There are many occasions throughout the year that we get to receive gifts: Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and Mother’s Day. A day of gift-giving is something everyone looks forward to and if you’re a mom, your birthday and Mother’s Day are especially great, as the day is all about you! Most of the time, a handmade card and gift are enough to raise the spirits of anyone, but sometimes the thought of a more meaningful gift is appreciated.
It can hard in this day and age to get things right for your kids. And by getting things right, it’s the presents and the gifts that need to be spot on. We’re living in a very materialistic world, but for some children, it’s not that what they want. Others, however, are all about the expense, and it can be hard to gauge them year on year – tastes and wants change so drastically that it’s almost a minefield. Something that you have bought a week ago can quickly fall out of favor when given, and the art of ‘looking cool’ is all to do with keeping up with the playground trends. So what exactly do we need to be looking for to keep in with the cool kids, and what can we invest in which won’t go out of style anytime soon? Read More
The school holidays are here and that either means you’re going to feel more or less stressed than ever. On the one hand, you don’t have to worry about helping to prepare your children for school each day and scoot them out of the door, but on the other hand, you now have a bored, hyperactive and near-insane kid on your hands; or perhaps more than one kid. The thought of one or two weeks dealing with a child who’s slowly going insane through boredom is enough to drive you, as a parent, insane.
When people ask me for advice on something, I try to be as thoughtful as possible before I give my answer, no matter how small it is. If I was to give advice to my children about something much more important, like how to live life, well, I have thought long and hard about this for a lot longer, because we all want our kids to live their lives to the fullest. So if I ever need to give definite advice to one of my kids, here’s what I will say… Read More