Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [Read More]

Oh No! We All Forget Birthdays Sometimes

We all lead very busy lives and consequently it is so easy to forget birthdays, anniversaries or those special days that you should always remember, but life can sometimes get complicated and with children to organise for school and their incredibly busy life, we tend to lose track of time, and if you’re anything like me you’ll often forget what date it is in the month too! Of course I’m no different to anybody else. I can forget it’s somebody’s birthday due to being very busy. So, like everybody else I break out into a mad panic and it’s a… [Read More]

As Parents Do We Have The Right To Look at Our Teenagers Smart Phones

Teenagers and their smart phones. We have all seen it. You know they’re walking down the pavement with their eyes glued to their phone. I’m amazed they don’t walk into a lamp post or stray out into the road, but this is what the life of a teenager is like in 2017. Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children ranging in age from 22 to five year old twins. I have often wondered how far as a parent that we can go in terms of invading their privacy. Like so many of us today… [Read More]

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]

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: How to Spot a Problem

Online safety is a huge concern for parents today. With kids spending time online from a much younger age, these worries can start very early. Young children may find it hard to understand the risks involved with using the internet. Or, you may be reluctant to explain too much, worried that it may frighten or confuse them. Even older children who are aware of the risks can find it hard to recognize the signs of trouble if it’s not something they have experienced before. Image courtesy of pexels While you should take measures to ensure your child stays safe, such… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 125

This week the Brilliant Dad Feature is Mark. He’s married to Simone and he has two amazing kids, Grace and Thomas. He is also known in the social media world as Big Man in the Woods where he blogs and vlogs about his camping experiences and his family adventures. He is also a scout leader which is why he vlogs about camping related things. Thank you to Mark for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? I never talked about being a ‘Daddy’ as a kid like my daughter does right now – but in her… [Read More]

Protecting Your Floors From Your Favourite Furry Friends

If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost. What is the best flooring for pets? We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run… [Read More]

Beware Of Teenage Daughters! Let Them Pick Their Boyfriends

I have four daughters, two of which have gone through their teenage years and during those teenage years, easily the biggest minefield is when they discover boys and decide its time for a boyfriend. This was the time when I nearly chewed right through my tongue to stop myself from saying what I was really thinking about the latest boy to enter their lives. Who, of course was the best thing to ever have happened in their lives. As a dad you are faced with a huge dilemma in more than a few ways, but one thing is for sure… [Read More]

Finding That Perfect Home

They say that one of most stressful times in life is either buying your first home or moving home, and they are not wrong. There are so many things you need to do and so many different people you have arrange appointments with. Whether you’re buying your first home or moving from an existing home, the first place you need to go is to an estate agent to see what is available in the area you want to live in, and more importantly at cost that you can afford. This means you need to contact your mortgage supplier to see… [Read More]

Saving Money Doesn’t Mean Skipping Quality

Money makes the world go around, but it also makes parents everywhere rip their hair out! When you have a family, costs of everything go up. The weekly food shopping, the home insurance and even the life insurance policy that you have goes through the roof as you add more children to your growing brood. Due to the fact we live in a world with rising costs but stagnant wages, it’s not unusual to see your shopping get more expensive despite getting less for it. The key to that is to shop around to get the same or better quality… [Read More]