After you have been married a number of years, you might start considering renewing your rows. After all, it’s a great way of celebrating your love. In fact, it can help relight the spark in your relationship. And if you have had kids, it’s a superb opportunity for them to be part of your special day this time round. However, a lot of couples don’t know where to start when planning their renewal. Therefore, here is some handy advice to make renewing your vows a special day for the whole family.

 
 
     The home may be the place we feel the safest, but it isn’t invincible. Things can and do go wrong at home, from electrical shortages to carbon monoxide leaks. You need to be readily prepared for coping with things like fires, floods and general disasters that affect you and your family.

 
 
When you have kids, it can be difficult to still get the most out of life. Everything starts to revolve around them from your spare time to your finances to what you do on your holidays. It’s a crazy lifestyle change that no one is ever truly prepared for. But you shouldn’t just give up on your wants and desires when you become a parent. You are still an individual, you have needs. You shouldn’t let every day revolve around your kids. If you do this, you will end up resenting them. So, let’s tackle some of the issues that stop you from enjoying life as a full-time mom or dad.

 
 
     When you’re in the middle of a relationship breakdown, things can often become a little stressful at home. You might engage in pointless arguments with your ex, and they could have adverse effects on your children. With that in mind, I wanted to release a post that offers some useful advice. At the end of the day, no parent wants their littles ones to suffer. So, in most instances, you need to bite your lip and do things the right way. Take a quick look at some of the tips on this page and try to put them into practice. I guarantee your kids are going to feel a lot happier once you do that.

 
 
     Anyone who's ever tried to plan a party knows the classic fear. That you'll put huge amounts of effort into everything, the planning, the food, the decorations, and then nobody actually shows up. A lot of the time you can put this down to being a little bit paranoid because of party planning stress, but it can be a genuine fear for a lot of people. After all, what's the point in putting in all that effort if it's just going to go to waste? Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help avoid this feeling. Here are a few simple tips for throwing a party that people are going to actually want to attend.

 
 
     Divorce is always going to be difficult for your children. After all, you have to remember that no matter how amicable the split is the family is still going to look completely different once it’s over. Some people claim it’s easier if you have younger children because they don’t understand what’s happening. Others say that it’s easier for older kids because they can handle it more effectively. Is either true? After all, when kids are young, it can be difficult coping on your own. And even children who are grown up and moved out have difficulties if their parents get divorced at a later stage in life. So how can you make sure that a divorce is as easy as it can be for your kids? Well, there are a few things you can do.

 
 
     The question that every parent dreads to hear in the car is “are we there yet?”. Your children are hyperactive, they’re not tired, and they want to get up and do something instead of being strapped into their chairs. Sadly, there aren’t many ways to get around boring car journeys and no matter how hard we try, we’ll never be able to banish them forever and keep our children entertained for hours on end.

 
 
She's (almost) back to business!  Savannah Guthrie shared an adorable
photo of her two month old baby boy, Charley, on Instagram and
announced that she is just about ready to return to her "Today"
show roots after being on maternity leave for almost three months.
"Hey little one, you're not the ONLY good reason to wake up early!
I'm headed back to @Todayshow March 3! Excited to see you all!" she
captioned the snap.

 
 
     Getting ready for a house move can take a lot of organising. You’ve got to sort a new house to move into while packing your current home, keeping the kids entertained and with as little disruption as possible. No easy feat, right?

 
 

4 Things to Never Skimp On as a Parent

 

As a parent, you’ve probably learned to bring out your frugal side and become more conscious of bargains and prohibitively high prices than ever. However, there are just some things are worth spending money on, even if it means paying more than you could.

Diapers

 

Before you encounter problems, cheaper diapers probably seem extremely attractive. After all, most babies and toddlers use diapers for at least a couple of years, and if you’re going to use the disposable varieties, why not go with a brand that’s less expensive than the rest?

 

That line of thought seems to hold true until at least one embarrassing incident makes you vow to never choose cheap diapers again. Maybe a leak happened right when your characteristically grumpy great aunt picked up your newborn, or just before you were supposed to go enjoy a much-needed night out with your spouse.

Regardless of the specifics involved, you’ll likely learn that diapers belong on your no-skimp list.

Your Favorite Beverages

 

Maybe you’re a wine-loving woman or a dad who loves Dos Equis. If alcohol’s not your thing, perhaps you can hardly get through the first hour of the day without at least one cup of steaming coffee or cocoa.

 

Beloved beverages are worth splurging on, especially because they may end up being associated with a few precious moments of sanity throughout the day (or likely the night, in the case of alcoholic drinks). You probably don’t treat yourself to things as often as you once did while parenting, but it’s worthwhile to permit ongoing indulgence on delectable drinks, at least in moderation.

Reliable Door Locks

 

Parenting has a way of reminding you just how little privacy your life actually has. Thankfully, you can still get time to yourself as long as it’s spent behind doors equipped with strong, fail-proof door locks.

 

Invest in varieties that kids won’t figure out how to pick, and read reviews about door locks to get educated about the brands and styles that would work best for your home. Without the peace of mind offered by doors that lock tight, you might have to engage in a few too many awkward conversations with a curious toddler.

Home Insurance

 

Some parents balk at buying insurance because they assume (and hope) they’re paying for coverage they’ll never need to use. However, that’s a dangerous mindset. It’s at least highly advisable to work with an insurance agency and learn more about options for home insurance in your area. There will probably be several types of coverage you might want to consider.

 

Place of residence is one factor that can determine how much a household pays to insure an abode. However, if you’re up front with an insurance agent and confess you’re trying to buy insurance without blowing your budget, it may be possible to get good coverage at a price that’s less than you expected.

 

Now that you’ve learned about several things that are worth paying for as a parent, hopefully, it’ll be easier to manage your money. Remember, living frugally doesn’t mean sacrificing the things that matter by convincing yourself to do without them.