How sponsoring a child can make a difference in more ways than one

An update on my first six months of sponsoring a child in Haiti. Back in May I wrote about how I had started sponsoring a child overseas. I admit that I had never thought about doing this until I was asked to get involved by the charity, Plan UK. But, once I started reading into it and how people's donations could help whole communities, there was only going to be one outcome. (more…)

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.


— Jane Howard

Happy Halloween

Two fun Halloween costumes for kids, ideal for trick-or-treating. (more…)

Homemade Halloween decorations: stained glass owls

Decorate your home this Hallowe'en with this cool craft idea. With Halloween only a couple of weeks away, Sophia and Dexter are keen to enter into the spirit of things more (excuse the pun), so we've been thinking about how to 'spookify' our house this year. A little while ago, I was sent a 6 pack of owl stained glass effect decorations by Baker Ross and thought this would be a perfect arts and crafts activity to help us dress up our home for Halloween. (more…)