

Keeping Our Families Active

Keeping active as a family today is no easy task. Certainly, this has not been made any easier by the total accessibility of the internet and the widespread ownership of smartphones, tablets and laptops, even amongst our kids. In fact, research shows that 50 percent of 12 to 20 year olds are not getting the exercise they need.  Indeed, it seems that many kids today would rather exercise their fingers than their bodies and minds! However there are a few small and fun ways to keep our children … [Read more...]