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What To Do If You Have Problems With Your Au Pair

Is the living situation with your au pair awkward and uncomfortable? Here is how you can manage it. While the vast majority of au pair stories are ones of success, every now and then there will be a less than perfect match. We are all people and, at the end... more

11 Tips For Flying With Toddlers

What’s more difficult than travelling with babies? That’s right, travelling with toddlers. Check out our top tips for making long flights with toddlers as smooth as possible. It’s a fear that all parents of toddlers experience when contemplating air travel: Their precious little one will scream, kick and cry from the moment... more

5 Tips For Enjoying A Family Holiday With The Grandparents

A guide to ensuring an enjoyable trip with your aging parents. So, you have decided to take a family holiday and take your children’s grandparents with you. Now you must ask yourself what you need to take care of so that the holiday is as relaxed as possible and finds... more

How To Encourage Your Child To Swap Screens For Books

6 tips to get your child to turn off the screen and pick up a book.  The range of screens that command the attention of our children (and ourselves) is endless. We have smartphones, TVs, tablets, consoles and computers to name but a few. There is rarely a moment when ephemeral images aren’t... more

Want A Pet And A Clean Home? We Rate The Cleanest Pets

According to psychologist Herbert Nieburg, author of Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children, "pet ownership is good for your health both physically and psychologically." Searching for a pet carer? Find one in your area now.  However, many people shy away from having pets because of the... more

Au Pair Tips: Questions To Ask The Host Family During The Interview

Questions to help au pairs decide if a host family is right for them. The au pair interview is a two-way process. As an au pair candidate, you may be preoccupied with perfecting your answers to the interview questions but it is vital that you use this opportunity to learn as much... more

Fun Easter Games For Kids

Creative game ideas for children over the holidays. While there is no doubt that the Sunday Easter Egg Hunt is the main event, there are plenty of other exciting games that your children can play while counting down to the big day. Here are 5 games to keep the whole... more