The Teenage Years 

I have lived a few years and looking back at life, I have often wondered what were the toughest years to live and for me it’s a no brainer. The teenage years were easily the hardest as they are for a massive percentage of young people. We all have changes in our lives, but more often than not, we are matured and experienced enough to be able to deal with a lot of  issues and changes that are put in front of us. When you are 13 years old or there about whichever gender you are, be it a boy… [Read More]

The School Playground And Me

A little while after my five year old twin girls started school I wrote a post called the a lone dad on the mum playground. There is no doubt at that time that I felt quite isolated on the school playground. I’m happy to say that I don’t feel like that anymore, although at times, I don’t always feel part of the crowd, not that that’s vitally important to me, but it is nice to have some conversation with other parents and for me that includes a conversation with other mum’s and dads. I also feel that it is a great… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 108 

Brilliant Dad Feature

This week our brilliant dad feature is Gary and he blogs at Dad Of 2 At Home. Gary is 33 years old and a stay at home dad of two children aged three and one years of age. Gary is a journalist and he started his blog at the turn of the year to share his experience of fatherhood. He enjoys going to watch football and live music gigs. He is also a keen runner. Thank you very much to Gary for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? Definitely. I grew up with three much… [Read More]

My Wife is My Slave!

My wife is without question my slave. She is there to fulfil all my needs, look after me and my children, and never question me on anything. I am after all the bread winner. Without my money we could not live, it’s really as simple as that. So here is a list of what I expect as a husband and what I expect my wife to do… 1. I expect my tea ready on the table when I get in from work and no excuses if it is not. 2. My wife has to do everything for our children and… [Read More]

My Son Is Going To University: The End Of An Era 

My son is going to university in September and just the other day I had a bittersweet thought. When my son was four years old his mother and I separated and divorced fairly soon after that. From that marriage I had three children and thankfully I had a pretty good arrangement with their mother over joint custody and access. All three of them would stay with me every weekend and also every Monday after school they would come to mine for tea. Also if for some reason they didn’t stay at the weekend I would always see them on a Saturday. As… [Read More]

Its My 1,000th Post Today 

Today is my 1000th post and a very good friend of mine in the blogging world asked if I was going to write anything special. I never really thought about it, but hey ho, I will write about it in a blog post. Not very special I guess, but a milestone I decided was worth recording on my blog. This is my 1000th post and if I’m honest it’s frightening that I have managed to publish 1000 posts in about two and half years. When I started back in October 2014 I thought to myself I would post a couple… [Read More]

How Fatherhood Has Changed Over the Years 

Fatherhood has dramatically changed since I have been a dad in the last 21 years, but wow! How it’s changed in the 50 years. When I was growing up, there is no doubt that the master of the household was Dad. I guess it’s down to the fact that he in essence was the breadwinner, king of of his castle and this gave him, I believe the misconception that his word was law. Society of that time though accepted this as normal behaviour, but the world was going to change. No longer was mum going to be able to shout… [Read More]

Blogging And The Use of Social Media 

I have been blogging for about two and a half years now and it’s always fascinated me the opinions of bloggers on how the use or abuse of social media should be used in relation to your blog. There are of course many reasons people blog. Some to make money, others to chronicle their children’s and family lives and undoubtedly some people just love to write and record their ramblings. I’m pretty sure I fall into all three of those categories, but ultimately I write because I love it and it’s my record for my children when I’m long gone…. [Read More]

How I Write A Blog Post 

Every day, hundreds of thousands of blog posts are written and published all over the world and I have always fascinated and been interested to know how people write blogs posts and where they get the inspiration from. Whether it’s a personal experience and just something they heard or saw, and that inspired them to write a post. There are I’m sure, a million and one reasons why people write posts. So for all of this I thought I would write down how I write a blog post. It may surprise you or you just may think well, that’s no… [Read More]

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]