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How to Prepare Your Child for Going to a Nursery

There are going to be a lot of tough decisions you have to make as a parent. It is also common for parents to doubt themselves as well as constantly second guess. However, it is important to remember that this is completely normal. New parents are some of the most paranoid people on the planet...

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Eight mistakes most commonly made by new cat owners

How to avoid eight common mistakes cat owners make

Cats have earned a reputation for their independence, yet bringing home a new feline friend is a major decision which still requires a great deal of time, effort and money.

So, before you bring home an adorable kitten (no matter how tempting the thought is) , Eleonore Hacheme, Cat Nutritionist at Republic of Cats solves eight mistakes most commonly made by new cat owners.

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Most notable from the results are the differing levels of intrusive medical intervention

New study highlights the benefits of hypnobirthing

A new independent study into the impact hypnobirthing has on pregnancy and birth has revealed some striking results. As well as highlighting a dramatic reduction in caesarean sections and medical intervention in general, women who practised hypnobirthing were much more likely to have a positive, confident birth with significantly lower levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. The...

The reactions dogs have to allergens can differ slightly from those experienced in humans

How to tell if your dog has seasonal allergies

The reactions dogs have to allergens can differ slightly from those experienced in humans. Your dog may scratch or lick themselves repeatedly, develop itchy, red swollen eyes, discharge from the nose, fits of sneezing. In some cases, dogs can suffer from diarrhoea and vomiting or secondary infection may appear.

The amount of itching your pet may experience can range from mild to...

How to give your pet the best care possible

Caring for your pets involves a complex series of tasks. While we’d all love to be able to get all the cuddles and laughs that a pet provides without any of the responsibilities, that’s what mechanical toys are for! If you want to keep a live animal in your home, you will have to take proper care of it. Follow the advice below to make sure that your pet gets the best possible care.

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Portsmouth Adventures: 6 Unmissable Winter Activities

Well known for its history, culture, and nautical heritage, Portsmouth is set to turn into a winter wonderland as the chilly season approaches. With the plummeting temperatures and the nights drawing in, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this fantastic city.

Whether you want to climb to new heights in the iconic Spinnaker Tower, imagine what life was like for the HMS Victory...

Isla and James are the most popular baby names based on the British Royal Family

Most popular ROYAL baby names revealed

Isla and James are the most popular baby names based on the British Royal Family.

Research conducted by online gaming review expert CasinoSites analysed data from ONS and baby name website, Nameberry to establish which Royal family name is the most popular, with Isla and James taking the top spots.

Isla, after Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandchild and daughter of Peter...

How to navigate marital difficulties

Marriage can be a difficult union to sustain. Even those that may appear from the outside perfectly harmonious have their fair share of difficulties and disputes. Some can reach points of crisis that require expert mediation. And not all marriages last, as we know from statistics, which put the divorce rate in the UK at roughly 50%. In this article, we’ll examine your options if you’re...

These are the best ways to make your party terrifyingly brilliant

How To Plan A Frighteningly Good Adult Halloween Party!

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. If they get to go out trick or treating, getting dressed up and having fun – why can’t the adults do something similar? This year is the perfect time to host your own frighteningly good Halloween party.

With searches for “Halloween games to play at home” seeing a 3,450% increase in the last year and “Halloween themed food” seeing a 400% increase,...

A new wave of savvy brides on a budget have emerged and have turned to renting their wedding dresses

Four out of ten brides to be would hire a wedding dress

Your big day can be one of the most expensive events you’ll ever throw in your life, especially with the UK couples spending on average an eye-watering £27,000 on their nuptials.

This has prompted a new wave of savvy brides on a budget to turn to renting their wedding dresses instead of forking out on a frock they will wear only once.

In fact, UK waste prevention company...

A hard-hitting new book has been released which empowers teenagers to speak out against injustice

Angelina Jolie and Amnesty publish hard-hitting book on children's rights

Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International have joined forces to create a powerful resource for children and young people to learn about their rights, with the publication of a hard-hitting new book which empowers teenagers to speak out against injustice.

Know Your Rights and Claim Them is written for children and is informed by them. It explains what child rights are, how they came in...

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