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When is my child ready for their first phone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Technology changes fast. Twenty years ago, only a handful of adults had a mobile phone – but two decades on the digital time spectrum is equivalent to the Jurassic age and modern-day. Trying to explain dialup to a pre-teen will elicit the same wild-eyed bewilderment as “a stegosaurus was as big as this house”.

So, that leaves parents in 2020 with a conundrum: when do I give my child their first phone? Is it a question of them reaching a certain age, or is it a case of them showing a level of maturity? We can’t go off what our parents did because two tin cans connected by a string isn’t really the same.

Like most aspects of parenting, there are no hard-and-fast rules for when a child is ready for the responsibility of a mobile – but that doesn’t mean you’re without help. We’ve scouted the web to bring you a step-by-step manual for solving this digital dilemma.

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How to improve your home office set-up

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by

There’s a lot to love about working from home: easy access to snacks, full control over the room temperature, a short commute. But what WFH life has giveth, it has also taketh away – most noticeably in the form of healthy, ergonomic workstations. (more…)

Handy tools for foodies

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 by

Food, glorious food! With countless flavours and varieties, food really is one of the simple pleasures in life. There are those among us who take food more seriously than others, seeking out new and unusual cuisine, gourmet ingredients and go-to recipes to enrich our dining experience. Whether you’re an experienced chef or a newbie looking for some new tastes, “foodie” culture is a fun way to try new things, and you can even use it to take your next social gathering to the next level.

To help you take your taste buds on a journey, we’ve found five handy tools and resources for new and experienced foodies alike. Hopefully we can get you inspired and planning your next dish!

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