Naming ceremonies are starting to come into their own as an alternative to christenings. A way to mark your babys arrival without a religious ceremony. Find out if a naming ceremony is right for you and your baby.
Do your children have testamentary guardians? Have you appointed someone to take care of them if you die and are no longer around? Nobody ever wants to think about themselves dying, least of all parents of small children, but it can and does happen, and it can be really hard for children if there is no plan in place.
Your kids may beg and beg for a family pet for Christmas, their birthday or just because, but it is a major commitment which needs some thought beforehand, particularly around the responsibility, suitability and cost of owning one. Here are some things to think about before buying a pet.