So we’ve looked at making sure your family days out stay smooth and fun. But there we focussed on the actual destination or activities. Here we will be focussing on the things that may put you in a bad mood by the time you get there, or even prevent you getting there altogether! Source: Flickr I can hear some of you saying that it’s impossible to ruin a car journey; it’s already ruined by being a long car journey! And to that I say that a long car journey with the family...

It’s probably the most important time of day, but not everybody has a sufficient one. Getting a good sleep is vital, but so many struggle with it — especially kids. There are so many distractions that make getting shut-eye harder than it should, so you have to identify these and block them out. As a father, your kids will look to you for advice and support. If you notice they’re tired, or aren’t getting out of bed for school, there are a number of things you can try...

Moving takes some preparation. It’s about more than just throwing the things you own into a box, although there are plenty of people that do just that. If you want to make sure that the stuff you own makes it safely to your new home, here are some things you may want to consider having on hand before you start your moving adventure. ...

It’s no secret that kids love video games, but – who are you kidding – you love them too! In fact, having children around the house is a great way to indulge your love of gaming. Maybe it’s too rainy for a day out, and gaming will keep you all busy. There are now so many consoles and games out there, it’s difficult to know where to start. You’re looking for something that is age-appropriate, while fun and great for bonding. If you ask me, you can’t go wrong...

Picture link Whether it’s been planned for months or a spur of the moment trip, family days out are the best. These are the days when you and your kids can create memories you can all cherish forever. But a lack of planning, bad weather and poor organisation can make these days out a total nightmare. As well as upsetting and disappointing your family.  So if you’re considering going on a weekend or half term day out sometime soon, use this guide to make it a complete success...

image source The best way to keep the kids quiet and entertained is to introduce them to sport. Sport is amazing because it divides their attention and tires them out. When they come back from a day out playing football, they can’t keep their eyes open. But, not every child can play football because of a lack of teams. As a dad, you may want to take it upon yourself to provide your kids and their friends with the same opportunities you had? If you do, this is what you need...

Safety isn’t something that happens on its own. You have to push it into the right place in your life, and in your family’s lives. And in particular, you have to make sure that you take special care of your vehicles when it comes to ensuring that safety checks are done regularly. ...

In some parts of the northern hemisphere, the outdoor world is still buried under feet of snow.  It may seem a bit early to start planning the spring cleanup of your yard, but developing a plan now is a great way to pass the time and to beat the winter blues. ...

When you’ve got kids that are of school age, your flexibility for scheduling family holidays is severely limited. Not only do you not want to take your kids out of school for the sake of their education, now you could even be fined for doing so. With the window of opportunity to go on holiday so restricted, it’s important to take full advantage of it. While it may sound nice to blow huge sums of money on a trip abroad, you don’t need to. Indeed, we’re into...

As time passes, so do the woes and pressures of the world. History repeats itself, and people never change, only technology does. Because of this, the problems might be the same in theory, but due to our ever changing values and technology, they take on a different manifestation. ...

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