Learning to cook and #afamilyfeast

Learning to cook and a family feast

We all know how important it is to ensure we feed our children a healthy and balanced diet however we all lead really busy lives and it can be difficult to find the time to prepare fresh meals.  I believe that we need to make time to teach our children how to to cook to ensure that they know how to look after themselves as they get older and start to prepare their own food.  Cooking with your children is also a lovely bonding activity that can be done in the evening or at the weekend if time is tight.  I thought I would share with you one of our favourite quick and easy family meals that can be made in the time it takes for your takeaway to be delivered.  Well, it may take a little longer the first time but soon they will be making their own #AFamilyFeast.

Balancing Family Life and Business

How to balance family life with a growing digital marketing business

It’s the dilemma all business owners face at some stage in their career and that’s how to manage family life with a growing business. There’s no doubt, family comes first, but when your business is responsible for the lives of others, your focus needs to be divided equally. While it can be tempting to give everything you’ve got to the growth of your business, what happens if your family is growing just as fast? You don’t want to miss out on spending precious time with your children.

Mark Woodcock, CEO of the top-ranking SEO company in London, Bigfoot Digital, experienced that exact dilemma. His company was growing faster by the day when his first daughter was born. “We had just dominated the rankings for SEO services in London and the enquiries were flooding in but life at home just got a whole lot busier too.”

In today’s post, Mark shares how he found a balance between his growing business and busy family life:

5 top tech devices for parents

The 5 best tech devices for new parents

Technology is advancing all of the time, often providing us with new devices that can simplify our daily tasks. Together with Babythingz, retailers of cosytoes (carefully designed cocoons for your little ones), we have shortlisted the latest nifty gadgets which can provide a helping hand to new parents. If you’re stuck for a Christmas gift for a new parent, read on for some tips:

Gender Neutral Parenting

What is Gender Neutral Parenting ?

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, John Legend & Chrissy Teigen are all doing it, but is this a celebrity fad or a prominent and permanent change in the way we see gender in our world. Gender neutral is likely a term you’ve heard before, around intimate dinner circles, on various social media platforms or even through your activist friend who always seems as if she’s had one too many Red Bulls. Love it, hate it or don’t quite understand it gender neutral parenting is a movement that is quickly sweeping the globe, but what exactly IS gender-neutral parenting and what exactly does it involve.


The battle of the work life and family balance

Finding time to spend with your loved ones is really important, connecting with your family and sharing moments together is a feeling like no other. As a working parent, it can be difficult to find the family balance between the time you spend at work with the hours you spend at home. Children have a number of needs and more often than not, those needs require an income to make them possible. It almost seems like a battle that will never end. There are moments that you would hate to miss as your children grow up, but you also want to provide them with the best possible opportunities.

baby's first 12 months

Your Baby’s First 12 months in Pictures

Having a new baby can be an expensive business with new equipment to buy and all those cute outfits but what about the more practical items ?  Do you know how much it might cost for nappies for the year – I was surprised how much it actually costs!

Thinking about baby we also take a look at how many naps they might take and also doctors visits – how many can you expect in the first 12 months ?