Family Life

How to Create and Maintain Better Sleeping Habits for your Toddler

Anyone who has watched Supernanny on TV will know how hard it is dealing with a toddler who doesn’t want to go to bed. Whether they like it or not, toddlers need their sleep.

Nothing is more distressing than an overtired toddler who simply won’t give in to sleep. Uncomfortable for you and your family, but also for the child who needs its sleep, children just need to know they need their rest, and that you are going to make sure they get it.

It might sound reasonable, but we know it’s much more complicated than it sounds. So let’s take a look at how to create and maintain...

Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas



Important Steps to Take Before Your Child Starts Going to School

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 10/17/2020 - 3:51pm

The start of the educational journey is exciting for everyone. Children vary in their learning paces and levels. They also differ in how they psychologically prepare for big social and cultural interactions in schools. This is why parents should give due attention to the preschool phase. Entering a new environment means new interactions, activities, rights, and responsibilities.

Going to school for the first time can be stressful for kids. To have your child adapting to the new world of school, many skills need to be honed before enrollment. Here are some essential steps to be...

All You Need to Know About Your Baby's First Year

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sat, 10/17/2020 - 3:44pm

A lot of people endorse the fact that motherhood is hard, but they don’t talk enough about the priceless, beautiful moments that every mom witnesses throughout this journey. The changes that babies experience in their first year are the most fundamental in their lives. That is why every mother should know everything about her newborn from when they are delivered until their first birthday.

As a mom, you should know what to expect in every stage in your little one’s first year and how to deal with it properly. Whether you’re feeding your baby now, putting them to sleep, or...

How To Pick The Right Toothbrush For Your Child

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:43am

Manual, electric, all singing and dancing toothbrushes - there are so many to choose from! Then there’s choosing the right one for your child.

We all understand the importance of oral hygiene , but getting your little one on board and excited about brushing their teeth can be challenging. However, if we arm our children with the right equipment and tools for the job, we can help them find the fun!

With toothbrush heads, bristles, toothpaste, dental wipes and so much more to consider, knowing which toothbrush to go for is a job in itself.

To make it easier, here...

Local families speak out to encourage people to come forward to adopt children who wait the longest

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 - 7:50pm

As National Adoption week kicks off (12th- 17th October), local adoption agency and charity, Families for Children, is turning its attention to finding loving, adoptive families for those children who wait the longest.

Last month saw the launch of the National Adoption Campaign, #YouCanAdopt, which aims to bust some of the myths around those who are eligible to adopt. Families for Children are going one step beyond that to highlight the need for adopters to consider adopting children who wait the longest for families. This includes sibling groups, children over 5 years old,...

6 Reasons That Will Compel You to Get Insurance for Your Children

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:33am

Insurance is so important in so many different aspects of our life. The main purpose of insurance is to protect yourself and your family from unfortunate incidents which could cost you a lot of money. Both insurance policies for yourself and policies which cover your children specifically are extremely helpful in providing the best possible life for your kids. There are many ways in which insurance can benefit children, which you may have never thought of before. Here are 6 reasons that will compel you to get insurance for your children.

1. To Ensure Your Children’s Future


Simple Steps That Will Help Your Baby Develop Faster

Authored by Claire
Posted: Sat, 10/10/2020 - 8:10pm

Raising a baby is an exciting milestone in parents’ lives. The development of a baby’s mind is more fascinating and complex than most people think; they start forming their cognition before birth! Engaging with your baby in various activities will help in their mental and physical development. As soon as they are out in the world, babies begin exploring their surroundings and using their senses. To help in their mental growth, there are a lot of things you should do. Here is a list of easy steps to aid in a faster development for your baby.

Have Frequent Baby Talks

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Fun Activities to do with your Family and Kids

Authored by
Posted: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:47am

Spending time with your family is crucial for the collective growth of your kid's and your spouse's personality. Family is a blessing and ignoring, or undermining this fact will have long-term effects on your life.

Many parents are confused about what they should do when they are supposed to spend time with their families. Most of them think that doing the same activities will make their family think that they are some boring parents, which is true if you do not put some effort.

This article will help you find some new ways of spending time with your family. But before...

Simple Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Father

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 7:53am

We all have that one man in our lives that we simply cannot live without and have a great deal of difficulty finding the best way to express our appreciation to them. How do you show appreciation to the man who has spent his whole life loving you unconditionally? It’s safe to say it is an extremely stressful process, and sometimes you just don’t feel like you’ve done well enough! This is why we’ve come up with a simple yet effective list of ways that you can use to show your father appreciation.

A Subscription to His Favorite Thing

Depending on what your dad ’s preferences are,...

Rockabye Radio

Mums and Dads... Turn your speakers up, there’s a new frequency in town!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:51am

Introducing Rockabye Radio, a boutique radio station, available online or via the app, 24/7.

Created by Music Specialists, Mike and Karen Eaves, the unique radio station is sure to get the whole household jigging. The thoughtfully curated to support the family day, from nursey rhymes during activity time, to lullabies at nap time, the programme ticks all the boxes:

Whether you are having a morning at home listening to ‘Up and About’ from 7am, you’re rocking around the kitchen table during the ‘Daytime Disco’ at 2.30pm, or doing a...


New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/16/2020 - 6:36am

Regional Adoption Agency Adopt South West and independent adoption charity Families for Children, join the coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption.

In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children that are in need of an adoptive family and the number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years. In response, the new #YouCanAdopt campaign will bust myths around who is eligible to adopt and explore what the...