Can’t We Just All Be Dads?

Well! 2018 has been a year where the role of the dad has been re-defined, re-labelled and now there are multiple choices if you are dad of what you can call yourself. You can be a stay home at dad, a working dad, a dad blogger, instadad, a gay dad, a dad that can show emotion, a dad that is cool or more than likely uncool, seriously what dad is cool according to his children?! For me all these labels that we are calling dads is ludicrous and quite honestly ridiculous, and 2018 it has completely gone over the top… [Read More]

The Importance Of Having A Dad in Your life

When I was eight years old my father left the family home and I was left to be raised by my mum. It is only now after many years and after having five children of my own that I have realised how important it is to have not only a mum, but also a dad in your life. When you’re a child and growing up, quite simply the dynamics of growing up require both parents to influence how you will grow up and impact on many decisions you make in life. After my father left the family home he also… [Read More]

Take the #TyreChallenge

I’ve been driving for over 30 years, and in that time, you would think that I would know a fair bit about driving. Especially when you consider that I also used to work in a garage! However, I recently took the Kwik Fit #TyreChallenge, which is an online quiz, and I was really surprised by my lack of tyre knowledge. Out of 10 questions, I got just 3 correct answers. I drive my car every day. To work, to the children’s school, to the shops etc, and I’ve even driven long distances from my home in Cardiff to the likes… [Read More]

Keep Yourself An Updated Dad

It’s important to know how to remain in the present. While we’re always going to be a child from a certain era, that doesn’t’ mean we cannot refine, update or develop ourselves to stay competent and available in the present moment. Keeping yourself an updated Dad is not something to care for so you’re children are less embarrassed when you’re dropping them off at the front gate of school. It’s more for yourself, and for your family. Staying competent and able to adapt to the modern day is something that is often not appreciated enough in those who are middle-aged. Remember,… [Read More]

5 Life Lessons That You Can Pass On As A Retiring Dad

As a dad, your plate is always full of responsibilities, right? From managing the kids to helping with the finances; you can never rest entirely. However, when you hold that delicate, little soul in your hands, all the worries run away instantly, and all you can see is the beautiful horizon. If you think that when you grow old, your responsibilities will reduce, then you are in for some severe trouble, Mr Dad. Even a retiring father has many tasks left to take care of, such as teaching your kids the value of life. Read on to know what you… [Read More]

Making Your Dad Feel Special This Father’s Day With Vitabiotics WellMan

As a father of five children I have been fortunate to have been spoilt for many years as a dad, and if I’m honest, I love it! With children aged 22, 20, 19 and six year twin girls, every Father’s Day is special. Over the years they have reduced me to tears, happy tears I might add, and also fits of laughter with some of their more unusual presents. This year I have teamed up with Vitabiotics. To help you make your dad feel good this year, you can’t cannot go wrong with Vitabiotics Wellman. The Wellman range is an… [Read More]

When My Twins Were Born: I Finally Found Myself

When you are blessed to have twins, and believe me it is a blessing, it’s incredibly special knowing that you are a dad of twins. Two children born at the same time. It’s very hard to explain how you feel emotionally. That moment they’re born, and you become a daddy twice in two minutes. That feeling like a rabbit in the headlights often springs to mind. It is of course very special if you become a daddy to just one child, I also know that feeling three times over. Even though I was already a father of three children nothing… [Read More]

Feeling The Guilt As A Dad

For around nine or so days I have been feeling quite a bit of dad guilt when it comes to my five year old twin girls. It has been a hectic time with my mum having a long stay in hospital, my son going off to university and me going to Manchester for BlogOn xmas 2017. I feel the girls have hardly seen me. Amongst all these other things going on, I have had to also do my usual job as a painter and decorator, and also try to fit in my blogging commitments. On the Friday before I went… [Read More]