Calling a Step Parent Mum or Dad.

We have in life two people that are biological parents and they are usually known as Mum and Dad. By definition they are the reason we are here. Without them having that moment of passion, we would not have been born. We simply wouldn’t exist. We will all grow up with either both, one or neither of our parents in our life. In the world we live in today it seems to me that couples split up and the children the in middle eventually end up calling their parents new partners mum or dad. The question I’m asking is, is… [Read More]

Drink Driving, Smoking and Our Children 

Drink driving is a subject most people would have a view on, but rarely voice their opinion. The reason I believe this is because drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable pastime. Getting totally plastered is ok in lots of social circles. Needless to say alcohol has many health implications in the short and long term. Today we live in a world where cigarettes are behind lock and key in the same packet design with gross pictures on the box to show what cigarettes will do to your health and not glamorise them to our children and that is rightly so…. [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my wife, Emily, who blogs at Twin Mummy and Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature week 104 

This week our brilliant dad feature is James who blogs at Blog of dad. He writes under the pseudonym ‘James Smith’. He uses a pseudonym because he wants to protect his daughter’s anonymity, while at the same time writing honestly about his experiences as a father. On his blog he refers to his daughter as ‘Hannah’ and his wife as ‘Emma’. Again, these are not their real names, but they allow him to tell the story of their lives in a way that others can relate to, while still maintaining privacy. His daughter is just under 1 year old and… [Read More]

Engie Car Maintenance Review 

Car maintenance is something that we maybe we take for granted and for one reason or another we put off servicing to another day. After all the car is running ok no need to get it check. Of course so often that is false economy  and then the car goes wrong and costs so much more to repair.    So imagine you have a device that simply plugs into your car and scans it and tells you if their are any faults with your car. Well it would be a bit like taking your car to garage but you don’t… [Read More]

Spring Cleaning Can Only Mean 3 Things 

Image source Spring is finally here, and that means the idea of spring cleaner will skid across our minds a couple of times a day. However, the idea of spring cleaning is usually accompanied with the gut-wrenching feeling of it being an absolute chore. That is why we have come up with an list of ways to make your military style attack on your messy home much more tactical and easier, and help you make the top to bottom cleansing of your home far simpler. Gather The Clutter Before you get bogged down in the specifics of a spring clean,… [Read More]

Me, Depression and Recovery 

A few days ago I was talking to somebody who shall remain nameless, but they were having difficulty dealing with life and feeling down. It made think about my own life when I was depressed and when I found everyday totally exhausting. It prompted me to write this post about this period of my life.     We read so often how lots of people live the perfect existence, but of course the reality is that life is not so perfect and there are lots bad times and good times in our lives. About 15 years ago I suffered from… [Read More]

What Happens When Your Children Have Children? 

From what I’ve learnt by speaking to other parents, when your children have children it is one of the greatest feelings in the world that you are a grandparent. Of course, it is completely different to when you became a parent as some of the pressure is taken off you by knowing that your children will do a good job at becoming parents, because they will follow your lead and you did not do a bad job at all! Becoming a grandparent is an amazing feeling as you know you have brought your children up well, and that your grandchildren… [Read More]

So You Want To Become A Dad 

This year is my 22nd year as a parent. Have I learnt anything along the way? YES! Don’t have children haha! I’m only kidding! It’s been an interesting journey that I have found has had many ups and downs. If I’m honest they have mostly been ups. I have become a dad five times and that is something that I have found to be the most wonderful achievement that I have had in my life. I guess by having five children it was a case of practice makes perfect! The fact that I have an age span of 16 years… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo 

My son turned 18 years old on Friday and we went out for a lunchtime celebration meal at a local pub.  I caught this fantastic photo of my son with his five year old twin sisters, who worship the ground he walks on. I love the sibling love that is captured in a very sweet moment. On a very special day.