Top tips to help you through a divorce

Top tips to help you through a divorce

With between 40-50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, it seems that splitting up is almost as common as getting married itself, but unfortunately, the parties aren’t as good. Separation and divorce bring many emotions to the surface, this can make navigating the split more difficult and it can be a tough journey for all involved. If you’re considering divorce, there are a few ways that you can prepare yourself to make it easier, especially if there are children involved. What to Do First? Create a plan before you rush headlong into anything. This is a big decision and even though you may feel at the end of your tether, if you start the process right, you’ll be prepared for the lengthy and emotional process ahead. Here are some things you can do: Learn What to Expect Talk to any of your friends or family who have been through a divorce; even approach a counselor together if you and your spouse agree that this is the best thing. If...
Essentials of a safe and healthy home

Essentials of a safe and healthy home

Running a household imbued with lifelong health, safety, and happiness is not an easy task, especially if you have a couple of younglings to take care of, and a furry friend that doesn’t mind shedding and leaving paw prints all over the furniture. In fact, being a parent can be downright exhaustive if you don’t organize your personal and professional life, and adapt your living environment for day-long safety and health. Don’t worry, these needn’t be expensive alterations, nor should you make any grand changes in your habits and routine, as there are just a couple of essential changes you need to make. Here’s what you need to know. Build a culture of healthy eating The road to a healthy household starts in the kitchen. Everything from the cookware you use to prepare your world-famous dishes, to the little healthy snacks you stock in your fridge such as organic apples and vitamin-rich vegetables, all of the elements of your kitchen...
7 tips to save money on your kid’s birthday party

7 tips to save money on your kid’s birthday party

Sooner or later birthday parties become an all-year round torment in most of our lives and once you have kids you will find yourself being a regular kids’ birthday party hopper even before you know it – either you are hosting a party, or you are invited to one. As this becomes a never-ending affair once you have kids, it goes without saying that you must be able to tackle the money matters smartly. As it is, organising a birthday party is quite tedious and until and unless you are a party planner, you sigh every time you think of organising one. But research reveals that to throw a great and enjoyable kids’ birthday party you don’t need to spend excessively or create a lot of fanfare. However, there are numerous questions that need to be asked and several things need to be kept in mind in order to organise a kids’ birthday party without making a dent in the pocket. Here are some tips to help you save money on your kids’...

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