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 …

5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

5 easy tips to make your home more planet friendly.

  Everyone wants to help the environment, but most people don’t know how to start. Many also have the false idea that one person can’t make a difference. However, it’s actually amazing how much of a difference one person can make.   There are numerous renewable energy systems and appliances that can help you save a lot of energy every day. …

Things your kids will remember when they’ve left the nest.

Things your kids will remember when leaving the nest.

  If you were to take a few moments and look back at your life as a child at home with your folks, what are some of the things you remember most? What are the things your kids will remember when leaving the nest?   Do you remember your mom telling you to sit up …

4 things to know before you downsize and move your empty nest.

4 things to know before you downsize and move your empty nest.

  The emotional effects of becoming an empty nester can hit you hard, but loss isn’t always devastating.   Choosing to get rid of some possessions and ditch clutter to downsize into a smaller home can help reboot your life. Of course, change is challenging, but you have the power to label change as positive …

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 …

Plan ahead: Rest easy during your retirement.

Plan ahead for retirement.

As you grow older, your mind will turn towards retirement. Whether it’s a far ahead, or just a few years down the line, consider your after retirement life. Many of us spend our lives dreaming of those blissful days, but retirement can be hard to accept when it comes. Take time, while you’re still working, …

Play zone mastery: Create a yard kids will want to play in.

Girl in back yard.

  Don’t you love when your child complains that they have nothing to do, especially when you know it couldn’t be further from the truth?   Modern technology has made kids dependent on being constantly entertained. Combat this by creating a back yard where your children can initiate their own creative play and use their …

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

  When your eldest child leaves for college, it can be a strange experience. Not only are you extremely proud of them, but you’re experiencing a whirlwind of emotions at the same time.   There are numerous things to consider when your kid is going to college.    Will they settle in happily? Will they …