Why I think It’s Not Ok! To Argue In Front Of Your Children

The other day I read a post that was written by Carl who blogs at Dadtastic voyage called Why Arguing In Front Of Your Kids Isn’t Always A Bad Thing. First of all I loved the post and I think the argument he shows is valid and he makes some very important points about how your children should see that we can’t all get on all the time it’s the nature of the human being to disagree with others at different times, so total respect to Carl but I feel there is a big difference between arguing in front of… [Read More]

Four Years Blogging. Have I Learnt Anything?

My fourth anniversary of blogging is upon me, and I have often wondered if I have learnt anything. I have obviously learnt how to blog, and I am reasonably good at WordPress nowadays, but I wonder if I have learnt any secrets to becoming a successful blogger. The honest answer is no. I have absolutely no idea what it takes to hopefully get people clicking on a post and reading it. For all of that, here are four things that I believe you have to do if you stand any chance of succeeding in the ever increasing blogging world. When… [Read More]

A Weekend Of Worry, A Little Sadness And Lots of Driving

The weekend that has just passed was a strange and long weekend for many reasons. Early Saturday morning my 21 year old daughter left her home city to embark on her life journey. It’s that moment when you really go out to conquer the world. In my post yesterday I wrote about how after three years of university she is now a qualified nurse, but with a tinge if sadness. She has secured her first job 150 miles away, but you have to let go eventually. The worry for me started at around 6.00am. She was driving to Southampton, which… [Read More]

A Final Post About My Daughter E And University: She Is A Qualified Nurse

It’s been nearly three years since I took my daughter, E, to Southampton to start her university course to study nursing. It actually only seems like yesterday, and I clearly remember how emotional I was at leaving E at her university halls, and the drive back home was lonely. It gave me plenty of time to reflect on how much she had achieved in such a short time, and of course I knew I was going to miss her, and it was tough leaving her a two hour drive away from home, but that’s life and your children grow up… [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]

School Run Tips

One of the most hectic times in our home is the morning. Getting ready for school generally speaking is not hassle free, but it can be made easier, so I thought I would share a few tips to make the ever so wonderful school run a little less stressful. It works for us and it would be a rarity for us to be late for school. Between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am on a school day, our home can be chaotic! This is usually down to the fact that we’re about to enter the toughest part of the school… [Read More]

A Grown-Up Approach to Video Games

Video games have, for the most part, received a negative stigma from both the media and grown-ups that were taught to keep their kids away from computer screens and instead, bring them outside to play with their friends instead. It’s time to beat that stigma and show the world the good that video games can actually do. Source: Unsplash Video Games as Self-Care People play video games for a variety of reasons, but there has been research that suggests video games can be a fantastic way to help with mental health. Many people think of video games as a form… [Read More]

Are You Saving For Your Children? Start Early

I became a dad 23 years ago. There is no doubt that when I was holding my first born for the very first time, the last thing on my mind was how much it was going to cost to raise my child, and ensure that I do my best to help them in every way I could, which of course takes money. I consequently went on to have three children in four years. It still didn’t dawn on me just how much it was all going to cost having children. Needless to say it has now! Raising children is without… [Read More]