How does the online divorce process work?

Making the decision to file for divorce is incredibly tough. It’s the last thing people think about during a once-happy marriage. However, perhaps your relationship has started to break down over the years and the best thing for the both of you is to end the marriage.


Ellie Green

Ellie Green



Advice, tips and lifetsyle features aimed at parents, children and families.

Caring for the Family Dog: Understanding their Needs and Behaviours

= Owning a dog is not just a privilege; it’s a journey of companionship, learning, and love. Our canine companions depend on us for more than just food and shelter; they require understanding, care, and attention to their physical and emotional needs. In this article, we’ll explore various aspects of dog care, from recognising subtle health signs to understanding their emotional language....

Starting A Family: Essential Tips for Newlyweds

Embarking on the journey of marriage is like setting sail on an ocean of unknowns. For newlyweds, the thought of starting a family can be both exhilarating and daunting. It’s a new chapter, filled with dreams, plans, and a fair share of uncertainties. In this guide, I’ll share some essential tips for couples who are navigating these exciting waters.

Understanding Each Other’s Vision...

87 percent of working parents now regularly look after their children while still trying to do their day job

Increase in parenting and working from home at the same time, due to cost of living

Researchers polled home (and hybrid) working parents, and discovered as many as 87 percent now regularly look after their children while still trying to do their day job, with 85 percent even having to work in the same room as their kids.

Nine in ten (91 percent) of the parents, polled by Capital One UK say they find it stressful juggling work and parenting duties, with one in three...

Parenthood Unveiled: Embracing the Unexpected

Welcoming a new member into your family is a transformation like no other. Parenthood, that profound journey, thrives on the element of surprise, demanding adaptability and offering joys you could never have anticipated. This article dives into the heart of what it means to embrace the unpredictable nature of raising children.

The Myth of Perfect Readiness


Each year, vets across the UK treat animals with firework-related injuries

Vets urge owners to create safe spaces for pets ahead of Bonfire Night

As fireworks season approaches, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and animal keepers to start preparing now to prevent possible injury and distress to their pets and livestock in the run up to Bonfire Night (5 November), Diwali (12 November) and New Year’s Eve (31 December).

Each year, vets across the UK treat animals with firework-related injuries. By far...

Anniversary Gifts for Him and Her: Finding The Perfect Present

Celebrating your anniversary is a special occasion to cherish the love and bond you share with your significant other. Whether you've been together for one year or a decade, finding the perfect anniversary gift can be a delightful adventure.

Let's explore some unique and thoughtful ideas for anniversary gifts that will make your celebration memorable.

1. Personalised Love...

warnings that strains of bacteria may be “lurking in nurseries”

How to avoid the 'nursery nasties' this winter

Amid recent warnings that strains of bacteria may be “ lurking in nurseries ”, many parents may be dreading the return of the notorious “ nursery nasties ” this winter .

As millions of children returned to the classroom last month, the bath experts at Showers to You have provided their expert tips on how to implement a good bath time routine for children and avoid the curse of new...

Last year, 2.86 million students from around the country headed off to university

Parents of university students enjoy a better financial position without them at home

Last year, 2.86 million students[1] from around the country headed off to university (whether for the first time or returning after a summer of home comforts), leaving parents considering the impact on their finances.

More than a third (37 per cent) of parents admit to being in a better financial position after their children left for university, and nearly nine in ten (87 per cent)...

 61 is the ideal age to retire

61 is the Dream Age to Retire

New research of working Brits in their 50s, has revealed that 61, the current age of stars such as Tom Cruise and Meg Ryan, is the ideal age to retire.

Yet, according to the findings, this is out of kilter with reality by eight years, with most insisting that they won’t be in a position to stop work until they are 69, almost a decade later than they had hoped for, and three years...

What Makes an Ideal Foster Carer – Would You Be a Good Fit?

There are many things you can do in life that are rewarding and can fill you with a sense of purpose. These are the kind of things that can make life feel fuller and can often have positive impacts not just on you, but others around you. One of the most rewarding things a person can choose to do is become a foster carer. In this role, you will provide a stable and supportive home for a child...

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