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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...

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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...

5 Essential Items to Get Before Driving With a Newborn Baby

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:25am

When traveling independently, you can go lighter. But when it comes to driving with a newborn baby, you need to increase a thousandfold. In such cases, it is best to have a list of what you need before you think of getting your baby in that car. You don't have to break a bank buying a lot of gear when planning to drive with your newborn. Below are the 5 basics you need to buy.

1. Car Seat

Using a safety seat for traveling is the best way to protect your baby when in a car. Car accidents may cause injuries and accidents in children. It is, therefore, vital to save the life of your...

Baby on Board: What are the Best Cars for Car Seats?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 08/13/2020 - 10:39am

Certain vehicles are better for car seats than other. Check out this guide to figure out the best cars for car seats and keep your little one safe.

As a new parent, you would do just about anything to keep your baby safe. And that should most certainly include a safe way for them to travel in the car.

But instead of spending hours researching car models and car seat models, just read the brief guide below for everything you need to know about the best cars for car seats.

Best SUV For Car Seats

If you're looking for space for kids and cargo, consider a...

How to extend your UK spouse visa

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:28am

If you’ve been living in the UK on a partner visa that is going to expire soon, you’re probably all too aware that if it isn’t renewed promptly, you could be sent back to your home country. However, you may not be exactly sure how to extend a UK spouse visa. This can be extremely stressful, especially for those lucky enough to still be in their newlywed stage or otherwise still enjoying the bliss of marriage.

An application window that is arguably extremely narrow, requirements and fees based on how large your family is, and a possible two-month wait for application approval can...