How to Hire a Family Assistant
So you’ve decided to take the leap and hire a family assistant—congratulations! It’s a big step towards getting your to-do list back on track and reclaiming your peace of mind. You may feel like you’re finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel of chores, errands, and school activities. But there’s still an important hurdle to get over: the hiring process.

Should I Hire a Family Assistant?
Have you ever dreamed of having a personal assistant to help your family with household tasks? Enter the family assistant—a nanny and administrative assistant rolled into one. This person may be responsible for doing the grocery shopping, picking the kids up from school, running errands, and handling other chores around the house. There are indeed families who hire personal assistants, or family assistants, to help with the administrative and operational tasks of running a household. Read our...

What is Mental Load?
Have you ever felt the stress of all the little details that come with running a household? Think about the task of grocery shopping. It sounds simple to go to the store and pick up all of the items on the grocery list. But that doesn’t take into consideration the work of creating and managing the list, monitoring food and supplies and noticing when certain items run low, and finding time to complete the grocery trip. That’s a lot of extra work that often goes unaccounted for. We now have a...

Should I Enrol My Child in Extracurricular Activities?
Have you ever found yourself carting your kids around on a Saturday, arguing about whether they need to go to the football practice they are now professing to hate? I have. On the one hand, I want to do right by my kids and expose them to activities that will keep them engaged, healthy and happy. I’d be thrilled to find something they’re passionate about that isn’t YouTube or a video game.

The Top 5 Family Calendar and Organization Apps
The five best apps to help keep your family organized and on top of things

New Year's Message from the Founder
2021 was tough, but we managed as a Lifemin team (me plus our amazing freelancers) to do a few things worth highlighting: We doubled our customer base 🥳mostly through word of mouth plus adding an additional school! We introduced functionality to add another user to your subscription to also receive the calendars and reminders. (In other words, we 'added the dad (or nanny or grandparent)' so that the load to be easily and optimally shared!) We alpha tested our Lifemin for Gmail functionality,...

The Ultimate List of London Children's Activities, Club and Camps Providers
The most comprehensive list of children's activity providers in London. We update this list with new additions and any changes we find out from our continuous research. Sign up to Lifemin to get access to our full guide which has links, ages, locations and even costs for all these activities.

SW London Late Summer 2021 Camps
Looking for a summer camp in SW London for late August early September 2021? We've got everything you need to know!

The Best Family Staycation Destinations in the UK
If you want to skip the hassle and cost of flights and enjoy what the British Isles have to offer, check out Lifemin’s list of the best family staycation destinations.

London's Most Popular Birthday Party Venues for Kids
Birthday party planning can be a time sink - particularly in those early primary years where parties for the whole class are common. Lifemin wants to help make your birthday party planning as easy as possible with some research, pointers and tips.

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