Owning a holiday home is one of life’s luxuries, which is why many people don’t think that they can afford it. While the initial cost of buying a holiday home might appear expensive, the truth is that it could be a wonderful investment that will be worth it in the end. They are perfect for families, couples and singles alike, and can provide a perfect place to escape to each year. If you’ve been considering purchasing a holiday home but are still undecided, here are five reasons why it’s a good idea.
Being a parent is not an easy job. In fact, some would say it is one of the hardest jobs there is, and most people would agree that parenting is one of the most important things you’ll do as a human being. All of this is to say that there is a lot of pressure on parents to be perfect and be great at all times, but achieving that isn’t easy. Stress, exhaustion, and other modern problems can impact how well we are able to keep up with our children and pay attention to their needs.
Over the last eight months or so, our ability to strike a reasonable balance between family and work-life demands has been tested like never before.
The global pandemic has led many businesses all over the world to make the shift to remote working, without very much preparation. Very quickly, many of us had to adjust to these new ways of working, operating, delivering and connecting. At times, it’s been a real struggle for all of us, and circumstances have placed a particular strain on working parents who find themselves having to entertain, and even teach their brood, as well as working full-time from home.
Whether you’re in your 20’s, your 50’s or even older, there are dating websites and apps that cater to you and your intended age groups. In fact, online dating is increasing at record levels, because people simply don’t have the time or the desire to hit the traditional “single’s bars” or other venues where meeting others took place. And with the current pandemic, it’s even more important to find people online than going to bars.
Imagine rolling over to see sunny skies, fluffy clouds, and an ocean breeze from the side of your bed. Beach camping is a one-of-a-kind overnight experience and one that can teach your kids a thing or two about the seaside. Take your kids out for a successful beach camping vacation following these four tips for success.
Pick a Location
You’ve got two coasts completely different coasts to pitch a tent at, now all you need to do is pick your favorite.
West Coast: West coast may be the best coast with its sprawling oceans. Try camping in Bodega Bay, California—a dog-friendly environment that everyone knows and loves.
East Coast: Try the undiscovered camping areas on the Florida Panhandle. You’ll love the warm waters along the Gulf of Mexico.
Create a Packing List
Packing for a beach camping retreat requires some extra foresight. Make sure you include the following beach-specific items in your packing list before you head out to camp at the seaside.
Rainfly or tarp
We get it, for mom and dad, watching the waves, content in beach chairs is probably enough to schedule a beach camping trip. Unfortunately, our little ones typically need more excitement than soaking up the sun all day. Bring some sand castle toys, lawn games, and floaties to keep the kids entertained.
The prevailing education sector has altered the mechanisms by which an education sector operates. It is all about embracing education and continuity to take stock of the online education mode. Such a move to the online system of education no longer poses to be a challenge as educators look up to the proctor for exam module. But such a knowledge gap is going to restrict the natural progression.
Cosy woollen socks, toasty cuddles under a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate – winter is almost here, and we can’t wait to spend this season with our families. But as all parents know, winter also brings plenty of sniffles and coughs.
With the cold and flu season already underway, it’s time we look at other preventive measures to keep our family healthy, especially with so much overlap in the symptoms of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips and tricks to remember.
Is my ruby real? Throughout history, there have always been impressive imitations of all things valuable, and gemstones are no exception. When inheriting jewellery and sometimes when receiving it as a gift, it’s understandable that some people will want the confirmation that what they have is the real deal, and not some cheap trick. So, how can you tell that your ruby is real?
Check this out.
First things first, consider the properties of a ruby. Rubies – as you hopefully know – are red. Not only are they red, sometimes they touch on being a purple colour, and other times they are a popping pink colour. They are also incredibly strong and durable. If you press your nail into your ruby and see that it is in any way affected by this, you unfortunately don’t have a real ruby on your hands. So, what other signs should you look for?
When most people picture marriage, they think of two people happy together blissfully in love with a child or two. The institution sounds great especially when one is planning to start a family. In reality, however, things are never as smooth as they seem. In fact, 67% of marriages seem to head down the drain after the arrival of a baby. When it seems like one of you is the third wheel in the marriage, the happiness is bound to decline significantly. Here’s a few ways to try to keep your marriage happy and functional after the baby arrives.
Guest post from Dave at YourCub.com Do you love to play with your children? I know I do. But many of the toys that my preschooler likes to play with will only keep me engaged for a few minutes. You’ll find that the more educational and creative the task or the toy, the longer we […]
We all need a little help keeping our kids busy during this stay-at-home period, and Bing has plenty to offer to help out families with this. As well as over 100 episodes available on iPlayer, Emmy award-winning and BAFTA nominated family favourite Bing offers pre-school children and families multiple ways to keep busy and entertained during this […]
Activity and images provided by WAHACA AT HOME Make your own Piñata Looking for the perfect way to stop your kids smashing up the house? Here’s our step by step guide to making your own Piñata. STEP 1: Assemble your equipment You’ll need flour water newspaper balloons string scissors glue paint tissue paper and lots of […]
Right now we are in unprecedented times, with households across the UK going into our second month of ‘lockdown’ due to the Corona Virus outbreak. This break from the norm can be quite stressful for children – we don’t know when this situation is going to end, when we will see our families and friends […]
In case you’re in need of extra inspiration to fill these days during the lock down, here’s a quick list from Muddy Puddles who have shared some simple ideas that will help make the most of this time… Muddy Puddles is offering NHS and other health service workers 40% off on top of their online […]
Playing with your child helps with their confidence, development and overall wellbeing. Many parents make the mistake of trying to take the control of how their child plays. However, you should let them experiment with unstructured play, which allows them to go at their own pace and usually revolves around their interests at that moment. […]
Entertaining children is one of the toughest tasks. In order to maintain their full attention, they have to be mentally and physically engaged, but the task can’t be too challenging from the get-go. Initiating entertainment and maintaining entertainment is a challenge, no doubt, but it can be done. In a time where instant gratification is […]