When Kids Start To Like Someone

Ever thought about your kid, that was once a little boy, starts to share about how pretty his girl seatmate? You might not that prepared to talk about it but it will surely happen in no time.

Liking the opposite sex is just a normal feeling and everyone will experience it. However, it’s the responsibility of the parents to guide their children when this time comes. They might feel it too early or during the time they are too young to handle the responsibilities that come along with it.

At puberty stage, kids would usually share things to their peers instead of sharing it to mom and dad. How would you be able to know their whereabouts if they won’t share anything with you? The best thing to do is to make your children feel that you are not just their parent but their friend as well. Someone they can share stories with and someone they can rely on.

If liking someone from the opposite sex is being shared by your 7th grade son, then he’s really too young to pursue it. You can explain to him in a nice way that the feeling is normal but he shouldn’t be taking it seriously just yet.

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Online Games For One

The kids are off to school, and you don’t quite feel like doing any chores around the house. Well, that is the perfect time to pull out your tablet or iPad and play some online games. There are a lot of games that you can play by yourself to waste some time, but here are some of my favorites.


Solitaire is one of my favorite online games because there are so many different versions of it that you can play. I started playing the basic version of solitaire on my old windows computer, and have played just about every iteration since. If you’re looking for a fun card game to play by yourself, solitaire is a great choice.


Bingo is a fun game for me to play because it doesn’t really require much effort or thought. That makes it perfect for playing when you don’t want to think about things. I like sites like CheekyBingo, because they have a fun twist on traditional bingo, but it still doesn’t require too much effort. Remember, though, these games to cost real money if you want to win real money!

Casino Games

You also have your choice of casino games that you can play online. Some of these can involve a lot of thinking and strategy, but you want be wanting to work your mind instead of your body. Many sites offer fun games like Blackjack, Poker, and even slots. Most of these sites try to make the experience just like being in a regular casino, which makes it fun. However, many sites let you gamble with real money, so be careful you don’t go overboard.

Multiplayer Games

Finally, you could always play multi-player online games, but most of these types of games require a lot of thought and strategy, and also usually cost money. These games are usually community based, so it can be hard to pick it up from time to time. But, if you want something a little more in-depth, playing a multiplayer online game can be great entertainment.

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Money-Saving Tips for Mums

Being a mum can often feel like a juggling act – balancing the books, coordinating after school clubs and play-dates, coming up with healthy meal ideas the kids will eat and keeping house, often on top of working at least part-time and organizing appropriate childcare.

All these things can seem overwhelming at times. Following these handy hints on how to save money can take at least one of the worries away, leaving you with more free time to spend appreciating your children.

Money-Saving Tips

Keeping the house clean

Save money on expensive cleaning products by utilizing natural disinfectants such as lemon juice and vinegar. Rubbing half a lemon around the kitchen sink has the same effect as spraying it with anti-bacterial cleaner and at a fraction of the cost. Diluted vinegar makes a great polish for varnished wood, brass and copper fixtures and more.

Food – eating in or dining out

Food is one of the largest expenditures in most households. Make the most of your food budget with some savvy shopping. Plan meals in advance and always make a shopping list – this prevents you from impulse buying when at the supermarket.

If you have a large freezer you could consider bulk buying. It is usually cheaper if you buy food in large quantities. Whenever you make a meal, make four times as much as usual and set three aside in Tupperware to freeze.

Stews and casseroles are perfect for this. Experiment with stores own brand produce – sometimes they are inferior to the branded goods and you may want to avoid them, but in many cases the stores own are made in the very same factory as the branded products and simply packaged differently.

Check out the discount shelves when you go shopping and sites like netvouchercodes.co.uk for money-off offers at leading supermarkets – often items which have several days left before their use by date end up on there, and if they can be frozen even better.

If you fancy a treat and want to eat out, never leave home without checking if there are any restaurant vouchers for the more popular chains.

Days out

Use the internet to check out free local attractions for places to take the kids at weekends. Cinema tickets and admission fees can add up, but there are plenty of free museums about and the park costs nothing.


If you fancy going away for the weekend, avoid expensive hotels and instead go camping. Most children far prefer being out of doors anyway and it costs very little.

Grow your own

Growing your own herbs not only saves you money but is a fun activity that the children can get involved in. Purchase a few cheap plastic pots or use old jam jars. Let the kids make labels and take photographs of their young seedlings each day as a progress record.

The first time you make a delicious meal with herbs that they have grown themselves will be a very proud moment.

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