Category Archives: Big Family Life

How to Settle Your Kid into a New Home

If your work requires you to move a lot, know that these changes will also affect your children. They seem to find it hard to adapt to new surroundings, especially when they reach teen years. Leaving old friends behind, the entire lifestyle, personal space and routine is quite a change which no child wants to make. You can help your child to adjust to your new home. If you are having any doubts on how to do it, here are a few tips to get you started. (more…)

New Ideas for Feasting with Friends

Is eating out with friends your indulgence of choice? Are you spending all your spare cash in restaurants? There’s something really lovely about eating good food while catching up with your best pals, but why not challenge yourself to do it on your home turf instead? You don’t need to stick to a formal dinner party format to host a meal. In fact, you might find it a lot more fun to plan some quirky themed events that don’t require lots of culinary expertise. And since having beers at home is apparently falling out of favour, it’s up to you whether you want to add grog to the proceedings or keep it all about sharing fantastic feasts with friends. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to get together. (more…)

How to Make a Birthday Celebration Meaningful

It’s perhaps something that always gets overpowered by the purest love a parent has for their child, that of how sometimes it can feel like all which you do for your loved ones isn’t appreciated to its fullest extent, but you continue to do it all in any case. You are indeed only doing your job as a parent when you love them in so many different ways each day – ways which don’t quite register as acts of love because of the fact that they form part of everyday life. (more…)

Preparing for the Worst When Things are Going Great

It’s some sage advice I guess that of how one should never make promises when they’re really happy, or indeed make life altering plans. I totally agree with that, but it can be misinterpreted to mean that one should never prepare for the worst case scenario when things are going really well in their lives. On the contrary, this is the best time to prepare for the worst and you should in fact make preparations for the worst case scenario when some of the bad times are nowhere to be seen and don’t seem like they’ll be in sight for the foreseeable future. (more…)

How Do I End My Day? Of Course, With A Game of Solitaire

I am a busy mom. With three kids and two dogs in my home to care for, my day is very eventful. The stress and anxiety of handling a household of six, sometimes gets the best of me. I end up with a headache. There is so much of cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping that I barely ever think about doing anything else. Still, I manage to end my day with a smile. Do you know how? I play a game of solitaire. (more…)