Kids off to university? Here’s how to stop worrying.

How not to worry about your kids in university.

  So, your child has made it to their late teens and is just about to embark on one of the most exciting stages of their life so far – university. It’s an exciting time for them, but a worrying time for you.   Your head will be swimming with all kinds of thoughts, and …

Find more money for the things you love.

Growing your money.

  Not many people in this world have the luxury of not having to worry about what they are spending. Most of us have a budget that we need to stick to, but it can be so frustrating at times because there is so much awesome ‘stuff’ available to you – but only if you …

Holiday merrymaking can land you in serious trouble.

Holiday merrymaking can land you in serious trouble.

  The holidays are a time to have fun and relax, but they’re also a time when we can find ourselves in a lot of trouble.   Our health can suffer, our finances can go down the toilet, and we can even get into trouble with the law.   Here’s how holiday merrymaking can land …

6 holiday foods that should NEVER go down your drain.

6 holiday foods that should NEVER go down your drain.

  The holidays are here, and you’ve just made an incredible meal for your friends and family. Everyone is stuffed and happy, you’re feeling pleased with yourself and the only thing left to do is clean the kitchen.   That’s when you look in the sink and notice that it bears a striking resemblance to the Dead Sea. …

How to prevent dog bites.

How to prevent dog bites.

  While you might not necessarily be a “dog person” Dogs have won their way into the hearts and homes of millions across the country.   Playful, fluffy, loyal, and lovable, dogs can bring out the best in us as people and owners. Whether you’re going out for a jog, hiking, or just lazing about …

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

10 volunteering ideas to help your community this holiday season.

Volunteer in your community.

  Heading into the thick of the holiday season with the madness of Black Friday on top of us, you may have your sights set on giving back to those around you rather than getting caught up in the frenzy of super-saver early-bird specials.   Don’t worry: You aren’t alone in being totally turned off …

Are your kids refusing to leave the nest?

Kids refusing to leave the nest?

  We’ve done a lot of posts on this blog about the loneliness of an empty nest, but what if you’re suffering from the opposite problem?   What if the kids are all grown up but are refusing to leave the nest?   Clearly the first thing you have to do in this situation is …