Why I’m So Open About My Life Through My Blog?

I have often thought what makes a blog authentic, interesting and engaging, and I have always come to the same conclusion. It has to be real and relatable that connects with the reader, and you sometimes have to lay your heart and soul on the page, and very importantly be honest, especially if it’s a personal post about yourself that’s when you simply can’t hold back, say it as is it. At least that’s my humble opinion. As the title says why am I so open about my life on my blog? Well, there are a number of reasons why,… [Read More]

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]

How Mediation Helped When I Got Divorced

The pressures of life today are most likely greater than they have ever been. Life today is fast and expectations of buying a home, having a family etc, can put a huge strain on any relationship or marriage. When we meet somebody, of course we always think it’s for life. Falling in love, getting married and starting a family in all honesty is what most people want. Of course it doesn’t always work out like that which is what happened to me in my first marriage. My first marriage ended in divorce and there is no doubt like a lot… [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]

Den Building:My Sunday Photo

During the last week the girls have been waking up at crazy early hours, this of course is down to the very hot and sticky nights we have been experiencing in the uk. It is of course very unusual for us to have such consistently warm weather, but I’m not complaining it’s beautiful and being able to live in shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops is the only way to live for me. So the girls getting up early has meant that every morning that I have walked into our lounge. A den has been made from the dining room chairs, and… [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]

Our Embryos: Letting Go

If you are regular reader of my blog, you will know it’s predominantly a parenting blog and will also know that I have been married twice, after my first marriage I decided with I might a considerable amount of pressure to have a vasectomy, at the time I was already a father of three children, and I guess I never intended having any more children. In life there is no way of looking into the future, and if I’m honest I’m not I would want to at times. But to cut a long story short my first marriage ended and… [Read More]

Video Special: Cleaning Your Carpets With Rug Doctor Products And Deep Carpet Cleaner #Ad

When you have five children your carpets are guaranteed to get dirty, and cleaning them is something that you should be doing on a regular basis. When you do clean them you will be shocked at how much dirt and grime comes out of your carpet. I know I was shocked when I recently cleaned our bedroom carpet. I have teamed up with Rug Doctor, and they recently sent me a selection of cleaning products, and the all new Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner to review. When you have six year old twin girls who quite often run around the… [Read More]