Family Life

How are people in the South West celebrating Father’s Day 2021?

Father’s Day is on the horizon and, for those in the UK, it just so happens to fall on the 20th of June –the day before all lockdown restrictions are set to ease on the 21st.

So, how is this affecting plans for Father’s Day for those living in the South West? A survey carried out by gifting retailer Find Me a Gift set out to find out just that, speaking to people across the UK about how they’re spending Father’s Day in the times of COVID.

How do people in the South West feel about Father’s Day?

The survey found that almost a quarter (24%) of people in the South West are...




How to keep your family protected financially

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 02/28/2021 - 6:30am

When you have a family, you know that you carry a lot of responsibilities. They depend on you for all their needs. They need to be assured of a stable home, healthy food, and essential needs. Your children also have to get the education they need to have a better future, so you are not only handling what they need right now but are preparing them for their life ahead. These responsibilities, together with the nurturing and caring you provide, is what having a family is all about. They are challenges you take on because you love your family.

To fulfil these obligations as a parent...

Five Rivers' Care Day Celebration

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/15/2021 - 6:20pm

Exeter-based child care provider, Five Rivers , is holding a virtual event ahead of Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This year’s event is set to be attended by hundreds of foster carers and care-experienced children from across the country.

On Thursday, 18 February from 6.30pm to 8pm, Five Rivers Child Care will be hosting an evening of virtual entertainment to mark Care Day, an internationally celebrated event which is the following day.

This year’s celebration is the largest Five Rivers Child Care has held in...

St Nicholas Priory launches half term challenge for the whole family

Exeter’s oldest building, St Nicholas Priory, invites families to step back into its past this February half term, with the launch of a series of fun and engaging activities for children and their families.

From Monday 15th February, families will be able to access a series of online activities which are aimed at helping children to connect with the some of the rich and inspiring stories associated with the Priory’s past. Families will then be invited to send in their completed activities which will be presented in an online exhibition as well as a live exhibition when the Priory...

Enjoyable Family Activities for Spending Quality Time with Seniors

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:05pm

As people get older, they realize how important it is to stay physically, mentally and socially active. The reality is both body and mind begin to decline and lose their youthful levels of fitness which often leads to the development of severe health conditions. While none of this can be completely avoided, it is crucial that people of any age, especially seniors make efforts to remain active in meaningful ways.

Generally speaking, engaging in physical and mentally challenging activities provides excellent benefits that contribute to senior wellness . Although elderly people...

Wedding Design Guidelines

Authored by
Posted: Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:54pm

When it comes to designing your wedding, it is certainly quite challenging. After all, you will have to figure out how to perfectly balance everything. The process of styling your wedding needs to start a lot earlier than designing the wedding day. With that said, Supernova Glasgow will now dive into our best tips that will help you to design your special day.

By taking all of these tips into deep consideration and implementing them, you can have a breathtaking wedding that everyone will continue talking about for many years. With weddings and most other special events, good...

Indoor activities you can do as a family during lockdown

Indoor activities you can do as a family during lockdown

As we all wait patiently (or impatiently, as the case may be), for the end of lockdown restrictions and the return of longer, sunnier days with less torrential rain and howling winds, it can be hard to know what activities you can do as a family to keep everyone happy, healthy and entertained. Even if your children are old enough to understand why it is so important that we all stay home as much as possible, it is inevitable that cabin fever begins to creep in as we crave heading out into the outside world after a full year of the pandemic.

It is important to remember that...

The Family Law Company

We don’t want to talk about…. Divorce Day!

Divorce lawyer Donna Hart from The Family Law Company suggests there is another way to start 2021 rather than go straight for the split.

Every new year family lawyers talk about Divorce Day - the first Monday in January after the Christmas break is finished. This year it falls on January 4.

Traditionally it is the day when a spike is seen in divorce enquiries, attributed to the additional demands of the festive period when families are hyped up and emotionally pressured to live up to expectations – which often includes overspending.

This time round though, things...

NSPCC, children, Devon

Referrals from NSPCC helpline about child abuse double in the South West - sparking Christmas warning

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/24/2020 - 12:29pm

Concerns about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by over 100% in the South West.

The NSPCC has analysed its data from April to November and has found that the level of concern about emotional abuse, neglect, and physical abuse remain well above the pre-pandemic average.

Since April, the helpline has received 31,359 contacts from adults across the UK anxious about child abuse or neglect, referring half (50%)...

Things You Need To Know Before Looking For A Pet Dog

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 12/18/2020 - 12:49am

You have every reason to consider bringing a new pet home. However, your choice of a pet can make a huge difference in your comfort levels as well as in your personal life. Did you get a chance to watch His Dark Materials? This is where everyone has an animal “demon” that represents their soul. Whatever animal you choose might be a representation of your nature, personality, or characteristics. But there’s an animal that has surpassed them all.

Dogs have for the longest time been described as man’s best friends but there’s more to a dog than meets the eyes. Dogs are loyal,...

Three ways to deal with your daughter's (seemingly) strange boyfriend

Parenting is a process that can be quite emotionally draining and mentally taxing. When your children start developing romantic interests , this process becomes even more stressful. If you have a daughter, the worries are multiplied. Fortunately, you can somewhat put those worries to rest by implementing any of the following three suggestions.

1. Ask her about the relationship

Relationships are extremely touchy subjects with almost every teenager out there. They often find it particularly uncomfortable when a parent tries to get involved in their love life. However, as a...
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