Steps to an Independent Lifestyle

Do you sometimes feel the urge to create a more independent life, free from dependence on others? It’s a common human urge to become self-reliant, and thousands of people make the vow every day. Of course, some are better at sticking with the aim than others. However, with the right attitude and a few good […]

Using Technology and the Internet to Build Your Brand

As you build your brand, you will need to have a good understanding of your customer base, yourself, and your available resources. The good news is there are several kinds of business technology that can help you on your journey to grow your business. These can all help you cut your costs where needed. Building […]

Top 5 Vegetables to Grow over Winter

The vegetable garden is the pride and joy of every ardent gardener. Just because the weather outside has turned cold and winter is coming, that doesn’t mean you can’t grow veggies in your garden. If you think that winter and gardening don’t mix well, you should think again. There are a number of hardy veggies […]

Nine reasons you need to get rid of your lawn!

The view from my office door

I’ve been a ‘no-lawn’ advocate for at least the last 25 years. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, why do so many millions of us get out every weekend and mow our lawns? OK, if you’ve got young children, you’re excused for […]

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

Everyone knows that being a parent is just plain expensive. There is school, the pediatrician, the clothes, a well-stocked fridge – the whole lot. But knowing how best to save money and talk about it with your children can be less straightforward. Talking about money with anyone – let alone your own children – can […]

NASA Offers Wealth of Educational Activities for Kids at Home

We may be gradually returning to ‘normal’ but the Omicron variant has made it abundantly clear that we could be back in isolation at the stroke of a pen. When the US Center for Disease Control first recommended that children refrain from going to school, what concerned parents most was educational substitution. They worried about […]

Our Guide to the Best Tea Tools and Accessories

The world consumed nearly 14 billion pounds of tea last year alone. The popular notion is that –save for water – people drink tea more than any other beverage on earth. In fact, tea is so popular that an entire industry of gadgets and styles has prospered around its consumption. Here’s a look at some of the best.

Bugs, mites and mould – how often do you wash your bedsheets?

Tuesdays – mine. Wednesdays – the kids. It’s a routine. Call it a habit. I’d call it a necessity. You can call me weird if you’re someone who does it annually! Say what? You mean there are people who wash their sheets once a year? Apparently so! In fact, 3.8% of respondents to a UK […]