Brilliant Dad Feature Week 113 

This week our Brilliant Dad feature is Rich who blogs at Daddy And The Poo Monster. He is new to the game of parenting (and he says what a remarkable game it is!). He is a new dad to a cracking baby boy of 7 months. His blog includes an honest account of how he is finding parenting whilst working full time and trying desperately to maintain his sanity. He is loving being a parent and is so proud of his wife and The Poo Monster. He is currently functioning at about 30% due to severe sleep deprivation. This has made teaching… [Read More]

The 3 Awkward Conversations You Must Have With Your Kids

Image source Blushing, cringing, palm sweating conversations are usually avoided within families. They are the sort of conversations that purposefully get pushed down to the bottom of the list of priorities. So we are here to help you sift through the ones that you can leave there, at the bottom of that list, and the ones that unfortunately you are going to have to sweat and squirm through. These are our list of top 3 conversations you absolutely have to have. Puberty If you have kids that are heading into adolescence the conversation about puberty is certainly a pressing one…. [Read More]

I’m No Longer A Blog Conference Virgin 

Last weekend I went to my first ever blogging conference. As I have written in a previous post I was very nervous and excited at the same time. This is my reflection on the blogging conference and I’ll share with you what I learnt about blogging. First up though I wanted to tell you what I found more interesting and that’s what I learnt about myself. I always thought I knew myself quite well. How wrong can you be when you are taking yourself out of your comfort zone. So the blogging conference I decided to attend for my first one was… [Read More]

God, Religion and My Five Year Old Twins

Last Saturday about half an hour before bed the subject of God was brought up by R, one of my five year old twins. To say I was shocked would be the understatement of the year, mostly because I never gave it a moments thought that the girls knew anything about God, but apparently they have been learning about it at school. I would like to start by saying that I have no problem with any religions or anybody that lives their lives surrounded by god and it’s teachings, but it’s not for me. I am a catholic, but I’m… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 112 

This week our Brilliant Dad Feature is all about Ryan from Scotland. He is a dad to a 3 year old boy and 1 year old girl. He works for a charity that provides support to families through volunteers and in his spare time he created DadsApp which is truly awesome and I  highly recommend you check it out. Thank you to Ryan for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? I have always wanted to be a dad. I’m oldest of 10 children including 2 step sisters a half brother and half sister. They all… [Read More]

My Blog : Some Days I Feel like I’ve Created A Monster

I know. I guess you might think it’s a strange thing to say, but there is no doubt my blog can feel like a monster coming over the hill and searching me out to devour and spit out the remains of a stressed out husband, father, blogger and oh yes, a painter and decorater which is the actual job I do to afford my lifestyle. Now I will explain how blogging has changed my life, and occasionally my character and personality and it’s not always for the better. When I started blogging it was a HOBBY! For gods sake, but… [Read More]

Has My Childhood Impacted My Adult Decisions?

I have often wondered how my own very dysfunctional childhood shaped my own adult behaviour, and how would I end up dealing with my own children when I became parent? Growing up, as I have written on a number of occasions before, was tough to say the least. There was certainly no 2.4 family in my house. Not that there is anything wrong with that, because truth be known I would have killed for that as a child. Well not literally killed, but I’m sure you know what I mean! My father was absent from a very early age and… [Read More]

Do I Tell My Children I’m Very Proud Of Them Enough?

I have often wondered if I tell my children that I am so very proud of them individually. We, unfortunately, live in a very fast world and it’s difficult to remember the little things in life, but they can mean so much to us, especially to our children. They do often do something which they are rightly so very proud of, and when they tell you they are looking for a pat on the back from mum and dad, and that is the lovely thing to do. When I was growing up I would have done anything for my mum… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 111

This week our brilliant dad feature is James. He is a social media specialist and a new dad. He moved from England to Canada a few years ago and says he is loving every minute. As he bumbles along in his new role as a father, he writes down his lessons, tips, and advice that he picks up along the way. A lot of which can be found on his blog Socialdad.ca Thank you very much to James for taking part.  1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? Yes, it’s always been in some sort of ‘life plan’,… [Read More]

I’m Going To BlogOn MSI 

I’m going to BlogOn MSI in a couple of weeks, and this will be the first blogging conference that I have ever attended! I’m nervous, but also excited, most likely because this is way out of my comfort zone. Although I am looking forward to meeting many online friends in person for the first time. If you can’t find me I will probably be hiding in the corner, haha! Here is a recent picture of me, but I would like to point out that I don’t always dress like this, well not often, haha! Describe yourself in three words… Easy… [Read More]