Family arguments

Tips to sort out when you and the children end up arguing and getting impatient with each other. Things to remember when you and the kids end up arguing  Tip 1 Family arguments are normal. Arguments and conflict are part of the territory of being in a family.  The trick is finding healthy ways to […]

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Old fashioned travel games for the car

Ok you can gives the children the ipad – a movie to watch, or a game to play on it – but maybe that would be good interspersed with a few good old fashioned games requiring no technology and bit of family communication. Keeping Bored Kids Busy When You Are In The Car Long car journeys […]

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Holidays – strategies for a happy holiday

Whether you are on holiday – going on holiday or just staying at home – we are well and truly into the holiday season now. Now holidays are mean to be fun happy days – and hopefully yours are.  But just every so often tempers get frayed – and what should be a happy time […]

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Space saving ideas & clearing clutter

  The Space Savers Encyclopedia by Flexispace. Share this:

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Too much to do? A simple time management tip.

Too much to do – and not enough time to do it?  Don’t know where to start….then here is a good time management tip. Have you heard the joke How do you eat an elephant? …..One bite at a time! It maybe a kids joke but it also is a good way of approaching day-to-day […]

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Tasty food cheats for busy mums

Some cooks just have the knack of making their food really tasty.  And sometimes even the simplest of dishes can become very special.  Here are some tasty food cheats that use store cupboard ingredients to add lots of flavour to your food. 1. Add a teaspoon of mayonnaise to every two eggs when you are making […]

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Why sometimes it is best to keep your mouth shut!

Two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Sometimes the best advice you can give to yourself – and sometimes to others too, is remember you have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Listening and understanding before engaging your mouth can really save a lot of disputes and misunderstandings. A lot of the time we […]

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How to sort our children’s clutter – and any other horders clutter!

How to Conquer the Clutter   Even if You Can’t Bear to Throw Anything Out! THINK LIKE AN ARCHIVIST  Contrary to popular belief, archivists do not keep everything. Really! One of my archival mentors was very fond of the saying: “When in doubt, throw it out!” When I tell people this they usually don’t believe me. […]

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How to be more disciplined with your time.

Being more disciplined in what you spend your time doing and how long you spend doing is an important to try to get control of.   It will help you get more done and with a lot less stress. And of course that will have many benefits to both you and your family as you will […]

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Quick and easy BBQ marinades

These are some of my favourite BBQ recipes.  I use them every year and I can promise you that they both really work and have resulted in lots of compliments.  (And I am no master chef – I can promise you that). Making marinades if you are planning to have a barbecue is really simple and  takes […]

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