Family

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

Look at what you can afford and set your budget

Seven ways to save money when planning your wedding

The cost of living crisis is worsening by the day - and with an average UK wedding costing upto £35,000, it’s no wonder brides-to-be are looking for tips and tricks to cut the cost.

But just how can engaged couples save on the cost of their big day without skimping on the quality of the wedding they want? Lisa Forde, wedding expert and founder of stationery favourites Tree of Hearts...

4 Essential things to do when planning your wedding

And no, it is not saying yes to the dress or creating the ultimate dancefloor playlist.

2020 was the year that couples got engaged but not married. Social restrictions imposed throughout the UK due to the Covid-19 pandemic kept people isolated indoors, causing a flurry of proposals with partners who were holed up at home together. Conversely, the regulations also caused a tidal wave...

4 Ways to Get a Clean Break After a Divorce

When you go through a divorce, the last thing you want in the future is to have to deal with a dispute or claim with your ex-spouse. That’s why we’re going to provide four ways to get a clean break after a divorce.

You would think that getting a divorce should mean that you can completely move on with your life and try to put the divorce behind you. The problem is that a divorce...

Special ways to keep your mum healthy this Mothers Day

Keep Mum’s Heart Healthy this Mother’s Day

This Sunday, 27th of March, treat your mum to a luxurious, heart healthy day. It’s important for all mums to remember to take care of their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their families. Here’s a few ways to make the day healthy and special:

Breakfast in Bed

• Your mum will love being served breakfast, so pop by the shops early or make arrangements the day...

Tips to cope with divorce

Undergoing a divorce can be devastating as it brings forth a wide array of emotions that you are not used to. If you do not properly deal with the stress and negative emotions that come with divorce or separation, the repercussions can start to gradually affect your body and life in deeper ways. You may develop trust issues or low self-esteem, making it hard to get into a new relationship. To...

top tips to keep the spark alive between you and your partner

In a long distance relationship? Here's how to keep the love alive

Since the start of the pandemic, long-distance relationships have become increasingly common. Whether it be a choice or a consequence of navigating our modern-day world, research has found that more than 90% of people living in the UK and Europe have been in a long-distance relationship and 14 million people in the US are currently in a long-distance relationship[1].

Therefore,...

Tips on keeping the children happy over mother's day

How to manage Mother’s Day if you’ve split from your ex

Every March families across the country celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s seen as an opportunity to say thank you to all of the mums and mother figures for all of their hard work throughout the year.

But for mums who are separated from their partners, it can also be a difficult and upsetting time. Especially if it falls on a weekend when their ex is due to have the kids.

Here,...

Obese dogs have shortened life span by up to a year

42% of dogs are overweight - here’s how to get your pet back into shape

A new study carried out by tails.com has revealed the scale of the overweight epidemic in dogs in the UK, with 42% of the dogs joining their service being overweight or obese.

Worryingly, the research has shown that obese dogs have shortened life spans by up to a year. That's why the team of specialists at tails.com have shared their top tips to getting your dog back into shape....

Vintage weddings are the most pinned wedding trend

Vintage or Boho: The wedding trends to look out for in 2022

Historically Springtime kicks off the wedding season, a time where ceremonies boom and as a result we see new wedding trends emerge.

Keen to find out which wedding trend is the most popular , Diys.com took to Pinterest to analyse which wedding trends people are taking inspiration from in 2022.

Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2022 according to Pinterest:

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Most dogs have enough fur to keep them warm outside when the temperature drops. 

How To Know If Your Dog Needs To Wear A Jacket

With online searches for dog coats up by 95% , dog owners across the country are rushing to wrap up, as parts of the UK prepare for freezing temperatures .

A bit of cold weather is never normally enough to put our furry friends off spending some time outside, but do they need protective clothing like jumpers and coats?

When deciding on whether to put warm winter clothing on...

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