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8 Tips to Make Face Painting Easy and Fun

Face painting is a great activity to keep your kids and their friends entertained. A colourful painted face can also brighten up and complete that fancy dress costume for school or a friend's party. Here are eight tips to make your face painting session successful, stress-free, and fun! 1) Buy – or make – good quality face paints There are many reasons to buy good face paints that will counterbalance the co ...

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My Misadventure In The Great Outdoors

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein We all make mistakes… right? It can spawn from seemingly anywhere. Frankly it’s for the better, as without mistakes, without trial and error, we wouldn’t have much to learn. And what better way is there to learn than through sheer and unadulterated adversity? It’s the greatest teacher of all. Of course I have to say some ...

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How Do Married Couples Stay In Love

It is easy to fall in love, but to stay in love requires more hard work and patience. Saying “I do” takes just a few seconds, but talking about problems and fixing them may take days, months, or even years to solve, if never. Some couples raise their hands up and give up, because it is easier to say “It’s over” rather than take the hard road of learning and acceptance. Getting married is not like a fairy ta ...

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Maternity Leave: Standard Time Off & More

Maternity leave marks an incredibly joyful time in a woman's life. Unfortunately, it can be riddled with stress depending upon the benefits her employer can provide, which tend to vary widely from company to company. There are, however, some basic legal requirements that all employers must adhere to. Here, we'll address what an employer's responsibilities include in terms of maternity leave coverage, as wel ...

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Lives Transformed: The Children Of Plastic Surgery

Imagine waking up to the sound of rockets crashing into nearby buildings, the constant rattle of machine gun fire, the acrid smell of smoke from burning buildings and the wail of human suffering. Imagine that this happens, not just one morning, but most mornings of your life. Consider how it would feel to have your family torn apart by war and then your own face disfigured by shrapnel, your fingers blown of ...

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Tell-tale Signs Your Parents May Need Care

Tell-tale Signs Your Parents May Need Care You are more than likely to realise when your parent is truly unable to look after themselves, however, many elderly people can actually hide the real truth about their health from their loved ones for a long time. This is because they fear losing their own home, their independence and privacy, as well as having the fear of being ‘abandoned’ in a care home. Despite ...

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Planning Short Walks For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Getting outdoors and enjoying a bit of exercise is a lot more rewarding than just sitting in front of the TV all evening. Going out for a short walk – even if it is just for an hour and a half - is something that even young children can benefit from and enjoy. It also gives you a bit of quality time together as a family; but is an activity it doesn’t require a lot of complicated planning. Here are some tips ...

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Children and Teens: The Privacy Issue

The sad fact of life is that as our children grow older, they no longer want to spend as much time with us, their parents.  It starts off so gradually that you hardly notice it and then one day you realise; those joint shopping trips are a thing of the past; going to the cinema with you is no longer cool and (worst of all) they start to shut their bedroom door.  OK, you are used to them spending time in the ...

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10 Fun-in-the-Sun, Summer Activities For Kids

So, you’re at home over the summer holidays and can't think of how to amuse the kids. Check out this must-do list of kids’ activities to keep them entertained and occupied for as long as possible – you might even find you have fun yourself! 1) Baking Baking is always fun for children and although it’s usually an indoors activity, the results can be enjoyed outside by everyone. Bake for yourselves – a great ...

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Safety Tips To Keep Your Loved Ones At Home

The safety and well-being of your elderly family members is a top priority. When old age begins to show its ugly face and medical conditions surface, many people opt to relocate into a care-giving facility. However, the idea of putting your beloved family member in a home when they reach certain age can seem a bit unfair. Depending on their state of health, there are many other living options for senior cit ...

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