Category Archives: Big Family Life

9 Items Your Parents Used to Take to School That Are Practically No Longer in Use

In some ways, technology has made learning easier than ever. Students these days need far fewer materials for learning than their parents and grandparents did. Although one might also argue their grandparents needed fewer materials than their parents did as well. Conversely, however, the one item students of today generally need most is often significantly more expensive than all of the school supplies they used to need. One way or another, however, kids these days just don’t need as much stuff when it comes time to head off to school in the morning. Here are 9 items your parents used to take to school that are practically not even used anymore. In fact, kids these days might not even know what some of these things are. (more…)

Planning a Liverpool Trip for the Entire Family

In my specific case the departure point is Birmingham, but generally speaking if you’re going in from out of town then it’ll take you about the same time by car as it would take you by train to get to Liverpool, so I reckon it’s best to go by car. Find a place to park though, because even if you come in early, you don’t want to find yourself stuck in what can be the nightmarish traffic of a small but vibrant city. It’s better to get around on the city’s public transport… (more…)

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…)