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Planning a holiday with a large family

All holidays need a degree of planning if they are to run smoothly, but when your vacation party is super-sized, dusting off those project management skills is a must. It’s common sense really – the more people you have to accommodate, the more complicated life becomes. Follow these tips on planning a holiday with a

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Top Free or Cheap Family Activites by YOU!

In one of our recent competitions, we asked you what ideas and activities you do for free or that cost very little, that keep the kids entertained. We were overwhelmed with the amount of fantastic imaginative ideas you came up with, so here they are, all courtesy of you! Out and About ‘We go to

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Date nights

Once the kids come along – as fabulous as they are – it’s easy to forget to make time for yourselves as a couple. If ‘quality time’ has become pizza and the soaps, it may be worth injecting some fun back into the relationship. And even if you haven’t forgotten to make time for each

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Would you create a bucket list

The 2007 film “The Bucket List” sparked great interest in the concept. The idea of creating a wish-list of things to do before you die (“kick the bucket”) is a curious one, and opinions tend to be divided on the subject. For some, it brings thoughts of death a little too close for comfort. For

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Starting the New Year off on the right foot

As a New Year approaches it sparks a period of reflection in many people. The desire to use the transition from one year to the next as a focal point for change in our lives is strong, and can prompt a flurry of New Year’s Resolutions. Despite our best intentions, resolutions have a tendency to

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How to change your lifestyle

Albert Einstein said that the meaning of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  When we think of habits it’s often in the negative sense, Forming habits is as natural as breathing and walking, and the great news is, in the same way that bad habits impact your

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