• Top Tips For Raising Teens

     

    Teenagers are challenging but it can also be a fun time in both of your lives. Your kids are getting older and wiser and it may be easier to connect with them on a different level.

    However, they might also be feeling confused or frustrated and in their own world. Raising teens isn’t easy but there are top tips that can help ensure a successful journey and outcome. Remember to always be respectful and approachable so you can create a deeper bond with your teen and build trust in your relationship.

  • 5 Easy Ways to Encourage your Child to Tidy Their Bedroom

    One of the worst parts of parenting has to be the constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy. It can be a never-ending and thankless task, and more often than not, as soon as you have finished, you are back to square one. It is a huge challenge to keep children’s bedrooms and playrooms tidy. Encouraging them to tidy their mess or tidy up after themselves once they are done playing for the day can be tricky. Little and often will keep the clean up easier, but how can you encourage your children to help you keep their rooms tidy?

  • Why Homeschooling Benefits Your Family

    Prior to the pandemic, homeschooling was something that a few people did, but wasn’t the norm. Most just accepted the system of going into school and learning that way. Until last year and everything changed. Schools were forced to close and everyone was suddenly in the position to homeschool their children. This showed many families just how beneficial homeschooling can be not just for the children themselves, but also for the family as a whole. Here are a few reasons why homeschooling benefits your family… 

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  • Tips On Dealing With Your Kid Leaving For College

    Your son or daughter heading off to college is a real milestone in life. So many emotions are swirling around, it can be difficult to know what to do to help them make the transition. After all, if you try and micromanage every aspect of their life, you’ll be sending them off without any of the real skills they need to be able to live independently. Yet you still want to give them any support you can to help with the transition. This support could be emotional, logistical or even financial. 

    So how can you make the transition from high school kid to college freshman, that little bit easier for both of you? 

  • How To Keep Your Home In Tip Top Shape (While Raising Kids)

     

    Whether you’ve always been hyper-organized or didn’t really mind the sight of a few dishes in the sink, once you’ve had kids you may begin to ask yourself, is there such a thing as a clean house after all? With a to-do list that is never-ending, home maintenance probably falls at the bottom of your schedule, and there isn’t always enough time in the day to get everything done. 

    However, there are still things you can do to keep your home in top shape while raising a family – you just have to be a bit more creative in your approach. Here’s how you can get started!

  • 3 Common Issues You Might Need Help With and What to Do

    At some point or another, almost everyone succumbs to a frightening reality that they have issues that need addressing as soon as possible. Many hurdles

     

    in life are thrown at us but it isn’t the fact that we have problems that is the, well, problem, but it’s how we deal with them.

    There is no shame in finding yourself in a situation where you need help, identified by missing work, spending money you don’t have, or getting into trouble with the law. We are all human and we all make mistakes, but it is learning from those mistakes that most people struggle with.

  • 7 Ways To Get Your Children Loving To Learn

    Children are little sponges, and until you see the curious eyes of a toddler watching as you crack eggs in the morning, to seeing the nine-year-old you once rocked to sleep learn code, you won’t appreciate just how curious children really are. They’re born with a desperate need to learn everything and anything. They’ll walk and talk, explore and taste absolutely everything. When children soak up new information and skills, they thrive on that and along the way, the love of learning you once watched them develop begins to fade. It’s sad to see, but it happens. 

    The good news, though, is that you can help your children to claw this back. You can get them back their love of learning, and you can ensure that they want to learn before they go to school.

    Children go to school to learn from their teachers, but before they get there they learn from you. You are their first teacher, first friend and the first person to ever introduce them to anything resembling excitement. You are able to bring back a love of learning so that before they start with math, science and reading readiness skills, they are excited about the actual world. The flowers, the way clouds are formed, the textures in each room of the house. You can help to ensure that they love to learn whatever they can, and with the tips below, you can help to get your children loving to learn once again.

  • Tips To Help Create A Fuss-Free Garden

    A fuss-free garden is often what many people will want when it comes to their home. Not everyone is interested in gardening and so it’s a good idea to try and design a space outdoors that works for what you can do and spend your time on. There’s no point in trying to do something that is just going to involve a lot of hassle on your part. Here are some helpful tips to help create a fuss-free garden.

  • How to Support Someone Who Has Lost a Child

    If current times have taught us anything, it’s that you can’t always know what is in the near future or just around the corner. Many people have lost friends and family, if someone that you know has lost a child, you can feel utterly helpless with how you can help ease their pain.

    There is no way you can ‘fix’ this deep of a loss, however,  there are things that friends and family can do to help support them as they grieve. Although you are never going to take away the pain ther are some things you can do to help, we’ll go through some of them below: 

  • 4 Tips For Looking After Farm Animals When You’re a Beginner

    Some people are happy enough to keep cats and dogs on their property. But you? You’re looking for something a little different. It can be highly fun and rewarding to bring a farm animal into your life, no matter whether you’ve just got one animal in your backyard or you have many over an acre or more. But of course, if you decide to bring a farm animal into your world, then you’ll need to accept that it will be more challenging than adopting a cat. In this blog, we’re going to look at some tried and tested tips that’ll help to make the process much more smooth.

    We have certainly been expanding the Ryan Farm here. If you have been reading for the last year, you can tell that we have added: Chickens, Rabbits and Alpacas!! (Along with the new greenhouse for all the veggies so the raccoons won’t get back into the veggie patch this year). Here are the tips and tricks that we have learned along the way. Hopefully, they will help you out if you are getting started.

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