OMG! Where Has The Last 23 Years Gone

My eldest daughter turned 23 years old at the beginning of July and I thought to myself, OMG! Where have the last 23 years gone? The years really do flash by in the blink of an eye. For me it really only feels like yesterday that I would sit on the patio and count the stars with her on a summer’s night at sunset, and try to pass on some words of wisdom to her, although we have had this conservation on a few occasions recently about how when she was four years old she would sit with me on… [Read More]

When Do You Stop Bailing Out Your Children?

When I was growing up I had very little. Money was always an issue. The truth is my mother didn’t have very much, and as the years went by I just accepted that what I was brought by my mother was what she could afford. The truth is I didn’t know any different, so I was always grateful because it was the norm to me. Being showered with gifts on a daily basis was definitely not me. As a child, on occasion I got myself in a bit of bother, whether it be financially or something else. I was left… [Read More]

Teaching our Children Simple Lessons In Life

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no text book or school of knowledge you can go to in order to learn the art of parenting, so how do we learn to be a parent? Well, it’s simple really. By becoming parents it’s a huge learning curve that will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions and make you doubt every decision you ever make as a parent, and as often as you get right, you will also get it wrong just as often. Years ago, this really didn’t matter. People were not observing you the way… [Read More]

The Fear That Something Terrible Will Happen To One of My Children

When I go to bed at night I am usually awake for about 30 minutes, and this is when I have thoughts of fear and worry that something will happen to my children. As I have got older my thoughts always stray to bad things happening to my children, and it has definitely got worse the older I have got. It seems crazy, but I get myself into a state of total worry. My twin girls are six years old, and are now very independent. When I pick them up from school they no longer walk by my side, instead… [Read More]

Video Special: I find out what bad driving habits I’ve passed down to my daughter with Ageas #ad

I have always thought that I was a good driver. Maybe not the best in the world, but I consider myself to be safe and aware of any potential dangers on the road. I have always tried to observe and have full concentration whilst driving, but I recently found out how wrong I was! When I was approached by Ageas to be filmed whilst not only whilst I was driving, but also with 20 year old daughter driving too, I was curious to see the results! Even though it’s been three years since she passed her driving test she has… [Read More]

It’s Time To Treat Yourself For Once!

We need to start off by saying, there is no doubt at all that becoming a father is one of the best things that will ever happen/has happened to you in your life. The joy you’ll feel knowing that you’ve got a little boy or girl that is yours, and the love you will feel is like nothing else. From the moment they’re born, they’ll have your undivided attention, and you might think nothing of it. But as they grow, your undivided attention makes you forget about the attention that you should be giving yourself. You might walk around the… [Read More]

Safe Remedies to Help Your Child Feel Better and Sleep Soundly

You want your child to get the most out of their rest time in bed because you’re a good parent and good parents think like that. Sleep can be taken for granted at times, but we must never let it fall down the pecking order because it plays such a pivotal role that you simply can’t function well without it. Children especially need good sleep as their bodies are still growing and evolving with each day that passes. This is their time to rest and recharge. So, what happens if getting off to sleep is a little on the tricky side? well,… [Read More]

Jeff From A Dads Tale Is Today’s Guest Post 

The second of my guest posts this week is Jeff who blogs at A Dads Tale. He’s easily one of the best writers out there today and one of my favourite. His post is all about how his teen years shaped him as a dad today. Thank you to Jeff for guest posting today Teen Me Dad me  Have you ever stopped to wonder how different you are now from teen you? For me, thoughts like this pass through my mind daily. Maybe it’s because I now have a teen daughter. I know dad me is way different from teen… [Read More]